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Want to know more about chemicals that you should avoid? This is where you'll find loads of information to help you live a sustainable life, no matter where you are on your journey. We've got ideas on how to reduce your impact; how to go zero waste and plastic free; tips and tricks on how to use products you've already got; how to reduce toxins in your home, and heaps more. And of course, you'll want to check out our famous Cheat Sheets!

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Jul 10, 2020

Fluoride Toothpaste Smackdown - Natural vs Mainstream

We know that fluoride can be controversial. But if you want fluoride in toothpaste, does that mean that you have to ...

Mar 13, 2019

Toothpaste Toxins: Toothpaste Ingredients To Avoid

You brush your teeth twice a day, and spit out the toothpaste. And because you spit it out, it doesn't matter whethe...

Oct 9, 2018

Toxic Chemicals: What to Avoid When Pregnant

When you’re researching how to have a healthy pregnancy you’ll probably see a lot of scary stuff. Unfortunately there...

Oct 5, 2018

Fluoride in Toothpaste: Yes or No?

Do we really need fluoride in toothpaste? Many places in Australia have had fluoridated water since the 1950s (althou...

Sep 5, 2018

What to Look for in Disposable Nappies?

I've been selling disposable nappies here in Hello Charlie for years, and I'm still fascinated by how they work. I kn...

Aug 15, 2018

Synthetic Microfibers: Why You Should Avoid Them

If you care about the environment you’ve probably been trying to live a plastic free life as much as possible. You mi...

Jul 27, 2018

Toxic Living: Baby Soap And Baby Wash

Bath soaps for adults often contain harsh synthetic ingredients. But that’s not true for children’s bath products, is...

Jul 20, 2018

Silicones In Makeup and Skin Care: Should You Avoid Them?

A while back, I decided to stop stocking a 'natural' brand of skincare here at Hello Charlie because they reformulate...

Jun 15, 2018

Shopping Guide: What To Look For In Natural Laundry Powders

Your favourite laundry detergent may get your whites white and your colours fast, but have you ever wondered how it a...

Jun 4, 2018

Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs) And Radiation: What You Need To Know And How To Minimise Exposure

Electromagnetic hypersensitivity isn’t a recognised medical diagnosis. But don’t we all know (or have heard of) at le...

May 7, 2018

How to Find the Best Natural Lip Balm

Why is it that some lip balms seem to leave your lips dry and flaky, no matter how many times you reapply? It's beca...

May 4, 2018

Shopping Guide: What To Look For In A Natural Toothpaste

We all use toothpaste twice a day. So it makes sense that our toothpaste should be one of the things that we look at ...
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