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Welcome to the Hello Charlie blog. 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!

Eco Home

Sep 18, 2021

BioBags: Bin Liners And Food Waste Bags You Can Chuck In The Compost Heap

You’ve sworn off polystyrene coffee cups, use only stainless steel straws, carry reusable shopping bags everywhere, a...

Nov 4, 2020

Going Zero Waste? You Need Twist Biodegradable Sponges in Your Kitchen

In 2006, Brian Ross and Egil Wigert, invented the world’s first 100% plant based and 100% biodegradable dish washing ...

Jul 16, 2020

Sealpod - The Best Reusable Coffee Pods

Sealpods reusable coffee pods were first launched in 2015 as concerns raised over the environmental impact of disposa...

May 28, 2020

Zero Waste in the Kitchen: Finding a Cling Wrap Alternative That Works

If you're aiming for a zero waste lifestyle, or just want to take the first steps towards reducing your plastic wast...

May 15, 2020

Eco Coffee at Home: Your Guide to Organic Coffee, Plus Biodegradable and Reusable Coffee Pods

Making your own coffee at home, rather than hitting the local cafe, doesn’t just save you some serious cash. It’s al...

Nov 16, 2018

Dr. Bronner’s Soaps: Castile Soap vs Sugar Soap vs Bar Soaps

Dr. Bronner’s has three soap products that sound pretty similar: Dr. Bronner’s Pure Castile Liquid Soap, Dr. Bronner’...

Oct 17, 2018

Brand Spotlight: OurEco Clean Natural Cleaning Products

Brand Spotlight: Our Eco Natural Cleaning Products OurEco Clean is a range of natural cleaning products that get bril...

Sep 19, 2018

What Are Hormone Disruptors (And How Do You Avoid Them)?

Hormone disrupting chemicals are all around us. They can be in the air we breathe. You'll find them in the skincare y...

Sep 10, 2018

Best Baby Laundry Detergents: Everything You Need To Know

Babies are insanely cute, but they can get super dirty. And they sure do come with a ton of dirty laundry! Should you...

Aug 17, 2018

How to Get Rid of Mould at Your Place, The Natural Way

You may have heard about the health risks associated with mould – asthma, coughing, wheezing and nose and throat irri...

Aug 6, 2018

Everything You Wanted To Know About The Australian Natural Soap Company

We’ve been hearing lots of good things about The Australian Natural Soap Company for some time now. And we finally ha...

Jul 30, 2018

How to Use The Swag to Keep Your Fruit & Veg Fresher for Longer

Do you wish you knew how to keep fruit and vegetables fresher longer? We all should! It’s estimated that Australians ...

Latest Cheat Sheets

Jul 5, 2021

Best Natural Baby Lotion - Cheat Sheet

First published 17 July 2015, updated again June 2021 Baby skin - it's so soft and so smooth that you just want t...

May 28, 2021

Best Natural Baby Wipes - Cheat Sheet

When you’ve got a baby, you use a lot of baby wipes. Think about how many nappy changes you do each day! And every t...

May 10, 2021

Natural & Organic Baby Shampoo - Cheat Sheet

Originally published 10 December 2015, updated May 2021 Most babies don’t need a special baby shampoo. Generally,...

Mar 15, 2019

The Best Natural Toothpaste: A Cheat Sheet

Good dental hygiene is important for your overall health. But it's important to realise that your mouth is one o...

Nov 2, 2018

Baby & Kids Toothpaste Cheat Sheet

We all know that it's important to get into a good dental hygiene routine with our kids, and kids toothpaste is a big...

Oct 20, 2018

Best Natural Sunscreen Cheat Sheet

Sunshine. It’s life giving, yet dangerous. The combination of 246 sunny days per year, our love of the outdoors ...

Product Reviews

Eco Coffee: The Best Reusable Coffee Cups

Like many people, I love my morning coffee. My day doesn't feel properly started without it. But as a working mother...

Always In A Hurry? Try Weleda's New 5-in-1 Natural Beauty Balms

I'm super excited to introduce you to Weleda's new natural beauty balms. This 5-in-1 BB cream will save you time on y...

Shopping Guide to Weleda Natural Body Oils

Weleda has been one of the top natural beauty brands since it was founded in 1921. They’ve been making the best natur...

All About The Iconic Green Tube: Weleda Skin Food

Weleda’s iconic green tube, Skin Food, has been around for 91 years. And in all that time, the pure, natural formula ...

What Are B Corps And Why Should You Look Out For Them?

If you’re aiming to be a better, more informed consumer, there are a bunch of labels you probably know about. Fair...

Wotnot's New Face Sunscreen - Reviewed

Let me get straight to the point here - I LOVE this sunscreen! I honestly think that it's the first natural face suns...

Recipes

Cooking with Kids: Easy Recipes to Make for Dinner

Cooking with kids? Easy recipes for dinner will get them in the kitchen with you, and polishing off everything on the...

15 Healthy and Delicious Protein Ball Recipes

A couple of months back, my eldest son was really ill. He was in bed for three weeks with a virus, and one of the thi...

15 Healthy, Tasty Spring Salad Ideas The Whole Family Will Love

I love Spring! Here in Melbourne, the weather is warming up, daylight savings has just started and a whole new array ...

14 Healthy Sweet Treats: Guilt Free and Simple to Make

My children constantly complain that they're not allowed anything sweet. I am a sugar Nazi, I admit! I regularly quot...

13 Easy Ideas for Healthy Kids Party Food

One of my kids went to a party last week, and the food was, well ... I'm not sure I'd call it food. Highly proces...

14 Easy Make Ahead Breakfasts for Busy Families

If your family is anything like mine, getting everyone out the door in the morning is a major task. And getting them ...
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