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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

Nov 30, 2021

40 Easy Ways to Have a Plastic Free Christmas

Christmas is a time when we celebrate, relax and be merry! But it can also leave us feeling guilty, especially if we'...

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 ...

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,...

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 ...

Eco Baby & Kids

Jan 17, 2022

What is Open Ended Play? And Why It's So Good for Toddlers

Playtime is vital in every child's development. Play might look like fun, but it's hard work! It’s through play that ...

Sep 19, 2021

The Ultimate Guide to Reusable Swim Nappies

Most little ones love the water and, in Australia, a dip at the pool or trip to the beach is a favourite pass time. G...

Sep 17, 2021

Itchy Baby Co. Natural Remedies for Baby Eczema

Itchy Baby Co. is an Australian natural eczema creams brand founded in 2015 by Julia Simmonds. After struggling to manage her son’s eczema, she was inspired to create the best cream for baby eczema, and her brand offers natural remedies for baby eczema and skincare for eczema. Her business offers a range of eczema skincare [...]

Body & Beauty

Sep 3, 2020

All About Ethique - The Zero Waste Beauty Brand

Ethique is a New Zealand beauty brand founded by biologist Brianne West in 2012. Ethique is a zero waste company that...

Feb 4, 2019

New! Ecostore Natural Dental Care Range

The new Ecostore oral care range has arrived at Hello Charlie, and it uses safe, natural ingredients to care for your...

Dec 11, 2018

New! Simple As That Natural Baby & Kids Sunscreen

Sunscreen should be a skincare staple for every member of the family, and when it includes child friendly ingredients...

Chemical Info

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...
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