15 Ways to Sleep in Heavenly Peace During the Holidays

sleeping peacefully

Good quality sleep is something that we take for granted, however, during the holidays it can be hard to come by. What with all the activities and festivities surrounding the holidays:

  • shopping for presents
  • baking cookies
  • wrapping
  • decorating
  • writing out christmas cards
  • attending parties
  • suffering from jet lag from travel
  • eating and drinking too many sugary treats
  • drinking alcohol
  • sleeping in unfamiliar locations when you’re visiting family
  • eating huge heavy calorie-laden foods before bed
  • working more hours if you’re in retail
  • and many later than normal bedtimes

It’s no wonder that your internal clock can become messed up.

About Essential Oils and Their Uses in an Eco-Friendly Home

essential oils

We’ve all heard of essential oils, and how they’re used in aromatherapy. These oils can also be used around the home and to help calm and relax you for better sleep, as well as to help you clean your home using natural, chemical-free products.

Here we take a look at some of the best ones to use around your home, as well as discover exactly what essential oils are.

Cork: Green Material Spotlight

wine cork

Cork is a wonderfully green material to use and has various building and home applications. It’s environmentally sustainable and is also readily available throughout many areas of the world, particularly in the Mediterranean.

6 Ways Businesses Are Becoming More Eco-Friendly

green business

Having an interest in greening your business shows you’re sensitive to our environment. Your efforts contribute tremendously to the vitality of our earth. Both corporate giants and small businesses are making eco-friendly strides. Here are some practices companies are adopting to reduce their carbon footprint. You can follow suit!

What Does Responsibly Sourced Mean?

supply chain management

Sometimes referred to as supply chain responsibility, responsible sourcing is a voluntary commitment made by companies to take environmental and social factors into account when managing their relationship with suppliers.

Shopping: Online or at Brick and Mortar Stores – Which is More Eco-Friendly?

shopping

The holiday shopping season is here, and when it comes to shopping, there are some very mixed messages out there about which is greener: shopping online or at an actual, physical brick and mortar store.

What Makes a Product or Material Green?

cork tree bark

cork tree bark

When thinking of what makes a product or material green, there are so many aspects to take into consideration. In terms of construction, sustainable building is a concept that integrates and incorporates various strategies through each step of the designs, construction, and later, operation of building projects. The utilization of green products and building materials is an incredibly important strategy in the design of a green building.

Do You Own an Eco-Friendly Shower Curtain?

shower curtain

They’re probably not many of us who pay much heed to our shower curtain, apart from making sure they look good and fit in nicely with our bathroom. However, it’s known that polyvinyl chloride (PVC) shower curtains aren’t the healthiest for you or your surrounding environment.

Bamboo: Green Material Spotlight

bamboo forest

Bamboo is not only loved by cute, cuddly panda bears, but these days it’s a green material of choice among builders and homeowners alike.

When considering green building materials, bamboo is right up there with the best of them. Stronger than steel and twice as strong as concrete, this renewable resource is home to wildlife, needs little energy for growth, prevents the erosion of soil, and also provides biomass.

14 Ideas for an Eco-Friendly Halloween

Halloween costumes

Halloween is one of the most fun holidays of the year. Dating back to Celtic times, it’s the one time of the year that you can get out there, let your hair down, and have an amazing time.