Category Archives: Label Detective

Homemade Lip Balms – Frankincense and Chocolate Mint (so delicious you’ll want to eat them!)

I recently tried my hand at making my own lip balm. Guess what – it’s super easy! If you have the ingredients, all that is required is to gently melt them together and pour into empty tubes.  I am fortunate … Continue reading

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Five reasons I make my own toothpaste

Up until two or three years ago I was using regular toothpaste from the supermarket. The big brand. The popular one. I never thought too much about the ingredients list or that fact that it contains sodium fluoride (a by-product … Continue reading

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Anyone for some bugs?

As someone who avoids artificial food colours and dyes, imagine my delight at seeing this at a local supermarket last month: The same brand sells regular food colourings and it was sitting on the shelf right next to these. Always … Continue reading

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The 5% Loop Hole

We tend to think that we are advanced and civilised in Australia, that we are protected by regulations and laws… specifically, that food manufacturers must list the ingredients on their product packaging in order of quantity. Unfortunately, there is a tricky … Continue reading

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Baby wipes

A few months ago I decided to ditch disposable baby wipes for reusable ones. At first I bought a bunch of face washers to use, but soon learned that these were too coarse, so upgraded to some beautiful soft microfibre … Continue reading

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Label Detective: Morning Fresh Dishwashing Liquid

Morning Fresh Dishwashing Liquid contains the following ingredients. Interestingly, these are not listed on the product anywhere. The Cussons website provides this ingredient list. Aqua Sodium Dodecylbenzenesulfonate: (petroleum derived) rarely causes allergic reactions; irritation on sensitive skin; some animal studies … Continue reading

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