Now don’t get us wrong, we’re often in favor of ditching the chemicals and trying out a natural alternative. Dropping the foaming agent SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate) and potentially dangerous parabens in regular shampoo might be worth a try, but what do you replace them with?
Co-Wash For Curlies
Some people go down the co-washing route; skipping the shampoo altogether and washing their hair using conditioner. It can have spectacular results on certain hair types (curlies blessed with coarse, thick hair often love it), but it’s definitely not for everyone.
Soda and Silicones
So how about washing your hair with baking soda? It’s not exactly new…your grandmother might well have tried it! The …
We all know that we need to eat plenty of fruit and vegetables to stay healthy. Although most types of frozen, canned and dried produce count towards your daily total, nothing beats the taste of fresh, seasonal fruit and veggies.
What’s On Our Veggies?
But have you wondered about how those lovely tomatoes, salad leaves and bell peppers are produced? If you buy organic or grow your own, then you can skip this. However, if – like so many of us – you tend to grab what’s on offer or looks great in the store display or farmer’s market, then read on.
Did you know that much of the deliciously tempting produce on offer is …
Did you know that your hair is acidic? True story. Whether it’s short, curly, bedhead or a glossy mane: hair has a pH range of around 4 – 5.
Natural Balance and Bad Hair Days
When a shampoo is advertised as being “pH balanced,” it means that it has a similar pH to your hair. Great right? That means that you’re not throwing out the natural balance of your crowning glory with nasty ol’ chemical shampoos?
Maybe not, but what about your water? Most tap water sits between a neutral pH of around 7 and a more alkaline 8.5. Rinsing your hair with water that isn’t pH balanced – even if your shampoo is…
In a recent blog, we looked at the dangers of using chemical cleaners around the home and how Turbo water from your water ionizer can do the job just as well, without any toxic fumes.
What Kind of Spring-Cleaner Are You?
Many people like to carry out a spring clean at this time of year. For some, it’s little more than bundling away winter coats and shoes; for others, it means systematically going through each room, carrying out a deep clean and throwing out or recycling whatever isn’t nailed down (Hi, Mom!).
Tyent Spring-Cleaning Tips!
To get you into the spring-cleaning spirit, we’ve dusted down and buffed up some brilliant …
Posted by: Rhona Reid On February 27, 2018 7:00 am
“Housework? It can’t kill you, but why take the risk?” goes the fridge magnet/meme/Birthday card for your sister.
But within that little lol, is a grain of truth. Research just published in the American Thoracic Society’s Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine has found that using chemical-laden cleaning products every day has a detrimental effect on lung health. If you use cleaning sprays regularly, then the impact can be the equivalent of smoking a full pack of cigarettes every day.
The Dangers of Chemical Cleaners
The research is pretty thorough, with scientists following 6000 test subjects over a 20-year period. The findings observe that the chemicals inhaled from everyday …
Posted by: Rhona Reid On September 7, 2017 12:00 pm
No cosmetic or Instagram filter can rival your true greatest asset – a bright, natural smile.
Take Good Care of Your Teeth
As well as a good brushing and flossing routine, most of us know how to take care of our teeth – trips to the dentist, changing our toothbrush regularly and not eating and drinking too many sugary things.
Love isn’t – despite hundreds of songs and films suggesting otherwise – unconditional. The flip side of real-life love is hate, a strong word, but who hasn’t been tempted to use it every now and again? You can love someone, but still hate the fact that they stack the dishes in the sink instead of straight into the dishwasher. You can adore your soulmate beyond reason, but still hate their “signature” risotto.
So yes, love and hate can co-exist in an everyday way, without drama. And it’s against this backdrop that I can breathe a sigh of relief and finally get it out there.
There are 2 things that I (used to) hate about my water …
Nobody wants to spend a beautiful summer day doing housework but most of us like to have a clean, tidy home. To get the best of both worlds, we’ve rounded up three fantastic ways you can use your Tyent water ionizer to clean smarter, faster and better.
How Water Ionizers Make Cleaning a Breeze!
The key to cleaning with your water ionizer is Turbo Water! The acidic water produced on the Turbo setting of your water ionizer is awesome stuff, and we don’t use the term lightly!
Read on to enjoy the sun and a sparkling clean home!
It’s possible that although you know about ionized water and the benefits of drinking it, the finer details of how alkaline water is actually produced by that sleek and shiny appliance might be less clear.
With that in mind, we thought we’d take a look at exactly what an ionizer is, and what goes on inside it!
How Does it Work?
An ionizer can be fitted above counter level, or tucked away out of sight below your counter; it’s really a matter of personal preference. It is plumbed into your existing pipework although it almost always has it’s own control panel to actually draw the water. …
Posted by: Rhona Reid On September 22, 2016 12:00 pm
Do you know about whole house filters? It’s exactly what it sounds like: a filter system is fitted to your entire water supply before being routed to where it is needed – taps, showers, appliances and so on. Knowing how many scary stories are appearing in the media about the state of America’s water, filtering all of the water coming into your house can make great sense.
Whole House Ionizers?
But how about whole house ionizers? Well, one thing to bear in mind is that if you use a whole house ionizer, you’ll get just one type of water coming into your home through the main pipe and that’s all …