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Zero Waste Christmas Presents

Zero Waste Christmas Presents

I know, I know, I've said it. The C word.  And we haven't even had Hallowe'en yet.  I'm sorry, I really am.  Unfortunately I am A) a small business owner and B) somebody who needs to plan everything I do several months in advance or else I'll stress (yes, in Uni I was that person who had the essay finished 2 months before deadline!), and so I have been thinking about Christmas for a while.  Even the most environmentally aware of us can get carried away at Christmas. It's so easy to get swept up in what we think we...


Is Zero Waste More Expensive?

Lily Cameron

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Is Zero Waste More Expensive?

This is a common - and legitimate - concern of people who'd like to reduce their plastic waste but don't have unlimited cash to splash (and let's face it, who does?).

If you're on a tight budget then spending £25 on a safety razor can seem way out of reach. But when you look at it a different way and realise that that £25 is the last money you'll ever have to spend on a razor, it starts to make serious financial sense. 


Three Easy Zero Waste Swaps You Can Make Today

Lily Cameron

Three Easy Zero Waste Swaps You Can Make Today

If you're trying to reduce your waste, whether you want to go full on zero waste, or just make a few small but meaningful changes, don't worry! It's not as hard as you think. In fact, it's easier than ever to find plastic free alternatives to the single use, or even multi use plastics that we've been using for years.  1. Zero Waste Out and About - Water Bottles  Water bottles are really the low hanging fruit of the zero waste movement. If you buy bottled water and decide it's time to cut it out, your purse will thank you...


Soap Making Courses and My Products in a SHOP!

Lily Cameron

Soap Making Courses and My Products in a SHOP!

I haven't written a blog post for a little while so here are some updates from Green Fig HQ... I have been making soap for 7 years now, and selling it for maybe 5, but it was only this year that I took the plunge and started to teach other people how to do it.  I'd been thinking about it for so long but just never quite got round to it. This was not because I didn't know what I was doing, or feel confident making the soap itself - I loved making soap and loved my product. I just...


How to Care for Your Handmade Soap

Lily Cameron

How to Care for Your Handmade Soap
So you've bought your very first bar of gorgeous, handmade, natural soap - But you have absolutely no idea how to look after it... Green Fig Soaps are cured for 6 weeks, and carefully formulated to give a hard and long lasting bar - provided you follow just a few simple steps to keep them in tip top condition.