Author: Andrea

Baby Weaning Food List – My 3 Top Tips

Baby Weaning Food List – My 3 Top Tips

Disclaimer: This post contains affilitate links – I will earn a commission if you buy any item. Baby weaning can be stressful and time consuming. If you are keen to prepare your own baby food have a look at my recent experince in weaning our 

5 Tips On Storing Homemade Bread At Home – How To

5 Tips On Storing Homemade Bread At Home – How To

Disclaimer: This post contains affilitate links – I will earn a commission if you buy any item. Baking my own bread has long been part of my life. We bake about once or twice a week to have fresh bread. The part we have been 

5 Best Hypoallergenic Comforters For All Season Use

5 Best Hypoallergenic Comforters For All Season Use

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When the days are getting shorter and the temperatures drop it’s time to get the comforter out. Unless you have one that can be used all year of course!

There are comforters that don’t break the bank and can be used at any time of the year. You may be specifically looking for hypoallergenic comforters that are more sustainable.

The big advantage of natural materials are the evenly distribution of warmth – no cold spots anymore!

In this article you will find a selection of the best hypoallergenic comforters for all budgets so you are ready and prepared for the colder months.

hypoallergenic comforters

Why Do I Need A Hypoallergenic Comforter?

The term hypoallergenic labels products that claim to produce fewer allergic reactions in people. These hypoallergenic comforters may be gentler to your skin as the products don’t contain common allergens.

It is useful therefore for people with sensitive skin or whose skin gets irritated more easily. It is important to remember that the term “hypoallergenic” is not standarised and does not mean a product is allergy-proof.

Best Hypoallergenic Comforters

This comforter made with alpaca wool is soft and durable. The perfect luxurious natural fiber will help you to sleep better at night. It helps to regulate your body temperature and is the perfect choice for an all season comforter.

It does come at a cost but a good comforter is a good investment. Good sleep has no price!

The real selling point of this comforter in my opinion is that if your partner is cold when you are sweating then this comforter will ensure you are both sleeping snuggly at just the right temperature. It will keep someone warm who is generally cold at night but ensure that the partner who may usually be sweating won’t overheat.

One thing to note is that this comforter is not recommended to wash and only to be spot cleaned. The advice is to use it with a duvet cover to protect it. The comforter can be aired out on a dry and sunny day instead.

If you are looking for hypoallergenic comforters which can be mashine washed this one may be your choice.

It is made with Australian wool and very soft. It adjusts to your body temperature, is lightweight and breathable.

The comforter is made with 100% Natural Australian fine wool filling.

This silk comforter comes in either Mulberry, Noil or Tussah silk and you can choose from different thread counts. Silk is a great alternative to cotton and ensures comfort and warmth on cold nights.

Choosing slik has many benefits. It is an ideal choice for all weather conditions and much lighter and thinner than other materials.

Lightweight hypoallergenic comforter which comes in different sizes. It is made to avoid shifting in your comforter and for the maximum warmth and comfort. Made from down it is not “noisy” and ensures peaceful sleep.

Another comforter made from Mulberry silk. The box and circle stitching of this comforter keeps the filling evenly distributed and you snug and warm.

In contrast to many other hypoallergenic comforters it can be machine washed at 30° – so no need to get to the dry cleaners. This comforther is very lightweight but still ensures comfort and warmth. Exactely what you want from a good comforter!

It rarely requires cleaning, it is enough to air it outside on a sunny day to freshen up.

There are many options for hypoallergenic comforters out there but these are our favorites.

Interested in what else you can do to live a more sustainable lifestyle? Have a look here.

Zero Waste Alternatives – 10 Tips for Beginners

Zero Waste Alternatives – 10 Tips for Beginners

Disclaimer: This post contains affilitate links – I will earn a commission if you buy any item. There are so many zero waste alternatives that it can be daunting to start thinking about it. But fear not. This helpful guide will show you the best 

The Best Stocking Fillers For Babies

The Best Stocking Fillers For Babies

Disclaimer: This post contains affilitate links – I will earn a commission if you buy any item. You may wonder in the run up to the holiday season what little gifts you can add as stocking fillers for babies. In the below article I’ve compiled 

Zero Waste Christmas Gift Ideas For Thoughtful Presents

Zero Waste Christmas Gift Ideas For Thoughtful Presents

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The holiday season is the time to spend time with your family and loved ones and give them time and thoughtful presents. I’ve collected my favourite Christmas gift ideas in this article below.

If you are keen on baking or crafting it may be the time to give them some homemade presents. Why not try my traditional Vanillekipferl recipe if your loved one has a sweet tooth? It’s actually really easy to make and you could involve children in this activity. It’s vegan as well. 🙂

Christmas gift ideas

If baking is not your thing maybe you like to try your hand at making a crochet cloth set which would be useful around the house. I’ve given these away to friends who are into Zero Waste and they are very appreciated.

If you don’t have the time to bake or craft there are always thoughtful small presents you can gift. Think of your friend or family member and think about what they may think useful.

I’ve collected a few Christmas gift ideas below that you can check out and will be adding more Christmas gift ideas if you share them in the comments!

Zero Waste Christmas gift ideas

1. A book

Got a friend who is interested in the Zero Waste topic but does not know where to start? It is easy to get overwelmed but small steps make it easier. Get them this book to learn how to start the zero waste lifestyle at home.

Books make wonderful Christmas gift ideas. Consider if your friend would prefer a physical copy or an e-book to make it extra special. I know I prefer holding a book while my partner prefers e-books.

2. A reusable travel mug

I have one of these and find it incredibly useful. It keeps my drinks cold in the summer and warm when it is cold outside. I find I never use another reusable mug than this one. It is also taller than usual travel mugs.

3. A zero waste bathroom set

This is a beautiful bathroom accessoires set which has all you need to keep your bathroom organised. It also includes a georgous vase and a soap dish which makes it easy to keep your zero waste bathroom neat and tidy.

4. Time vouchers

The gift of time is a precious Christmas gift idea and does not cost you anything! Did a friend of yours have a baby recently? Offer to babysit the little one to give the parents a bit of a break! If you think about it you will probably find that you have some friends you would appreciate the gift of time more than any material gift!

5. A Christmas hamper of food

Sometimes a food hamper is exactely the right present! Do you have a foodie in your group of friends? Or someone who is maybe struggling a bit more to get food on the table? Treat them to something special and get them a food hamper. You could prepare one yourself or get one delivered.

Do you have any special Christmas gift ideas? Please share them in the comments!

Delicious & Easy Vegan Vanillekipferl Christmas Cookies – Only 6 Ingredients

Delicious & Easy Vegan Vanillekipferl Christmas Cookies – Only 6 Ingredients

Disclaimer: This post contains affilitate links – I will earn a commission if you buy any item. Last Christmas I wanted to make some vegan Christmas cookies and found that initially a bit intimidating. I quickly realized that there is no need and there are 

The Best Vegan Meal Subscriptions

The Best Vegan Meal Subscriptions

Vegan meal subscriptions are on the rise and there are a lot of different services to choose from. Here in this article, you will find the best vegan meal subscriptions services available in the US. So if you want to spend less time choosing healthy 

DIY Book Exchange – Give The Joy Of Reading And Easily Declutter Your Home

DIY Book Exchange – Give The Joy Of Reading And Easily Declutter Your Home

I’m a book enthusiast! I love reading them, smelling and unfortunately collecting them. As much as I love seeing all my books when it comes to moving I always notice I have too many. Recently I have noticed these cute homemade DIY book exchange boxes cropping up in my neighbourhood and I think they are fantastic!

You may have seen different local initiatives of book exhanges. You can leave unwanted books and just take a new one for your journey. They’ve become very fashionable here in London at tube station. Many now have a little book exchange area, usually with support of the local libary. The idea is that you can get a new book for your journey and pop it back on the book exchange once your have finished. Great! And it doesn’t clutter your home.

Local Neighbourhood Book Exchanges

But recently I have noticed a new trend and I am a big fan. People reuse old wood they have and build little boxes. In these boxes they pop their old unwanted books and everyone in the neighbourhood or anyone passing by can take a book and bring their old books if they wish.

I took a walk in a different part of my neighbourhood the other day and stumbled over this adorable book exchange.

DIY book exchange

It was full of books for book children and adults so even your children learn that once they don’t want the book anymore they can pass it on to someone else. The joys of a good local community!

Community DIY Book Exchange Boxes

Of course it can be a jointly effort. If you don’t have any suitable area in front of your own home, maybe you live in a flat like myself, find out if there are other options. Maybe a neighbour likes the idea and you can work together building a little book exchange. Get more neighbours on board before setting it up will ensure it has a swift uptake in your area.

I came across this one in a different part of London before and loved bringing my old books there and replentishing my book reading list with books I may not have come across otherwise.

Book exchange box

This one probably needed some kind of permission as it was on the outer wall of a multi-residential property. Love that they made it happen! There was also a bench just in front of it so I sometimes just sat down with my new book and read outside in the sun for a while.

Other DIY Book Exchange Options

Maybe these boxes are not the right fit but there are other options! I’ve seen disused telephone boxes that have been turned into a local book exchange in Germany. Took my family a while to get me out of there. So many books looking for a new reader.

DIY book exchange in Germany

I could imagine it would be lovely if local cafes had a little exchange shelf as well. Maybe speak to local shop owners to see what they think of the idea. There are so many other ideas of course and I am sure you will find the right fit for your local neighbourhood.

If you are not crafty enough to build a DIY book exchange just ask around in your community. I am sure someone will come forward who has experience working with wood and can help to build a book exchange that suits your local community needs. It is also a great community activity and will bond your local community further together!

Have you come across any special DIY book exchange boxes in your local neighbourhood? Did you make one yourself? Get in touch as I would love to interview someone who has build one and include some instructions on my blog!

How To Use Leftover Lemon Peel – 10 Amazing Top Tips

How To Use Leftover Lemon Peel – 10 Amazing Top Tips

Lemon water makes a wonderfully refreshing drink in the summer. Just squeeze or juice a few lemons into still and sparkling water and you have a lovely drink with an extra boost of vitamin C! But what could you do with the leftover lemon peel?