Period undies review: Modibodi and Bonds

As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve been trying to get a bit more comfortable talking about normal bodily functions, and I think it’s important that we discuss what works and doesn’t work with reusable period products – about half the population spends about 10 years menstruating, if you add it all up! So I’m reviewing two more brands of period underwear …

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Should you avoid aluminium in deodorants? The science (with video)

I’ve recently been approached by several natural deodorant companies to talk about the health risks of aluminium-containing antiperspirants. As much as I’d like that sweet sweet cheque… I can’t. Because the science just isn’t there. So instead, I’m going to debunk the aluminium scaremongering. (Note to deodorant companies: There are valid reasons to switch to natural deodorants. Aluminium ingredients can …

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Reusable menstrual product reviews: Saalt cup, Love Luna pads

saalt soft menstrual cup

I’ve tried more reusable menstrual products since my last post reviewing menstrual cups and period underwear – one of the best reviewed cups on the market, and my first reusable pads. All prices are in AUD unless stated otherwise. Saalt Soft Cup After sharing my struggles with the Lunette cup, a lot of people pointed me towards Saalt Soft Cup …

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How to Choose UV Protective Clothing

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I talk about sunscreen a lot here, but sunscreen isn’t the only way to protect your skin! Today I’m going to talk about how to choose clothes that protect you from UV. The video version is here on YouTube, keep scrolling for the written version… UV protection from clothing Us Australians were brought up on sun protection slogans.┬áIf you’re a …

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Science vs Anecdotal Evidence and Reviews (with video)

Science vs anecdotal evidence and reviews

“I don’t care what the science says, it worked for me” “I only believe what I see with my own eyes” “I’ve worked with clients for twenty years, so I can say for a fact that this works” If you really want to understand the science behind beauty products, you have to understand why science is important when it comes …

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Pandemic Skincare: How to Fix Dry Hands (Dermatologist Advice) (with Video)

Pandemic hand skincare

I’ve talked about the ins and outs of DIY hand sanitisers quite a bit. So naturally people have started asking me: How do you look after the skin on your hands when you’re washing and sanitising them so much? How do you stop your hands from getting so dry and irritated? So I asked a bunch of healthcare workers: dermatologists, …

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