Wednesday, 23 December 2009

2 days to Christmas day

I cannot believe it is only 2 days to Christmas day! Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Molliemoo

I thought I would provide you with some Eco-Christmas tips before the big day as follows:

Turn off your fairy lights
during daylight, or use a timer. Christmas tree lights left on for 10 hours a day over the 12 days of Christmas produce enough carbon dioxide to inflate 12 balloons!

Wrap your Gifts with recycled wrapping paper – after all, if you’re going to recycle your rubbish, you should buy the end product too! It’s estimated that 83 square kilometres of wrapping paper end up in UK and Irish bins each year – arrgh!

Burn Natural Candles or beeswax and natural vegetable-based candles because they biodegradable and smoke-free. (Paraffin candles are made from petroleum residues and do neither your health nor the environment any good)

Christmas trees
If you've been wondering which is better, the simple answer is that real trees are the more eco friendly choice. Although artificial trees last for many years they are made from metal and derivatives of PVC, which requires large amounts of energy to make, and also creates by-products such as lead which can be harmful to both the environment and human health.

Buy an organic turkey
10 million turkeys are eaten every Christmas. If you can, try to make sure it has been reared in humane conditions. Organic turkeys taste better too.

Recycle your unwanted presents
Unfortunately everyone receives at least one unwanted gift at Christmas. I often recycle my unwanted presents to charities. Local hospitals and hospices are often very pleased to receive unwanted smellies to give to patients

Give a charity or environmentally friendly gift
I am sure like me sometimes you cannot come up with a good christmas present for an aunt you never see! How about sponsoring an animal or give a membership to a charity or environmental organisation for Christmas. I have done this in the past, sponsoredd some chicks to go to a family in Africa, the person who received it thought it was a brilliant idea.

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Brighton Christmas Market - Sunday 20th December

Have you bought all your Xmas gifts yet or want to get into the Christmas spirit? Go to Brighton's Christmas Market this weekend from 10am to 4.3opm, at the Brighton Centre.

It is FREE to enter and will provide a range of festive food, gifts, Santa grotto, handmade jewellery, eco-chic and traditional toys.

The Brighton Christmas Market will take place on the opening day of the 'Get Your Skates On' public ice skating on the Heart Winter Ice Rink, one of the county’s major seasonal attractions, welcoming thousands of visitors.


Monday, 7 December 2009

Nestle Kit Kat to switch to Fairtrade

The Fairtrade Foundation has announced today that Nestle will be switching to Fairtrade for their biggest selling chocolate brand, Kit Kat.

The first certified Kit Kat bars will arrive on shop shelves mid January 2010, benefitting thousands of farmers in Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast), one of the poorest countries in the world.

As well as the Fairtrade price (or market price if higher) for the cocoa, farmers’ organisations receive additional Fairtrade premium payments to invest in long-term community and business development projects of their own choice, such as education and healthcare, the environment or their businesses.

It is great to see and lets hope more brands follow suit, as this will give thousands of farmers a better opportunity to work their way out of poverty.


Friday, 4 December 2009

Babies First Spa Christmas Gift Pack

Molliemoo is delighted to introduce the limited edition of the baby's first spa christmas gift pack in the UK.

An ideal first christmas present for a newborn baby or for a mum to be, new mum or new parents.

This range contains natural, bespoke baby products which will make a baby feel, look and smell fantastic.

Encompassing massage oils, lotions, cleansers and moisturisers, The Baby Spa range makes caring for little ones an extra-special bonding experience. All products are made from 98% natural ingredients, (2% preservatives) Organic ingredients, 100% natural essential oils and free from parabens and SLS.

Celebrate baby’s first Christmas with the first Baby Spa skincare gift which contains:

  • Bubbly Baby Bath (30ml) A creamy, mild but wonderfully bubbly baby wash which is kind to the eyes and sensitive skin.
  • Organic Massage Oil (30ml) A silky, absorbing massage blend containing organic oils in a rich blend designed for a gentle, soothing massage.
  • Soothing Baby Lotion (30ml)
  • A light baby lotion to gently cleanse and moisturise baby’s skin.
  • Natural Nappy Balm (30ml) A gentle but effective balm especially for problem skin
  • Cotton Face Cloth (100% cotton)
  • Treatment Guide
  • Presented in a gift box with ribbon
  • Retail Price: £45 including free delivery to a UK address (allow 2-3 working days)

All Ingredients and packaging are ethically sourced, sustainable and Fair Trade.

Please take a look as i would love to receive this gift for my 5 month old son.