The anti-consumerism shopping guide

Buying less stuff is cheaper, less stressful, and has a much lower impact on the environment. Our new guide will help you curate this approach, compiled, tried and tested by lifestyle writer Becky Blench.

Buying less stuff is cheaper, less stressful, and has a much lower impact on the environment. Our new guide will help you curate this approach with a different theme each issue, compiled, tried and tested by lifestyle writer Becky Blench. 

For a spring clean and cleanse, eco-style: 

Oil

1     A nurturing organic oil, massaged in circular motions beginning at the feet and working upward towards your heart, can help revitalise. Try Sea Buckthorn Body Oil from natural beauty BCorp Weleda, £19.95, weleda.co.uk.

Go Toxic Free

2     For a clean, green home, Go Toxic Free by Anna Turns has easy and affordable ideas for low-chemical living and cleaning.

Leather kit

3     Treat leather shoes and bags with natural products to keep leather supple and prevent cracking. Leather care kit, £18, clothes-doctor.com.

Repair

4     Don’t head to the shops – as part of your wardrobe spring clean, repair and wear what you already have. The Art Of Repair by Molly Martin is a great guide for beginners. 

The DIY edit:

Bobble

5    De-bobble jumpers gently with a pumice stone to give them a new lease of life before storing them away for next winter. 

Coffee

6    A homemade zero-waste coffee body scrub will pep up your circulation, exfoliate and moisturise your skin. Mix ½ cup ground coffee beans, ½ cup sugar, ¼ cup coconut oil and ½ tsp vanilla extract together and store in an airtight jar. 

This article was originally published in the spring print edition of Wicked Leeks. You can read the full magazine for free on Issuu.

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