Since giving up dairy earlier this year, I have been missing some of my favourite baked sweet treats. I wanted to give dairy and egg-free baking a go but really had no idea where to begin, so started with a trusty Google search and took it from there. Chocolate chip cookies are a classic and … Continue reading Easy Vegan Choc Chip Cookies!
Lately, I’ve been struggling to find motivation. Whether it be to exercise, to cook proper meals, or to go out and socialise - it just hasn’t been coming easily. Lack of motivation is something we all battle sometimes, but recently it’s been creeping in to places I don’t want it to. As much as I … Continue reading It’s Not Easy Being Green
It's our first birthday! Hello everyone, Blick here! Needless to say, this is a very special day for us. A whole year has passed since we launched this blog, and what an incredible time we've had. As we've continued our Use Good Stuff journey, we've been learning and sharing as much as we can about … Continue reading Use Good Stuff Turns 1!
Natural deodorants tend to be a bit hit-and-miss. A lot of them aren’t so hot at keeping smells at bay throughout the day, and many use baking soda which is an irritant for a lot of people. When I started seeing Zoo Deodorant all over my social media, I got rather excited. It was something … Continue reading Zoo Deodorant
Easter time is upon us, and and we would all love to enjoy days of endless sweet snacking without any guilt, right? Well, I can't do much about your sugar or calorie intake, but I can try to help you find ethical and sustainable choices for your Easter holiday. So let's start there! When it … Continue reading Don’t Be An Egg – Ethical Easter Tips
I have been writing at you guys for almost a year now, and I think it’s time we talked about sex and the environment. Don’t worry- I’ll be gentle. Now, please don’t get your hopes up. I am not going to give you advice on how to avoid rubbish sex – that’s your own responsibility. … Continue reading UGS SEALED SECTION – Eco-friendly Sex: The Ins and Outs
A little while ago, I made a post about switching to a vegetarian diet. I noted that I would probably go vegan eventually, and that I would really miss cheese. Well, now I have… And I do. But it has certainly been a lot easier than expected. Just like last year when I was removing … Continue reading Livin’ La Vida Vegan
We’ve covered ethical clothing and fast fashion, so now it makes sense to move on to the feet! Footwear is a tricky one. Quality, affordable shoes can be hard to find at the best of times. Add other criteria like sustainable, ethical, and vegan, and the pool starts getting pretty empty! This especially seems to … Continue reading Save Our Soles – Ethical and Sustainable Footwear
The Use Good Stuff team have been fans of this company for a long time, so it only made sense that we got them added to the blog! Ethique does everything right. Their products are vegan, they are a certified climate friendly and cruelty free business, and they use compostable paper packaging. They make everything themselves … Continue reading Ethique
This week I wanted to share another one of my favourite New Zealand skincare ranges with you - Black Robin! This company is still relatively small scale, with all of their products made in small batches by hand. I first came across them while looking for products for our goodie bags for the Go Green … Continue reading Black Robin Skincare