At porze, we have ensured that the ingredients in our soaps are all plant (not animal) based but reading through the ingredients list can be a little confusing and scary. Some of the ingredients are nigh-on impossible to pronounce and don’t sound like something you’d want in your bar of soap. So, here is a list of our ingredients written in english, in alphabetical (not percentage) order...... Read More
Have you heard of The Ocean Cleanup, phase 1 of which launched from San Francisco Bay into the North Pacific on 8 September this year?
I think we've all heard about the appalling state of the planet's oceans - littered with over 5 trillion pieces of plastic, destroying the ocean's ecosystems, threatening marine life, damaging economies and polluting food chains. With a further 1.15 to 2.41 million tonnes of plastic estimated to be entering the ocean each year.
But, did you know that a clean-up is underway?
An easily identifiable form of greenwashing can be found at your local supermarket. Numerous companies have started using the word 'natural' on their household cleaning and personal care products to entice consumers who are looking for an eco-friendly alternative. 'Natural' may sound healthy and planet-friendly but it means very little since there is no third-party certification required to make that claim. Also look out for the terms 'environmentally-friendly' and, 'green', as they are all labels with no legal meaning. Read More
On average, Australian households waste over $3,800 each year on food that isn't eaten. Saving food could be the equivalent of a family holiday or new luxury item each year. Read More
Shepherds discovered coffee in circa 800 AD; The name ‘cappucino’ comes from the clothing of the Capuchin monks; Coffee was originally known as 'wine'; Coffee is actually a fruit; There have been 5 attempts to ban coffee throughout history; Coffee drinkers have a lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease...and there's more. Read More
Eliminating global food waste would save 4.4 million tonnes of CO2 a year, the equivalent of taking one in four cars off the road. Throwing away one burger wastes the same amount of water as a 90 minute shower. Can you imagine a 90 minute shower?! Here are the top 5 wasted foods and how you can save them..
When you exfoliate, you are benefitting your body by increasing the blood circulation and lymphatic system; this helps encourage new skin cells, breaks down fatty tissues, and breaks down and drains toxins from the skin. After exfoliating the skin is left beautifully soft and ready to absorb a good moisturiser. Read More
Coffee grounds are a good source of compostable nitrogen, which is vital for plant health; are close to pH neutral, which means they won’t burn your grass plants like some other forms of natural nitrogen; repel slugs and snails without the need for poisonous pesticides; and improve the structure of soil, especially in heavy or clay soils, for better, deeper root development
When we decided to do some research, to try to understand the whole 'vegan' leather thing a little better, we had NO idea of the size of minefield we were stepping into.
There are a lot of rumours out there about Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) so porze went on the search for answers.
What did we find out?
Grapeseed oil which can be used for cooking and skincare, is made using what would otherwise be seed waste from juice and wine production.
In terms of skin care, if light moisture and the healing effects of Vitamin E are what you are looking for, grapeseed oil might be the oil for you.
Here is what we found out about grapeseed oil...
Other than making beautiful body scrubs and soaps (like porze), there are many great uses for used coffee grounds. Here are 5 tips for recycling used coffee grounds in your home and garden. Read More