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Easy Way to Save Water in Your Kitchen

Hey Team Water Save. Here is a simple yet very effective way of only using a wee bit of water when you need it. Specifically for washing hands or a quick rinse off.

Every drop saved counts! This may not seem like a big saving of water but it is incredible how much water is used in the small act of washing our hands. Oh and please don’t worry about the child in the background, she hurt her finger but is now doing just fine.

Natural Cleaning Products From Going Natural

Q&A with Karen from Going Natural

We recently caught up with the lovely Karen from Going Natural. Going Natural has been stocking Better Earth natural cleaning products for some time now and they are this month’s feature in our stockist profile blog category.

This is what she had to say:

How long has Going Natural been around and why did you start the company?

Funny you should ask that Kerry. Going Natural has been going natural for 10 years this month. What a journey it has been, and still is ….

A few years before that I was awakened to all the bad stuff in our products and the impact they have on our health. Things like fluoride and MSG were the first ones to get my attention. And so the journey began. The toothpaste was the first to go…..

Then I decided to make my own skin care.

On surfing through the web back then I found The Victorian Garden skincare company and decided to become an agent for them instead of reinventing the proverbial skincare wheel.

My calling in life is to be a conduit – it is all about connecting. So here I am today – connecting people with products. My slogan is good products 4 good people @ good prices. Read more

Recycling Made Easy

Recycling is a reality and is no longer something to do when you have free time or when you ‘feel like it’. We all need to get on the recycling train, right now. If only there was some sort of “recycling made easy” blog post. A guide if you will, some sort of information sharing device…Oh wait, you are already reading one.

So here is an interesting factoid…Sweden’s recycling system has become so efficient that waste is literally being imported from other countries for them to recycle, due to the country running out of their own rubbish. Say whaaaat!
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Grey Water Bath Systems

Drought followed by flooding; one of the hottest years on record; Springboks with a 40% win ratio for the year; State capture in SA; and now Donald Trump is the USA president elect.

End of days? Not quite but scary times never the less. My advice is “control the controllables”. Let’s not waste time worrying about politics and instead focus on making a difference in our daily lives. There are many ways we can all save water and use water more efficiently. One of the best ways is the use of grey water, not just from your washing machines but even from our own baths.
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Vegan Review

Thank you for the kind words, Vegan Review.

Ever look at a product or place and think “ Wow that’s great but is it Vegan?” I know I do.

All. The. Time.

Well if ever you wanted to be sure, check out

The directory is split into products and places. The places can be vegan friendly but the products are all vegan. It is a community service that is a valuable tool for vegans, activism and businesses who value vegan customers.

They have recently listed all of our products, which we are very pleased about and you will notice that all of our products are all 100% Vegan and not tested on animals. Better Earth is endorsed by the Vegan Society and we are proud to associate with this great directory.

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Greywater Systems with Better Earth

My wife and I were chatting recently about using more greywater in the garden. She told me about a conversation she overheard, where a woman was asking what ‘greywater’ actually was and it got me thinking.

Firstly, how often does my wife eaves drop on other people’s conversations… and secondly; perhaps a vast majority of people are not only unaware of the benefits of using grey water, but are actually not aware of what it is at all.
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Why Choose Better Earth

Ever wondered, why choose Better Earth cleaning products?

The other day I was chatting to someone who was asking whether our products really work as well as known brand products like “Handy Andy” and Sunlight” and I said to them that I believe they do but the best way forward is just to try our products for themselves. I wanted to say “Of course they do! Come on! Plus there are additional benefits, like not using harmful chemicals on your home and being able to water the garden with the used dishwashing water” but sometimes you need to give something a try before you are convinced.

One of the real perks of using all natural products is the knowledge that you can use them for almost anything and on any surface. We wash our cars with the dishwashing liquid and I have to say it shines like the sun… so to speak.

When our first child was born, we were warned that the chemicals in the washing powders were not good for new-born babies, so we were so grateful for the Better Earth Laundy Gel, no chemicals, no problems. That’s my motto! – “Craig Lees”

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Welcome to Better Earth

Hi, good day, howzit, molo, sawubona, howdy doody and welcome.

Thanks for taking the time to visit the new and improved Better Earth website. Come on in, take a load off and have a look around.

Be sure to have a gander at our products, we hope you will find what you are looking for. Trying to find that useful multi-use, all in one cleaner, that is safe to use on ovens, stove tops, shower doors and cars? Look no further than the All Purpose cleaner. It. Is. That. Good.

If you are interested in becoming a stockist or are in the hospitality industry and are looking to “Go Green” and make your accommodation more eco-friendly or simply want to feel better about what products you currently use in your B&B, guesthouse or lodge, please visit our Hospitality page.

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