Love Castile Soap? Get to know Figgy & Co. soaps!

Love Castile Soap? Get to know Figgy & Co. soaps!

Soap is the original non-toxic cleaner and this makes it the perfect cleaning product in a chemically conscious home. Soap has been made and used for literally thousands of years! With this long history of use, comes the knowledge that it is truly safe and non-toxic...

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Washing Woollen Blankets

Washing Woollen Blankets

Big woollen blankets are a mainstay in most kiwi homes in the winter months. All warm and snuggly, nothing beats wool. Natural fibres are the best choice for bedding options; they look great, they are breathable and they are durable giving you years and years of great...

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Reusuable Bags – Keeping them clean

Reusuable Bags – Keeping them clean

Plastic free July has been an amazing time for kick starting good habits that reduce plastic waste; we have all had time to reflect on our daily life habits in an age where plastic consumption is most definitely under the microscope, and for good reason.  One of the...

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The 60:40 Figgy Fan Plan!

The 60:40 Figgy Fan Plan!

Like all good ‘health’ plans, there’s a little room for improvement and a few cheats days here and there.  Figgy products are awesome and I’d like to be able to say I use them 100% of the time for all my household jobs, but the reality is I do my best where I can and...

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Plastic Free July – Little Steps to Make the Big Change

Plastic Free July – Little Steps to Make the Big Change

I recently read on an instgram post: "It's only one plastic straw" said 8 billion people. This just demonstrates so clearly how the little changes we make can have a big impact. If you are starting out your plastic-free journey, let's be honest, it can feel a little...

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Just do it (yourself)!

Just do it (yourself)!

For years, my attempts to be a conscious consumer in the cleaning aisle led to little more than frustration. I spent a lot of time sneezing and itching as I stared at the shelves, looking for ingredients lists and eco-labels, trying to remember which ingredients were...

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From skeptic to convert – Who even am I?!

From skeptic to convert – Who even am I?!

Before I discovered the magic of Figgy & Co, we tended to buy whatever cleaning and laundry products were on special or that offered no scrub, quick, no rinse cleaning. But I hated cleaning the bath or toilet as the strong chemical laden cleaners gave me a...

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This or that: Vinegar vs. Fabric Softener

This or that: Vinegar vs. Fabric Softener

Did you know that using white vinegar as your laundry softener is an effective and natural alternative. This one switch out can reduce a whole host of chemicals you’re better off without. Primarily vinegar works to soften fabric by reducing soap and residues and by...

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Sick of dry and cracked hands?

Sick of dry and cracked hands?

During one of my pregnancies I developed a range of hypersensitive issues including eczema and contact dermatitis. Converting to natural cleaners was an easy choice for me- reducing the chemical burden on my family (and my hands) has been nothing but beneficial. So if...

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Babies are not small adults

Babies are not small adults

Babies are not small adults. They are physiologically different and as a result are more sensitive to the chemicals found in everyday modern life. What’s worse, the child of today is exposed to more chemicals and synthetic formulations than any generation gone before....

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A change is afoot!

A change is afoot!

As Figgy & Co. looks to expand into retail stores (more details to come) we are excited to share with you all a sneak peek of what is to come. With the help of some local and very creative designers Figgy is getting a make over. In place of our well loved (but...

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Making your own laundry powder

Making your own laundry powder

When Jane first taught me to make laundry powder I felt like I been accepted into an exclusive club -secret handshake and all! I mean, as far as I knew everyone brought it off the shelf right? Well probably for the best there are no secret hand gestures or clubs and...

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Grey Water

Grey Water

Have you heard of grey water? It might not sound particularly appealing – But it could be a summer revolution for you! Grey water is nothing more than the water that goes down your drain when we shower or do a load of washing.  At the height of summer when local...

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