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Helen Edwards Award winning blogger and author Australia

Welcome to The Sustainable Home Hub, where we help you to live a gentle life. I am Helen Edwards, an award winning eco-living and wellbeing blogger, children's book author, Mama to 3, Psychology Phd Candidate, and lover of people and planet. Our focus is on reducing eco-anxiety, removing barriers to sustainability, and helping you to take small simple actionable steps towards a more sustainable home and life.


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7 Ways to Create a More Peaceful Home

By helene | December 19, 2018 | 26

Do you feel like your home is your haven? Or does the thought of sitting down quietly somewhere and getting away from the world cause you to pull your hair out among the clutter and chaos? It is possible to…

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14 Ways to Reduce Christmas Stress

By helene | December 17, 2018 | 4

Do you love Christmas? I do. Unashamedly, totally and wholeheartedly. I love the lead up, the thinking about gifts, the meal planning, the present wrapping and sneaking around being Mother Christmas, the mess on Christmas Day, the noise, the bling,…

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How to Make a Native Bee Hotel

By helene | December 14, 2018 | 0

We all know bees are vital to our survival, as they pollinate the plants that provide us with food, but did you know that there are over 1,600 species of Australian native bees, and estimates that there are at least…

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How to Make English Granny Currant Loaf

By helene | December 12, 2018 | 0

Food and the history it has in your life, can be so powerful. So many occasions with loved ones revolve around food and the people who made it for you, or who you made it for. My dad’s Mum passed…

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How to Make a Papaya Peel Face Mask & DIY Coffee Body Scrub

By helene | December 10, 2018 | 3

  Treating yourself to some self-care is very important in living a gentle life. It is not just about your impact on others, or on the planet, but being gentle on yourself. However there is no need to spend thousands…

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For the Love of Tea

By helene | December 6, 2018 | 83

**This post is brought to you in partnership with Nerada Tea Do you remember the first time you experienced tea? I say experienced, because a cup of tea is far more than a drink. Think about the different types of…

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Upcycled Sari Rugs and Chindi Rugs are back!

By helene | December 2, 2018 | 0

Our Recycled Interiors online store, part of our Sustainable Home Hub, is growing in 2019! We are working to help you live a gentle life by shopping with purpose and will be offering more green and eco living products, more…

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Why the News is Bad For You

By helene | November 23, 2018 | 0

Do you watch or listen to the news anymore? It has become increasingly difficult to do so, without muting and turning off so many stories. On social media you can at least pass by or block a particularly distressing story.…

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