Victoria Newman

Do you know what’s on your cleaning products? We assume they are safe. But in fact, many popular household cleaners are dangerously toxic to us, and to wildlife. Things like phthalates, which are found in many fragranced household products, have been shown to interfere with hormone systems, Chemicals like chlorine and ammonia are powerful irritants. Many ingredients found in sprays and solutions have been found to cause reduced lung function and effect asthma and COPD. So, what are the alternatives? Join Victoria Newman, founder of The Motherhood Society, for an evening all about cleaning! Learn all about the power of baking powder, the effectiveness of essential oils and gain the knowhow to make your own products for a fraction of the price of the big branded cleaners.

Victoria Newman is the founder of The Motherhood Society, a community for Gloucestershire mums to find companionship and sisterhood. Their events focus on self-care and sustainable parenting. At their meet-ups, they’ve ditched the teabags and the milk cartons in favour of loose tea and glass bottles to reduce their plastic waste. At home, they’ve changed their shopping habits to include less plastic and more local, organic produce. They use reusable wipes. They buy recycled toilet paper. They use reusable coffee cups, water bottles and carrier bags. It’s nothing ground-breaking and this alone certainly won’t save the world but they are committed to making small changes, and these small changes really can make a difference. The Motherhood Society try to share tips and information to inspire and encourage the local community to make small changes too.