Making a smaller-scale Christmas extra-special We’re all getting used to the idea that Christmas this year will look quite different to any that we’ve experienced – and probably to any Christmas celebrations that have taken place over the last 2020 years! Whilst we plan Christmas dinners that may be a little smaller this year, there’s…

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“How can we get what we need this christmas?” …It’s the question on everyone’s mind While many of us turn to shopping online we’d love to encourage you to continue to shop small and shop local where you can. Now more than ever, your local high street needs you! At The Refilling Station, we’re one…

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Image of Cracker Kit and Candles

From Pumpkins to Crackers If you fancy making your own Christmas Crackers this year look no further! We these craft kits in stock now and they’re supplied to us by another small independent business. They’re £5.99 each and all you need to do is add a gift or an edible treat if you choose to.…

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Capture from ARTventurers

The Big Neighbourhood Pumpkin Trail Remember the ‘Rainbow Trail’ that did the rounds in spring and summer? It was a simple way of making children (and adults) feel connected with each other by drawing, painting or making a rainbow and displaying it at their house or in their window for other children to find on…

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Image of Shanpoo Bars

Have you used a shampoo bar? At The Refilling Station, we’ve always sold shampoo and conditioner bars from brands such as Friendly Soap and Alter/Native and these bars are pretty good value and as a result, we have sold loads! Some of those who have tried shampoo bars either love them or hate them. Those…

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YRO Bottle

Healthier than Olive Oil Rapeseed oil contains much more omega 3 than olive oil…actually 11 times! It’s also a amazing source of omega 6 and 9 too! The oil contains half the saturated fat of olive oil and is a good source of vitamin E. Cooking and eating Because rapeseed oil has a high smoking…

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Stickey's Local Honey

Bees help farmers with crop pollination With the drive to increase the amount of food grown in the UK and reduce our imports, there has been noticeable changes to the agricultural crops grown and more farmers looking for beekeepers to help pollinate those new crops.  You may have noticed increased amounts of beans, clover and…

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Rugged Nature

Looking for a gift for a loved one? Here are some ideas for you! Masculine Grooming There is a bit of a gap in my opinion of masculine grooming products that are both independently made and eco-friendly. Over the last year or so there has been a growing trend towards a good old-fashioned safety razor…

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liquid hand soap

Which Soap is Better…Solid or Liquid Soaps? When it comes to COVID-19, soap plays an essential role as it breaks down the fatty outer layer of the virus enabling the virus to become inactive. So soap is a real essential purchase right now but which is best, liquid or solid? Having read an article by…

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Loose Tea Image

Have you thought about switching to loose tea? Tea purists often say that loose leaf wins hands-down over bagged any day but did you know that tea bags often contain plastic? If you fancy trying loose tea all you need instead of the bags a sieve, if you make pots of tea, to catch the…

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