After trying natural shaving creams, different types of liquid soaps, and a range of bar soaps, here are the only 4 items that remain in my shower.
Like many environmental headaches, paper towels are a cultural problem. Here are my 3 reusable substitutes that are just convenient.
I make this plant-based power smoothie every morning. It’s hydrating, healing, liquid energy with an incredible 17 ingredients.
Half of all plastic produced is designed to be used only once. Here are 6 easy ideas to reduce single-use plastics.
A few months back, I ate at a restaurant for lunch. On my way back while walking along the river, I saw trash accumulating by the river’s edge. Much of it was plastic bottles, soda cups, food wrappers, and Styrofoam containers. Just like the one from which I had just eaten. Oh no.
Many people buy products with the same urgency as food. Oh no! I ran out of toothpaste. The discomfort is real. But is it really as important as food? What if you let yourself run out – what else would you use?
This summer, I started going to farmer’s markets every week. I've been able to eat produce that is more ripe, support local vendors, and most importantly, support my local bees.
It would be unreasonable to remove 100% of the permanent plastic from my kitchen overnight, so I made a goal of 80%, which is both attainable and impactful.
I’ll be honest, I’ve been disappointed with many natural products. However, there are many that DO work. That’s one of the reasons for this blog – to weed out the non-performers and save everyone time and frustration.
How did people survive before modern sunscreen and bug spray? Curious, I’ve since experimented with a few products to see if they were practical and effective. I list some pros and cons to give an honest representation of what it’s like to go natural.
I had too many cleaning products cluttering up my cabinets, and all of them contained harsh agents that weren't enjoyable to use. I'm now down to 3 inexpensive items.