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.
Our homes can be a source of a variety of chemical contaminants that contribute to indoor air pollution. No fear! There are easy ways to freshen your home without scented products.
When you were a kid, did you ever rub your head with a balloon to build static electricity? Plastic combs and brushes aren’t quite as dramatic, but they still make hair frizzy.
Contrary to popular belief, I think long hair requires less maintenance than short hair. Growing it isn’t hard- it only requires as much attention as your skin.