Clean Beauty Part 2: What I Discovered in My Makeup Products

Welcome to Part 2 of my Clean Beauty Tips! In case you missed it, head over first to my original post on non-toxic beauty, which gives more detailed information about what not-so-great ingredients might be lurking in your cosmetics and personal care products. Be forewarned, though – once you’re aware of what some products contain,Continue reading “Clean Beauty Part 2: What I Discovered in My Makeup Products”

Minimalism: The 5 Doctrines of Decluttering

Each time I’ve attempted to declutter, I have been amazed by the sheer volume of stuff that is jam-packed into our little home. It accumulates in every room, every drawer, every closet. Yet each fresh wave of minimizing seems to sink in a little deeper, leaving behind a way of life that I’m thoroughly enjoying.Continue reading “Minimalism: The 5 Doctrines of Decluttering”

Zero Waste Tip #11: Wool Dryer Balls

*As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.* 11. Swap out your dryer sheets for wool dryer balls. Have you ever stopped to think about what ingredients are in those dryer sheets that you throw into every load of laundry? How about what happens to them once you’ve tossed them in the trash? Let’sContinue reading “Zero Waste Tip #11: Wool Dryer Balls”

Clean Beauty: What’s in your Makeup Products?

Imagine someone handing you two bottles of lotion, and then saying: “Bottle A might contain poison, but don’t worry – it hasn’t been scientifically proven! Bottle B doesn’t have those questionable ingredients, it’s the same price, and you can’t tell a difference in the products.” Which bottle would you select? It’s a no-brainer. This isContinue reading “Clean Beauty: What’s in your Makeup Products?”

Zero Waste Tip #10: Mindfulness of Food Packaging

*As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.* 10. Begin to notice packaging options and let that influence your purchases. Food is definitely the most challenging aspect of trying to go zero waste, at least for me. It seems that nearly everything comes wrapped in plastic these days, and there are just certain ingredientsContinue reading “Zero Waste Tip #10: Mindfulness of Food Packaging”

Eco Friendly Holiday: Valentine’s Day

One of the many things I love about my husband is that he refuses to buy store-bought cards. Not for birthdays, not for Christmas, not for Valentine’s day. How did we get to the point where we’d rather pay $5 for a pretty picture and cheesy words from a card company to show a lovedContinue reading “Eco Friendly Holiday: Valentine’s Day”

How to Step Up Your Recycling Game

“Often when you think you’re at the end of something, you’re at the beginning of something else.” – Fred Rogers, The World According to Mister Rogers: Important Things to Remember Recycling is difficult and simple. It’s difficult because it requires a mental shift to take place in the individual, whereupon they begin to consciously retrainContinue reading “How to Step Up Your Recycling Game”

Zero Waste Tip #9: Responsible Minimizing

9. Let the dumpster be your final resort, and find creative ways to donate items when it’s time to part with them! I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve hauled a lot of stuff to the dumpster over the past few years. However, this is a critical lesson that ties into both zero wasteContinue reading “Zero Waste Tip #9: Responsible Minimizing”

Zero Waste Tip #8: Soap Bars

*As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.* 8. Stop buying hand soap in plastic bottles; instead, look for bars of soap without plastic packaging! This is another zero waste swap that requires no daily thought beyond the initial purchase. However, as you transition into a more eco-friendly lifestyle, this is also an excellentContinue reading “Zero Waste Tip #8: Soap Bars”

Zero Waste Tip #7: Reusable Water Bottles

*As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.* 7. Say no to single-use plastic water bottles. There really is no excuse for this one, unless you live somewhere with literally no access to clean drinking water. When you think of waste pollution, the number one type of trash that most people think of isContinue reading “Zero Waste Tip #7: Reusable Water Bottles”