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August 27, 2019

I love organizing, but I hate cleaning. I genuinely think it's fun to organize everything from my closet to my refrigerator, and it bothers me when things are out of place. But some dust on the bookshelf? Some fuzz on the floor? As long as things are organized, I can procrastinate actually cleaning my apartment for quite a while. 

One thing that makes cleaning better, though? Knowing that I'm using all-natural cleaning pro...

July 11, 2019

I'm celebrating Plastic-Free July by sharing how I'm going plastic-free in my kitchen! 

April 15, 2019

Making your own all-natural room spray is so easy! Instead of buying a commercial version, save on money and waste by refilling your own glass bottle with water and essential oils. Switch up the scents for different healing properties. I like lavender and sage because they're calming and help me fall asleep. Clary sage is good for balancing hormones as well, and both lavender and sage have antibacterial properties. I've also t...

July 23, 2018

Plastic Free July may be coming to an end, but your dedication to reducing plastic doesn't have to! Living plastic-free all year long becomes easy once you get used to it; after a while, it seems odd that anyone uses Ziploc bags and store-bought shampoo when the alternatives are so much cheaper, healthier, and greener. 

In my last post I highlighted a few tips for transitioning to a plastic-free kitchen. Here, I thought I'...

July 9, 2018

This month is Plastic Free July! The Australian-based initiative encourages people to use less plastic and to be more mindful of how much plastic we use in our daily lives. My own personal goal this July is to avoid plastic bags at the supermarket, both check-out bags and produce bags. Other great goals could be to avoid disposable packaging, to bring your own water bottle to work, or, if you're really serious, your goal could...

February 13, 2018

Becoming plastic-free is a step by step process. It starts with avoiding the plastics that are easiest to say no to, like straws. Then things start to take more planning; you start to make your own meals and cosmetics and cleaning products to avoid packaging, and you realize just how much of our lives comes plastic-wrapped. Things become less convenient. And, even when you've made it to 100% plastic-free, you still find yourse...

November 19, 2017

The original reason why I switched to natural fabrics was because I liked the idea of everything in my life being natural. And natural fabrics generally feel better. After wearing soft cottons and smooth silks, the old polyesters and nylons feel itchy, heavy, and plastic-y. And they are plastic-y.

Synthetic fabrics are a petroleum-based product, and a fairly novel one; they've only been around since about WWII. Because sy...

October 1, 2017

Why do I recommend avoiding plastic? 

+ Plastic is made from petroleum, AKA fossil fuels, which release greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere and contribute to climate change.

+ A lot of plastic is swept out to sea as litter or due to purposeful dumping. Some of it ends up in the world's 5 gyres (like The Great Pacific Garbage Patch). Some of it breaks up into tiny pieces called nurdles that end up in the sand or are...

September 13, 2017

So, I love baking soda and vinegar, and they work amazingly well to clean just about anything, but, there's just one drawback--vinegar smells pretty strong. 

A few years back I decided to switch up my natural cleaning routine, and I've been super happy with this easy homemade spray. It works to clean just about any surface--I use it on kitchen counters, the sink, the bathtub, the stove; literally everything! I usually add about...

September 11, 2017

So what do we mean by lifestyle? 

Our lifestyles are built from the choices we make. This includes:

- What we eat

- What we wear

- Where we work

- How (or if) we exercise

- What we do for fun

- The products we buy

You get the idea! We're all living certain lifestyles whether we're conscious of them or not. And the first step to a green lifestyle? Becoming conscious of your personal choices. 

Let's start with a typical day. You wak...

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