November 23, 2018

If you talk to any of my friends and family,  they’ll tell you that I'm always “the weird one” bringing my own food and drinks to parties, making my own cleaning products, and geeking out on the latest health and wellness documentary.

No matter what the situation is, there is always a way to make it healthier, cruelty-free, more eco-friendly, or non-toxic, at the very least.

And the holidays are no exception!

I do know how much e...

November 9, 2018

Since hoping on the zero- waste bandwagon, I have become absolutely obsessed with natural skin care.  As a vegan of ten years, I have always been very conscious of what I put IN my body.  However, it was only recently that I became as concerned with what I put ON my body as well.

My initial vegan sensibilities were for the animals and not as long as it wasn't tested on animals, I was good! But what I failed...

November 3, 2018

As I've embarked on a zero waste journey over the past several months, I’ve really enjoyed making natural and non-toxic alternatives to most of our household and toiletry products.  You might recall my previous blog on zero waste toothpaste, and since that time I have also made homemade laundry detergent, homemade dish soap, all natural facial cleanser, non-toxic facial moisturizing serum, organic hand and body lotion, etc.  Y...

September 2, 2018

The simple answer: We aim to send nothing to a landfill. We reduce what we need, reuse as much as we can, send little to be recycled, and compost what we cannot.

The less simple answer: It's really about redefining the system. We currently live in a linear economy where we take resources from the earth and then dump them in a giant hole in the ground. The goal of zero waste is to move to a circular economy where we write trash...

August 30, 2018

I haven’t purchased toothpaste in months, and y​es –  I brush my teeth!​ How is this possible? I make it myself.

When I decided to begin the transition to a Zero Waste lifestyle, toothpaste was the first product I stopped buying and started making. The ingredients are simple and easy to find at almost any store: baking soda, organic coconut oil, and organic essential oils. It takes no more than 2 minutes to combine these t...

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