I cannot tell you enough how much I am in love with @blueland cleaning products.
They are all natural and free from harsh chemicals (kinder to your skin and the environment), and the shatter proof bottles last you forever. You refill by adding a dissolving tablet to water, and the refills are WAY cheaper than buying a whole new plastic bottle of conventional cleaner every time. (So much unnecessary plastic!) Their packaging is 100% plastic free AND biodegradable 😍 I absolutely love the way their products smell too—not overpowering like most cleaners.
The first bottles I ordered were leaking and their customer service was so quick to replace them for me. They even recycled the broken bottles for me. ❤️
The goal is to eventually make my own cleaner at home, but since I don’t have all the time in the world, this is a more realistic environmentally friendly solution for me. Hands down my favorite product right now.
Way to go @blueland 👏👏👏 #plasticfreejuly#plasticfreelifestyle#saynotoplastic#wastefree#blueland#laudatosi#zerowaste#catholic#recycle#reuse#lovetheearth#naturalwellness#reducewaste
Work breakfast at @oolaahk and so pleased to see the paper straw. I would have been happy without one but always forget to say so! Hopefully restaurants will start asking us so we don’t have to remember. #babysteps
PLASTIC FREE * by @behumbleskin
Have you checked out what Be + Humble products we have in stock on the website?
Here at Ethically So. we are actually obsessed with all of the Be + Humble products. The owners Abby and Zoe have done such an incredible job creating such a powder local New Zealand brand. The fact that it’s 90% plastic free and made from natural ingredients makes it even better 👏🏼
Their Kawakawa + hemp balm has been amazing when it came to helping calm my boyfriends eczema
Their muscle rub is a life saver, especially as I work in a gym!
Natural products are the best. Especially since I just watched STINK! on Netflix 😂
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Planet or plastic. It’s time to choose.
W O N D E R M O R A
Not only are we 100% plastic free & carbon neutral, we also plant a tree for every sale! This is so that we more than replace the timber we use for our gorgeous pots (which is usually salvaged or recycled timber), but also have an overall positive impact on our environment. We plant both locally in Dorrigo NSW and through our charity partnership with Trees for the Future 💚 Avirida is here to empower you to have a positive impact!
We’ll take 3 of everything please!
Don’t miss out on stocking up on these delicious sensory delights from @elizajadecandles this Saturday at the markets.
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Are you involved in the secret Santa seed swap?
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❌ Packaged groceries ✅ Unpackaged & BYO package
Sorry for the break in posts...my mom reminded me that it’s not being lazy if you’re redirecting your energy elsewhere. Well I’m definitely doing that, including trying my hardest not to buy single use plastic when I grocery shop. Here is my completed grocery haul this week. Cloth produce bags for fruit & Veg, byo containers for fish & meat, reusable bread bags, and glass jars for the bulk food store. It took me awhile but I think I’m getting the hang of it!
What’s one area of plastic that feels almost impossible to cut out of your life? For me, it’s my contacts. I’ve been wearing contacts for as long as I can remember. Plus I’ve never been a huge fan of glasses because of the way the slide off my nose.
While contacts might seem like an unlikely source of pollution, Americans flush 2.6 to 2.9 billion contact lenses down the drain every YEAR. This means that thousands of pounds of contact fragments (also known as microplastics) end up in our drinking water and food products. And this is all not to mention the tons of waste produced by the packaging the lenses come in!
So, what can we do about it? It’s easy to say that we should all simply switch to glasses, but this is an unrealistic expectation for many. But here are some of the steps I’ve taken to try and reduce my pollution from contacts...
1️⃣ I’ve switched from dailies to 2 week lenses. This means that instead of throwing away a pair of contacts and plastic packaging every single day, I’m now only throwing away about 24 pairs of each every year. It’s not perfect, but it’s a step in the right direction.
2️⃣ I’ve invested in a good pair of glasses. I am notorious for wearing my contacts all-day every-day, which is not only bad for my eyes, but bad for the planet. Instead, I’m trying to wear my glasses more. This saves money on contacts and helps me throw away lenses less frequently!
It’s not much, but these are the steps I’ve taken to try and reduce the amount of contact waste I’m producing. Ultimately, the goal is to be waste free, but not at the expense of my health or vision. It’s unfortunate that in our current society we as consumers have to choose between our health and the health of our planet. Keep in mind that this should NOT be a choice consumers have to make. Instead, corporation should be looking for ways to produce more ethical and low-waste products!
I hope you found this post helpful! 💙 Let me know your thoughts down below as well as what plastic products you have found difficult to cut out of your life 🌎🌿
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I am happy to tell you. You can find a selection of Loopeeeee products @organicoasisfarm.
R e f l e c t 🌀 “You are not lost. Your true self is right there buried under cultural conditionings, other peoples opinions, and the inaccurate conclusions your drew as a child and adult that became your beliefs about who you are. “Finding yourself” is actually returning to yourself. An unlearning, an excavation, a remembering of who you were before the world got its hands on you” - unknown.
I happened to come across the quote the other day when a friend @hannahshinton shared on Facebook. I was immediately drawn to its message and meanings. I often ponder this thought and this idea of “true self” versus “culturally conditioned self” that I come into constant conflict with.
I find myself subject to certain frame works of thinking or making decisions because of societal norms and social constructs. Consume. Go to school. Get a job. Save your money. Consume. Buy a house. Have a family. Consume.
When I take a step back and think about my true self, that is not me. That is not what I want my life to look like. Anyone who knows me well, knows that I have a passionate dislike for many holidays - more so, mass detached non-religious based consumerism. Don’t get me wrong, the family dinners and appreciation of relationships is a wonderful thing, but why include mass consumerism as seen at Christmas? This mass consumerism is based on a linear economy which is utmost wasteful and somehow still freaking plastic based. We have become to detached from the true meaning of relationships and sadly place value in things instead of people.
When I think about my true self and my life ahead, I see myself travelling the world, volunteering, buying only second hand and sustainable items, temporarily living in my voltswagon van, working on wildlife projects in the Arctic, Africa and Australia, living a waste free life style, promoting environmental awareness, and maybe one day, settling down to live off the land - living a simple life style.
Perhaps It sounds like “I know who I am” but this is when the pressure of social conditioning comes into play... ••• read remaining in comments⬇️•••
♻️ Plastic Free July ♻️
The other day I made up a big batch of non toxic washing liquid.
We’ve always used Eco Powders due to the chemicals and additives in your ‘lovely smelling’ laundry powders however I wanted to see if this method was more waste and cost effective. (it definitely is)
For those interested in our skin story we battled with Iyla’s eczema for quite awhile as a young one. Being a ‘lymphatic’ child her weakness will always appear in her lymph system and detoxify through the skin. This means we are forever aware of chemicals (internal and external) cleaning products, personal care products, water, clothing, and of course food. We became a gluten-free, dairy-free, nightshade-free, processed and refined sugar free family whilst detoxifying and healing. We assisted her methylation pathways ( MTHFR) and heavy metal detoxification, and built-up the integrity of her immune and gastrointestinal system via herbs and supplementation.
For those of you who are told eczema can’t be healed. It can.
Conventional treatment using steroid creams and bleach baths may give you relief, however to fully heal I will always recommend a holistic approach. .
Like, how are you meant to pack yoghurt for lunch?
This is how I use #Mashblox : just stir through the muesli* and you're right to go!
And if you're a #Tupperware fan then you'll love the way they fit in the Freezermates, or the Sandwich Keepers actually make a watertight seal 😉👌 (*Obviously don't use muesli if you intend to feed them to kids just #LearningToEat .) Other adult uses I've found:
✔Portion controlled 🥣chia, 🍳scrambled eggs, 🥣bircher muesli,
🥗 coleslaw 🥜 Handbag snacks
➡️➡️On the go.➡️➡️ - Alix
Mashblox Inventor Founder CEO
(Obv not a Mum /yet - but my team doing regular posts are 💗) #WasteFree#LunchboxHacks#PlasticFreeJuly2019#EcoBaby#EnvironmentalSustainability
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Que riiiiiico es usar mascarillas naturales. 💆🏻♀️ Nunca he sido niña de #skincare pero últimamente me doy cuenta que tooooodo afecta mi piel, lo que como, el agua que tomo, la contaminación y me han salido unos granos terribles. 🙄
Entonces me he preocupado más por las cosas que le pongo a mi rostro. 😌
Al comprar productos sin empaque, me doy cuenta que las mascarillas, jabones y shampoos que compro, están hechos de ingredientes naturales y mi cuerpo lo agradece muchiiiiiiisimo. 🍃
Estas mascarillas sólidas son de @somos.tierra y las conseguí en @alcachofayromero cuestan $85 c/u pero hoy que me la puse, se nota que me van a durar para un montón de mascarillas. 🍂
La cafecita es mascarilla sólida anti acné y la blanquita es mascarilla sólida tonificante. 💆🏻♀️ Les comparto estas opciones porque la neta no soy muy de DIY de recetas de mascarillas pero ya me mandaron un montón de recetas que pondré en los coments para que puedan hacer sus exfoliantes o mascarillas naturales. ☕️ Igual si quieren compartir recetas suuuuper fáciles en los coments, bienvenidas 💆🏻♀️💆🏻♀️💆🏻♀️💆🏻♀️💆🏻♀️
Be apart of the solution, not the pollution. Join us in plastic free July to be apart of a movement that is reducing plastic waste globally 🌏 Get started by always remembering your keep-cup and refusing to use single use plastic bags! It's never too late to start!
Bananas love to hang out in a bunch. That’s always the case be it on the tree, fruit shop display or people’s shopping baskets.
So all the single bananas get left behind. Once they are too ripe for display, they usually get tossed out.
#plasticfree tip 14 for @plasticfreejuly with @surelyatemple: since @coffeesock reposted our previous post about being plastic/waste-free when brewing coffee (thanks y’all 🥰), i thought i'd share a specific post about coffee sock's reusable chemex filter.
want a brew brighter than french press coffee, but richer than a traditional paper filtered pour-over? * coffee sock uses organic cotton that contains no chemical fertilizers or pesticides.
* they're durable, each pack lasting up to 1 year as opposed to 500 paper filters
* less expensive! 25% of the premium paper filter cost
* simple to use: brew, rinse, & hang to dry
The oldest known Sea Turtle fossils date back about 150 million years, making them some of the oldest creatures in Earth. 🐢
Dinosaurs became extinct 65 million years ago. 🦕
Just sayin'. 😳
Repost from @protectingoceans
Who else does this?! 🙋🏻♀️We used to buy bags and bags of frozen fruit now we just freeze our own! We either use old ziplock bags or old frozen fruit bags. Just wash them every time you use them! The main goal of living Zerowaste isn’t aesthetics people it’s to reduce ur waste! It saves u money too 💕 Buying frozen fruit in plastic bags every time creates a lot of waste. The whole goal of Zerowaste living is so that we can avoid making more landfills! Did you know that closed/unused landfills still require money to maintain? That’s because they need to be monitored in case they leach toxic chemicals into our groundwater. So reuse your plastics as many times as you can to keep it going into the landfill or try to avoid it the best you can! #reuseyourplastics
P.s I’ll be posting later at night now since I’m working full time now! 🌎💕
Day 16: Make the swap to plastic free cheese
Whether you like vegan or regular cheese, we’ve got delicious plastic free options for everyone!
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Having a pet usually means creating some plastic waste from cleaning up after them. I choose an “eco-friendly” bag that’s made of recycled materials and claims to be degradable.
Don’t be fooled, not even lettuce can properly degrade in a landfill let alone this plastic bag. But it’s the best choice available to me and even came with a silicone poop bag holder.
Plastic free July tip 16! Start refusing the Big 4 in your home 🌞
Say no to 1️⃣ plastic bags, 2️⃣ drink bottles, 3️⃣ coffee cups and 4️⃣ straws. This can be the first step to your plastic free future 🍃 #plasticfreejuly
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A few of our #homegrown#tomatoes in our garden! Nothing beats the taste of home grown veggies 😋🍅 These tomatoes will be our first successful gardening attempt! In the past, we have had problems with worms and squirrels reaping what we sow! Thankfully, this year, we have a solution. . .
Before we started our garden, my family adopted two chickens - Berta and Einstein! They live in our backyard, and are excellent at scaring away squirrels and eating any worms that want to snack away on our garden!🥬🍅
Check out my story to see what else comes from this mutually beneficial relationship😉🐓🥚
Keep up-to-date with my waste-free journey at gypsyhayes.com (link in bio) #lifestyleblog#lifestyle#wastefree#minimalism#mininalist#travel#vanlife#journey
This face wash has been an absolute life saver for me. Amla berry is amazing for reducing the scarring from acne, and honestly this face wash has proven that! I have always had quite noticeable acne marks on my chin, and I can finally say I have found a product that is aiding them and they are almost unnoticeable now! Highly recommend for anyone else that suffers from acne scarring. I also use a @konjacnz sponge after washing away my makeup, as it is great for oily skin / large pores... The best combo ever. If you’d like to buy some please message me and I can pop through an order for you. Also slide into @konjacnz dms and get yourself a sponge! They’re amazing!... and biodegradable!
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I had a long ass post typed out but after rereading it I realised it was just the ramblings of a tired woman that has only just gotten back into the rhythm of reality after this past weekend😂
And it barely made sense cause it’s been a weird couple of weeks and a surreal weekend and I guess lately I’ve been feeling a lot less ‘into’ social media. Like I lost my ig mojo for a bit there. I didn’t wanna take photos, which for me is weird cause I actually really enjoy taking photos & telling a story with them and making them artsy fartsy.
Anyway, I think I’m getting it again- my ig mojo that is aaaaand I’m probably rambling again.
So here’s a picture of some botanical soap I made yesterday, just pure natural & nourishing, unscented goodness topped with nature’s gifts🌿
I am what you would describe as a low maintenance kinda gal 😁
I don't own a hairdryer, I have NEVER had a pedicure or manicure, I don't own nail polish, have never had a spray tan, my team are horrified at my once a year haircut ways and I shop pretty much exclusively at op shops for my clothes.
Funny story - I arrived at our accomodation for Convention this year up in Sydney only to be told by one of our leaders dear Vicki (I adore you @_spiritofessence_ ) that I am in desperate need of a haircut and cannot possibly go to Gala until it's been done. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Is there an award that anyone knows of that I could enter to have my fuss free ways acknowledged because I'm pretty damn proud of myself!
That's not to say I don't like nice things or looking nice, of COURSE I do but I just cannot fathom spending 30-45 minutes each morning blow drying my hair etc.
I have zero inclination to do those things......yawn.
I would rather spend those 45 minutes with my hands wrapped around my coffee and a good book.
There are also those moments when a hairdryer would be pretty damn handy and Warren curses the fact I'm so low maintenance........like those times when we are in desperate need of clean undies and I haven't done the washing so a quick hand wash in the sink and blow dry with the hairdryer would be oh so convenient.
Do I have any low maintenance, fuss free friends here??
Have the best day!!
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shea butter is an amazing thing. every time I make anything with it, I end up with it all over my fingers. I then proceed to rub it all over my arms and hands. it smells so good I want to eat it. here’s a little shea butter DIY:
I found this recipe from @trashisfortossers for whipped body butter a few months ago and it is soooooo good. she uses equal parts coconut oil, shea butter, cocoa butter, and sweet almond oil. I didn’t have cocoa butter, so I left it out and used what I had.
you melt everything together using a double boiler method, and then remove from heat and place in the fridge. when it turns opaque, pull it out and whip it with beaters or a whisk until it is creamy and you want to eat it. add in a few drops of your favorite essential oil (I did a combination of orange, rosemary, cedarwood, and copaiba) and beat a little bit more. place in your favorite container and you’re done! luxurious whipped body butter that you made yourself and will last you forever.
A huge environmental threat. There’s not always a hero to save a sea lion from a ghost net.
The ocean is one of our greatest assets, it’s not until we see photos like this that we start having regrets. Help us make a change. Follow @reucse for more
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Plastic Free July Hot Tip #13 : Look after your reusables.
You might have found that to help reduce your own plastic use you’ve grabbed some reusables along the way. This could include a coffee cup, lunch box, straw, cotton bags, mesh bags, tote etc.
Keep your habits going + keep it simple by washing these as soon as you’ve used them! Finished your coffee? Rinse your cup. Finished your smoothie? Clean your straw. Finished your veg shopping? Chuck your produce bags in the wash or give them a quick rinse + air dry. The more you look after your reusables the easier it will be for you to maintain your habits! 💚
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What changes have you made this Plastic Free July?
Whether you’re skipping the straw, carrying a reusable bottle, drinking your coffee at the cafe... every single use plastic item you refuse MAKES A DIFFERENCE ✨✨✨ Join the second half of our Plastic Free July challenge 👉 coconutbowls.com/challenge #plasticfreejuly#plasticfree#wastefree
Plastic-free food prep 💚
How do you store your food? Beeswax wraps, old jars, stainless tiffins are all great alternatives to plastic but remember to use your plastic containers first 💚