Up until a few years ago, I never stopped to consider what I was using to clean my home. Growing up it was normal to own conventional cleaners, but looking back there were a few red flags. We knew to stay out of the cupboard that had skeletons on the packaging and not to inhale when mom was cleaning the bathroom.
One day, I checked the label on some of my (natural) cleaning products and what I discovered haunted me! Learn everything you need to know about green cleaning in this guide for beginners!
Up until a few years ago, I never stopped to consider what I was using to clean my home. Growing up it was just normal to use conventional cleaners. One day, I decided to read the label on one of my favorite cleaners and man did that open a can of worms! No one wants to live in a place that is polluted with harmful chemicals. Luckily, you can prevent harm to yourself and our planet by using a few simple green cleaning products.
The number of times my partner washes his hands on a daily basis has become a standing gag amongst friends and family. There is just something about an unhygienic looking surface or even the idea of bacteria that completely grosses him out. Maybe you can relate. Unfortunately, many hand sanitizers and soaps are filled with equally nasty ingredients that are harmful to both our health and our planet. Most of us won’t use this item as often as my partner, but nonetheless, he inspired me to start looking for a healthier and natural alternative for keeping those hands clean!
There is something about smelling great that makes you feel like you have the X-factor. Unfortunately, walking into a perfume store can leave you feeling overwhelmed, a hundred bucks lighter, or more often no perfume but a headache. Making your own perfume is a great way to save money, avoid potentially harmful chemicals, and impress yourself as well as those around you.
We all know that awful feeling when our pout becomes dry, chapped and painful. Lip balm works like magic by locking in moisture and protecting it from outside influence. It’s no wonder that it’s one of the most purchased beauty products in the world. However, many people nowadays are becoming aware of harmful ingredients used in even “natural” lip balms and are diving into the realm of DIYs! Luckily, lip balms are completely customizable, and super fun and easy to make!
Who doesn’t love the idea of beach in a bottle? For years, I would buy anything that I could convince myself I needed. Until I started simplifying and looking into product ingredients. When it comes to sea salt spray, I’ve found that it is just glorified salty water and super easy to make yourself with natural ingredients.
Nothing is better than a relaxing bath after a long day, especially when you can combine it with candles, your favorite tunes and a glass of wine (or kombucha). What can lift a good bath to an AMAZING bath is your own customized bath salts! When used safely they can help you when you’re stressed out, have trouble falling asleep, feeling under the weather and so much more.
Continuing to get breakouts everywhere can become really frustrating. While there’s no magic pill to prevent acne, there’s a lot you can do to keep your skin clear. I never realized that a lot of acne products were actually aggravating my skin and making it worse…
For the past few years, I’ve slowly been transitioning towards a more natural and eco-friendly lifestyle. I always read the labels on my food but never even glanced at my personal care products. Up until a few years ago, I bought my body washes based on promising claims and wonderful scents. However, after reading too many bizarre ingredients on the label and wanting to reduce my waste, I started looking for alternatives…
Conventional deodorants come with a long list of harmful ingredients for your body and the environment. If you’re anything like me, you may have tried one or many natural deodorants, only to find yourself stinking up a store and being utterly miserable in no time. So what to do when you want an alternative that is natural, inexpensive AND effective? Make your own natural deodorant!