One Important Thing to Know About Charcoal Floss

One Important Thing to Know About Charcoal Floss

"Careful with claiming compostability with bamboo [charcoal] fibre products.  Unless @georganicsuk has had their product lab tested for purity (not just relying on their bamboo fibre supplier claims), there is a good chance this floss contains plastic.  There has been deception going on with bamboo [charcoal] floss suppliers where the suppliers that supply manufacturers will claim that their floss is bamboo when it's largely composed of synthetic plastic material.”

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4 Easy Swaps for a Plastic Free Bathroom

4 Easy Swaps for a Plastic Free Bathroom

Let me blow your mind real quick.  Did you know that every toothbrush you’ve ever owned still exists somewhere?  Yep. The bathroom may not seem like a tremendous source of plastic in our lives, but when we think about how long it takes plastic to break down, it’s worth it to consider all the bits of plastic that we use every day.  Here are four ways to cut down on plastic in the bathroom and make it a waste-free zone. 

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What's On Your Self Love Menu?

What's On Your Self Love Menu?

Though I love my job and look forward to it every day (yay for being your own boss!) I still need to take time to step away and engage in something that doesn’t involve a screen (aka binge watching Friends reruns on Netflix), and that relaxes and recharges me.  So I came up with the following menu, to help me keep some balance even as I’m striving to make my fledgling business a success: 

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Reusable Cloth Menstrual Pads - Your Questions Answered

Reusable Cloth Menstrual Pads - Your Questions Answered

Disposable menstrual products contribute a staggering amount of waste to landfills each year.  As menstruating people become more aware of the waste problem facing the world today, many of us are switching to reusable menstrual products, which, in addition to being less wasteful, are often better for our bodies and lighter on our pocketbooks in the long run.


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How to Stay Looking Fresh When Traveling Internationally

How to Stay Looking Fresh When Traveling Internationally

One of the challenges of international travel is that it can leave you looking tired, dehydrated, and generally ragged.  I don’t care who you are, flying through the night is hard on your body, your immune system, and your skin.  But with a little preparation, you can help mitigate the bedraggling effects of trans-Atlantic travel. 

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Why Choosing the Right Safety Razor Can Make All the Difference

Why Choosing the Right Safety Razor Can Make All the Difference

The Norse razor is sleek, lightweight, easy to hold and maneuver, and its shape virtually eliminates the risk of nicks, even in the trickiest places.  I don’t even feel the blade when I use it, and don’t have to worry about using too much pressure, as the design naturally protects my skin from heavy-handed strokes.

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Natural & Eco-Friendly Skincare Product Roundup

Natural & Eco-Friendly Skincare Product Roundup

After dragging my feet for a long time, I finally made the switch to 100% natural skincare products.  The transition process was not easy, but I ended up finding some natural products that my skin loves and that are environmentally friendly in both their ingredients and their packaging.  

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Zero Waste Makeup: A Look Inside My (Imperfect) Makeup Bag

Zero Waste Makeup: A Look Inside My (Imperfect) Makeup Bag

OK, so I don't flatter myself that anyone actually gives a shit what's in my makeup bag.  I just wanted to show you in order to illustrate a point.  This is the makeup bag of a person who is in transition, working toward a less wasteful lifestyle.

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My Zero Waste Dental Care Routine

My Zero Waste Dental Care Routine

When I first decided that I wanted to start working towards zero waste, one of the first things I did was to swap my plastic toothbrush for a natural, compostable, biodegradable bamboo toothbrush.  An easy swap, and I don't think anyone will argue that bamboo toothbrushes are just better looking than their plastic counterparts.  Double win. 

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10 Easy Ways to Incorporate Self-Care Into Your Day

10 Easy Ways to Incorporate Self-Care Into Your Day

What if we were to take just 20 minutes out of our busy days to treat ourselves with some R&R? How might that help us to manage our anxiety?  Here are a few self-care ideas that you can accomplish in 20 minutes or less, that might help you to settle down and recharge.

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Zero Waste Financial Freedom: TOILETRIES

Zero Waste Financial Freedom: TOILETRIES

You can reap a lot of savings by making some of your own cosmetics and toiletries, with the added benefit of knowing exactly what's going into them (no mystery un-pronounce-able ingredients, thank you very much!).

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