OK, so I don't flatter myself that anyone actually gives a shit what's in my makeup bag - I'm certainly no beauty expert. 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.
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.
Before my therapist even put any needles into my skin, I felt a huge weight lifted, just having talked to someone whose job it was to listen. Answering her questions helped me to connect the dots between my physical and mental well-being.
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.
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!).
Modern medicine has provided us with a bevy of choices when it comes to preventing unwanted pregnancy, each with its own pros and cons. But what is the most socially and environmentally responsible choice?
I'm trying to use up all my old products before I make the switch to more sustainable options, but that hasn't stopped me from lusting after some beautiful zero-waste, plastic-free, natural cosmetics from some awesome brands.
I'd love to tell you that I've always used Q-tips with a cardboard post, but that's not even true. I know I've used plastic without giving it a second thought, and I shudder to think how many of those little guys are now hanging out in a landfill somewhere waiting to decompose.