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April 04, 20207 min readLifestyle

Zero Waste Bathroom Necessities

Creating a Zero Waste Bathroom doesn't have to be intimidating or scary, despite what it might seem (at least, it seemed that way to me!). My biggest piece of advice is to use up what you already have before buying a more sustainable alternative. It…
February 18, 202010 min readEducation, Lifestyle

7 Tips to save water and your money

Saving water and saving money, two things I absolutely love. Preserving water is so crucial, and something I think is often disregarded because it seems plentiful. Unfortunately, nothing could be further from the truth. Why is freshwater so important…
January 23, 20205 min readLifestyle, Shopping

Zero Waste Liquid Shampoo and Conditioner by Plaine Products

Plaine Product's zero waste shampoo and conditioner were two of the first swaps I made in my bathroom in efforts to be more sustainable. I found them and have been using them for the past 3 years and I have never looked back. They offer refillable…
November 19, 20197 min readLifestyle, Shopping

The Best Sustainable Razor for a Smooth Shave

Zero waste shaving with a zero waste, sustainable razor. Oye. Oye because I hate shaving. It’s the bane of my existence. But yet I can’t quite seem to give it up like some of my other girlfriends have. There’s just something about rolling into a bed…
August 29, 20197 min readLifestyle

Revitalize your skin with these 3 DIY Scrubs

No matter what skin type you have, you’ll benefit from exfoliation. So I want to focus on 3 easy DIY scrubs you can make at home on the cheap to reveal subtle skin. Exfoliation helps with rejuvenating the skin, making it softer, decreasing fine lines…
August 08, 20197 min readLifestyle

Affordable Clean & Sustainable Makeup Brands

Sustainable makeup made with clean ingredients is something that is super important to me. I don't want my skin absorbing toxic chemicals or for me to accidentally ingest something via my lip products. As well, the conventional makeup industry has a…
August 01, 201910 min readLifestyle

11 Tips to be Zero Waste in College while on Budget

Ah college, some of the best and worst times in my life. And it was actually my senior year that I first started going zero waste, so I can confidently say I had a zero waste college experience (though wish I had started earlier!) And boy oh boy am I…
June 27, 20187 min readLifestyle

Inexpensive Ways to Live a more Sustainable Lifestyle

Even if you don't live in an area that supports compost pick-up or has a recycling program, there are still ways you can lessen your footprint (which I believe is incorporated into this zero waste lifestyle). Being zero waste to me isn’t just about…
April 11, 20187 min readLifestyle

My Zero Waste Makeup Routine

My mom didn’t let me start wearing makeup until middle school, and even then I could only wear lipgloss. Throughout high school I never really saw the point as most days I had soccer after school which would mean that it would melt down my face…
March 14, 20186 min readLifestyle

Lazy & Low Impact Habits to Save Time and Money

I think there’s a misconception in this movement that living a more sustainable lifestyle requires a crap ton of work. While I think that someone people do take it upon themselves to spend a lot of time living this way, you certainly don’t. While I…
March 07, 20184 min readLifestyle

3 Steps to Make Luxurious Whipped Body Butter

Growing up in the dry climate of Colorado, I am no stranger to lotions. I would religiously coat myself in lotion and body butter after every shower and apply some to my hands every night before bed. But when I started researching the ingredients in…
February 21, 20187 min readLifestyle

Fun Zero Waste Party Ideas for a Lively Night

OK I don't think my friends and I are unique in that sometimes, we can't decide on what we want to do. At least, I hope we aren't the only ones. And I'm going to admit something that should not shock anyone, especially my friends: I'm a grandma. My…
February 14, 20188 min readLifestyle

Ultimate Guide to Sustainable Hair Care For all Budgets

Oh sustainable shampoo and conditioner. Once I was afraid to seek you out, but now I'm in love. I’m lucky that my hair is pretty low maintenance, something I took for granted until recently. But despite that, I was nervous to switch to more…
January 30, 201812 min readLifestyle

How to be Zero Waste in Your Office

Offices are notorious for being an eco-disaster. From junky coffee machines to wasted paper and endless disposable coffee cups, most offices are an environmentalists nightmare. As the majority of our time awake is spent in offices (unless you're…
January 18, 20188 min readLifestyle

23 Fun & Eco-Friendly Date Ideas for All Budgets

A sustainable date - does it have to be boring? Absolutely not, unless you're into that). I feel like when I tell people that I live a eco-friendly lifestyle, they think I'm a hermit that doesn't have any fun. That has nothing to do with being zero…
January 11, 20186 min readLifestyle

Living a Zero Waste Lifestyle with Roommates

I was a  senior in college last year when I started my zero waste transition. With that came me having to navigate how to implement this new lifestyle not only my boyfriend but arguably more important,  my roommate. I was lucky that my roommate was…
December 12, 20175 min readLifestyle

Easy Zero Waste Swaps

Like with any adventure, you have to start somewhere. Why not start your zero waste journey by tackling the low hanging fruit? These are the few items in my life I immediately swapped out when I became more conscious of my trash output and its effect…
December 04, 201710 min readLifestyle

18 Documentaries to Inspire You to Live a Zero Waste Lifestyle

My first efforts to live a more sustainable life were the results of watching inspirational documentaries. While at first I was solely concerned with the toxic ingredients in every-day conventional items (makeup, cleaners, body lotions etc), this…
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