Day 13: Eco-friendly household cleaners! Many chemicals in the products we use to clean our homes are direct pollutants to water 💦 and air. Among the worst chemicals they might contain are ‘volatile organic compounds’ such as phosphorus, nitrogen and ammonia that can’t be removed in water treatment facilities and in large and uncontrolled quantities severely affect nature’s balance destroying entire ecosystems. Choose naturally made cleaners. Here our favorite dishwasher soaps: Mrs. Meyers @mrsmeyerscleanday made with 97% natural ingredients and the completely natural soap @beehive_alchemy that comes in #plasticfree packaging. We are also learning how powerful plain vinegar and baking soda can be to clean and disinfect bathrooms, glasses, floors, countertops, etc!!! 💪🏼 You can also feel it easier on yourself with no headaches from the chemicals’ smells 😉 #consciouslifestylebaby#yayforearth#chemicalfreehome#plasticfree @thefaria @waterthruskin
Ever heard of cushion inserts being made from water bottles? 🤷🏼♀️⠀ ⠀ Well guess what? Ours are! For every 1kg of fibre used, more than SEVENTY water bottles have been saved from landfill! 🙌🏻 ⠀ How are they made? Well the water bottle pass through a number of processes. ⠀ ⠀ First the bottles are collected and stripped of their labels and lids⠀ ⠀ Next they are then shredded, heated and extruded back into a compressed fibre.⠀ ⠀ Lastly the fibre the fibre is processed into a fluffy mixture ready for use! Easy peasy! 🙌🏻⠀ ⠀ Head over to our story now to get a sneak peak 👀
Minimalist soap dispenser dreams made possible with @kuishihome 🌚 ICYMI — I recently shared a simple hand wash recipe that will help you save money ... and reduce plastic waste at home! Direct link in bio.
Two years ago I made beeswax wraps as Christmas gifts out of old (clean) shirts and beeswax! It’s a great alternative to suran wrap and really easy to make: cut the fabric to the desired size, cover with beeswax, place between two pieces of parchment paper, and melt with an iron!! 📷: @dantom
PLASTIC FREE Travel Essentials Repost from @saltytimes the toiletries kit of Base and Jamie proves we’re living in a wonderful time where mindful businesses are popping up everyday replacing plastic products and packaging for recyclable alternatives. Traveling plastic free is most important when visiting countries that don’t have recycling facilities. It’s just burn it, dump it in the ocean or a hole in the ground. How long can they do that for? Help them by travelling plastic free for a brighter future ✌🏻🌏🌺 Great work @ethiquenz @dirtyhippiecosmetics @eco_toothbrush @bali_asli 👏🏼 ~ SHOP Ocean Safe Sunblock and Surf Zinc 👉🏼 link in bio
I’m reposting from David Suzuki Foundation a lot this month as I’m partaking in the Queen of Green challenge where there’s a weekly task you do to help be plastic and pollutant free. Feminine hygiene products are a huge waste producer and can be so harmful to your health and environment (which is one with your health! Toxic planet=toxic body). I’ve been using @lunapads for 7 years now, made of organic cotton and are washed in the laundry. It’s important to be intimate with your cycle and know what’s happening down there rather than being ashamed of it, trying to hide it from the world as the commercials suggest. Lots of women prefer the @thedivacup or @organicup which is amazing as well but I’m a plastic free-aholic so I’ve stuck with the pads 😘 100% awesome choice either way, anything to keep the waste baskets empty and your body glowing ✌🏼✨🌎 #plasticfree#menstruation#period#chemicalfree#loveyourbody#feminine#power#local