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Natural and Low Waste Laundry

I think this week I’m going to talk about all natural and low waste laundry needs, because it’s something that I’ve been asked about a ton and also that I see as a struggle with a lot of zero-wasters.  I have found the laundering products that I absolutely love, and will stick by them for years and years to come. There will be brands I personally buy in this post, but I have been offered no money nor have any affiliate links. These are all my personal preference. The photos are also not my own.  HOW TO WASH First, let’s talk about how I wash things. Going from place to place constantly, and being as low waste as I can...

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My Spring 2019 Capsule

So we've been talking about capsule wardrobes and traveling light, so why not get into what my Spring Capsule Wardrobe looks like? Some of these aren't the exact items I have - when there is a * next to the item, that means it's the exact one. I've put the name down so you can look them up if you're interested in the pieces! If you are struggling with creating your own, hopefully this helps! SPRING CAPSULE WARDROBE ITEMS (41 Pieces): 11 Tops 5 Pants 2 Dresses/Jumpsuits 10 Sweaters/Jackets 4 Accessories 9 Shoes For tops, I put in a lot of layering and cozy pieces because it's been raining like crazy in New England all Spring. It's also been the...

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What I Bring When I Travel Part II

Hey guys, I’m back from LA and utterly exhausted. I also caught some weird virus (on my birthday, nonetheless!) that gave me a rash all over my stomach and arms, and I’m now trying everything homeopathic to get rid of it before I move onto antibiotics. I’ve been up most of the night trying not to scratch myself, but holy crap am I itchy! Definitely not a welcome home present.  I got back to Beverly (where I’m currently staying), and the roof in the hallway had collapsed before I left, yet is still not fixed despite my attempts to contact the property manager. I’m also on my period and it’s raining for the next four days, so with all this...

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Natural SPF

I wanted to take a break from minimalism and zero waste this week and talk about something that is very important, especially because we’re moving into warmer months: sunscreen. I have darker skin and have never had to wear sunscreen because I do not burn, but with that being said, I have a lot of sun damage on the inner layers of my skin that I have to constantly feed with nutrients to not have them appear on the outside. I used to absolutely cook myself in tanning beds in the early 2000’s (hey, we all did it), and despite everyone telling me that I was damaging my skin, I didn’t really see it until I was in my late...

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Zero-Waste Gifting

Zero waste gifting is something I’ve been thinking about for many years. I read a statistic once that stated that 3.1% of the world’s children live in the United States, but they own 40% of the world’s toys. Also, the average ten-year-old owns upwards of 238 toys, but only plays with twelve of them daily (you can find more of these statistics on becomingminimalist.com). I’ve been in houses where kids reside and am usually shocked at how much shit there is in the house that is for the kid, yet that kid couldn’t care less about the objects.  No, I’m not just talking about kids owning too much stuff (obviously). The LA Times stated that there are approximately 300,000 items...

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