My eco-friendly resolution

My eco-friendly resolution

This is a blog post I’ve been itching to write for a long time. I keep drafting it in my head, and then deadlines and everyday life get in the way. Oh, #momlife!

My 2019 New Year’s Resolution was to become more eco-friendly. The funny thing is that I used to be much better at this. When I was a teenager, and during my undergrad years at university, I was a hippie! Anyone who knew me during that time would attest to it: I brought my own container to restaurants for leftovers, I wore hemp clothing, and I worked at a health food store (a store that I still love and frequent).

What happened to that hippie girl? I’m not sure, to be honest. She never truly went away, but she stepped aside for a while while I took on an office job, planned a wedding, went back to school, and had a baby. Although I always prioritized natural products, I fell into the convenience trap. But now I feel like that side of me is back, full-force, and full of excitement.

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Fave Finds: Best Natural Deodorants

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I’ll be honest: transitioning to natural deodorant is not something I’ve been looking forward to. Generally, deodorant is one of those products that just isn’t as effective in natural form. Oh, don’t get me wrong, I’ve tried plenty of natural deodorants over the years (and I’ve even written about them before). I just hadn’t found one that I really, really liked.

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Fave find: Fable naturals

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I first encountered Fable Naturals at a trade show a while back. There were tons of other natural skin care companies around, but what really drew my eye was their awesome cardboard/paper packaging for their lip balm–absolutely plastic-free! How cool is that? When I found out the products were also fair trade, I was hooked. This Vancouver-based company sources as many fair trade ingredients as they can, and crafts small product batches lovingly, and typically by hand. Continue reading “Fave find: Fable naturals”

Fave find: Aveda eco-friendly compact

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I love makeup and skincare products, and, as my loving husband said to me today, there are no doubts about my ability to spend money on them (gee, thanks?), but one thing that’s always made me feel Grinch-y is the packaging. Oh, the packaging, boxes, and bags!

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