Featured slider

Greenify Me

A girl's quest to live on the greener side.

Zero Waste Hair Spray

zero waste hair spray

Does zero waste hair spray exist? Yes, yes it does my friends, and I'm here to tell you all about it. Stop whatever you're using right now and switch to this. Please. It will save you SO much money and you'll question why you even decided to waste money buying hair spray to begin with. Plus, not to mention, conventional hair spray is loaded with a bunch of questionable ingredients. It's also terrible for the environment. While aerosol cans aren't depleting the ozone layer anymore with CFCs, according to Scientific American, they still contain hydrocarbons and/or compressed gases infamous for their contribution to global warming. So, essentially, every time you go to spray your hair, you're just raising your own carbon footprint (albeit slowly). You know what I say to that? Lets eliminate that risk entirely by making our own non toxic hair spray! 

18 Tips for Plastic Free July

Plastic Free July

Plastic Free July will be here before you know it. That means thousands of people around the world will ditch plastic the entire month (and hopefully, longer than that). I really love this movement and last year, I hosted a Plastic Free July challenge on my Instagram feed (#GreenifyJuly). It was a huge success and really inspired me! I figured it would be a fun, really cool idea to kind of just compile all the things I posted about in that challenge on my blog. That way, it can live on the internet forever, and you can access it any time you like. Without further ado, here are 18 tips for Plastic Free July!

5 Zero Waste Summer Activities to Do This Season

Zero Waste Summer Activities

Summer is finally here, which means longer and warmer days are abound. I love living in tune with the seasons, and summer is definitely my favorite season. Summer is just so full of life - everything is green, the roses are in full bloom, and there are so many delicious fruits and vegetables in season at the farmers market. Truly, it is a time of the utmost abundance. Summer brings to mind roses and wildflowers, fragrant honeysuckle blooms creeping along fences, juicy peaches straight from the tree, and languid beach days spent soaking up the sun. There's something about summer that makes you feel so full and wholesome. It conjures up feelings of vitality, reminding us to tap into our youthfulness and enjoy life. It's also a time when produce is at its peak: I absolutely love seeing SO many different fruits appear at my farmers market, particularly peaches and raspberries, which I will definitely be talking about later on in this post. So, if you want to celebrate summer, reduce your waste and live seasonally, you're in the right place. Here are 5 zero waste summer activities to do before the season ends!

Zero Waste Produce Wash

Zero Waste Produce Wash

Zero waste produce wash doesn't have to be complicated to make. I've seen a lot of DIY produce wash recipes online that leave me scratching my head. There are so many elaborate recipes out there that require several ingredients. But who wants to spend time making a long, drawn out produce wash when they could just use one ingredient and be done with it? Today, I'm going to show you exactly how I wash my produce. I only use one ingredient and it works like a charm. Now, if you purchase your food pesticide free and organic, you don't necessarily have to use anything but water to wash your produce off. However, this produce wash is so simple that you may want to use it just to air on the safe side. I do recommend washing produce that files under the Dirty Dozen list. I'll explain which produce items fall under that category in a moment. Without further ado, here's how to make zero waste produce wash.