Zero Waste Living: How to Make DIY Deodorant

Friday, September 29, 2017

DIY deodorant

By: Ariana Palmieri

Have you ever tried making your own zero waste deodorant? If not, maybe you should. A bunch of harmful ingredients can be found lurking in conventional deodorant (aluminium anyone?). Not to mention most deodorants are packaged in plastic, which is not ideal if you follow the zero waste movement. Every piece of plastic ever created still exists on this earth! We don't need any more of it, especially not in deodorant form.

Are You Eating Plastic?

Friday, September 22, 2017

eating plastic

By: Ariana Palmieri

Here's an unconventional question for you: Are you eating plastic? Most of us would outright say "no, of course not!" but are you so sure? I'm not. You see, while you might not be putting a fresh piece of plastic on your plate, it might be contaminating your food. 

Healthy Eating: Your Guide to Clean Eating

Friday, September 15, 2017

clean eating

By: Ariana Palmieri

You've probably heard of clean eating before, but what exactly is it? In simple terms, eating clean simply means avoiding processed and refined foods and basing your diet on whole foods. It's great for those looking to lose weight, remove toxins, and overall feel better. Creating a clean eating plan, or a guide, will really help you achieve these goals. Plus it will give you the proper nutrition your body may be lacking from eating too much processed foods. Please use this post as a guide to jump start your own healthy eating plan today: It will tell you the basic principles of this diet, the benefits of this diet, and exactly what you need to get started. There are tons of eating clean recipes out there (which I encourage you to look up), but I will be sharing one at the end of this post to get you started. 

Zero Waste Living: 4 Green Beauty Brands That Offer Refills

Friday, September 8, 2017

green beauty brands

By: Ariana Palmieri

Zero waste beauty isn't exactly the easiest part of this journey. There are so many amazing green beauty products out there, but most of them are packaged in plastic! It's incredibly frustrating, especially when you know your state does not recycle cosmetics properly in any shape or form. Sure, you can DIY a few things, but what if your DIYs keep flopping? What if you just don't like crafting your own products? Thankfully, there are some brands out there that are a little more eco-savvy than the rest.

Zero Waste Living: The Art of Saying "No" to Single-Use Plastic

Friday, September 1, 2017

single use plastic

By: Ariana Palmieri

You've got all the zero waste tools: Reusable straws, cloth napkins and stainless steel cutlery. You're ready to hit the town and do your thing. You head on over to a restaurant and you order yourself a nice drink, feeling good about yourself. You're all ready to use your reusable straw, which you recently bought. The problem? Your drink comes with a plastic straw.

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