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

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.

Zero Waste Dry Shampoo

Zero Waste Dry Shampoo

Zero waste dry shampoo is so easy to make. It's also fantastic for giving your hair some much needed life between washes. I don't wash my hair every day, I do it every other day. I tend to have oily hair, so even the day after washing it, it can start to grease up. Zero waste dry shampoo is my secret weapon for keeping grease at bay. I just sprinkle some dry shampoo onto my roots and spread it into my hair. It does a good job of giving my hair some volume, and getting rid of grease.