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Zero Waste Remedies for Cold + Flu Season


Zero Waste Remedies for Cold + Flu Season

In dire need of zero waste remedies for cold and flu season? I hear you! With the cold weather here, everyone is starting to feel sick (sadly). Come winter, I usually get a cold at least once. Do I want it? No. Does it happen? Yes. Ugh, it's so annoying. And man, is it wasteful! I cannot tell you how many tissues I go through when I have a stuffy nose. Piles upon piles. Yuck. But thankfully, there are some zero waste alternatives to this. Also, along with cutting back on waste, these zero waste remedies are more natural, thus better for your overall health. They're honestly holistic remedies that I've come to love and enjoy thoroughly over the years (though some are a bit new to me and I'm just starting to incorporate them into my life). Regardless, everything I suggest here is something I've tried myself, or highly recommend after doing my research. Nature often knows exactly what we need to heal ourselves, so of course these remedies are all natural. Mama earth knows best, after all! Here are some zero waste remedies for cold and flu season.

10 Zero Waste Shops For a Plastic-Free Life


10 Zero Waste Shops For a Plastic-Free Life

Looking for the best zero waste shop to help you start your plastic-free life? I'm happy to say there are tons of online shops that will provide you with the zero waste essentials you need. While I do encourage you to use what you have, there are times you just need something new. If you can't find something at the thrift store first, or secondhand, I highly recommend products from one of these zero waste shops. These online stores are unique and amazing in their own way, but all of them offer items that are sustainably and ethically made. You can feel good about your purchase with them - and the best part? Everything will be shipped to you plastic-free! Lets take a look and see why these zero waste shops are the best of the best.

How to Have a Zero Waste Valentine's Day


How to Have a Zero Waste Valentine's Day

Want to have a zero waste Valentine's Day? It's certainly doable! I know there's a lot of commercialism involved with this holiday, but you certainly don't need to go out and buy a ton of cheap items for your lover. They don't need another plushie that'll gather dust on the shelf. Instead, focus on creating a better experience for your sweetheart that does the planet some good too. Quality time spent together is what I recommend focusing on most - not the items you get for each other. That said, the items you do get one another should be thoughtfully purchased. Here are some ways you can make your valentine (and the earth) happy this Valentine's Day.

How to Remove Labels From Glass Jars


How to Remove Labels From Glass Jars

As a zero waster, I tend to collect a lot of glass jars, bottles and containers. I can't help myself really. Once a product empties, it would be a waste to just toss a perfectly good jar away. You can reuse glass jars to house so many great things - from DIYs to bulk goods. The problem lies in the annoying sticky labels that come with most jars. Not sure about you, but I like the aesthetic of a clear glass jar - not one with an annoying tomato sauce label on it. But when you try to peel it off, it just leaves behind sticky residue! Well, thankfully, I've got the cure for both of those problems. Here's how to remove labels from glass jars, hassle free (including the sticky glue residue left behind). 

How to Use Zero Waste Shampoo Bars


How to Use Zero Waste Shampoo Bars

Want to start using zero waste shampoo bars but don't know where to start? That's understandable: We've been so conditioned to use shampoo that comes in plastic bottles. Just one walk through the shampoo aisle in a store will have you convinced that's the only way to wash your hair. But is it really? No. You certainly don't need to purchase shampoo that comes in wasteful plastic bottles. Nor do you need to settle for the questionable ingredients in those plastic shampoo bottles. Instead, you can make the switch to zero waste shampoo bars - here's how to use them (and why you should).

The Best Zero Waste Hair Brush


The Best Zero Waste Hair Brush


Looking for the best zero waste hair brush? Look no further - I've found it! Brush with Bamboo has recently started selling hair brushes and I couldn't wait to get my hands on it. If you know anything about this brand, you know they make the best bamboo toothbrushes around. So, naturally, their hair brush would be amazing too! They were kind enough to send me one and I don't think I've ever been so excited to brush my hair, to be frank. Most conventional hair brushes are made using plastic - lots of it for that matter. Everything from the handle to the bristles are made from cheap plastic that easily breaks off. I cannot tell you how many times I've broken plastic bristles before - my old brush is literally completely bristle-less. But this zero waste hair brush by Brush with Bamboo? So different. The quality is truly something to marvel at - not to mention the entire brush is compostable. How freaking cool is that!? Lets take a closer look and see why this is, without a doubt, the best zero waste hair brush ever.

Zero Waste Produce Bags Guide


Zero Waste Produce Bags Guide

Have you ever noticed there are so many different kinds of zero waste produce bags? When you look on Instagram, you're bound to see a wide array of reusable produce bags - some made from organic cotton, some made from synthetic mesh. But which ones are the best ones? And how do you know which are best for you? I decided it would be pretty helpful to create a whole zero waste produce bags guide. Because lets face it - navigating these things should be easy, not hard. We all want to live a more sustainable life (I'm assuming that's why you're here at least 😉 ) - so it's my job (and pleasure) to help you do so as easily as possible! Here's everything you wanted to know about zero waste produce bags, and how to choose the best ones for you (including what I use!). 

How to Have a Zero Waste Bathroom



How to Have a Zero Waste Bathroom

I think we could all agree: The bathroom is a super wasteful place. Between all the water waste and the amount of single use items in there, it's a nightmare. But does it have to be? The quick and sweet answer is no. You can totally have a zero waste bathroom. You just have to think outside the box a little, get creative and make a few zero waste swaps. Here are some of my favorite zero waste bathroom swaps. Some of them you can DIY, while others you'll have to buy. I'm going to tackle each part of the bathroom individually so you can break it down easier.