Beauty, Health, Love

Re-hydration Less Plastic

Re-hydration Less Plastic

DIY Electrolyte Replacement Drink Perfect Whenever You’d Otherwise Drink Gatorade or Pedialyte My oldest daughter came home with a stomach bug the other day. It’s been a long time since I’ve had to deal with the sorrow and laundry that come along with a puking virus, and luckily this one was short-lived. After one miserable […]

DIY Plastic-Free Deodorant

DIY Plastic-Free Deodorant

When I went looking for plastic-free, safe, and effective deodorant, I turned first to Beth Terry and her Plastic-free Living Guide at her incredible blog My Plastic-free Life. Following her advice, I tried baking soda, plain and simple. I’d been using baking soda for years as my main household cleaner, as a skin-soother in the girls’ bath water, and more recently in […]

Plastic-Free Personal Care: Soap

Plastic-Free Personal Care: Soap

or How I Gave Up the Bar and Learned to Love Flakes. But first, the recipe that will get you off the plastic-packaged liquid soap train: DIY Soap Flakes That Work – No Plastic, No Petrochemicals 1 5-oz bar natural soap in a paper wrapper 1 glass jar with tight lid; a 26-oz pasta sauce […]

Plastic-Free Personal Care: Toothpaste & Toothbrushes

Plastic-Free Personal Care: Toothpaste & Toothbrushes

Let’s talk teeth! I was a dental assistant for about a year in my youth, and I carry a bit of residual obsession with teeth and dental health with me today. That collided with my newer obsession with living without new plastic whenever possible and produced some changes around my home. As always, I’m not […]

Plastic-Free Personal Care: Dental Floss

Plastic-Free Personal Care: Dental Floss

DENTAL FLOSS During my search for low impact dental floss during our most recent Month Less Plastic, I had a few simple requirements: no virgin petroleum plastic packaging, no plastic or petroleum-derived components in the floss itself, and affordable. I checked our local natural foods market and found dental floss made from silk in a […]

Month Less Plastic: Personal Hygiene

Month Less Plastic: Personal Hygiene

I am from a part of the world where it’s not unusual for people to celebrate their bodies by, say, going without deodorant, eating whole cloves of fresh garlic, growing out their armpit and leg hairs regardless of gender, and adding organic essential oils to skin, hair, clothing, and whatever else they touch. There are […]