One of the best ways that I have discovered local, natural, or organic products has been through visiting markets. Depending on the country you live in or the language spoken where you live, Googling what you're looking for might not be as simple as you would expect. Both in Egypt and Lithuania, I’ve found many… Continue reading Markets
This plant isn’t very familiar to me coming from the Pacific Northwest part of the U.S. But I’m learning that there is a wide variety of uses for this plant. You can eat it, wear it, built with it, fight with it, cook with it, even make an instrument from it! Photo by Toni Cuenca… Continue reading Bamboo
Do-it-yourself is always a good way to ensure that you know what’s inside. I’ve been looking at various DIY skin care products because my skin is sensitive and trying new products gets to be quite frustrating, not to mention expensive. Sometimes DIY projects are amazing! Sometimes they’re disasters. One thing that has worked is eye… Continue reading DIY Experiments
Upon moving to Vilnius, something called Solidu shampoo caught my eye. I had heard of shampoo bars before, but had never really been interested, so I grabbed a card at one of the local fairs and proceeded to look them up. Not only are they sustainable and plastic free, this brand is also pretty! It… Continue reading Shampoo bars
We all know we’re supposed to be using less plastic, right? The fact that you’re reading this blog tells me you already know that. But here’s the thing about switching to more sustainable things: unless you’re young and just starting out in life, you already have a bunch of plastic stuff. What do you do… Continue reading Becoming plastic-less
Along with the kitchen, the bathroom is another place in your house that tends to accumulate a lot of plastic. Fortunately, there are quite a few people out there creating plastic- and chemical-free alternatives for pretty much everything.