This morning I sent my baby sister a birthday message and then turned to Liam, “oh. It’s July already. Oops..” So a few days late we wanted to encourage you to make a shift or two (or completely drastic life change around!) for #plasticfreejuly. It’s not just gross that our single use plastics end up in landfills and the ocean, iand it’s not even just nature that are suffering from it. Our convenience plastics, like most bad decisions, are having a devastating impact on the worlds poorest people.
In the last three years we’ve been moving our family to reduce what gets sent to landfill and I tell you what, it’s a buzz guys!
So, throughout the month I’ll give you a few tips to how we made changes to reduce our waste, if you’re interested!
First off, the bathroom.
We have made our own toothpaste for a while now and I must say it’s quite an adjustment but finally all the family are on board. I also just treated myself to a wee charcoal floss* that comes in this adorable glass jar which i like to use every few days alongside brushing. Our toothbrushes are bamboo, and once we have worn them to death we turn them into cleaning or pottery tools and eventually we will bin the bristles and the handle can go back to the earth!
I’ve always been a pretty basic gal when it comes to beauty care so I actually just use a bar of fragrance free soap for my body and face and every couple of weeks (or less!) my hair too. I just got some conditioner in a jar from @the_refillstore for detangling the kids hair. My scalp has never been great so recently I made a hair rinse with apple cider vinegar infused with rosemary. I add a small amount to a pint of water and rinse my hair in it towards the end of a shower.
When I have a bit more time in my hands I make a gorgeous face scrub with stuff like oil, honey and sugar. I also make my own balms and face and body oils. It’s very easy and I find really enjoyable but I know there are some really lovely ones out there. They last for a while and it’s nice to know exactly what’s going on our skin as it’s the biggest organ we have!
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