Toothpaste has been one of the most contentious item in our household for the zero waste transition. Granted, it's only my husband and myself, but we have our own different opinions on good toothpaste. For a good while prior to zero waste, I had a large range of teeth problems. Brushing and flossing and 6 month dental visits were never enough. I started to lessen my sugar intake and that really help me get on the right foot with addressing a lot of dental issues.
I definitely tried the DIY Toothpaste recipes and neither my husband or myself were very keen on it. We moved to using the LUSH Toothy Tabs and LUSH Toothy Powder and spent a few months trialing their product. That went better than the DIY paste. This still came in plastic so it still wasn't 100%. We then moved towards using BALM! Baby Teeth Paste. I know, it says baby on it, so if it's good enough for a baby, it's good enough for me. That Teeth Paste was better than we had hoped, but a little more expensive and not as portable since it was in glass. We went back to conventional toothpaste for a bit as we had some leftover that we found in our cabinet stash, but here we are today trialing Davids Natural Toothpaste. Read more
"We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.
Another year winds down and I'm now already preparing for 2018. Last year, I wrote a post on my search for a good notebook to capture all of my ideas, quotes, notes, etc. I ended up using Ink and Volt for the year, but supplemented it with another notebok. I'm now reviewing the words, ideas and things I wrote and I love that I was able to capture it all.
Without further ado and in no particular order, here's the list of eco-friendly planners and notebooks for 2018. I have not selected my final notebook for 2018, but I will update once I decide. Read more
As 2016 winds down, it's time to start planning for 2017. One of the goals I have for 2017 is to be more present with journaling, with making goals, with writing, with reflection. The best way to do that is to make sure you have a nice, effective journal or planner that you want to take out everyday. I've been searching for a new one for the upcoming year. I've always loved organization and carried my Trapper Keeper for four years in high school with specific tabs for each subject. Read more
While, I don't have children yet, as I get invited to baby showers and Christenings, I want to give gifts that are sustainable, responsibly made, BPA free plastic, wooden, made in the USA and generally good for the children and environment. Read more
A review of BALM! Baby Toothpaste. Vegan. Made in USA. Fluoride Free. Plastic Free Container. #babyfriendly #ecofriendly #plasticfree Read more
A product review of ELEVATED PITS! Stick Natural Deodorant. Made of natural ingredients and comes in a plastic free container. Read more