A review of Zero Waste Cartel bamboo toothbrush and case. The softer bristles bamboo toothbrush made it easier on my sensitive gums.Read More
A review of Boody Bamboo Underwear. Eco-friendly and sustainable underwear and other basics made of bamboo.Read More
A review of My Big Fat Organic Cotton and Hemp Nut Milk Sacks. Perfect for non-dairy milk making. Perfect for nuts, rice or oat milk.Read More
A review of WowE LifeStyle Stainless Steel Tongue Cleaner made of surgical grade stainless steel to keep the tongue and mouth clean and fresh.Read More
Misfits Market is a produce delivery service that strives to rescue “ugly” organic produce from going to the landfill.
I was happy when someone from our Zero Waste New Jersey Facebook group posted about Misfits Market. I quickly read up on the company and checked to see if I was in the delivery area. Thankfully I was so I signed up.
This review covers my first 6 boxes each received on a weekly basis from December until now.
**If you are looking for a referral link, click here for 25% off your first Misfits Box.Read More
A review of WowE LifeStyle Certified Organic Reusable Produce Bags for all of your shopping needs to reduce plastic usage and waste. Comes in 3 sizes for produce, grains and other pantry essentials.Read More
When my parents left to retire for a few months to the Philippines, they left a few things behind. In one of the boxes, I found a box of Hi8 tapes that my dad had kept. Labeled: Cat’s 8th Graduation, H.S. Graduation, Anna’s Confirmation, Elaine’s 5th Birthday, New Year 99 and so on. I honestly wasn’t sure if the images were still intact and if I wanted to see them, but of course curiosity got the best of me so I started researching how to digitize the tapes. If I remember correctly, Hi8 was popular in the 90’s and very early 2000s. My dad had a camcorder that he would take everywhere and would also setup in front of our living room to capture the action.Read More
A few months ago, my husband and I went on a quest to find a new mattress. We knew right away that we just didn’t want to buy any mattress from a big box store. We wanted something natural, firmer than an original mattress, made better than the conventional mattresses and we wanted to make sure we could try it out. We searched for a sustainable, eco-friendly, sweatshop free mattress and we found that in Essentia.Read More
I found Swell because I was looking to invest in companies that were doing good in the world. Companies that were tackling solutions to reduce waste, provide clean water, eradicate disease and so on. This reviews goes through what Swell is, how much I invested, how the platform looks. In the end, it’s up to you whether you want to invest via Swell. I would highly encourage you to take a look at the companies they invest in so that you can do further research and to see if these are inline with your values.Read More
A review of Plaine Products Face Wash and Moisturizer in a refillable packaging that is vegan, hypoallergenic, baby safe, and cruelty free, no animal testing, paraben free, sulfate free, petrochemical free.Read More
A review of Woo Bamboo Silk Floss in bio plastic packaging. A potential zero waste alternative to plastic floss.Read More
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
Medium hazelnut iced coffee please, light and sweet!
This used to be how I drank my coffee years ago. While I don't drink coffee daily, the times I would go to Dunkin Donuts and order a drink that was majority sugar was pretty often. My body and tastes buds got used to the taste. Fast forward a few years later and my husband and I are on the paleo diet for the first time during our first year doing Crossfit. Boy, was that an eye opening year for us in terms of health, diet, and nutrition. It was also the first time we started drinking coffee black. It took some getting used to, but eventually we sucked it up and started preferring our coffee black. Another year later and we then started getting introduced to this concept of "bulletproof" coffee. I, personally, didn't understand what all the fuss was about, but it helped reduced the bitterness of the coffee so we continued that route.Read More
It's been eighteen months since I've bought a plastic water bottle.
A stat that I am now very proud to admit. This is all thanks to me learning more about the Plastic Free Movement and the Zero Waste movement. Now, if you've been with me for a while, I've mentioned the wonderful life changing magic of the stainless steel insulated water bottle. Today, I'm finally writing a review because after using it for over a year, I can confidently provide feedback on this reusable water bottle.Read More
A review of Plain Products Natural Shampoo and Conditioner in plastic-free packaging with vegan, non-GMO and sulfate free ingredients.Read More
I did not set out to live a plastic free life. I was just tired of having half empty water bottles at home from a bad habit I had of bringing one to the gym and only consuming half of it. I would bring the bottle back and it would sit on the table half empty. In addition, every time I had to take out our recycling bin to the curb, I would get frustrated because any whisper of a wind would send empty bottles flying down the street in addition to our bin being completely full of plastic water bottles that there was no room for other recyclables.Read More
Testing the BioBag for it's compostability. Check out if this meets the standard and if it is approved to replace those plastic bags.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
A review of LUSH Tooth Powder and an update on the new packaging for the Toothy Tabs. Organic, natural, vegan toothpaste.Read More