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Helen Turner ๐ŸŒฟHealth & Wellness Writer ๐Ÿ–ŠSocial Media Consultant & Content Creator ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป #Physio #facialacupuncture #healthcoach โ™ป๏ธ#ethicalfashion #sustainablehome https://www.helenturnerhealth.com/blog/how-to-be-a-genuine-sustainable-blogger-or-influencer
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Last week i did an impromptu shoot with the lovely @kristina_kutena . sometimes unplanned things are the best. no time to stress about things just go with the flow. the autumn leaves are looking wonderful floating on the canal and it’s not yet too cold! the best time of year in my opinion. ๐Ÿ‚ #autumnleaves #autumnhair
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Sometimes i feel i take living in a beautiful city like amsterdam for granted. don’t get me wrong there are lots of beautiful cities around the world but none of them are quite like amsterdam. it feels like a town rather than a city and the canals lined with trees and many parks make you still feel so connected to nature. the cars in the city are getting less and there are many sustainable companies and innovating ideas coming out of amsterdam. there is still a long way to go with plastic waste here though as i see a lot if litter on the streets and in the canals. unfortunately it’s not really about recycling anymore it’s about not using plastics at all wherever possible and only using plastics as a last resort. reducing plastic in my home is going well but i feel the supermarkets and other large consumer stores need to do more to reduce their plastic packaging. let’s all try a bit harder to do simple things like carry a non-plastic water bottle and tote bag when around the city. say no to plastic straws and politely explain to the store why plastic straws should not be used. if enough customers complain the company may change but if we all continue to keep quite change will not happen. i do advocate for always making complaints or requests in a polite way as no-one likes being told off and if irritated or upset by your comments they are less likely to make a change. this is something i learnt and observed for many years working in healthcare. if you want something then ask nicely ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ™๐Ÿปโœจ also, be aware of the companies #greenwashing and saying they use biodegradable plastics as they often don’t tell you what is needed to actually enable the plastic to biodegrade (heat and water usually in a designated recycling center) which means by putting these in regular trash will not enable them to break down..... ๐Ÿ˜ what are your plans for reducing your plastic waste? #stopmetplastic #plasticfree #redusereuserecycle #plasticocean
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So, i am happy to say i have now used up all laundry detergent plastic bottles and shampoo bottles in my house. currently i am still using up some plastic hand soap bottles and will be using only soap bars once they are finished. still on the hunt for a good hair conditioning bar for after shampooing in order to be able to get the knots out of my wild hair (as i do not brush it) and would like to find some plastic free hair bands if possible. suggestions welcome! have some new products on their way to try which will hopefully mean i can reduce even more waste from my life (more about those soon). my next big task i guess is to start creating my own cleaning products, thinking of using the soapnuts from @that_red_house for a nice dish soap and kitchen/bathroom cleaner maybe, but need to find some glass spray bottles to store it in. little by little my home is becoming more plastic free thankfully. and i have just discovered a lovely sustainable fashion brand @taukodesign and am loving their thin turtle neck jumper for this time of year! what goals do you have for removing plastic from your home? and how is it going? let me know below! #plasticfreehome #plasticfree #plasticfreeliving
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What a beautiful day in amsterdam today! felt like summer again. the noordermarkt was packed and full of life โœจ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐ŸŒฟ #organicmarket #noordermarkt #saturdayshopping #sunshineyday
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๐ŸŒŽ as it’s #worldmentalhealthday this evening i will be spending some time at home doing some gentle yoga and meditating. mental health awareness is vitally important and something many of us do not invest enough time into. so, why not join me this evening and sit for a while just with yourself. sometimes i play music quietly, light a candle or use my meditation beads. just make sure you are wearing something comfortable like my @ateliermisu jumper which is perfect for these colder evenings (i’m still avoiding the heating for now). how do you take care of your mental health? do you think you pay your mental wellbeing as much attention as your physical? let me know below ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป. #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #ateliermisu
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Soapberries!! my new favourite sustainable item in my home. have you tried them yet? if you want to find out a bit more information about them then click the link in my bio ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿป! โœจ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ’š #soapberries #soapnuts #ethicalhome #naturalliving #ecohome #sustainablehome
18 179 2 weeks ago

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Some days are for looking at life through rose tinted glasses....especially when you are feeling a little under the weather. cold season is here, i’ll be dosing up on turmeric, ginger, lemon, honey, echinacea and a few other things for the next few days. i think i was not prepared for the sudden change in temperature. #coldseason #vitc #holistichealth #earlynight #bathtime #eucalyptus #echinacea #turmericbenefits
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I wasn’t expecting it to be long hot water bottle time of year again already.... but here it is! the weather changed so fast this year and i wasn’t quite ready for it. this autumn/winter i will be trying to use my heating as little as possible and making sure i wrap up in warm jumpers and wooly socks instead. this long hot water bottle also helps with some hygge moments and is great for soothing period pain or other aches and pains. if you want to be an owner of one yourself just drop my a dm and i will hook you up ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜† #keepingwarm #periodpain
5 279 3 weeks ago

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Those colours though! amsterdam you still surprise me sometimes....๐ŸŒฟ#nofilterneeded #natureatitsbest
12 235 4 weeks ago

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Happy sunday! it’s officially autumn... ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚ ๐Ÿ“ท @annelievonahoi
13 313 4 weeks ago

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Vegan nachos from @thefento . so tasty! #vegannachos #goingvegan
6 197 5 weeks ago

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Natural magnesium salts are a regular addition to my relaxing baths these days. magnesium is a mineral many of us are deficient in without even knowing it. it is needed by many cells and for many different functions of the body. it can also be absorbed through the skin, so taking a bath in it is the perfect way to absorb it without having to take pills! have a read about the lovely brand @oftheislands in my blog and find out more about naturally sourced magnesium! #oftheislands #magnesium #magnesiumsalts
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