Here's my zero waste cocktail kit 😜,these stainless steel ice cube trays make the best ice cubes ever, the silicone ones absorb flavor and start to make you ice cubes taste funny, this is by far my favorite zero waste switch. my go to drink is a gin and tonic with bitters since cocktails where originally invented for medicinal purposes so it makes them a health food right?! also love the cocktail size metal straws since the normal size is way too tall for a cocktail glass. if y'all are wondering i use prairie organic gin, it's my favorite!
2 days ago
So my father gets milk in glass bottles, he's collected a lot over the years.. too many imo haha, my first reaction was to recycle some of them, but they're just such cute bottles. i decided to put them up on gumtree for free and wouldn't you know; someone has a use for them and is excited to pick them up 😊 any way to divert things from being put in a bin of any kind is worth exploring!
5 days ago
My zerowaste/low-impact lunch! of course it's nicely contained in sustainable materials (tin and furoshiki) but what's not photographed is the fact that it's vegan, all the veggies are from my local farmers market, the beans were bought dried in a bulk store, the bread is homemade, the sauce container is upcycled and the napkin used to furoshiki is secondhand. while it's all well and good taking an aesthetically pleasing photo that looks "zerowaste" i think the thought behind it is so much more important.
2 weeks ago
My work just got a whole new section of bulk items for making your own health and beauty products 😍the possibilities are endless!
Have you tried making your own toothpaste? below is my recipe (reposted). i've been using this for over 3 years with positive results - i've recently introduced activated charcoal for teeth whitening, by dipping my brush in the powder after apply the toothpaste. **disclaimer** i am not an o**l health professional, just simply sharing what works for me, and the environment.
firstly i'd like to note, that toothpaste is not what makes your mouth healthy, but rather, helps support good o**l health. it is the colonies of bacterial micromes that do all the work. they help digest food, clean your teeth, and create a protective layer on your teeth. this equilibrium relationship of o**l flora needs balance in order retain a healthy, functional mouth. even the thin layer of plaque is a necessary process for good tooth health. so keeping the balance is key!
the most important steps towards good o**l health, is to be mindful of the food and drink you intake, be sure to consciously brush your teeth at least twice daily, and remember to flos regularly, to disrupt bacteria. i use toothpaste to help increase the remineralisation of my tooth enamel and for healthy saliva production. here's what's in it,
• 2 parts - bentonite clay (remineralisation, detoxification)
• 1 part - bicarbonate of soda (ph balancing, reduces periodontal pathogens, gentle stain remover)
• 1 part - raw cold pressed coconut oil (reduce the number of streptococcus mutans bacteria in the mouth)
• xylitol (prebiotic, remineralisation)
• himalayan salt (ph balancing, healing)
• peppermint essential oil (fresh breath, antibacterial)
• water (to blend the ingredients into a paste)
totally edible, can be diluted as a mouth wash, great for gargling
to make, simply add all the ingredients together, making sure the coconut oil (if using) is liquefied, add water gradually and whip with a non metal utensil to form a thick paste to your liking. best stored in amber glass out of direct light.
other essential oils to use are:
melaleuca (tea tree).
2 weeks ago
A lovely friend of mine gave me some beautiful fountain pens today 💖
3 days ago
All the packaging i've kept with the intention to reuse; i struggle with the amount of pill bottles i have, there's only so many things you can do with them haha
Nytt prosjekt - kan man leve zero waste i en van? jeg er i startsfasen av et nytt prosjekt og vil gjerne ha tilbakemelding på hva dere synes. setter stor pris på både positivt og konstruktiv kritikk! - idéen er å gjøre en gammel kassebil om til en bærekraftig van som går på brukt frityrolje istedet for diesel. innvendig skal den bygges om slik at man kan bo i den. alt av materialer og innredning som brukes skal være restmateriale, brukt eller redesign. målet med prosjektet er å inspirere til en mer bærekraftig hverdag hvor vi bruker det vi har før vi kjøper nytt.🍃♻🌍 jeg har lyst å dokumentere prosjekt fra starten og tenker å dele bilder og små videosnutter på instagram og facebook. 📷 om det er noe som er uklart så er det bare å spørre! er spent på hva dere synes? 😄🙈
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Sundays in our house are for cleaning and prepping for the week! here's another simple buddha bowl i made for this week's meal prep with barley as our grain, mixed field greens, balsamic roasted brussel sprouts, pinto beans and kalamata olives for that pop of flavour.
i originally saw this recipe made with feta instead of kalamata olives but to make it vegan i switched it up. hopefully it's just as tasty!
what are your favourite vegan swaps?
Day 59- first bulk shopping experience! i found sprouts location just about 30 minute car ride away from me. i’ve read from other posts that they sell quite a good selection of bulk produce, so i went to investigate as this is a new store for me (we moved to a different state last summer). i wasn’t planning on buying anything, but i really liked their selection. i just happened to have this glass jar in my car that i just finished my granola from, so i grabbed it and filled it up with dark chocolate covered almonds. and that marked my very first bulk buy! as i saw it for myself, it is very easy to get most dry pantry staples loose. i just have to be prepared with glass jars and cloth bags, and know exactly what i’m getting. because impulse buys would be difficult if you don’t have where to put it. my mind is now at ease and i am no longer intimidated by the bulk shopping thought. #consciousliving#consciouslifestyle#goingzerowaste#zerowaste#zerowasteliving#zerowastelifestyle#zerowastehome#zerowastelife#bulkshopping#packagefree#packagefreeshopping
La domenica per me è sempre un giorno di riflessione e pianificazione. sfrutto questa giornata per prendermi una pausa, fare le cose con più leggerezza, dedicarmi a me stessa. @alfabet_cartoleriaecologica mi ha omaggiata con questo piccolo quadernino, carinissimo, in carta riciclata. lo sto usando per scrivere qualche riflessione e per annotare le cose per le quali sono grata. trovo questa pratica molto rilassante, voi ci avete mai provato?
The other reason i’ve been mia ☺️♥️ when we went over to hawaii in december, i was still sadly miscarrying. we were there for a month and found out a few days before we flew home that i was pregnant again! a little hawaii bean! we are back again, we have heard the heartbeat and we feel super blessed and humbled that this happened (and so quick!) and we are both so excited to be parents ♥️ #3months