Category: Natural Living

Eco-Friendly Leather

I’ll admit, I did not know much about how leather is made before being introduced to an eco-friendly leather brand. I mean, I know that leather was made from hides (so yeah… vegans this post isn’t for you) but after that I was pretty clueless as to the actual process and what ingredients are used when making leather. Just What Is Leather And How is It Made? I’m going to work through the different parts and aspects of leather and break things down for you. I’ll compare the mainstream methods along with the eco-friendly options so you can see...

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6 DIY Cleaners That Will Green Your Life

The following is a guest post from Deja of Deja Vu Organics. How many times have you watched a commercial about bleach with clouds, floating flowers, and an overall feel of freshness? Sadly, that is not just an over-exaggeration, it’s pretty much a lie. Conventional Cleaning Products There are tons of conventional cleaning products and, sadly, almost all of them contain ingredients with side effects ranging from lung and skin irritation to being a carcinogen with repeated use. Definitely not what you want in products you use on a daily basis. A great example is bleach. Bleach can be...

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Eco-Friendly Pouches

When it comes to living green, I’m pretty on top of things but I’ll admit when it comes to things like bags and pouches, green just isn’t on my radar. That said, it really should be. The bags and pouches I use should be more eco-friendly because I’ll be using them for awhile and they will take awhile to decompose (or a long while if they aren’t eco-friendly). Which is why I want to introduce you to Maika. I first fell in love with these home and travel goods because they are so pretty. I’m a sucker for all...

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How to Make Beeswax Candles – Mess Free

A few years ago, if you had visited my home you would have been welcomed by the smell of a few candles. A good smelling candle is hard to resist… until you know that it’s hiding all sorts of toxins. (Toxins like fake fragrances and waxes that actually pollute your indoor air!) Once you realize that those scented beauties can damage your health, it’s pretty easy to stop buying them. However, if you still want that charming glow there is thankfully a toxin free alternative: beeswax candles.  Beeswax candles are pretty amazing. Not only do they not have all...

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Reasons to Keep Your Home Cold

With the weather turning cooler, you might be thinking about reaching for that thermostat but not so fast! Did you know that there are reasons to keep your home cold (by not turning up the thermostat)? I think we are all aware that using the heater less means more money saved and I’ve shared how to keep warm without cranking up that thermostat but there are actually a few other reasons to keep your home thermostat set just a bit lower this season! Reasons to Keep Your Home Cold Saves Money Okay, like I said saving money because you...

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Sustainable Transport: What’s the Best Way to Get From A to B?

The following is a guest post by Bobbi Peterson If you’re concerned about the environment — and who isn’t these days? — the ways you choose to travel from point A to point B can have a huge impact on your personal carbon footprint. If you live far from where you work and have a long daily commute, or if you just love to travel and explore the world, it’s a good idea to consider exactly what’s the best way to get from A to B. Picking a more sustainable method could help protect the environment and slow global...

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Pros and Cons of a Natural Latex Mattress

Who here is a fan of pros and cons lists? They can come in handy when you are trying to make all sorts of decisions. Such as weighing the pros and cons of a natural latex mattress to help decide if it’s what you want to invest in! Because mattresses are no small investment! They are a more expensive purchase and if you choose poorly, you will be stuck waking up sore every morning. Trust me, I know… that’s how our first mattress purchase went. Now I’m the daughter of a once mattress manufacturing family. I grew up seeing...

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