Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither is a natural lifestyle. Perhaps, you’ve been slowing getting into natural living for the past few months or years. Perhaps, you’ve only just realized that you want a natural lifestyle. In either case, there are changes you can make to live more naturally or crunchy is the term I often use

Nobody is 100% natural but that doesn’t mean we should not strive to make changes! The great thing about natural living is that the changes are often very easy to make. It doesn’t have to be a struggle!

5 Easy Changes to Help You Live Naturally

1) Ditch the Tupperware 
Plastics can be harmful to you and the environment. Instead use glass or even stainless steel. I love using Pyrex for my kitchen containers and I have hundreds of canning jars for canning, storing, and freezing foods.

2) Switch Oils/Fats  
We’ve long been told that margarine and canola oil were the healthy choice. As it turns out, we’ve been under the wrong impression. Instead we need to get back to traditional fats, you know, the ones our ancestors ate (honestly, there’s a lot to be learned from the past. Modern technology is not all that it’s cracked up to be!) Switch out the margarine for butter, trade the canola oil in for coconut oil. Olive oil is great too but do not use it for cooking as the heat turns it into a not healthy oil.

3) Be a Label Reader  
Maybe you can’t make all your meals from scratch, maybe you can’t afford all organic foods. One thing you can do is read labels! Whenever you buy a food product, read the label. If the ingredient list has a list of things you could never grow or make yourself (polysorbate 80 for example) then don’t buy it. Stick with ingredients that are real!

4) Change Cleaners  
Don’t worry about finding new laundry or dishwasher detergents if you aren’t up for it. If you need a really easy change in the natural cleaning department, try using vinegar and water as your all purpose cleaner. It’s one of the easiest and cheapest changes to make and it works great!

5) Go Reusable
Paper products get used way too often. It creates a lot of waste and wastes a lot of trees, plus wastes your money. Switch out your paper products for reusable ones. Cloth napkins for paper napkins, “unpaper towels” or even rags for paper towels, cloth diapers for disposable diapers, and so on.

See? Changing to a natural lifestyle does not need to be difficult. Just take it one change at a time and you’ll keep growing on this natural journey!