One of my favourite things to do is paint my nails. In fact, it has become a kind of therapeutic ritual while I travel. A constant. Something that I can always do the same in an otherwise unstructured lifestyle. I didn’t even realise I was doing it at first until other travellers brought it to my attention and then it became kind of comforting.
When it comes to packing, I’m definitely a last minute larry. The day before I left for my big trip, I realised I hadn’t organised any sunscreen. It slipped my mind because I don’t usually wear sunscreen but I’ve planned on doing some outdoor activities while I’m away and I’m not really au fait with the North American sun.
As a woman, what’s one thing we can’t live without? Feminine hygiene products. Or more specifically pads and tampons. Every month we have our ‘cheery’ little visitor. It’s a chore to entertain her and in most cases, it’s unavoidable.
I’m still in de-cluttering mode and I’m still relishing every minute of it! I think I may have finally finished whittling down my toiletries bag to only a few necessary and environmentally friendly items.
All that’s left to do is to introduce my new favourite product –
I’m really enjoying replacing as many of my everyday products as possible with natural alternatives. And if I can DIY it, that’s even better! The next part of my life I would definitely consider tackling would be household cleaning products but since I’m not settled and getting ready to go on another big trip, that will just have to be something I look forward to in the future.
One of my favourite things to do is to de-clutter. This includes removing material possesions from my life that I either don’t use or don’t need and condensing as many items down to one as I can.
After making my own healthy toothpowder to replace my toxic toothpaste; I’ve now realised that I’ve well and truly boarded the DIY healthy products train and this week I’m writing about my homemade healthy and effective deodorant. First, let’s outline some of the nasties found in common store bought deodorants –
About a month ago I took a look at the ingredients list on the back of my toothpaste and realised there was a whole heap of big chemical sounding words I didn’t understand. This raised some alarm bells as I was under the impression my toothpaste was ‘natural’.
I’m still in the ‘using up’ phase of my zero waste journey. I’ve almost used up all of my old products in my toiletries bag but the one thing I still seem to have heaps of are cotton buds!!! Who knew buying in bulk to save money back then would prove to be such an ongoing flaw in my plan now.
It seems the closer I examine my toiletries bag, the more I realise there’s a statistic attached to every item. This week I’m addressing my toothbrush situation, a major piece of disposable plastic in my daily life. Over 30 million toothbrushes are used and thrown away in Australia every year. This all adds up to approximately 1000 tonnes of landfill per year.