Globally, we dump over 2 billion tonnes of trash every year and sadly, the majority of us have adopted an ‘out of sight, out of mind’ attitude when it comes to waste. But it is now becoming common knowledge that our waste has to go somewhere, it doesn’t just disappear into nothing.
Since beginning my zero waste journey, I haven’t just learned about how much waste is produced through purchasing commercial cosmetic products; I’ve also learned how many harmful chemicals are used in these everyday products; chemicals such as parabens, pthalates, fragrances and formaldehyde to name a few. One of those important products is makeup remover.
It’s become second nature now to carry a fabric tote with me wherever I go. I’ll never know when I’ll need it as I often decide to go to the shops on a whim.
Another thing I’ve started carrying is my resuable fresh produce bags.
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.
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’.