One of the biggest surprises on my quest to live a greener life has been baking soda and its manifold uses. Today, a look at how this amazing environmentally friendly product can be incorporated in your nail care routine.
Recycling your waste is one of the absolute best ways to start greening your life, if you have been putting off doing so. It saves the earth’s resources by reusing materials. Recycling prevents dangerous chemicals from polluting rivers, soil and the air and reduces greenhouse gas emissions. But there is something far more valuable and long lasting you will gain from recycling. Recycling will change the way you think. Recycling will change how you choose
Vinegar is an excellent eco-friendly alternative to chemical cleaners. The acid in vinegar not only helps to cut through grease and grime but it is also anti-bacterial, which makes it an ideal eco-friendly companion in your kitchen. Mix a quarter cup of vinegar in a liter of water and add to a spray bottle. Use it in your kitchen to keep kitchen surfaces, stove top and handles clean and bacteria free. For a little more cleaning power, add
Since water makes up over 50% of your body, it plays a vital role in keeping you healthy. Being well-hydrated will aid your immune- and lymph systems, helping you to fight off illnesses, regulate your body temperature, rid your body of waste material and keep your skin and joints supple.
Water remains the best way to hydrate your body, but
With Spring in the air you might feel like getting outside and spending some time in the garden. While you are there, why not add a couple of summer veggies and tasty herbs to your garden. If you don’t have a dedicated vegetable and herb garden, you can plant them between your regular garden plants. They’ll not only fill those empty spaces left by the winter cold, but you’ll also be able to dish them up
Learning to make a couple of basic sauces, salsas and dips from scratch will save you money and save the environment. Not only will you find that it tastes better than the store bought bottles, it is also better for your health, since you avoid consuming preservatives, colourants and flavour enhancers that are often on the ingredient list of these products. Try one recipe at a time and stick with it untill you feel confident enough
One of the benefits of greening your life is that, not only are you doing your part to preserve the planet, but a number of these ‘green alternatives’ are also better for your health and will save you a couple of bucks. This recipe for a hair rinse serves all of the above (and depending on your age, you might have heard this from your mother or your grandmother)
Consumers, myself included, seem to be oblivious to the alarming amount of chemicals (often not properly tested for their safety) skin- and hair beauty products contain.