EcoEgg Laundry Detergent: 8 Month Update

May of 2020, after being sent home from campus due to COVID-19 and finishing classes at home, I had a ton of free time to do some research and a little extra cash to spend on a few new products. I found that my laundry routine was lacking in sustainability, so I looked for aContinue reading “EcoEgg Laundry Detergent: 8 Month Update”

Update: One Year of Living a Zero Waste Lifestyle

In January 2020, I made a New Year’s resolution to become a more ethical and sustainable consumer. Little did I know that this choice would be the one actual New Year’s resolution that I have ever actually stuck with and completed. Behavior Changes To start off my journey, I made the simple goal of onlyContinue reading “Update: One Year of Living a Zero Waste Lifestyle”

Updated 2021 Zero Waste Wishlist

Whenever I talk about zero waste and zero waste swaps, I always try to stress the importance of either doing without, finding other alternatives with things that you already have, or even trying to make it yourself instead of buying that swap outright. But what about for products that you can’t really do that forContinue reading “Updated 2021 Zero Waste Wishlist”

Limiting Food Waste: Understanding Food Labels (Best By, Use By, and Sell By)

Food waste is one of the leading causes of climate change, right up there with greenhouse gases and CO2 emissions. This is because food waste that ends up in landfills and is not composted produces methane, which is a more powerful greenhouse gas than CO2 and causes way more problems and heats up our planetContinue reading “Limiting Food Waste: Understanding Food Labels (Best By, Use By, and Sell By)”

Good Molecules Skincare: 4 Month Update

Late July 2020, I got an ad on my Instagram feed for a skincare brand called Good Molecules. I was intrigued by their packaging and their promise of affordable skincare. I’ve seen tons of brands market themselves as being “affordable,” but when I click on their link, it shows me products that I could onlyContinue reading “Good Molecules Skincare: 4 Month Update”

How to Properly Use/Test Out Your Shampoo Bar

While using a shampoo. bar isn’t particularly anything super daunting, it can be somewhat of a learning curve compared to liquid shampoo. It is also super important to know how to properly use your shampoo bar so that you can make sure that you are getting the most out of the product and if itContinue reading “How to Properly Use/Test Out Your Shampoo Bar”

How to Find the Best Shampoo Bar For You

The biggest problem I’ve faced in my zero waste journey is spending money on shampoo bars that ultimately just don’t work for me or my hair. It can be really discouraging to buy a shampoo bar with over a thousand 4 and 5 star reviews to just have it not work for you. Over thisContinue reading “How to Find the Best Shampoo Bar For You”

I Bought a Metal Tongue Scraper: Zero Waste Review

As I said in my Native Birds toothbrush review, I also got a stainless steel tongue scraper with my order. I’ve honestly been wanting a tongue scraper for a while because I have always had a real problem with bad breath and an ashy tongue. It seemed as though no matter how much I brushedContinue reading “I Bought a Metal Tongue Scraper: Zero Waste Review”

Native Birds Bamboo Toothbrush: Zero Waste Review

So let me start this off with the fact that normally I wouldn’t review a regular manual toothbrush, but I felt like this was necessary because I honestly get asked a lot what kind of bamboo toothbrush that I use. Up until recently, I was using the bamboo toothbrushes that my mom found for meContinue reading “Native Birds Bamboo Toothbrush: Zero Waste Review”

Zero Waste Gift Guide – Christmas 2020

2020 is coming to an end (thank goodness!) and that means that the holiday season is upon us. With that, it can always seem hard to figure out what all to get your friends and family, or maybe you can’t figure out what to put on your own list? Well here I am to giveContinue reading “Zero Waste Gift Guide – Christmas 2020”