Let’s talk about gift giving…
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What do you do if you’re trying to live sustainably or minimally but your family or friends love giving presents? This can be a difficult topic and conversation to have. Gift giving a certain way can become a tradition for families and people generally aren’t happy with change – especially … more

Beautiful Toys for Kids
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  To supplement the green gift guide, my wonderful sister-in-law Gabrielle Beauchamp wrote this guest post for you sharing some of her favourite quality toys for children:   Traditionally, Christmas is a time of year where consumption is high- lots of meals, parties- and presents. So. Many. Presents. Especially if there … more

My Green Gift Guide
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It’s getting into the holiday season, and if you’re shopping for gifts this year, why not buy from conscious brands? This list contains both North American and EU based companies, but most ship internationally. (note: this post is possible through partnerships and affiliate links, you can support great brands and also … more

Simple, Safe & Eco Friendly Cleaning
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My home cleaning products are super simple – these are the few ingredients I use: Vinegar – white and apple cider Baking Soda Dr. Bronner’s liquid soap (I love the peppermint scent) dilution cheat sheet  I usually use the vinegar at a 50/50 ratio for both my yoga mat cleaner … more

I will never be Zero Waste
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I’m all for reducing waste, and I think that lowering your impact and waste is an important part of living sustainably. I also make a habit of sharing low/zero waste products and solutions. However, I can’t see myself adopting a zero waste/plastic-free lifestyle with the way things currently are. Here’s … more

Minimalist Apartment Tour
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My most requested video is finally here! I hope you enjoy this tour of our home in Germany. My husband Ben and I try to live minimally but still have a functional space that meets our needs and feels comfortable. Even though this apartment is not the ideal place for … more

Low Waste Flying
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My husband Ben has a job that requires him to fly often. He was getting frustrated by all the plastic generated on his trips, so there are some things he decided to bring on his trips to reduce the amount of plastic waste created when flying: A cup/bottle – plastic … more

Research and Reliable Information
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On youtube and social media I try to share how I live more consciously, but the part of my life you don’t see is the hours and hours I spend researching – looking into brands, reading studies, and catching up on the latest sustainable fashion news and blog posts. When … more

Low Waste Bathroom Swaps
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Some of the changes I’ve made to reduce waste with my care and hygiene products. I now use: Bamboo toothbrush Toothpaste tabs Concentrated mouthwash – you use a few drops in water Menstrual cup – Read my post about switching to a menstrual cup Washable menstrual pads – I have a … more

Following…
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Selva Beat magazine and on Instagram Today on SB | The ultimate guide to #PalmOilFree dog treats. Bone appétit! 🐕 A post shared by Selva Beat (@selvabeat) on Aug 8, 2017 at 12:47pm PDT Selva Beat is a sustainability-focused lifestyle magazine. They have great online content with a focus on … more

My love of Linen
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Linen is an amazing fabric: it’s not only wonderful to wear, but is also the oldest known fibre, as well as one of the most sustainable! Linen comes from the flax plant. The plants go through a process called “retting” to help separate the fibres. Flax is a bast fibre, which … more

Menstrual Cups are a Period-Changer
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I’m late to the menstrual cup game; I had heard about them for quite a while before I actually tried one out. It’s too bad I waited so long, though, because I’m never going back!   Why I love using a menstrual cup: 1. The biggest personal benefit for me … more

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