Recipes & Remedies

Medicinal and Magical Herbs for Beginners  

Herbs and their properties have been utilized to flavor food, to heal, and to transform environments for centuries. Brushing against lavender or smelling rosemary after it rains, one could see how easily herbs tickle the senses. With their intoxicating aroma and delicate beauty, herbs are nothing short of magical. Hunter-gatherer tribes would have had to […]

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Natural Zero Waste Mouthwash | DIY & Buy

Zero waste mouth wash

Have you been looking for a zero waste mouthwash? I have to admit, I myself do enjoy a minty fresh mouth first thing in the morning. So, after looking for zero waste and natural toothpaste options a few years ago, I wanted to switch to a natural mouthwash too. Like the toothpaste quest, I played […]

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Zero Waste Foundation | DIY

Zero waste make up

It’s really hard to even know what is safe to use and what is greenwashed these days. Makeup is one thing I’ve found to be especially difficult to find within my budget. As a solution, I started making my own makeup about four years ago and one of the first products that I tried was […]

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Zero Waste Mascara | DIY

Zero Waste Mascara

DIY Mascara is one of the hardest recipes I’ve ever attempted to make. This post came dangerously close to being titled, 6 Ways to Totally Screw Up DIY Mascara. Thankfully, I finally figured out the right ingredients and ratios to make this mascara surprisingly close to what I was used to buying already. About 2 years before […]

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Gluten-free Vegan Sugar Cookies with Icing

When I decided to try to make sugar cookies for Christmas, I got a little nervous the first time I gave it a try. Thankfully, I have one trick up my sleeve that I pull out every year…. My Nana’s Christmas sugar cookie recipe! My Nana’s recipes are famous for being easy. Since I’ve had […]

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Cardamom and Basil Apple Cider

Autumn has absolutely taken over my heart. I love when the season turns cooler, crisp, and calmer. Newly chilly fall mornings are my favorite. I love how the sun seems to wait just a little longer to begin the day. The still and quite of the early morning hangs in the balance just a little […]

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Pumpkin Purée Recipe | Reuse Your Jack-O-Lantern

It’s that special time of year when many of us dutifully ensure that our pantries are stocked with the essential ingredient needed to get our seasonal pumpkin fix: Pumpkin Purée. Everything from pies and muffins to soup and chili, pumpkin becomes a staple in most homes during the cooler months.   I remember one year, while […]

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Postpartum Herbal Bath | Zero Waste Pregnancy

I am in awe at this body that I was given. Mamas, we are amazing. Labor is hard work. I’m sure that you’ve heard it compared to a marathon, and it’s true. It is physically exhausting but the reward, in the end, is so worth it. And like a marathon (a triathlon in my opinion, but […]

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Fall Coffee Drink recipes | At home

Zero waste coffee

. I love coffee (and tea) as much as the next mom but what I don’t love is the waste that disposable coffee cups produce. Did you know that: Americans consume 400 million cups of coffee per day or equivalent to 146 billion cups of coffee per year, making the United States the leading consumer […]

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DIY Natural Prenatal & Multi-Vitamin Tincture Recipe

zero waste vitamin

***Please speak with your healthcare provider about your nutritional needs. I’m not a huge fan of taking supplements, what many of us know as “vitamins”. Many of them are overpriced, over packaged and overhyped. I believe in eating a nutrient dense diet full of plenty of plant foods. But there are a few instances when […]

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