Zero Waste

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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Zero Waste Pregnancy | Home Birth Kit

Last August I was blessed to give birth to our second son in the comfort of our own home. I had been a dreaming of a home birth for years, even before the birth of our first son. It was an amazing experience that I would do over and over again. One huge benefit (among […]

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Zero Waste Pregnancy

Zero waste pregnancy

Hey friends! I’ve had so many questions after my second zero waste pregnancy, that I thought I’d round them all up by category. I’ve also had questions for our home birth story and natural birth tips which will be coming soon. In the meantime, let’s start from the beginning… Prenatal Supplements I have an entire post […]

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Zero-Waste Holiday Dinner | Thanksgiving

It’s that time of year when we start diligently planning our Holiday celebrations… Or, at least planning to start planning them by creating a holiday Pinterest board… Holiday meal prep can be terrifying, exhausting, and a little bit exhilarating all at the same time. While I used to spend the time leading up to Thanksgiving […]

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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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Zero Waste Halloween Costumes to DIY

It’s official. Halloween is right around the corner. This festive Fall holiday is absolutely one of my favorites, despite the fact that it has evolved into a very wasteful event (I’m talking about you, candy wrappers). Now, when it comes to picking out Halloween costumes, there is no shortage of polyester, nylon, and plastic options available. […]

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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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Easy Tips for Reducing Waste

Every now and again I think back to our days before we adopted a zero-waste lifestyle. I would be mortified if I told you how quickly our trash can used to fill up. With packaging wrapped around everything from produce to single serving sizes, our planet doesn’t stand a chance if all 7.5 billion of […]

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Pro Secrets to Secondhand Shopping

Walking into the City Opera Thrift Shop in New York City is purely intoxicating. The racks packed with clothing and the shelves brimming with stock, the smell of vintage leather dances inside your body with every breath. As I saunter over to the wall of vintage fur coats, I run my finger over the keys […]

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