Baby Steps

I’ve been so inspired and motivated in the zero waste world lately from downsizing my things so asking a store employee if I can use glass jars for their bulk bins. Today in my city, I went to an awesome event called EarthFest. EarthFest is a festival type deal with vendors and workshops on things like fermentation, reiki, solar power, beekeeping, and zero waste! I unfortunately missed the zero waste workshop, but I love everything about the event and atmosphere. 

But after EarthFest I stopped by Kroger and their glass jars were on sale! So I got some 4 oz jars to switch my beauty-ish products (toothpaste, deodorant, face scrub, and face powder-all homemade) from plastic containers to the jars! 

Here’s before:

  

And here’s after:

  

It’s a slow process, and my family right now only has about three trash bags a month (not including recycling and compost), but I would love to get that down to even less! 

Is there anything like EarthFest in your area? Did you do anything awesome on this lovely Saturday? Let me know! 

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Natural DIY Deodorant!

Hello Loves!

So recently I was looking up homemade deodorant recipes and stumbled across this and I’m so glad I did! I made it right away and wanted to share it with you all.

Things you need:

coconut oil- I get mine from Vitacost and love it. Click here to get $10 off your first order!

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  • arrowroot powder-I just ordered this from Bulk Herb Store along with some other herbs and teas. I’ll be making another post about the rest of those soon. 1338
    • lavender essential oil- I got mine from my local health food store, and it’s almost gone. I need to restock here soon!
    • another essential oil for scent. I used peppermint, love peppermint and lavender together, but I think the coconut scent kind of throws it off. What oil do you think would go well?

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The only thing left to do is warm up the coconut oil and mix everything together! I store mine in my bathroom so that it never gets solid and it’s easier to use.

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Then you’re done! I just get a little bit on my finger and rub it in as deodorant. It’s worked really well so far!

Let me know if you found this helpful or if you have another recipe that you use. I think my next project to make will be beeswax candles. Does anyone have any tips on those? Let me know!

Love,

Lacie