#collegelife

Is there anyone else in the zero waste/environmental/health world that’s also in college?  I would love to exchange ideas on how to make this all work while going to school!

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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

Eating Clean on a College Budget

Hey everyone! I hope your week has been fantastic.

Today I want to share with you how I manage to buy most of my food (I still live at home) while paying for school. I love to dig through Pinterest and look at tips on how to make and save money, so I wanted to show you all how I put them into practice!

  • I have a part time job. I work an average of 25-30 hours a week. Right now, I’m in the process of changing my major so I’m taking less credit hours. Next semester I’ll probably work closer to 20-25 hours due to the increase of credit hours.
  • Use money saving apps like Ibotta, Checkout 51, and Snap. These apps are super easy to use and the money saved adds up quickly. I never go to the store without checking these first!
  • Meal plan to cut down on waste. At the end of the week, I plan out what I’m going to eat the next week and make a grocery list.
  • I buy almost everything on sale. If it’s not on sale, then I most likely won’t buy it!
  • Look for reduced and manager’s special items. These items are most likely about to expire, if you are ready to use them right away, the savings are great!
  • Don’t buy everything organic. As much as I would love to, I just can’t buy everything organic. But the Dirty Dozen is a good place to start!

I hope these tips help you! They sure have helped me a whole lot! What are some things that you do to save money?

Things I Want to Grow This Season

Hi guys! So the weather is FINALLY getting warmer and let me tell you I am so excited! Doesn’t warm weather and the sun instantly put you in a better mood? That’s how it is for me, anyway. 

This time of year, I get so excited about planting the garden I can hardly wait until May. I’ve been re-growing romaine lettuce from the ends of others and that seems to be working out well. I’m so ready to be in the dirt and sun though. 

Here’s some new and returning things that I want to grow this year:

  • potatoes- I think I’m going to go the potato tower route to save space
  • strawberries- We got a couple good ones last year so they should be awesome this season
  • green onions- Honestly, I just thing they smell so good!
  • mint and spearmint
  • basil-I need to cut it back better this year (Does anyone have any tips?)
  • lavender
  • garlic
  • spinach or kale maybe?

I need to keep up with the weeds better this year too. I think I’m going to look for seeds tomorrow so we’ll see how that goes. Has anyone grown any of these things before and have any tips or information to share? Any suggestions for other things to grow? Let’s hear it!