I'm always on the lookout for something new, plastic free or a new recipe to try to replace something wrapped in plastic. I've let my guard down every once in a while, English cucumbers being a good example. I've heard there is a biodegradable wrap alternative coming, soon I hope!
From the plethora of recipes out there to try...I did have success first time with this one for deodorant. We know how many can be bad just with their ingredients, but so many are also encased in plastic. So, when my last Tom's ran out, I pulled out this recipe...and voila! Super easy. Arrowroot powder seems to be the hardest to come across for making the next batch - but I've got a couple of months to go. So save the old container of the push up style and reuse it for a homemade batch.
Thank you to whomever posted it originally - I deleted all the ad stuff, so it's just an easy pdf for you.
As to what's working...I love the Soap Refill Centre at Ecotopia Naturals in Sidney, BC. I now refill my shampoo, conditioner, dish detergent, dishwasher detergent and body lotion. They also carry the TruEarth Laundry Strips. A lovely warm your heart new find at Ecotopia are the Salish Sea Soap Pebbles by Soap for Hope Canada. Proceeds go to help families in need. <3
Keep up the Nude Shopping, it's the best we can do and buy local!
#homemade #deodorant #soap #salishsea
Through support from Piers Island Association and grant funding from CRD, we were able to put together and film this presentation about how every consumer has the power to #ditchtheplastic
I was able to buy the products that I'd found and use them as draw prizes for our audience, which was present with masks (only 6 people) or there via Zoom. I apologize in advance for my Ums, which were many...but I hope you come away with inspiration to try and change the way you buy. I had to remind myself today...when buying green relish - choose the glass, not the plastic!
Thank you for watching, please hunt out these fantastic refill stations in your area and spread the word to "ditch the plastic".
I've been posting new products as I find them on the New Finds page and I wanted to update on a couple of them because there is some good and some bad, or rather...disappointing.
First up - the good news - Tru Earth Laundry Strips. I've bought my second package and will continue to use them. No more lugging laundry soap, hooray! Ecotopia in Sidney sells them by the package or you can buy from the company direct on a auto-supply basis for a cost savings for families. I don't do that much laundry, so I would rather buy as I need, #supportlocal even though I pay a little more.
I'm still using the silk dental floss - it's been wonderful. And my fave bar soaps from SoapWorks are olive and the cucumber/calendula.
#newproducts #barsoap #refillstations #toothpaste
Sharing the discoveries of how to #ditchtheplastic in our lives.