April 9, 2021News
All consequences have actions, and our current world state is leaving us incapable to ignore the effects of our consumerist mindless habits on the environment. The pollution comes not so much from the waste, as from the production process of insignificant necessities such as a hairbrush. While mindfulness is not only healthy for us, mindful shopping with consideration of how and what the products are made of, can really become a place to start to support a more ethical way of living. One of the ways we can start saving our world home, is by looking how we fill up our living one. Here are some ideas on how to fill your home with harmless beauty:
This revolutionary replacement of laundry detergents is helping out on a financial, personal and global health level. For every ball you order from Les Gargouilles, they reuse 300 grams of plastic. The little ceramic balls inside the big ball, are to raise the Ph of the water, leaving your clothes clean and odourless, their colours better preserved. It is respectful of sensitive skin and all types of cloth materials.. Washing with typical detergents, our clothes and the chemicals release plastic make up 35% of the plastic polluting the oceans. This ball leaves no chemicals in the water and is reusable for 1500 washing sessions, saving you at least 1000$ on detergents. This long term solution will help evade the wash down of pollutants into the ground, suffocating all living organisms in it and the water streams nearby, while generally keeping the clothes that come in contact with your skin cleaned in an ethical manner. The only risk with this is that the ball breaks open, however with its wonderful reviews, Les Gargouilles were well designed than its similarities on the market. It is advisable to get more than 2 for 6kg+ and 3 for 9kg+ of clothes. On the same website, they sell fragrances to add to your wash and salt for all types of stain removal. Its efficiency is equivalent to all common detergents.
While everyone has surely come across at least one natural self-care product they liked, we typically stay with known chemical-full shampoos, hair and skin care creams and oils. For an ethical start, we could really start with our bathroom shelves. The problem with typical shampoos for example, is that our hair gets dependent on the chemicals in them, becoming incapable to produce them oils by themselves, staying healthy looking only once you use it, but losing its structural health and strength over a longer time period. The bio market is blooming with magical formulas, many centuries old that industry professionals are finding to be extremely multi-functional and beneficial. There is also a possibility to look into zero waste make-up brands, like La Bouche Rouge. This revolutionary vegan cosmetics brand makes refillable lipsticks and powder palettes, while offering customizable covers for both. Choose your shade, the color of the sleeve or palette, engrave your initials - you got yourself a lifelong, quality product. This just shows that quality, chic and mindfulness do mix well. Think of conversions to low-impact lifestyle, with a switch to some green products like bamboo toothbrush and hairbrush, stainless steel razors, reusable cotton wipes, bathroom paper, natural deodorant, mouthwash pills, a sea sponge. Getting the reusable alternatives will save you from rebuying the same things during the year, detrimental to your bank balance, health and environment. While you can always buy them, why not have a DIY session for hair and face masks? There are numerous ingredients like avocados, aloe vera, honey and lemon that are known to be superb for hair and skin care.
The key is reusable or natural material. You can create a really simplistic and beautiful aesthetic with some glass or wooden container jars, for all of your seeds, leftovers, spices and other ingredients. Think of wooden cutlery and how simply beautiful a set mixing wood and glass is. There are things like reusable shopping bags and paper towels, which are really an investment that is sustainable and smart. Things like kitchen brushes that are made of natural fibres and natural soap bars, alongside multifunctional cleaning scrubs you can put into a glass spray bottle that will help you around all of the house. For when you want to take a drink on the go- bring a travel cup for your coffee or a stainless steel bottle for any drink, a glass or metal container for food.The French press will help you cut down on electricity or gas consumption and while you're there, get the reusable coffee filters, grinder and tea bags or a metal infuser. We really suggest WearthLondon, which has a very generous and stylish library of products that will look good and add a special touch to any kitchen.
Beeswax wrap found on Beeswrap offer reusable eco-friendly food wraps that come in different sizes and different prints. These wraps last up to a year (200 uses) if used with care and regularly. As they are moldable, you can use it of odd shaped food pieces or simply cover up a glass container. Reusable multi-use silicone lids for microwave coverage or for the oven are many’s favourites. There are reusable food bags you can store things like sandwiches in. The bread can be wrapped in a cloth and be put into a wooden bread bin. Damp towel wrap for your lettuce into a towel and into the fridge! The carrots can be stored in a water container in the fridge, while other greens can be submerged in water. Keep the potatoes and the onions in a dark place. If you go shopping at a farmers market, although pricier in some countries than others, it is more guaranteed you will get pesticide and other chemicals free food.
Sustainable living is a conscious decision to live smarter. You will create a better quality of life, live with chic and health, while respecting your bank account and more importantly, the environment that is in a time of need for us to revolutionise the common standards.
When we talk about green beauty, sustainability and ethical consumption, it is crucial that we also include beauty biotechnology into the conversation. It is not a topic we see debated often, but we expect to see that change as we move more firmly into a more technologically driven era. If you are curious about beauty biotech and what it all means, then keep reading!
If you have a desk in your home, the likelihood is that you spend hours sitting there every day, slouched over your laptop screen. Working from home has meant our desks have all become a little over-run with coffee cups, paperwork, and meeting notes. While working from home can improve your efficiency, you might find yourself spending more hours slaving in front of your laptop screen than would have spent in the office. Turning your desk into a self-care station makes it easy for you to take control of your wellness and look after your body and soul. We have a few ways you can turn your desk into the ultimate self-care station.
Fingers crossed; this is the last season we’ll be stuck at home because of the pandemic. Staying in doors and working from home doesn’t mean that we have to give up the latest fashion trends. A year on from the pandemic, our fashion style has changed to accommodate our unexpected lifestyles. If you’re tired of working from home in your loungewear or gym gear, these are four trends you can add to your spring wardrobe to update your look and give you a fresh perspective. Hopefully by the end of spring, we’ll all be back in the pub, showing off our latest outfit purchases. Until then, here’s our top picks of what to wear at home this spring.
Every day, we are becoming more aware of the dangers of fast fashion. Save Your Wardrobe is the solution to this problem. The app is your wardrobe in your pocket, a digital management app that allows you to upload a photo of everything you own. Inside the app, you can organise your items by their colour, style, or even your mood. You can utilise the app to plan future outfits and even keep track of what you’ve been wearing so you don’t do an outfit repeat at the wrong time.