It seems like everyone makes a New Year’s resolution related to losing weight, exercising more or eating better. We all jump in on January 1 and try to make our new habits last. This year, I think it’s time for a change. Why not try to focus on other ways to live more healthfully, environmentally friendly and chemical free? The choices we make every day produce waste and can impact our bodies. Here are a few ideas I’d like to think about in 2015!
Waste free living (more environmentally friendly)
Several recent news stories have covered individuals or families that have gone “Waste Free.” Lauren Singer explains how she went two years without producing waste in this video. She said she “quit plastic” by taking glass jars to the store to fill up on produce and foods, buying in bulk and planning her meals so that she didn’t feel tempted to buy items in the beautiful and shiny, yet plastic, packaging.
Singer references the Zero Waste Home blog by Bea Johnson. The blog shares what Johnson and her family have discovered through their experience with the “Zero Waste Lifestyle.” Check out her tips to “Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Rot” your way to a waste-free life.
Even making marginal changes in your shopping habits, like buying bulk quantities of natural soaps (like liquid castile or bar soaps that do not contain SLS) or larger quantities of frequently used items (like coconut or olive oil), can make a difference. This year, I plan to make a point of not using plastic bags and buying fewer food products that are packaged in plastic.
Chemical free living
Reducing our encounters with unnatural substances is a constant battle. No matter where you are in your journey toward healthy living, we all slip up sometimes.
A few ideas I encourage you to implement in 2015:
- Bring natural soaps to the office, kitchen and bathroom
- Pack the products you need for weekend trips, or even long days, so you are not tempted to buy lesser quality products when in need (think hair care, dental care, skincare and makeup!)
- Rethink your sun protection habits before the summer or vacation starts
- Fully make the switch from lotions to oils
- Swap out your commercial, chemically filled blush and ditch the pore-clogging concealer
- Work toward washing your hair less
- Keep learning about ways you can live a more natural, less chemical lifestyle
Feed your skin and body what it needs, and ONLY what it needs, this year! Look for chemical and preservative free skin foods that will keep your skin looking and feeling its best.
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