Natural laundry detergent and totally for free!
Autumn is the season for you to collect as many horse chestnuts as you can. Why? Because they make a great natural laundry detergent?
How? I will tell you now...
DIY natural honey lip balm and a vegan option
I carried a "normal" lip balm in a plastic tube with me for the last 2 years. Crazy it actually lasted that long.
After my 100km hike my lips where soooo dry and my lip balm almost empty so I decided to make my own natural honey lip balm.
I still had some organic bees wax pellets from bees wax wrap that I made the other day, so I checked for some recipes and found a lot of similar but slightly different ones and tried my own.
100k in 24 hours: training, preparation, plastic free snacks
I looked at a wooden sign saying: 96KM only 4 km left…. My leg hurt, my feet hurt, my back hurt… I was swearing and clinging to my boyfriends arm. „Oh man, I can’t make it… it hurts so bad.. why did I even sign up for this…“
I know it is hard to dive into a new habit. But with a few tips and tricks and trying on a regular basis it will get easier and easier. Like if I remember when I started running a few years ago. First: I didn't wanted to go if it was raining, it was too early or too late... But when I put my running shoes and clothes straight in front of my bed so it was the first thing I saw in the morning, I just got up an went for a short run. And after a while it was like I missed this when I didn't go.
Same thing with shopping plastic free. In the beginning I saw all the plastic that I didn't wanted to buy anymore, and now I only see the plastic free version and I don't miss any plastic packaged food anymore. (I know it is not easy and not always possible in every country/city to avoid plastic a 100%, but after all my travel I am certain a 90% is always possible.)
DIY Recipes to get your favorite sweet treat: plastic free, wheat free, gluten free, palm oil free or vegan.
If I think back to the days where I bought my snacks in the store.... I bought them regularly because it has been so easy. Then one day I read about the problems the palm oil industry is forcing (deforestation, forest fires, orang utans loosing their home, dying, etc.) and I started to look at the ingredients lists and saw: palm oil everywhere. And when I started to eat less wheat, I saw: wheat everywhere, and when I started to quit plastic, yeah no single chance to buy sweet treats in the store anymore :D
4 tips for an eco friendly house cleaning
Have you ever thought about what's in your cleaning products?
We got so used to buy all the plastic bottled harsh chemicals to clean our bathroom, kitchen and living room.
We got so used to the extreme smell of these products too, so we think if somethings not smelling extreme it can't really clean.
We buy cheap plastic brushes that break easily and needs to get replaced often and we clean our dishes with plastic sponges and scrubs that shed plastic micro fibers that pollute our wild water.
Homemade (low carb) Tortillas and Tortilla Chips
Some things are just impossible to buy plastic free in the shops. I couldn't find any plastic free wraps or tortilla chips anywhere.
Unless you live close to a Mexican restaurant that likes to sell you some of their homemade tortilla wraps or tortilla chips in your own container, it is impossible to get them plastic free.
So I googled and tried out a few recipes, got a few tips in Instagram and now I just make them myself.
Yes I know it is a little but more work than just throwing them into the shopping basket but it is really worth it!
Homemade sunscreen easy to make with zinc oxide
Why I tried to make my own sunscreen with zinc oxide?
I already wrote about that conventional sunscreen is dangerous for our ocean and coral reefs and ocean wild life. (Click here to get to the article)
But conventional sunscreen is also in the critics of being unhealthy for us. I am not working in a laboratory, I am not a chemist and I read a lot of different articles about sunscreens. Like with everything else some people say we should avoid them some other say they are not harmful at all.....
How to make your own beeswax wrap
Cling film or aluminium foil are common products to store food or cut veggies and fruits in the fridge, to wrap sandwiches to go or to keep flies away from salads when having a garden party (this could also easily be made with a wooden cutting board or a cotton cloth).
Plastic cling film is in many countries not allowed in the recycling bin, it will go straight to landfill, in many others it will get sorted out to get burned in the incinerator.
Aluminium foil can get recycled in many many cities around the world (just because I visited recently I know it belongs into the trash in Toronto (August2018, maybe it changes in the future).
Homemade natural shampoo: Rye flour for healthy and shiny hair
When I started to quit plastic I bought a solid shampoo bar first of all. In the beginning I found it quiet nice, but my hair was getting really dry and got more and more split ends, so I researched for more alternatives.
And I read about rye flour as homemade natural shampoo for healthy and shiny hair on many Zero Waste Blogs so I thought: Why not.
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Hi my name is Jule
I am a nature and ocean lover. A passionate runner and minimalistic traveller. On this blog I share my experiences, thoughts and ideas about the "sustainable lifestyle" and how you can stick to this while traveling.
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