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.....
Made the switch to a reusable water bottle yet?
In many countries we do have safe drinking water from tap, but many people still buy plastic bottled water. Why? I don´t know. I actually drank from tap and refilled my reusable water bottle from tap, long before I even heard about how bad plastic is. It was easy, cheaper, and tasty... Let's take a look at some plastic bottle facts and why we are better off by buying a reusable water bottle.
Which sunscreen is REALLY Reef Friendly and Biodegradable?
A couple of months ago I heard about reef friendly sunscreen the first time. I grew up close to the baltic sea but not close to a coral reef, and I haven't heard about that sunscreen is dangerous for the coral reefs before.
I was worried when I read about this danger, but quickly I researched there are many reef friendly/reef safe claimed sunscreens on the market already.
Only to discover some of them still use harmful ingredients in their products...
Plastic Free Travel in Mexico
So we finally arrived in Mexico 3 weeks ago. First week we explored Mexico City, stayed two nights in Cancun and now since two weeks we are in Playa Del Carmen. It is a very touristic town, but we are enjoying good internet;), the heat, the tropical rain. Eating yummy tacos and drinking fresh delicious juices. Meeting a lot of friendly and likeminded people. Doing Beach Clean Ups and watching pelicans who are diving for fish.
Another trip that shows me just how important it is to reduce our plastic consumption. To see the masses of people on the beach where turtles used to lay eggs is disturbing and sad, but that's something I can't change...
How to Refuse Plastic Bottles While Traveling
If you google the plastic usage of single use bottles each day, you will find this:
Traveling is a part of my life. It’s hard to know that it’s oftentimes not very eco friendly. Flying, diesel train travel, boat travel, driving by car or bus. If you don’t travel by bike, sailing boat without a motor or your own feet, travel will always have an carbon footprint. But traveling also made me who I am today, an conscious earthling. But that would be a sensitive topic for another blog post, if you are interested.
Plastic Free Train Travel
In most of the beloved travel destinations like Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Latin America, they often don't have a real waste management. The plastic trash could easily get dumped illegal into the ocean or djungle because it's too expensive to get it on a legal landfill. (Even in the U.S. in some Cities they don't have recycling bins yet and a lot of trash goes on landfill...)
Zero Waste Backpacking in Mexico
Today I have another Guest Blogger on board. TheZeroWasteBackpacker!
Kat is originally from Australia and at the moment she's traveling Zero Waste in Mexico.
10 ways to be more zero waste on an island
International Coastal Cleanup Day
Have you heard about the International Coastal Cleanup Day?
The very first Coastal Clean Up took place in 1989 in Texas.
Zero Waste/Plastic Free travel in South East Asia
Did you know that 5 Asian Countries dump more plastic into the ocean than the rest of the world? China, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam are causing 60% of the marine litter in the oceans.
And what can we do while traveling these countries?
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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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