Gathering Is Greater Than Gifts
This time of year, we are all getting marketed to the moon—companies push new products, flash sales, holiday bundles, and gift guides up the wazoo (we’ve done it, too). It seems as if everywhere you turn, someone is making a bid for your money with a splashy advertisement or a festive shop window. But is buying stuff what the holidays are really about?
Plastic-Free Holiday Guide
Hosting parties and giving gifts during the holidays can be a delight, but this time of year poses some particular problems with waste.
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Even if you’ve never heard of this citrus, you’ve probably smelled bergamot before. The rind is commonly used in Earl Grey tea and as one of the original ingredients in Eau de Cologne. Bergamot lends a warm, fresh, and slightly floral scent.
Eucalyptus is antibacterial, antiviral, and antiseptic. It is effective for applying to wounds, sores, bug bites, acne, and minor burns to prevent or cleanse an infection. Eucalyptus also makes for a great addition to our our natural deodorants because it prevents the growth of bacteria that cause stinky pits.
This robust, sweet-smelling herb has been associated with cleansing and calming for thousands of years, with evidence of its use showing up in ancient texts around the world, including the Bible. Today, lavender is one of the most commonly used scents in the world.
Our Guide to Slow Living for S-L-O-W-V-E-M-B-E-R is here. So put on your snuggie, grab your cat, and pull up a chair. We'll help you keep your calm during consumerism's most intense time of year.
Scent Your Own Deodorant Cream
Customize your deodorant with our flight of Organic Essential Oils. Follow the step-by-step guide to discover our favorite essential oil combinations to pair with our new (and wildly requested) Unscented Deodorant cream.
Bea Johnson’s Five Rs: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot
Bea Johnson’s 2013 book Zero Waste Home: The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your Life by Reducing Your Waste gives us a new rubric for thinking about waste and the famous “three Rs.” In addition to Reusing, Reducing, and Recycling, we also need to find ways to Refuse and encourage Rot. Here’s why.