A 3-minute zero waste deodorant recipe

So easy! A 3-minute zero waste deodorant recipe - Green Indy Blog

Do you ever get so busy you just tune out the simple, but very important things? When you tune back in there’s a massive pile of laundry, a distinct lack of food, or nothing prepared for the next few days? That happened to me this week. I realized I was out of deodorant as my finger hit the bottom of the little glass jar. (As a side note, I┬ácan’t recommend Schmidt’s deodorant in a glass jar more highly – it worked really well and lasted forever. I’ve also had great luck in the past with Fat and the Moon’s deodorant …

Two DIY zero waste cleaning products

Two DIY zero waste cleaning products - Green Indy Blog

Walk through any major store and you’ll see an overwhelming amount of cleaning products available. Laden with toxic chemicals, they do the job but send terrible things down our drain and into our air. Even before zero waste, creating zero waste cleaning products was a no-brainer. I use two for all of my needs: from bathtubs to sinks to counters to floors, these two items are multi-purpose to the extreme. The benefits are kind of ridiculous: zero waste cleaners are much cheaper than store bought, they’re less harmful to you and the environment, and – frankly – if you pick …

Simple zero waste wet wipes tutorial

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This post contains affiliate links. If you buy something through them, I may earn a small commission at no cost to you. I don’t think I’ve ever bough paper towels or wet wipes aside from a rare few occasions, so I don’t feel their loss as acutely as other zero wasters might. However, I do love convenience so having to constantly pull out a spray and a large rag to wipe anything down is kind of a pain. Enter zero waste wet wipes with some of my very favorite essential oils. They’re the perfect alternative to commercial wet wipes which …

Zero waste ginger beer recipe

A zero waste ginger beer recipe - Green Indy Blog

I love having a cocktail at the end of a long day. I also love a good mimosa for a weekend brunch. I don’t want to give you the impression I’m out here drink all the time, but I am a big believer that a drink can complement just about any event or meal. Having got that out of the way, let’s talk zero waste alcohol. Alcohol, by nature, is fairly low-waste on the consumer end: glass bottles and metal caps make for easy reuse or recycling. That being said, the production of alcohol itself is not particularly low impact. …

Zero waste DIY: reusable food wrap

Zero waste DIY- reusable food wrap - Green Indy Blog

One of the handy little things I carry in my everyday zero waste essentials kit is a reusable food wrap. It’s basically a little handkerchief with a wax cover. If I’m carrying something small or . Your delicious goody of choice can be dropped right onto the food wrap which you can then use as a plate. Or, best of all, you can take it to go by making a little snack package. (Just fold the beeswax wrap into a pouch and warm it up in your hands to seal it.) I’d like to say there’s usually something utilitarian and …