Five easy zero waste bathroom swaps

Easy zero waste bathroom swaps - Green Indy Blog

Interested in more like this? Green Indy Blog will soon have a zero waste e-course called You vs. Trash which will show you exactly how to reduce your waste by 50% in just 4 weeks. Sign up below for more information and the chance to win one of two free spots! Aside from the kitchen, the bathroom has the potential for creating the most amount of waste sent straight to the landfill. Plastic bottles, constant single-use items, and unnecessary products clog our shelves and our trash cans. Finding easy zero waste bathroom swaps is a great way to reduce our landfill-bound trash and …

Simple, zero waste alternatives to your oral hygiene

Simple zero waste alternatives to your oral hygiene - Green Indy Blog

Zero waste oral hygiene was, for some reason, one of the last items I tackled on my zero waste bathroom to-do list. I’m not sure why, but it seemed quite intimidating. I’ve finally – almost – fallen into my ideal routine, so I thought I’d share my thoughts with you. Note: everything you do in terms of zero waste oral hygiene should be done with a consideration first towards health and second towards achieving low waste. Your teeth are important, friends. Talk to a dentist! Toothbrush I bought a soft and medium WooBamboo toothbrush since they were available locally. I’ve been using the medium option …

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 can’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 …

My in-progress zero waste beauty routine

My in progress zero waste beauty routine - Green Indy Blog

This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase something, I will earn a small commission – at no cost to you. I’ve worn makeup for as long as I can remember. When I was very young, it was a yearly tradition for dance recitals. As I got older, it was an everyday occurrence that I hardly thought about. Whether it was to give a little definition to my absolutely blank facial features (oh hey, pale redhead here!) or show off how *~cool~* I was as an angsty teen, makeup was there. Sure, the eyeliner was heavier some years, or the …