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 …

How to get (near) zero waste groceries without bulk

How to get zero waste groceries without bulk - Green Indy Blog

Getting (near) zero waste groceries without bulk options is incredibly difficult. I’m pretty lucky to live near some decent bulk options – if I’m not fussed at stopping by several different places, I can get pretty much anything I need in bulk. That being said, sometimes we don’t have the budget for bulk or hyper-local, organic good from our farmers market. Compare some of our staples at a bulk store and Save-a-Lot, a super cheap discount store: Rice: $4.99/lb for bulk vs. $5.99 for a 10 lb bag Tomatoes: $3.99/lb at the farmers market vs. $.99/lb at the store Chickpeas: not …

How to start a carbon positive blog!

How to start an eco-friendly blog - Green Indy Blog

I’ve been blogging for a looong time. For almost seven years I was a travel blogger, writing about my life abroad and my adventures near and far. At some point in 2016 it finally felt like that chapter had come to an end and I’d lost the passion for sharing my travels with everyone. Still, though, I felt the void of blogging. So I turned to my newest passion project: zero waste. I’ve been blogging here at Green Indy Blog for just about half a year now and it’s been such a great way to open myself up to new …

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 …

A zero waste coffee mug that pays for itself: KeepCup Review

A zero waste coffee mug that pays for itself- KeepCup Review - Green Indy Blog

This KeepCup review contains affiliate links. If you buy something through them, I may earn a small commission at no cost to you. I can give up going out to eat at restaurants. Or shopping for brand new items. But the one small, niggling thing I can’t ever give up (hey, we all have our passes – right? – whether we’re going zero waste or budgeting) is coffee. Yes, I make it at home, but sometimes when I’m out and about (particularly on one of my 16 hours out of the house days) I just really crave a fancy caffeinated …