2 Ingredient DIY All Purpose Cleaner

It’s time for another recipe! It’s been a while. Since I moved out of my parent’s houses and into my own apartment with my boyfriend in Groningen I’ve tried all kinds of DIY recipes. Some things worked out great, others not so much. Today I want to share the first thing I tried to make and has been a huge succes ever since. It’s the first thing you want to make when you’re making cleaning products yourself: all purpose cleaner.

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5 tips to shorten your shower

In The Netherlands most people use natural gas to heat up their water. And as you might know, natural gas is a energy source that is non-renewable and burning it causes our climate to warm. Since I live with my parents, I can’t rebuilt my shower so that it doesn’t use any natural gas. But what I can do is shorten my showers so that I use less natural gas. I have a few tips to do this and I want to share these with you today. Here are 5 tips to shorten your shower. Continue reading “5 tips to shorten your shower”

Zero waste (organic) make-up powder

When people look at my make-up stash, they are often quite surprised. There’s a lot of plastic in there still, you can see it yourself in this blogpost where I shared my entire make-up stash. There’s a lot of plastic because I use what I have. Before starting my zero waste journey I had a lot of make-up which I still use today. Yet, sometimes I run out of things. And then, I do buy sustainable and zero waste make-up. And so today I want to share a switch I made: my make-up powder. Continue reading “Zero waste (organic) make-up powder”

Sustainable sunscreen: Suntribe

I’ve shared before which sunscreen I use. Today I’m sharing this again since I switched! I have shared another sunscreen once before, it was a good option back then. Right now it isn’t anymore and so I deleted that post. I’ve switched to Suntribe! Today I want to share with you why. 

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Zero Waste Dry Shampoo

Today I want to share a recipe with you. But not a recipe for in the kitchen. Good for me! Because to be honest, I’m not such a big talent in the kitchen just yet. I barely ever cook. That has to change, but that’s for another time. Today I have a recipe for you for in your hair! I’m talking about: dry shampoo.

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Low (plastic) Waste Concealer

Make-up is tricky. It’s very personal. Some people wear a lot, some people wear none at all. Some people are real experts and wear many colors and styles, others don’t know where to start. And that’s all okay, none of those things are good or bad. I would say I’m sort of the middle and currently I’m transforming my personal make-up stash. There are so many options, organic make-up, vegan make-up, cruelty-free make-up, zero waste make-up. And that last things is the thing I’m currently focussing on. I have bought concealer in bamboo!

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Saving water with a bucket in the shower

Today I’m sharing something about waste (surprise!). But not the kind of waste that I normally write about. Today I want to write about wasting water. Because this waste is just as important as trash, wasting water is terrible. I want to tell you about a trick I use to save a lot of water. I do this by placing a bucket in the shower!

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Zero Waste Toothpaste with Fluoride

This week I’m writing about brushing my teeth again. Just like I wrote before about a zero waste toothbrush. This time, I want to tell you about the stuff you put on the toothbrush, toothpaste. Very important to use (even though I read somewhere that it’s more important to brush than to use toothpaste, but I don’t believe that)!

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The most sustainable tooth brush: Humble Brush

Besides going through my waste on a regular basis, I do something else to see where I can improve on zero waste. I look at my daily routines. And the second thing I do in the morning (first is peeing haha) is brushing my teeth. With a fresh mouth I start off a fresh day!

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A zero waste period: reusable cups

Periods! Most people with uteruses have experienced them. Not much fun for us (if you’d ask me), not for the planet. That’s because right now most people use sanitary towels or tampons, single use items. Those end up at landfill, or even worse, in the sewage system. Luckily there are multiple ways to have a zero waste period. All sorts of products I wish I had known about sooner. Today I want to share the product I am using: a reusable cup.

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