DIY Zero Waste Hairspray

I am a woman with long hair. And oh my, that can be a struggle. It rarely shapes exactly the way you want it too. Too loose, too tight, bumps here, bumps there. I guess it will be an endless struggle. There is however one thing that makes it easier for me: hairspray. But over the past years I have not used it, I could not find it zero waste anywhere. But then I found the perfect solution: a DIY zero waste hairspray recipe. I will share it with you today.

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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. Here’s a recipe for a 2 ingredient DIY all purpose cleaner.

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How to ditch bottled water on holidays

Another post about bottled water! I thought I’d follow up to last week’s post about a documentary that sums up the downsides of bottled water. Today I want to talk about a something that I found challenging when just started a zero waste lifestyle: avoiding bottled water on holidays. But I found a way. Here’s how you can ditch bottled water on holidays.

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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.

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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 zero waste (organic) make-up powder.

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The 5 R’s of Zero Waste

I’ve been blogging on here for a while now, I think it’s been about three years. The starting point of this whole green and eco-positive lifestyle has been a zero waste lifestyle. It’s the thing I started blogging about at first, but over the years it has evolved into a whole different lifestyle. But, a zero waste lifestyle is still very important to me, as I thrive to live zero waste and spread this message. Recently I did a lecture about a zero waste lifestyle at my local library, talking about the base of a zero waste lifestyle. While I did that, I realized I had never talked about it on here. So, today I want to tell you more about the philosophy of zero waste, the 5 R’s.

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Zero waste snack: roasted chickpeas

Snacking, I think it’s something we all do (even if you claim you don’t). I mean, who doesn’t love a sugary or salty (in my case) snack on a good movie night or get together with friends. I think snacks are essential! Finding zero waste snacks can be quite hard, if you’re tied to a ‘normal’ supermarket. But, there are tons of zero waste snacks out there and today might be just right for you. I want to share a recipe for a zero waste snack: roasted chickpeas!

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Why paper, glass and cans are better than plastic

Now that I think about it, it feel kind of strange that I have not dedicated a full blogpost to this subject. You have probably heard me say it a lot, in my weekly diaries and other posts: I prefer glass, cans and paper over plastic. Always. But why? And is that a fair choice to make? Here’s why paper, glass and cans are more sustainable than plastic.

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Circular Economy: The Book Library

Today I want to share something about lending with you. About lending books! If you’re a reader (like me) this is almost a must when it comes to trying to living sustainable. Lending is the new buying! And it should be, because it is has many benefits! Not only for the environment, but for yourself too. I have a card at the local library and I want to tell you why. This post I am telling you about an essential part of a circular economy: the book library.

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Zero Waste DIY Business Cards

I think you’ve noticed by now: I am an entrepreneur! Wow. That sounds so fancy. And it is! I have started my own webshop for package free groceries in Enschede: Loose, to do something about our big problem with waste. It has been fun, exiting and scary at the same time. Currently I am working on promoting Loose some more, because it’s necessary to get more customers. One of the things I now do: hand out business cards! I’ve made them myself and in this blogpost I’ll show you how to make zero waste DIY business cards.

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