• Switching to an Eco-Friendly Safety Razor
    Health,  Sustainability

    Switching to a Safety Razor

    In the last few months, I’ve been gradually switching to more natural household products. My main motivation was health: I wanted to see if I could reduce my toxic load and heal my chronic fatigue. But I was also interested in developing a more eco-friendly lifestyle. So I decided to try out a safety razor. Safety razors are a zero-waste alternative to plastic razors. They’re usually made of stainless steel and contain a thin blade that can be changed out and recycled. Basically, it’s your great-grandpa’s razor. But better.   The Benefits of Safety Razors Safety razors are a little trendy right now. Hipsters and bloggers love to gush about them on Instagram.…

  • Ethical Shoes for Fall
    Ethical Shopping

    Ethical Shoes for Fall

    If you want to build a more ethical wardrobe, shoes are a great place to start.Β The footwear industry has long been plagued with pollution, child labor, and poor working conditions. But many brands are hoping to turn this around by offering beautiful, sustainable, and fairly-made shoes. Today, I’ve curated a selection of ethical boots, heels, and sneakers that are perfect for fall. I’ve also included some discount links, so you can shop ethical without breaking the budget. So grab your pumpkin spice latte, wrap up in an oversized scarf, and get ready to swoon over autumnal colors and cozy fabrics. I felt in love with so many styles that I divided them up…

  • Switching to Natural Toothpaste
    Health,  Sustainability

    Switching to Natural Toothpaste

    For most of my life, I never thought about my toothpaste. I brushed my teeth, spit it out, and assumed it would work. Even when I started switching to natural products, toothpaste wasn’t on my shortlist. A strict dental hygienist had instilled a deep fear of cavities in me as a child, and I was afraid that natural toothpaste might not work as well. But as other natural products proved highly effective (and often better than their counterparts), I finally decided to give it a shot.   What’s In Your Toothpaste? First, I started researching common toothpaste ingredients. I mostly wanted to know if they were necessary, but I discovered that some can…

  • Budget-Friendly Ethical Jewelry
    Ethical Shopping

    Budget-Friendly Ethical Jewelry

    Ethical shopping doesn’t have to be expensive. Sometimes it’s worth it to spend extra to ensure your product was made with fair wages, safe working environments, and sustainable practices. Sometimes ethical companies can’t compete with the ultra-low, sweatshop-produced prices we’re used to. But sometimes you’re on a budget, and you just can’t afford ethical price tags. Or so you think. I’m here to tell you that it is possible to buy ethical on a budget. You just have to know where to look. Ethical jewelry is a great example of this. There’s a huge variety of ethical jewelry brands out there, with a wide range of styles and price points. Today, I’ve curated…

  • Switching to Natural Skincare
    Health,  Sustainability

    Switching to Natural Skincare

    If you’re like me, finding a good skincare product is like discovering the holy grail. I have sensitive skin, and I’m at that troublesome age where I have to deal with acne and wrinkles. It’s hard enough to find a product that works, let alone worry about ingredients. But when I started switching to natural products to heal my Chronic Fatigue, I knew I needed to find some good natural skincare products. Here are the ingredients I stopped using and the “holy grail” products I’ve found along the way.   Ingredients to Avoid A lot of skincare products work, but contain ingredients that aren’t actually good for your skin or overall health. Some…

  • Bee's Wrap Mighty Fix Review
    Ethical Shopping,  Sustainability

    A $3 Natural Alternative to Plastic Wrap + Mighty Fix Review

    Today, I’m excited to introduce my newest affiliate partnerΒ Mighty Nest. I’ve been shopping at Mighty Nest for years, and it’s one of my favorite stores for healthy, ethical, and sustainable home goods.   The Mighty Fix The gem of Mighty Nest is their low-cost subscription boxes. I’ve never been one to pay $50+ for a box of things I may or may not like, but when I learned about their $10 Mighty Fix box, it seemed like a no-brainer to try it. The Mighty Fix subscription box contains 1-2 items that will make your home healthier and greener.Β The items are always valued at over $10 and in my experience are extremely practical. Most…

  • Why I Buy Ethical Clothes
    Ethical Shopping,  Social Justice

    Why I Pay More For Ethical Clothes

    I grew up in central Illinois with strong German-Lutheran roots. We made jello salads, sat in the same pew every Sunday, and more than anything loved to brag about a good deal. To this day, if I get a good price on something, I will feel compelled to tell you about it the moment you mention the item. Like my shirt? I got it from the clearance rack at Target! This cute bag? $1 at a garage sale! I will beam with pride, and if you are from the Midwest, you will be equal parts jealous and thrilled. However, lately something has thrown a wrench into my usual good-deal joy. I’ve started to…