This cheap and easy zero-waste dental hygiene routine will allow you to cut back on the plastic usually involved in toothcare.

A (Cheap and Easy) Zero-Waste Dental Hygiene Routine

Not that long ago I was using brand-name toothpaste, plastic toothbrushes, and teflon dental floss. There was nothing about my tooth care that paid tribute to a natural lifestyle. The thought of moving toward zero-waste dental hygiene was daunting, but I knew it was one area that needed some work.

There are more effective, cheaper, and easier alternatives to using toilet paper.

Alternatives to Using Toilet Paper

Despite what you may believe there are more effective, easier, and cheaper alternatives to toilet paper. There is no doubt that toilet paper is big business, but is it really better than other options?

This easy homemade toothpaste recipe can help make your dental hygiene routine more natural, sustainable, and free from chemicals.

DIY: Homemade Toothpaste Recipe

Toothpaste. For a long time it remained one of the stubborn hold-on products that I was buying for our bathroom routine. I thought homemade toothpaste was intimidating, and I always had a reason not to make the switch: I got “free” samples at the dentist, […]

Kombucha Making Guide for Lazy Beginners. This step-by-step guide to kombucha tea gives a easy instructions for making a refreshing glass of this fermented tea.

Kombucha Making Guide for Lazy Beginners

I have been making kombucha tea for my family for several years now, and they’re still always excited to find a new batch in the fridge. It is cheap, healthy, and tasty, so making this drink a win-win-win.  I even find it’s a creative endeavour—with my vast variety […]

Learn a simple method to make your own healthy beef bone broth.

Making a Simple Beef Bone Broth or Stock

We’ve been raising our own ethical beef since I was a little girl. When we process meat all our leftover bones used to be solely destined for dog treats. I now scavenge them for broth/stock. Thank you hipsters and paleo people. A quick note on […]

Cloth Diapers for Beginners: The Ultimate Guide | Everything you need to know to get started.

Cloth Diapers for Beginners: The Ultimate Guide

When I first found out I was pregnant I knew we would use cloth diapers on our baby. My husband and I are keen to save both money and the environment, so being able to do both at once is an natural win. Plus, I […]

Learning to Use a Menstrual Cup

Learning to use a Menstrual Cup: First Impressions

I’m not sure how I first became interested in using a menstrual cup. I didn’t personally know anyone who used one (well, I did. I just wasn’t aware of it at the time). It was probably something I originally heard of it as a crunchy thing practiced […]

Why I don't use essential oils

Why I Don’t use Essential Oils (Yet)

I don’t use essential oils for the same reasons I didn’t watch Twilight. “What?” I hear you say. “But essential oils are wonderful and fragrant and good for you. Twilight is sparkly vampires and bad actresses and exploitation of teenage sexual insecurities.” That is true. […]