CategoryEco-Friendly Living

Is There Plastic in Tea Bags?

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Do Tea Bags Contain Plastic? I love to drink tea. I enjoy the taste, and I always felt good knowing I was getting some beneficial antioxidants in every cup. So imagine my shock when I was shopping at our local farmers market and stumbled across an article questioning the addition of plastic in tea bags. Wait, what? Do manufacturers actually put plastic in tea bags? Unfortunately, the answer is yes. Even more unfortunately, the impact on our health and the […]

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Best Green Apps to Help You Live a Sustainable Life

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The Best Green Apps for a More Eco-Friendly Lifestyle Although technology sometimes gets a bad rap for the environmental mess we’re in right now, there are actually a variety of green apps that can help you live a more eco-friendly life. If you’re looking for an easy way to get practical green living tips, live a more sustainable life, and save some money at the same time, you can start by downloading a few of these top green apps. 1. […]

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Zero Waste Travel – 12 Must-Pack Essentials

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Zero Waste Travel Essentials I absolutely love to travel. I think this world has some incredible natural beauty that everyone should able to experience. That’s one reason why I work so hard to protect it! But traveling can produce A LOT of waste. When I started my journey toward a more zero waste lifestyle, I knew I would have to make some adjustments to my traveling habits. Fortunately, I discovered it’s actually quite easy to make traveling more eco-friendly with […]

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How to Make Aloe Vera Gel

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How to Make Aloe Vera Gel at Home Aloe vera gel is great to have around the home. You can use it to soothe minor pain and irritation from sunburns. It’s also an outstanding addition to natural beauty products to help hydrate your skin and hair. Although you might think you have to go to a specialty store to buy it, you can learn how to make aloe vera gel by following the simple steps detailed below. Growing an Aloe […]

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Best Eco-Friendly Dental Floss

Discover the best eco-friendly dental floss options to help you have a zero waste bathroom.

Top Eco-Friendly Dental Floss Options Flossing is an important part of every dental care routine, but traditional dental floss has numerous environmental and health concerns. Fortunately, you’ll find several eco-friendly dental floss options that will make taking care of your teeth more sustainable. What’s Wrong With Traditional Floss? Traditional dental floss is typically made with nylon, which is a type of plastic. Not only can’t you recycle nylon, but it also takes hundreds of years to biodegrade. However, being made […]

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Best Pet-Friendly Houseplants

10 Best Pet-Friendly Houseplants

Top Pet-Friendly Houseplants If you want to naturally clean and purify the air in your house but have a cat or dog, you need one of the best pet-friendly houseplants. Store-bought cleaning supplies, carpet, furniture, paint, and more can all release harmful contaminants that can cause short-term issues like headaches and nose, throat, and eye irritation and long-term problems that include kidney failure, respiratory disease, and cancer. Fortunately, all you need to do to clean and purify the air you […]

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How to Naturally Dye Eggs

Learn the simple steps necessary to naturally dye eggs

Learn How to Naturally Dye Eggs If you’re interested in having a more eco-friendly Easter, one great way is to naturally dye eggs. Since you can easily make your own natural dye using food scraps, you likely have everything you need in your kitchen right now. By following these simple steps, you can enjoy the beautiful and soft colors of naturally dyed eggs, cut back on the amount of food scraps you throw away, and save money! As you’re getting […]

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Best Natural Drain Cleaner

Discover the best natural drain cleaner to clear clogged sinks.

What Is the Best Natural Drain Cleaner? If you have a clogged drain and you’re looking for the best drain cleaner, you don’t have to turn to dangerous conventional drain cleaners. Instead, go for the best natural drain cleaner. Problems With Conventional Drain Cleaners The main ingredient in most conventional drain cleaners is sodium hydroxide. This corrosive chemical is usually better known as lye or caustic soda, and it’s an irritant that can aggravate respiratory airways and burn skin. Plus, […]

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How to Care for Reusable Food Wrap

If you want to make your beeswax food wrap last longer, learn how to care for reusable food wrap

Beeswax Wraps Care Instructions Are you thinking about making the switch to beeswax wraps but you’re wondering how to care for reusable food wrap. You’ll find all the answers you need to know right here! Reusable food wrap is typically made using beeswax, which is why some people also call it beeswax wrap. It’s an excellent sustainable option for storing leftovers in your kitchen. If you’re looking for some easy ways to reduce plastic use, one simple switch you can […]

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How to Create an Eco-Friendly Cleaning Routine

Discover the five simple swaps you can make to create an eco-friendly cleaning routine

How to Create an Eco-Friendly Cleaning Routine Think it’s hard to go green when cleaning? It’s not! In fact, with five simple swaps you can create your own eco-friendly cleaning routine. Cleaning your home is important. However, between toxic cleaning chemicals that can hurt your family and the environment and the incredible amount of waste that’s generated from single-use cleaning products, you might be doing more harm than good each time you clean. Fortunately, you only have to make a […]

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