Tag Archives: non-toxic

The best zero waste products to start reducing your trash

It seems like going zero waste, along with zero waste products, have become kinda in vogue recently. It’s fashionable to be zero waste, so a lot of people are jumping on the bandwagon without really understanding the movement and what it’s all about. And sometimes, that does more harm than good. We all have limited understanding. We’re all somewhere along

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Easy DIY pumpkin spice latte sugar scrub

Ahhh, fall. It’s a magical time of year. The air gets crisp, cute scarves and boots come back into vogue, and that rare, magical creature, the pumpkin spice latte, makes its first appearance. Pumpkin spice latte lovers of the world, rejoice! It smells so good you just want to rub your face in it! Oh wait, now you can? I

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The best deals on Amazon Prime Day for healthy living

Amazon Prime Day 2018 is over! We’ll have even more details here for you for next year’s sale. Make sure you’re signed up for Hopeful Holistic’s newsletter to keep you up-to-date on everything you need to know!  The bigger-than-Black-Friday event of the year is here! Amazon Prime Day starts NOW. It’s 36 hours of highly discounted bliss, and I’m excited

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How to use a menstrual cup to revolutionize your period

Have you heard of menstrual cups? They’re a fantastic invention that makes me very glad I live in this day and age. It revolutionized my period. What is a menstrual cup? A menstrual cup is a small silicone or rubber cup that replaces tampons. Instead of absorbing liquid, it sits tucked inside the vagina to catch your flow. You can’t

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Using a menstrual cup- FAQ and troubleshooting

Wondering how to use a menstrual cup? If you’re just starting out, make sure you’ve caught up on Part 1! That’s where I go over everything you need to know to get started- putting it in, washing your cup, and the (crazy awesome) benefits of using a menstrual cup! Part 2 will go over some common (and not so common)

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Natural, non-toxic sunburn remedies for instant relief

Summer is here, the sun is out, and our skin turns cherry-red as we bask in the first burn of the season. Yowch. Hindsight is 20/20, but what do you do for quick relief when you get a sunburn? And what do you do to keep your skin healthy as it heals? Read on for some easy-to-make, natural sunburn remedies.

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The best natural makeup recipes for a DIY makeup routine

Want to save money, rescue your skin from hundreds of toxins, and get dolled up? Well, look no further than this create-your-own DIY makeup routine with these natural makeup recipes! Admittedly, I’m super lazy when it comes to makeup. It was actually a huge step forward in my self-confidence to be able to leave the house without makeup. (Once in

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Creative ways to use less plastic

Did you hear the news? Plastic sucks. Americans throw away 35 billion plastic water bottles yearly. 90 percent never get recycled. Flimsy plastic bags only take about a decade to be broken down, but most plastic takes 450-1,000 years to degrade. It’s not going anywhere fast. And even though plastic bags degrade fairly quickly- Americans still use 102 billion every

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15 all-natural cleaner recipes

House cleaning… isn’t the most fun thing for me. I know there are some people who find cleaning therapeutic, and just start cleaning when they’re feeling under the weather or whatever, but that is not me! The only things that make cleaning better, for me, are knowing that the house will look and smell nicer when I’m done (and that I

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Hand sanitizer- super easy DIY recipe

To sanitize or not to sanitize? That is the question…. My opinion is that our (American’s) overuse of antibacterial soap and hand sanitizer has been encouraging bacteria to change and become resistant, and harming us in the meantime. Here are some facts for ya… Any time you use a commercial hand sanitizer, you’re being exposed to the active ingredient in

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