My newest quest has been to find clean makeup. Over the last few years – since I started my plastic free quest – I have somewhat just written makeup off. I have searched high and low for plastic free packaging to no avail. I have found some along the way, however they were products that I did not like. So I gave up, I just stopped wearing makeup. I had one mascara that I wore sparingly and it was not very green clean – sadly. I finally had enough and decided that I was going to wear makeup again – even if it meant collecting some plastic. Thankfully, we have a great recycling program in Norway and it helps ease my nerves.
In an effort to cut down on plastic, we have begun buying our spices in bulk. Frontier Natural has 16 oz / 453 g bulk bags of spices – we have been buying the organic spices and they are such amazing quality. One thing to remember though is that 16 oz / 453 g of garlic powder is just a few cups – while 16 oz / 453 g of basil or leafy items is more than a liter. You will of course then need something to store these in, as they come in a foil pack. It is best to store in airtight glass containers and keep them in a cool dark place.
Since publishing “Why I don’t use toothpaste“, I am asked which toothpastes / toothpaste alternatives I reccomend – as not everyone is able to find the Oliva soap that I use. I am going to review a few products which I have used.
I think that there are way way to many products on the market that we just simply don’t need. Maybe it is my minimalistic side, or my hatred of plastic – but I just dont feel like we need all these products. It is not that I don’t like to shop – i do, and I have plenty of clothing and home decor.. the products I don’t like being sold are the toiletry, cleaning and kitchen cheats products. I prefer a more minimalistic side – I get grumpy when my bathroom cabinet gets to full.
Today I watched Genetic Roulette.. these are my thoughts on the documentary:
I hear a lot that I am “over the top” and such. I hear things like these 3 statements and I have even heard them all from the same person(s) before:
“No one used to be so concerned over food, just eat what is at the store, stop worrying. The government is watching out and testing things”
“Back 30 years ago there were no food allergies, I think people are just oversensitive or something”
“People never used to be sick this much, but I just think it must be that we did not have names for all these things people have now or the science didn’t pick up on them. People died, they did not die from XYZ”