Category Archives: Personal Care

LUSH to the rescue?

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Since last summer, when we began our plastic-free adventure, I’ve been searching for the perfect answer to my shampoo dilemma.  I wanted to find an eco-friendly shampoo without plastic packaging.  At first, I happily shopped the bulk section at Whole … Continue reading

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Old White T-Shirts

There comes a point in the life of a white T-shirt when it is time to hide from the public eye.  The once bright white cotton inevitably turns dingy and thin after much use.  This was the case recently with … Continue reading

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Cleaning Stubborn Soap Scum

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We have a nice roomy shower with sliding glass doors, but those doors are a pain in the rear to keep clean.  It takes a great deal of elbow grease and time to scrub off the film which inevitably builds … Continue reading

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Go Ahead…Snoop Around My Bathroom

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I don’t know about you, but I’m often curious about the inside of other people’s homes.  Assuming you might be a bit curious as well, I thought I’d let you peek around and see a few of the plastic-free changes … Continue reading

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What’s in Your Medicine Cabinet?

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Have you ever turned over a bottle of shampoo or lotion and tried to pronounce the long list of mystery ingredients?  It can be daunting.  Here are just a handful of ingredients listed on a bottle of Aveda Shampure shampoo: … Continue reading

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Kick the Disposable Habit – Make Your Own Baby Wipes

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We have used cloth diapers for both of our kids, but thinking I didn’t have the time, I hadn’t made cloth baby wipes.  I found it difficult to pass up a good coupon or sale for disposable wipes.  Also, I’ll … Continue reading

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A Short History of Toilet Paper

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Yesterday I posted about the benefits of buying recycled toilet paper.  I figured that a good follow-up would be a bit of toilet paper history.  Do you ever wonder how we came to be so dependent on our squeezable rolls … Continue reading

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