Life, Low-waste Living, Tips

3 Ways to Reduce Junk Mail

I don’t know about you but I’m constantly getting unwanted mail - - mail for the previous owner, credit card options, and random catalogs/magazines I never requested. AKA - dreaded junk mail Did you know an average person gets about 41lbs of junk mail per year. Hmm that’s about 6 gallons of gasoline😧 I did… Continue reading 3 Ways to Reduce Junk Mail

Earth focused, Life, Low-waste Living, Making A Difference, Plastic-Free Living

Updated EcoAction: Do You Know Your FootPrint

I personally think one can't figure out what sustainable actions to incorporate in their life without knowing their present environmental impact. Which is why my first suggested ecoaction is to calculate at least one of your sustainability footprints. Sustainability footprints basically measure your impact on the environment (my definition). The following image highlights some of… Continue reading Updated EcoAction: Do You Know Your FootPrint

Creativity, EcoBusiness, Low-waste Living

Natural Dye Logo Shirts

The family needed logo shirts to wear at at EcoBronx weekend markets. So I used vacation to experiment with natural dying. First: Bought secondhand shirts at a local Goodwill ($6 total) Second: boiled purple cabbage with salt for about an hour. While it was boiling gently washed the shirt. Third: I tied one of the… Continue reading Natural Dye Logo Shirts

Low-waste Living, Plastic-Free Living

Sustainable Options for Washing Clothes

I don't know about you but doing laundry is a weekly chore for my family. We transitioned to our sustainable laundry routine over the course of 2 phases. The phases, washing and then drying, aligned to when product was running low (remember to buy what/when you need). Washing was our first phase for I really… Continue reading Sustainable Options for Washing Clothes

Life, Low-waste Living, Plastic-Free Living, Random Thoughts

It’s okay to not DIY

About this time last year I desired to DIY some self-care and cleaning items. My mindset was it would allow me to save some $ while also help me ensure it was a low-waste item. Naturally this was before I had two children remote learning, opened a low-waste shop, and got additional responsibilities at my… Continue reading It’s okay to not DIY

Life, Low-waste Living, Plastic-Free Living, Random Thoughts

Me and Aunt Flow

Disclaimer: The post is discussing menstruation/menstrual care. Me and Aunt Flow have had a truly intimate relationship for about 33ish years and I can say that our relationship has had it's fair share of highs and lows. You know the those moments were your either rejoicing or frustrated that Flow has decided to make a… Continue reading Me and Aunt Flow

Low-waste Living, Random Thoughts

Self Care Perspective on low-waste living not being universal

Last year I wrote a reflective on how low-waste living isn’t always universal. I’m constantly reminded of this broad concept as I determine which sustainable self-care products I should carry in the store (in case you didn’t know I’m a fairly new owner of a low-waste shop). My hopes are to at least have 2-3… Continue reading Self Care Perspective on low-waste living not being universal

Earth focused, Low-waste Living, Plastic-Free Living, Random Thoughts, Tips

Let’s Talk Greenwashing

I remember how a while back someone questioned the cost of a bamboo toothbrush for they had seen one in our local dollar tree. I immediately asked if they could tell me about the packaging. Welp I had to sadly inform them that they had experienced greenwashing because the toothbrush was in one of those… Continue reading Let’s Talk Greenwashing

Life, Low-waste Living, Plastic-Free Living, Tips

Switching to Sustainable Self-Care Products

Collage of some self care swaps made (not sponsored) As you know, our family has been on a low-waste/plastic-free journey since December 2018. Me sharing the process and then starting the business has encouraged folks to ask questions about our journey and our swaps. Common questions I get typically come in the form of WHY… Continue reading Switching to Sustainable Self-Care Products

Education, Low-waste Living, Plastic-Free Living

Announcing Sustainable Self Care Mini-Course

Announcing EcoBronx’s (my business) first 2021 course - Sustainable Self Care which starts February 1 and costs $20. The self-paced course defines sustainable self-care, guides on how to make a transition to low-waste/plastic-free products, and informs participants about sustainable DIY/manufactured self-care options. To prevent participants getting overwhelmed, the lessons will be released weekly. The course… Continue reading Announcing Sustainable Self Care Mini-Course