Monthly Archives: April 2016
Hello everyone! I thought I would do a collective post, gathering all information about zero waste alternatives to all things related to dental hygiene, so here goes.
Homemade Toothpaste: The first thing I made when I got into zero waste was toothpaste – see the recipe here, because it was super easy! I was actually quite happy with it at first but soon I grew tired of it and ended up serious dreading that part of the day, as I got nauseous from the mixture. Although I know a lot of people how simply love it, so give it a go before you say no!
Bamboo Toothbrush: I researched many brands and I found that most brands use non-compostable bristles, which is sad. However, I still like my brush, get it here. This is one of the things which makes a huge impact and it is so easy to make the switch to a eco-friendly brush, just do it now!
Dental Tabs: Something I tried recently, but gazed at several times, are dental tabs! As I grew tired of homemade toothpaste, this is just great! I made a video review where I go into mere detail – watch it here! They came from Monomeer.de in a paper bag and they have a great mint taste!
Compostable floss: I never flossed, which is so stupid, but now where there is no excuse and I going to! This floss made from silk and covered in beeswax is amazing, and compostable! What is not to love! So far I have only seen it one place and it is here!
Hello everyone! Today I am going on a trip, so I will be gone until Sunday. For this occasion I thought I would show you what I choose to bring along. It is not very much, as I hate to carry a lot of luggage. Firstly, I like to bring a few items in case I run into a not-zero-waste-friendly-situation, in that case I can just whip out my jar, or my straw or a fork or a napkin, score! I like to carry a small amount of beauty products, which include a deodorant, my eyebrow shadow and my homemade concealer. In context of tools I will be bringing my toothbrush, of course, along with my stainless steel razor, and an unwrapped bar of soap, a crochet needle, for the dreads, you know, and a nail clipper. All of this can fit in my hand bag, which is awesome!
I will be updating my Instagram while I am away, so be sure to follow me on @Gittemary. All the best of vibes to you!
Hello everybody! I am currently making more videos than blog posts, that is a new one for me, surely. Anyway I have been super busy, but luckily, I have something up my sleeve very soon. In the meantime you may check out my recent videos, for instance this collective thrift haul! Side note: some of you gave me the advice to always give something away whenever you purchased ‘new’ stuff, that is thrifted stuff in my case. So I did, I donated about 15 kilos of clothes and shoes to a charity and it felt awesome not only because these things will end up in better places but also because my own closet is a lot less cluttered now, win-win! Anyway, I hope you guys have an awesome day!
Hello Everybody! I have been documenting my food over the last three days, so here it is, this month’s food diary! Day one: I started off with pancakes in bed, I wish I could start every day like that, it was topped off with a delicious homemade blueberry jam that my boyfriend made from overripe berries! During the day I snacked a bit mango and some elderberry infused water, yummy! For dinner I made my own tortilla with a ton of guaca, favourite thing ever, leftover chicken and salsa, lovely.
Day two: Freshly squeezed orange juice is the best way to start the day, seriously. Later I made myself a banana smoothie with blueberry and cocoa, over all, a rather successful combination. Dinner-wise I fried some rice with garlic, spring onion and leeches. Quite simple and quite delicious!
Day three: Mango and lemon infused water for breakfast, which is something I actually do quite often. For lunch I grabbed the left-overs from the day before and topped it off with some hot sauce! The best thing ever happened for dinner – homemade calzone, bloody good! My calzone had spaghetti bolognese inside, it is rather hard to top that and it was the perfect endning to my food diary!
Hello everybody! Today I am simply checking in with a new video, I really hope you like it! Although I learned about the zero waste concept after I moved out from home, I thought you guys would still like my take on how living waste-free at your parent’s house can be done. In addition to the steps and tricks I talked about in my other videos like How To Be Zero Waste In School/At Work and Zero Waste – Beginner’s Tips, you can combine the different messages of the videos. I wish everyone an awesome day!