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I broke my toe so while everyone else went hiking to the rainfalls, I get to meditate and smell the flowers. It’s been a practice of patience for me not being able to be on the go all the time.




#stillness #beingstill #vacation #vacationvibes #hawaii #mauihawaii #stopandsmelltheflowers #meditation #thezerowastefamily #om #healing #wellness
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Check out our latest YouTube video on how we garden zero waste. Link is in my bio.




#zerowaste #withoutwaste #wastefreegarden #wastefreegardens #sustainablegarden #ecogarden #zerowastelife #zerowasteliving #permaculture #urbanfarm #urbangardening #vegetablegarden #growyourown #homegrown #sustainableliving #organicgardening #urbanfarming #backyardgarden #growwhatyoueat #getoutandgrowsomething #victorygarden
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My oral care is all zero waste. I use a compostable toothbrush, toothpaste tablets, as well as compostable and refillable dental floss. To help keep my teeth as healthy as possible, I use homemade mouth rinse with essential oils. Thieves oil is an ingredient in my mouth rinse because it contains antibacterial, antiviral, antiseptic, and anti-infectious properties. It also helps provide an extra clean mouth and supports healthy gums

THIEVES MOUTHWASH
INGREDIENTS
1 cup filtered water
1 Tbsp baking soda
20 drops Thieves oil
Directions

Mix everything in a clean bottle or mason jar with a lid. Since the baking soda will settle, be sure to shake the jar before each use of the product. This mouth wash can be kept at room temperature.





#mouthwash #diymouthwash #essentialoils #thievesoil #zerowasteoralcare #zerowastepersonalcare #zerowastepersonalhygiene #zerowaste #zerowasteliving #zerowastelife #sustainableliving #wastefreeliving #chemicalfreeliving
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Last day of plastic free July.

An average woman will use around 16,000 or more tampons or pads during her lifetime. That’s 7 billion tampons and pads landing in landfills each year. Most of them contain chemicals, toxins, additives and synthetic materials such as plastic.

Better options are:
Diva cup
Cloth pads
Plastic-Free Pads and Tampons
Period Underwear





#plasticfreejuly #plasticfree #zerowaste #ecofriendly #plasticfreeliving #sustainableliving #sustainability #plasticpollution #sustainable #zerowasteliving #noplastic #plasticfreeoceans #reuse #savetheplanet #saynotoplastic #gogreen #recycle #breakfreefromplastic #reducereuserecycle #eco #vegan #environment #plastic #reusable #bethechange #zerowastelifestyle #climatechange #ecofriendlyliving #wastefree #bhfyp
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Plastic free July! Almost there. How did you do and what is your favorite plastic free swap you have done?

My favorite by far is switching from store bought household cleaner to homemade. Not only does it reduce plastic but it’s also zero chemical and it saves us tons of money. Today we clean our home with baking soda, citrus scented vinegar, soap and essentials oils.





#zerowastecleaning #zerowastehome #plasticfreejuly #plasticfree #zerowaste #ecofriendly #plasticfreeliving #sustainableliving #sustainability #plasticpollution #sustainable #zerowasteliving #noplastic #plasticfreeoceans #reuse #savetheplanet #saynotoplastic #gogreen #recycle #breakfreefromplastic #reducereuserecycle #eco #environment #plastic #reusable #bethechange #zerowastelifestyle #climatechange #ecofriendlyliving #wastefree
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Plastic free July tip!

Majority of all dental flosses contains plastic along with some other chemical you do not want in your mouth and they always are in a plastic container.

I use 100% biodegradable floss that is packaged in an eco -friendly glass bottle and it’s refillable!!’






#plasticfreedentalcare #plasticfreeoralcare #plasticfreejuly #plasticfree #zerowaste #ecofriendly #plasticfreeliving #sustainableliving #sustainability #plasticpollution #zerowasteliving #noplastic #plasticfreeoceans #reuse #savetheplanet #saynotoplastic #gogreen #recycle #breakfreefromplastic #reducereuserecycle #eco #vegan #environment #plastic #reusable #bethechange #zerowastelifestyle #climatechange #ecofriendlyliving #wastefree
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Plastic free July tip!

How does composting your leftovers reduce plastic?

composting diverts food waste from the landfill, where it would decompose inside a plastic bag and create methane, a greenhouse gas 25 times more potent than carbon dioxide over the course of 100 years. ...

Finally, composting creates nutrient-rich soil, which can be used in place of store bought compost and fertilizers that almost always comes in plastic.




#compost #composting #reducefoodwaste #plasticfreejuly #plasticfree #zerowaste #ecofriendly #plasticfreeliving #sustainableliving #sustainability #plasticpollution #sustainable #zerowasteliving #noplastic #plasticfreeoceans #reuse #savetheplanet #saynotoplastic #gogreen #breakfreefromplastic #reducereuserecycle #eco #environment #plastic #reusable #bethechange #zerowastelifestyle #climatechange #ecofriendlyliving #wastefree
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Pickled red onions is a staple food we eat with our rice and bean bowls, on salads and on sandwiches. It’s super easy to make and last in the fridge for a few weeks. Just bring to a boil the salt, water, vinegar and sugar and pour over thinly sliced red onions in a mason jar. Let it sit and develop flavor for a day in the fridge before eating.






#pickledredonions #pickling #picklingtime #pickles #homemade #veganpickles #veganfood #veganrecipe #veganlife #veganfamily #veganfoodshare #plantbased #plantbasedfood
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Check out our new video where I share how I oil pack tomatoes as a way to preserve our tomato harvest. Link to video is in the bio.





#tomatoharvest #tomatocanning #oilpackedtomatoes #foodpreservationideas #urbangarden #homesteading #gardening #growyourownfood #urbanhomesteading #organic #garden #homestead #permaculture #urbanfarm #urbangardening #vegetablegarden #growyourown #homegrown #sustainableliving #organicgardening #urbanfarming #backyardgarden #growwhatyoueat #getoutandgrowsomething #victorygarden
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Plastic free July tip!

As a mom of three who also try live an eco-friendly and chemical free life, my rule of thumb is to avoid plastic toys for kids at all cost. It’s also almost impossible to know which plastics are “safe” and which are not.

Unfortunately, many toys are made from plastic due to its durability; and most plastic contains phthalates and/or Bisphenol-A (BPA), both of which have been linked to cancer, hormone disruption and developmental problems in children.

My tips for buying safe kids’ toys are these:

Buy toys made with solid woods, wool, organic cotton and stainless steel; and toys painted with water-based or nontoxic paints.
Favor non-battery operated toys because, not only is it better for the planet, but also because the batteries are loaded with toxins.
Favor high quality toys. As much as it pains me to say so, toys made with better and safer materials tend to be more expensive. The good news is that they also tend to last longer. Here is a list of great eco- and chemical-safe toy sellers:

Haba
Bella Luna Toys
Green Toys
Begin Again
Toys
Plan Toys
Wish Bone
North Star Toys
Tegu





#plasticfreekids #plasticfreefamily #plasticfreetoys #thezerowastefamily #plasticfreejuly #plasticfree #zerowaste #ecofriendly #plasticfreeliving #sustainableliving #sustainability #plasticpollution #sustainable #zerowasteliving #noplastic #plasticfreeoceans #reuse #savetheplanet #saynotoplastic #gogreen #recycle #breakfreefromplastic #reducereuserecycle #plastic #reusable #bethechange #zerowastelifestyle #climatechange #ecofriendlyliving #wastefree
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Making new friend ❤️





#lizard #lizardsofinstagram #hawaiilizards #friends #naturelovers #natureshots #bigislandhawaii #bigisland #hawaii #vacation #familyvacation #familytime
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I’m so happy to see that here on the Big Island, Hawaii bulk section is still in use. Brings me to another plastic free July tip. Buy food in bulk, and use reusable cloth bags for the dry goods. If bulk shopping is not an option, choose food sold in cardboard or paper over plastic wrapped.





#plasticfreejuly #plasticfree #zerowaste #ecofriendly #plasticfreeliving #sustainableliving #sustainability #plasticpollution #sustainable #zerowasteliving #noplastic #plasticfreeoceans #reuse #savetheplanet #saynotoplastic #gogreen #recycle #breakfreefromplastic #reducereuserecycle #eco #vegan #environment #plastic #reusable #bethechange #zerowastelifestyle #climatechange #ecofriendlyliving #wastefree #bhfyp
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