Year: 2020

Oh calendula

Too often we get lost in the world of cosmetics and perfection. Many feel the sting of trying to look a certain way, especially if you have been exposed to way too many Instagram feeds and contouring videos. Guilty as charged. If we can learn the value of our exterior shell then we can achieve a state of internal bliss. The body is a beautiful vessel and it loves to be treated as such. In recent years I have learned the power behind what I decide to put on and into my body. I am no where near total inner/outer peace, but I like to take small steps. For me that was learning to make my own beauty products. I had been learning a lot from Rosemary Gladstar’s books such as Herbs for Natural Beauty. Her knowledge rang deep for me and I knew it was the start of something really special. To detach myself from the things that used to bring me comfort and to know exactly what I was to put in my …

Sustainable Company Alert: Package Free Shop

How can we practice being open-hearted as consumers? My personal take is that we strive to purchase from responsible companies. Businesses that are providing more sustainable products. You may have heard, you are what you eat but what about, You are what you buy. By choosing to be more conscious about how you consume, you too, can make a difference. Questions to ask before buying something Is the company local? Are they resourcing materials responsibly? Are they committed to providing green options via packaging, product materials, etc. Are they serving a community? Are they accessible? Not all companies that we buy from hit these check marks, but it is something that we really strive for as consumers. Buy quality over quantity. My Experience with Package Free Shop I have been seeing the buzz around the brand via social media. I have long been looking for options that have minimal impact with packaging, plastic, and are sustainable and eco-conscious and that don’t support over consumptive behaviors. The best thing about Package Free Shop is their commitment …