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How to get glowing skin, naturally + ideas for a zero waste skincare routine

How to get glowing skin, naturally + ideas for a zero waste skincare routine

Genevieve Fisher

Glowing skin is what so many of us are chasing these days. Glowing skin tells the world you are hydrated, healthy and attentive to your skincare routine. Around here, we tend to ignore the makeup trends that waffle between dewy and matte, and prioritize personal style and chasing that inner glow. I have my share of breakouts from time to time, but my skin problems really seemed to clear up when I began sticking to a specific skincare routine. As our team has gotten more and more into skincare, we've been researching everything from the best ingredients for each skin type to best practices for cleansers, moisturizers and...

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My zero waste hair care routine for healthy straight hair

My zero waste hair care routine for healthy straight hair

Marimar White-Espin

  One of the benefits of having straight, thinner hair was always a low maintenance hair care routine. I used to be able to blast it with heat and hairspray. My hair was so shiny and abundant that I felt like I never needed to take care of it. I would use any hairbrush or put any product into my hair because it didn't matter - it's straight hair. Then I hit my 30's and my hair began to retaliate after years of mistreatment. The first thing I noticed was the thinning out of my hair. I was losing so much hair in the shower...

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Our guide to switching to natural deodorant

Our guide to switching to natural deodorant

Athena Scott

I've been working on making low-waste swaps in my life for a few years now, but it wasn't until recently that I turned my sights on replacing my tried-and-true drugstore antiperspirant. Your scent is such a deeply personal thing, and odor anxiety is real!! I wasn't willing to try anything that could put that at risk. This hesitation wasn't entirely unfounded either. Unlike antiperspirants which cover odors with chemicals, natural deodorants work by stamping out the bacteria that would otherwise turn body-cooling moisture into relationship-ruining odor in the first place. The problem is that, depending on your skin’s unique microbiome, it can take a little while for your...

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A Fresh Start: How to make your own zero waste makeup remover

A Fresh Start: How to make your own zero waste makeup remover

Rachel Chen

I don’t know about you, but I haven’t been wearing much makeup the past year or so. However, there are still some rare moments where I do want to dress up or put on some makeup, like a friends’ virtual birthday (or really anything that inspires me to change out of my usual sweatpants and a t-shirt). For those special occasions, I love having a way to easily and naturally remove my makeup at the end of the day.  I recently finished up my last personal care product that was in plastic packaging - makeup remover - so I thought it would be a perfect DIY project to take...

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How to make your own curly hair styling gel!

How to make your own curly hair styling gel!

Summer Hanson

We love a good zero waste hair journey! Today we want to share an easy DIY for flax seed styling gel for curly hair. It's such a money saver too. All you need is flax seeds, water, and a way to filter it. DIY Flax seed styling gel ingredients:  2T Flax seeds - find flax seeds in bulk here 2C Water A thin cloth bag or cheese cloth to filter. A nut milk filter works too! Any essential oils you want to add. Lavender and rosemary are great for hair growth and scalp health! Recipe will make about 4 oz. To...

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Zero Waste University: How to practice zero waste in college

Zero Waste University: How to practice zero waste in college

Shay Steeves

When you start college, everyone tells you that it will be some of the best years of your life. What they don't tell you is it is that college is also going to introduce you to some of the most environmentally sustainable ways that you can live. Sharing a building and resources with a thousand other people and only taking up 180 square feet in a shared dorm is about as sustainable as it gets (aside from the occasional late night takeout or red solo cup). For me, college is where I discovered what it meant to live a low waste lifestyle. I was...

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