I’ve hesitated to write much about my journey to living a greener, healthier lifestyle, in mostly because I didn’t have it all figured out. I then realized that this green road that I’m on is a journey, not a destination. And that my little, everyday steps do count and make a difference.
obsessed interested in living an eco-friendly & natural lifestyle when I became pregnant. I was worried about how my choices would affect the baby. So in my research I realized that a lot of what I was eating, slathering on my skin or tossing out wasn’t great for my baby or for the earth. I want to leave the earth a better place for my kid(s) and grandchildren. So here are a few of the changes I’ve made in our lifestyle.
These are small steps and I have a long ways to go, but hopefully I’m on the right road.
1. Cloth diapers. I only do this part-time as I’m still building up my stash. I never thought I’d cloth diaper–too complicated, too expensive, too much laundry. But really, it’s actually very simple and I much prefer cloth.
2. Meal Planning. What does this have to do with going green? Well, meal planning means less waste for us. I buy what I need for the week and I use it.
3. Eating whole foods. We’ve cut down on the amount of processed foods we buy and look for fruits & veggies grown without pesticides.
4. Making my own household cleaners with people safe ingredients such as vinegar, castile soap, hydrogen peroxide and baking soda.
5. Using cloth rags to clean instead of paper towels. Although I still use paper towels when cleaning the bathroom. Can’t get past using cloth with toilets–too much oogey for me there.
6. Using cloth bags at the grocery store.
7. Repurposing items at home. For example, I turned old formula cans into pencil holders.
8. Using the Oil Cleansing Method on my face. Not familiar with it? Check out these posts:
It sounds weird to clean your face with oil, but oh my my, does my skin feel sooooo soft and wonderful. And clear.
9. Cutting down on consumerism. The less I buy, the less I waste. I’ve gotten many hand-me-downs for Donut and I’ve been known to hit the thrift stores and garage sales. And why yes, I did score a silk ankle-length dress from Banana Republic for a whopping $7.
10. Recycling as much as possible. We don’t have a pick-up service, but Mr. DIH will load up the car and drop off our recycling at the nearest station. It’s worth the drive & inconvenience to us.
So that’s my green road thus far. Have you made any green lifestyle changes?