You’ve probably heard of the green trend by now, and it’s gaining popularity rightfully. After all the talks about global warming, air pollution, waste of energy, toxins in plastic and health related issues, people have started becoming more environmentally conscientious which makes sustainable living affordable more than ever.
It doesn’t take long to see going green doesn’t only help preserve the environment, but it also affects the economy and our well-being positively. If you don’t know where to start, looking closely at what you use daily could be the right step. For instance, it can be ditching the chemical based cosmetics for natural skin care.
Having a cleansing and moisturising routine is important if you want to have a healthy, youthful skin with a natural glow for years to come, and knowing skin absorbs the skin care you use, it’s essential to use eco-friendly products that guarantee beauty and well-being, like those 100% vegan, free of paraben, that are based on plant extracts. This refers to creams and balms as much as it does to shampoos, body wash, soaps, masks, and oils.
Along with upgrading your cosmetics to natural skin care, you have to upgrade your daily menu too. Organic food made it into such a trend because of the lack of toxins in it, whether it’s fruits and veggies free of chemical pesticides and fertilisers, or foods made of organic ingredients, without the addition of sugars and preservatives.
It doesn’t hurt either to start a bit of gardening, so you can use fresh produce in your very home. Even if you don’t have that much space, that’s what urban gardening is for. This would reduce the need to go shopping for groceries, and teach you the important lesson of organic compost, how to use, reuse, and recycle.
In relation to this, you would feel inclined to buy products that you can repurpose instead of dispose of immediately, and get involved in charity, donating what you don’t need. It’s advisable to think of furniture as well, opting for certified materials such as teak and bamboo, as well as choosing products that can be reused, like cups, straws, utensils, and shopping bags. All of this with the purpose to reduce the waste of your household.
The ultimate step you could take would be to adopt a minimal lifestyle, and introduce energy from sustainable sources, be it the sun or wind, going off-grid, relying on efficient lighting choosing from the many LED options, and improving insulation for less energy leaks. Don’t forget there’s also the responsibility with use of water, as well as the kind of transport you use, with the lesson to give up vehicles when you can and ride a bike.
Let your life be the example for future generations.