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My Sustainability Tool Kit ๐ŸŒฑ

It's Earth Day today! Happy Earth Day, dear friends!

In honor of our planet, I thought I'd write a little something on sustainability and my journey to going green.

A little disclaimer, I know my lifestyle isn't perfect, but I am trying my very best to do my part and I always say it's a slow journey to a big lifestyle change. It's not something that just happens overnight.

I just want to show you what I've been currently doing and using in the hopes of doing my part and making Planet Earth a better place to live in.

๐ŸŒฑ Reusable utensils

I try to bring my own utensils so I don't have to use plastic ones when I eat at dining halls! I'm lucky that my schedule this quarter lets me eat lunch at home, but

๐ŸŒฑ Metal straw

I own two: a regular sized straw and one for bubble tea! When I'm in a situation where I forget my straw, I always remind the waiter at the restaurant to not give me one for my drink.

๐ŸŒฑ Reusable tumbler / cup

I. love. coffee. I really do. The least I can do to help the environment is to bring my own reusable cup whenever I buy coffee out. I own two: a yellow Starbucks cup that I also use for milk tea, and a spill-proof jug that I use when I'm busy getting to my classes!

๐ŸŒฑ Cloth facial squares

To replace disposable cotton pads! I made these myself with old cotton t-shirts. I also used old towels to make exfoliating pads!

๐ŸŒฑ Refillable face oil

I've started making my own skincare! For moisturizer, I usually make my own face oil blends with a carrier oil and essential oils. I've really saved on buying skincare products and honestly, it's been better on my skin too!

๐ŸŒฑ Bamboo toothbrush

I recently made the switch to a bamboo toothbrush and I'm glad because the wood will decompose once you're done with it!

๐ŸŒฑ Reusable shopping bag

This is possibly the easiest switch you can make. I carry around a bag with me all the time, just in case I do buy something. Plus, it's super neat cause you can fold it into a tiny little pouch so it doesn't take up too much space in your bag!

๐ŸŒฑ Mesh produce bag

I started bringing this to my grocery trips just to avoid using the little plastic baggies they have at the produce section.

๐ŸŒฑ Reusable cloth pads

Your periods can be disposable-free too, ladies! I've been using cloth pads since August of last year, and I'm so impressed with how much less my period waste is.

๐ŸŒฑ Shampoo bars

I have to admit, I was a little bit hesitant about shampoo bars at first because I've had experiences with natural shampoo where it just made my hair feel sticky and dry. Solution: apple cider vinegar rinse before using shampoo bars. It really helped the transition to natural shampoo. (And my hair is still soft and clean!)

๐ŸŒฑ Bar Soap

Instead of throwing away multiple bottles of body wash, a bar of soap works just as good and also contains less plastic! Also, I just feel cleaner when I use bar soaps. Is it just me?


That's my current sustainability kit! It's not perfect, and I still have a lot to learn, but I am very proud of myself for the choices I've made to make the world a better place! What are you doing for Mother Earth?

P.S. I also just uploaded a new Coffee Chat on my youtube channel! Go check it out! ๐Ÿ’š

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