A do-it-yourself mentality is undeniably part of the zero waste ethos, but often times personal care solutions are achievable without whipping and mixing obscure materials in the kitchen. Single ingredient solutions to daily challenges like facial moisturizing are key to maintaining a busy but low impact life.Read More
I'm no cook, but one area in the kitchen that I'm all about is how to create delicious "zero waste" foods, or recipes to prevent food waste and added compost by transforming leftovers and scraps into food.
This recipe is for a very simple and delicious almond pulp hummus, which uses the leftover pulp from blending and straining soaked almonds to create almond milk. Almond pulp serves as a great base in recipes like cookies, muffins, and more, but for this recipe the pulp serves as an alternative to chickpeas commonly found in hummus recipes.Read More
Looking for a fresh scented vinegar cleaner? I’ve got you covered with a new DIY recipe I shared on the Zero Waste Collective blog. This collaboration features a brief interview with the ZWC about my journey toward zero waste, veganism, and minimalism. Get the full recipe and story on the Zero Waste Collective blog post.Read More
Looking to reduce waste and minimize your cleaning routine? Consider white vinegar: a safe and multifunctional household cleaner that disinfects, cuts through grease, and deodorizes. Research demonstrates that tabletop varieties of vinegar effectively tackles bacteria and viruses like E. Coli and salmonella; and in fact, white vinegar is even more effective at killing mold than bleach.Read More
Conventional soap products used for our bodies, dishes, and clothes are comprised of known toxic chemicals like triclosan, formaldehyde, and fragrances that can bioaccumulate and concentrate in both our bodies and in the environment after washing. On the other hand, castile soap is made from plant-based ingredients like olive, coconut, and hemp oil and includes no animal fats, antibacterial agents, or fragrances. Nearly every bodily and home surface can be tidy and fresh with castile soap, but knowing how much or how little soap is needed requires a little research.Read More