Written By: The Green Crunchy Mother Let us talk about zero waste. What does this really mean? According to Wikpedia, zero waste can be defined as: “a set of principles focused on waste prevention that encourages the redesign of resource life cycles so that all products are reused. The goal is for no trash to… Read More What Not to Buy When Going Zero Waste
Written by: The Green Crunchy Mother If you have landed on my blog, perhaps you are a crunchy person or curious about how to become one. People often ask me what does it mean to be crunchy? Is this actually a “thing”? Crunchy people can also be referred to as “hippie”, “granola”, and “green”. This… Read More What Does Crunchy Living Mean?
Written By: The Green Crunchy Mother So, you’ve arrived on this page probably because you are wondering, what does “living sustainable ” mean anyway? Sustainable living is a life style . Wikpedia defines it as: “Sustainable living is a lifestyle that attempts to reduce an individual’s or society‘s use of the Earth‘s natural resources and… Read More What Does It Mean To Live A Sustainable Life Style?
For those that already know me, I love making products from scratch and I am always willing to try something new. I can see the eye rolling now, she is at it again, making her homemade recipes! Why make your own natural beauty products? Not only is it economical, but you also are avoiding the harsh… Read More Essential Ingredients for Homemade Beauty Products
If you want to become more eco-friendly, one sure-fire way to accomplish that is to stop using chemicals and ingredients that are known to be bad for the environment and your body. Sounds simple enough, right? But how do you even know where to start? I remember when I first started my “clean living” journey… Read More Eight Cosmetic Ingredients That Are Bad for the Environment
One great thing about making homemade bath products, aside from the fact that you can ensure they are eco-friendly, is that it’s a lot less expensive. With one bath bomb costing upwards of 8 dollars in some cases, doing it yourself is a great option. In this article, I have included two easy recipes that… Read More Eco-Friendly Homemade Bath Products
One of my many passions is making my own products from scratch. I love knowing what I am putting into my body and that I am using toxic free products. Most people living today don’t remember a time before mass-produced beauty products. However, there was a time when most women had to make their products… Read More Beauty Products from the Kitchen
This one-skillet recipe is packed with flavor and is oh-so-easy to prepare. The classic pairing of fresh rosemary and lemon is the centerpiece of this dish, while the addition of sautéed shallots adds a subtle depth to the flavors. When paired with frozen broccoli, you have the makings of a satisfying, low-carb meal that will… Read More One Skillet Lemon-Rosemary Chicken Thighs with Broccoli
In recent years, many consumers have expressed concerns with parabens found in many of their personal care products – cosmetics, moisturizers, lotions, hair care products, and more. They are even found in some food and medication products. You can identify parabens on labels by their names –methylparaben, butylparaben, propylparaben, ethylparaben, and isobutylparaben. So what… Read More Parabens in Personal Care Products – Do you Need to Be Concerned?
What is composting? Composting is a green way of turning organic material into fertilizer for soil. It is one way to reduce your household waste that would otherwise collect in the landfills, while providing you with an inexpensive way to replenish the soil in your garden and flower beds. I have started my own composting… Read More Earth-Friendly Reasons and Tips for Home Composting
As we all know, children are the most precious asset in this world. They are vulnerable, and require your protection. As they grow up, some of these children will become scientists and come up with new discoveries and advancements. Others will become the doctors and nurses that will take care of you as you grow… Read More 4 Tips to Reduce Chemical Exposure in Your Children
Follow my blog with Bloglovin Have you visited your local pharmacy lately? If so, you probably quickly realized that buying sunscreen can be confusing as there are so many choices. I have found myself standing in the sunscreen isles many times feeling lost. With all the sunscreen selections available, it can feel overwhelming what to purchase.… Read More Understanding Sunscreen- What You Should Look For
This yummy Black Eyed Peas White Bean Chili is flavorful and packed with protein. It’s comfort food your family will love! Ingredients: 1/2 onion chopped fine 2 cloves of garlic minced 1 pound ground turkey 1 tablespoon chopped jalapeno peppers 1 tablespoon ground cumin 1 tablespoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground… Read More Black Eyed Peas White Bean Chili