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are essential oils zero waste?

A question that has been on my mind since I started learning about the zero waste lifestyle is: “Are essential oils zero waste?” Many zero waste DIY recipes call for a few drops of varying essential oils, and many zero wasters swear by the healing properties of these potent oils. However, there’s usually no mention of[…]

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oh so fantastic coconut oil

I’ve seen this image on Instagram several times and it always make me giggle: But this little funny also influenced me to research and write a blog post about the many great uses of coconut oil. I already use it as a skin moisturizer and for oil pulling (description following) but found that, holy cow, you can use it[…]

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regrow plants from kitchen scraps

Normally, when working in the kitchen, I collect all my food prep scraps and throw them into the compost tumbler in my backyard. However, several times on Pinterest, I’ve seen links for how to regrow plants from kitchen scraps and finally decided to give it a try. What an excellent way to reduce waste, right?[…]