The Carnival of All Things Eco is up at Focus Organic. From Organic Makeup And Skin Care comes a great post about myths about organic skin care. I love my simplified, easy, chemical-free hair and skin care routine. I use baking soda to wash my hair and brush my teeth, and plain white vinegar in a spray bottle as a conditioner. I use organic cocoa butter as a lotion, a Burt’s Bees deodorant, and have stopped using makeup all together. My routine is cheap, easy, and it works. I saw a picture of myself at a wedding we went to yesterday, and I honestly think I look better than I used to. At a wedding in my pre-enlightened days, I’d have been wearing makeup, and some sort of goop in my hair. Getting ready yesterday took me about 20 minutes, including showering, eyebrow plucking, and shaving. I spend almost nothing on personal care products these days, and have more time to spend with my son instead of the bathroom mirror. It’s a nice bonus that I actually look better than I did a few years ago, when I was using all sorts of products on my hair and skin.
I also really liked the post from Green Thinking Blog about going meatless one day a week. I decided to go vegetarian about three months ago, and I feel great about it. I was vegetarian for a few years in the late 90s, but I feel like my reasons are much more clear this time, and I don’t feel like I’m missing out on anything at all. Peter from We Overstep has a post about his raw vegan lifestyle. We eat about 60% raw, and we’re a lot more vegan than we used to be. But wow – that’s a lot of food that Peter eats! I’ve found green smoothies to be an easy way to incorporate huge quantities of produce and sprouts into our diet, but I can’t say I’ve ever eaten 15 bananas in one day.
Sweet Solar Home has a post about pay-as-you-go solar energy. I’m going to show this one to my husband, since we’re saving for solar panels right now.
Thanks for hosting the carnival Stephanie!