If you've arrived at this blog it's very likely you're a natural goddess (or god) yourself and you're interested in living as natural a life as possible.
As you can see by those above hashtags I am ALL ABOUT NATURAL too! Just about everything I do is as natural as can be, as sustainable as can be, as environmentally friendly as can be (within the constraints of modern living).
We only have one earth and we need to look after it!
We only have one body and we need to look after it!
What we put in our bodies and what we put on our bodies are equally important, don't you agree?
I started my company JOLI Natural Skin Care because my family were having adverse reactions to skin care products and I wanted something far more natural that we could use.
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Natural living was always something I'd been doing without thinking about it, long before I started learning about the hazards of the 8,000+ man made synthetic ingredients (chemicals) used in our skin care, cleaning, gardening, food and clothing products.
Once I started JOLI Natural (#myproductsyourway) my natural living got broader as I learned more and more about the chemicals we come into contact with on a daily basis, as well as all the many other ways we abuse our planet and its inhabitants.
My BIG WHY is to reduce the amount of chemicals people come into contact with throughout their lives!
I have written blogs and made videos about green cleaning.
Natural beauty is an obsession of mine and it's rare to find an iffy product in my collect (it does happen though - I get them as gifts). I'm also teaching my children this way of living, educating them on the importance of looking after our planet and our bodies.
Clean eating is also important. When I met my husband he cooked with jars of sauces and I said, "No need for those sauces I can make them by scratch". Then proceeded to show my then boyfriend my culinary skills. I'm not the worlds best cook, yet I can put together delicious, wholesome meals.
Clean living... is more difficult, though we give it a good crack. Our bin rarely needs emptying because we either recycle the majority of what we use or compost. That being said, plastic is increasingly hard to get away from. More and more products are coming pre-packaged in soft plastic and while this can be red-cycled it's not ideal. Plus I'm not really sure paper (cutting down trees) is any better? Anyone care to share some information regarding this?
Clothing is also an issue because it's hard to know how and where something is made. There are certain chains I steer clear of in this regard and prefer to go opp shopping and recycle my clothing. What green brands do you know of? Bamboo Village is one place I like to support.
Tell me what other areas and ways are there to live green? What ways do you live green and do your bit to save the planet and yourself?