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Baby Steps: Package-Free Bar of Soap for Waste-Free Living

Baby Steps: Package-Free Bar of Soap for Waste-Free Living
Take a few baby step to waste-free living with a package-free bar of soap!  You got to start somewhere, right?  Start with something as simple as a bar of soap minus the plastic, like this heart-shaped one in my pictures that my daughter Veronica made me.  The goal to waste-free isn't about perfection.  It's about taking baby steps towards reducing your carbon footprint.  It's not about the big things you do.  It's about the little things adding up to one big dent over a long period of time.

I have to admit, I didn't learn about zero-waste until recently.  I knew that recycling was good, but not good enough.  I didn't know how to take it next level until I heard of zero-waste.

To be honest, I'm still learning!  I was raised to respect the earth and was brought up with green-living parents, for the most part.  In return, I brought up my kids the same way, only bringing more information to the green table, because I knew more.

I always thought I was doing pretty good yet intuitively knew I could do better.  Here are some of the things I've done right so far with going green:

  • I recycle my plastic and paper goods
  • I eat a plant-based diet and generally live a vegan lifestyle
  • I use green bags and jars as much as I can, though sometimes I lapse on that.
  • I use green bulbs
  • I turn the water off when I'm brushing my teeth
  • I try to keep the lights dim and keep my a/c temperature at about 80 degrees, except for at night.
  • I clean up the environment when I go hiking in nature
Waste-free is definitely the next step and it's a hard one.  I figure if I can give up meat and dairy, then I could probably do anything, you know.
Zero-Waste Soap Bar No Packaging

Take the Waste-Free Bar of Soap Challenge

Since going zero-waste is a difficult challenge for me, and maybe for you too, I thought I'd start with one thing.  A natural bar of soap with no plastic wrap or box.  

That's it, folks, that's the challenge.  What do you think?  Can you do this?  I think starting out with just one thing leads to other things.  You know, the gateway to being eco-friendly!

Make sure that your bar of soap has no plastic or box and that it's made from natural ingredients that didn't harm any animals in the process.  That's it.  I believe in you.  I believe in me.  Together we can do this!
Bar of Soap Paraben-Free, Earth Friendly, Waste-Free

Eco-Friendly Tips For Going Package Free

  • Try to eat a more plant-based diet.  You can even become a vegan for cruelty-free living.  Not ready to make the full commitment?  That's okay, you can start with one vegan recipe.  Remember the baby steps.  Just like with waste-free, take it one step at a time.
  • Go for a walk in nature to connect with nature spirits.  Fairies and the like will lead you to make better environmental choices.  
  • Grow your own organic vegetables like Chloe and I did.  
  • Reduce, reuse, recycle!  This one is a given but still, it's worth mentioning.
  • Participate in clothes swaps on Threadup.  Buy clothes that are like-new but have been used before.  Vintage is always a good option!
  • Use green bags and bring your own containers
  • Invest in a good water bottle that's long-lasting, so you no longer have to purchase water bottles.
  • Compost!
  • Do a plastic bag detox!
Organic, Homemade Bar of Soap Vegan Ingredients

Paraben-Free and Package-Free Soaps of the Future

It all starts with a bar of soap.  It's honestly that easy to go waste-free.  Then, once you've got that down, branch out!  It's going to lead to bigger, better things, like getting rid of single-use plastics.  Maybe your next goal, like mine, will be to go completely plastic bag free.  Let's face it:  We can always do better!
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