Organic Shampoo – natural-hair

Organic Shampoo – natural-hair

Turns out, even with all the reduced packaging, organic haircare product ingredients and sustainable sourcing, a big ol’ whopping 93% of the carbon footprint of hair wash products comes from us, the hair washers. How’s that happen?

Well, according to a research project by Boots, the carbon is used by heating the water, using water, and hair straighteners. So what’s a body to do?

1. Take cooler showers. Of course, we understand if a cold shower isn’t your cup o’ tea. But know that if your skin turns red when you shower, you’re showering too hot and could be hurting your delicate dermis. Consider cranking the temperature down a notch or two. You won’t notice too much of a difference, but your skin will, and your carbon footprint could, too.

2. Take shorter showers. I speak from experience when I say that, if you put your mind to it (and your Green Bean needs to get to school and you need to start work and it’s already, like, a-thousand o’clock), you can indeed shower in five minutes or less. I have done it. More than once. So even if you’re not up for lowering the temperature, try lessening the time. (Plus, if you follow #1 and make the water cooler, you’ll spend less time in there, right?)

3. Turn your hair straightener on later. A lot of us who use hair irons (me included) are used to flipping it on and letting it heat up while we finish drying our hair and putting on makeup. Yet if you check your hair iron, you’ll find it heats up pretty fast. Rather than leaving it on, try heating it only when you’re ready to run it through your hair. When you’re done, turn it off. ‘Nuff said!

Of course one other way to reduce your carbon footprint is to use organic shampoo. Less chemicals means less carbon footprint, and we can all feel good about that.



Well, according to a research project by Boots, the carbon is used by heating the water, using water, and hair straighteners. So what’s a body to do?

1. Take cooler showers. Of course, we understand if a cold shower isn’t your cup o’ tea. But know that if your skin turns red when you shower, you’re showering too hot and could be hurting your delicate dermis. Consider cranking the temperature down a notch or two. You won’t notice too much of a difference, but your skin will, and your carbon footprint could, too.

2. Take shorter showers. I speak from experience when I say that, if you put your mind to it (and your Green Bean needs to get to school and you need to start work and it’s already, like, a-thousand o’clock), you can indeed shower in five minutes or less. I have done it. More than once. So even if you’re not up for lowering the temperature, try lessening the time. (Plus, if you follow #1 and make the water cooler, you’ll spend less time in there, right?)

3. Turn your hair straightener on later. A lot of us who use hair irons (me included) are used to flipping it on and letting it heat up while we finish drying our hair and putting on makeup. Yet if you check your hair iron, you’ll find it heats up pretty fast. Rather than leaving it on, try heating it only when you’re ready to run it through your hair. When you’re done, turn it off. ‘Nuff said!

Of course one other way to reduce your carbon footprint is to use organic shampoo. Less chemicals means less carbon footprint, and we can all feel good about that.

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Why Sports Bottles Trump Plastic Water Bottles

Why Sports Bottles Trump Plastic Water Bottles

Buying a case of bottled water is convenient. It cuts down on time for busy individuals especially athletes. They can just grab one and go. But did you know that one fourths of bottled water is tap water? Or that the bottled water industry made upwards of 4 million dollars last year? That’s a humongous amount of money for something consumers can get practically for free by the turn of a knob in their own home. Cutting down on buying bottled water is not only great on our eco-system but it also saves money. The best solution for this is to get a sports bottle or a permanent water bottle of sorts which can be customized to fit any design.

The most obvious and best reason to own a personalized sports bottle is that it’s earth-friendly. Bottled water is typically made out of plastic. Plastic is a big detriment to the planet because for one plastic is made from petroleum which is a limited resource. Two, plastic is mostly non bio-degradable. It stays on our planet practically forever! With the overwhelming rise in popularity of water bottles in five years landfills will be overcrowded with plastic. What happens to Mother Earth then?

Another awesome reason to cut down on bottles of water is that it saves a whole lot of money. A case of “good” bottled water averages around six dollars for a case of twenty-four. If a consumer drinks the recommended amount of eight glasses or bottles per day then that case only lasts for about three days. That’s roughly twelve dollars a week, forty eight dollars a month. Imagine spending forty eight bucks a month on bottled tap water. Most people’s water bill isn’t that high.

The rewards for dedicating an extra five minutes in the morning to prepare a water carrier are enormous. Just imagine if at least ten percent of bottled water consumers decided to bring a sports bottle to games or to work. It is invaluable to the economy and easy on the wallets.

DiscountMugs.com is a large distribution company based in Miami, Florida. They are web-based and factory-direct which allows them to keep prices lower than the rest of the competition. They also have a huge selection of products from coffee mugs and travel mugs to sports bottles and custom t-shirts. Visit this page for more information on Discount Mugs

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Check out my web site MyPlasticfreeLife.com . I collect and tally my plastic waste and blog about ways to reduce our plastic waste and plastic consumption. In 2009, my plastic waste came to less than 4% of that of the average American. Here’s what I ended up with, along with suggestions for how you can do it too!

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