Earth has been personified as a woman, Mother Earth, for centuries. It just makes sense, doesn’t it? The ultimate life-giver and nurturer, the earth takes care of us. It’s our duty to take care of her back, not only for us but for the future generations. I’ve compiled a short list of things you can do to help make our world a better place!
1. Consider Switching to a Menstrual Cup
No reason to be shy with period talk- the average woman will have a period once a month, for five days, for 40 years. And during those period’s she will most likely be reaching for the mass produced, bleached and dyed products, pads and tampons. Think of how many we use during a period, let alone a lifetime. That stuff just sits in landfills. No good. A menstrual cup like the DivaCup, Mooncup, or Lunette is not only way more cost effective (~$40 for something that can last up to 10 years) but it is also made out of medical grade silicone (no dyes, parabens, etc). They also reduce cramping! If it seems like too much for you, consider washable pads. I think if you’ll be a convert if you try a menstrual cup though!
2. Try Some Environmentally Clean Beauty Buys
If you stop and read most makeup ingredients, you’ll be faced with a whole lot of confusing words like Imidazolidinyl Urea and Triclosan. If you can’t pronounce it, it most likely isn’t a healthy thing to be putting on your skin or into the environment. I love makeup, and it’s taken some serious research to find brands I feel confident in purchasing. Some of my favorites are Tarte, Josie Maran, and Lush! Your skin and mother nature will thank you.
Always recycle. This is an easy one we all can do!
4. Conserve! It’s easy to integrate green tips into your everyday lifestyle. Use both sides of paper when writing or printing. Make sure you turn off lights when you leave a room. Take shorter showers. Turn off the faucet when you’re brushing your teeth. Buy things second hand. Walk or bicycle somewhere when you can. Plant- use your green thumb and plant things that mean cleaner air, food and habitat for animals, and pollen for bees.
6. Educate Yourself and Become Involved!
Well there you have it, folks. Feel free to comment and let me know what you’re doing to show Mother Earth some extra love today 🙂