Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Commitment to living green

I am really striving to live a greener/more healthy life. I have changed many things in our house but there are still lots of things I would like to change.

I have done
- Switched from cleaning products to bi-carb and vinegar
- Stopped using cleanser and now use a microfiber cloth and organic coconut oil for moisturiser as needed only, not every day.
- I did a detox and have eliminated a lot of things from our diet (this is a work in progress)
- I have been educating myself about vitamins, how they work and interlink in our bodies etc... especially in accordance with my health issues.
- I try to buy pretty much only organic meat and am moving over to organic veg. When I don’t buy the organic produce, I soak it in apple cider vinegar and water and clean it before using it.
- I recycle as much as I can.
- I use water many times e.g. bath water is used to soak clothes then used in the washing machine then put on the garden.

Some of the things I plan on doing are
- Get a compost bin
- Switch to mineral talc free make-up
- Switch to aluminium free deodorant
- Grow fruit and veg

Where I am it is hard to do many of the things I would love to do to be greener, but I am doing what I can. Heck, I live in a 1 bedroom unit with 2 kids, that leaves a small footprint right?

I know there’s much more I could do, but sometimes I am just lazy. In fact I have gotten really lazy lately and it’s bad. So I am committing from today to live a greener life.

And to confirm that commitment I have joined this green blog hop


  1. You're doing far more than me, that's for sure. I try, I really do. We recycle, use green products for cleaning, recycled toilet paper (but not the really green stuff, just that luxury quilton green stuff... I try!) Energy efficient appliances, etc. But I use the dryer a lot in winter and that bothers me. But how else to keep on top of the laundry when it never dries outside!!??

  2. Great job! I wish you the best of luck in your journey to become more green! I'm a new follower.

  3. Welcome MNLAS.

    Maxabella, the dryer has been my down fall this winter. The clothes are just not drying, outside or in, I hate using it, but the choice between wearing dirty or clean clothes means I am obviously going to use the dryer too! lol.

  4. Thanks for following the green blog hop!


  5. Coming over from the green blog hop. I love our composter and I am so gitty over our garden this year. You are going to love both!

  6. I'm with you.. Slow small changes make big changes in the future.. I'm slowly changing over to the green life.. So glad to have met you on here!

  7. We're already following each other, but I wanted to tell you it's great to see all the changes you made to go green. What a difference it will make in your life.

    Have a Blessed Day!
    Lisa xoxo
    Raising Future Leaders

  8. I love how you use your water many times. That is so very smart! I'm your newest follower!

  9. Thanks for joining the Green Blog Hop!

    Jacqie @

  10. Hi there! I found your blog on The Green Blog Hop! You're doing very well so far! Great to meet you!

  11. Hey! It's wonderful to see the steps you are taking for a more green & healthy life! I look forward to seeing how your journey goes! Always feel free to pop over & say hello! Maybe we can share some eco tips, tricks & recipes! Glad to have found you through The Green Blog Hop & am now a new follower to your blog! Have an awesome night!

    Little Village Naturals Blog

  12. You're my green hero! You're doing a lot to be green. I'm here via the Green Blog Hop! My blog is at:

  13. Thanks for joining Green Blog Hop! I'm already a follower! :)

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