Experimenting with the various scents in my collection of essential oils has been nothing but pleasant and rewarding! However, yes, it can be intimidating, with common challenges being “How many drops should I put?” “Which essential oils blend well together?” “Is it safe for me, for my child, for my pet?”
I started this process, transitioning to natural wellness, in the summer and have experimented with a number of blends (I use a simple candlelit burner) as well as incorporating them in my daily household and hygiene/cosmetic products.
With so many new brands out there (and everyone screaming BLACK FRIDAY SALES this week!) where do you begin to look for new items? Today, thankfully, more brands are following a more transparent and sustainable approach to their business. But where are they? So before you get sucked into ‘Black Friday’ “deals”, I’d like to first remind you of our little Sustainable Fashion convo we had earlier this month. Secondly, if you’ve started your Christmas shopping or would like to treat yourself to something new, in this post I share 10 Sustainable and Ethical brands that I am following; some I have tried and experienced myself, others I am yet to get my hands on. I selected these awesome do-good brands because they share the same ethos and values that are at the core of my journey and I’m sure you would love them too!
Travel has been a big part of my life. I have seen, over the years, how tourism can develop a country, yet not always responsibly and sustainably. I became more aware of the negative effects of tourism when I travelled solo across Asia in 2013. Later, as I settled in Nepal the desire for a more responsible tourism was growing. I met up with responsible traveller Erin Courtney Green to give us some tips on how we, as travellers, can have a positive impact – making our trip more enriching for us and the people and country we visit. Erin, the author of this post, gives us insight into how to travel more responsibly with tips and background on situations you may face.
If you know me personally, you would know that I hardly ever leave the house without my sunglasses during daylight! My eyes are ultra photosensitive so wearing good quality sunglasses is really important for me. When I found out that Anthropose, a for-profit social-good company, not only produces sunglasses but also gives sight back to people who have lost it due to cataract, I was immediately drawn in.