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cloth reusables:
unpaper towels pictured from–

Fun prints–Marley Monsters

klean kanteen:

water bottle references:
• Making bottles to meet America’s demand for bottled water uses more than 17 million barrels of oil annually, enough to fuel 1.3 million cars for a year1. And that’s not even including the oil used for transportation.
1. Pacific Institute. “Fact Sheet: Bottled Water and Energy – Getting to 17 Million Barrels.” December 2007.
• One water pitcher filter can effectively replace as much as 300 standard 16.9-ounce bottles. So you can get great-tasting water without so much waste. Talk about refreshing.

vinegar cleaning mix:
half distilled water
half vinegar
10 drops essential oil (lemon, tea tree, and/or eucalyptus)

Vintage clothing resource:
“Frockify is a vintage clothing company based in Brooklyn, NY… We do the digging and hunting so you don’t have to, and so you have one place to shop vintage that is easy and convenient.  We carefully handpick each of our vintage items from various people and places around the United States.”
Kids & adult online consignment (not necessarily vintage)

Repurposing ideas:

100 Ways to Repurpose and Reuse Broken Household Items

toxins in air fresheners:

for tree hugger cloth pads:

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Amanda H says:

I've been using a menstrual cup for years. They are great. i recommend them to all ladies. My friends that have them really like them as well. But. I would say that if you have a coil fitted. Beware. I don't know if it's a thing with the cup but myself and my friend's coil fell out when we used the menstrual cup.

Helen M says:

Great tips! I mean this in the nicest way possible, you don't need any makeup at all 🙂 Going no makeup is not only beautiful, it's green, sustainable, and a HUGE money saver!

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Kenz300 x says:

Save energy – save money. An energy efficient car and home saves money.
Save money by looking long term and not short term. Spending a little more for energy efficiency saves money long term.
An electric vehicle will save money over the long run. Walking, bicycling and mass transit are better yet. I had an energy efficiency audit on my home and and followed the recommendations given. I added insulation and sealed air leaks. My energy bills went down 30% the following month. I am now replacing light bulbs with LED's which are 85% more efficient. Spend a little money to save money every month after. Electric car, electric lawn mower, electric snow blower, no emissions.

Big Lola says:

2016 has been a year in which we have gone unpaper, to reusable cloth wipes, handkerchiefs, kitchen handcloth towels, kitchen napkins dinner/regular. I love my divacup, try it and it has been saving money since May, wow, thanks!

Au Naturaliya says:

This was such a useful video. And also a reminder to water the Aloe Vera plant hahaha

Lisa Locke says:

I'm now up to three defusers in our house. My youngest was down to get one. My oldest thinks moms lost it with all my green healthy stuff lol love my essentials oils.


I absolutely love these tips! The part about reusable towels for napkins/paper towels? I'm totally going to start doing that <3

Lydia Senn says:

Smarty pants!! Great video. We are paperless in a lot of areas and I just love it.

Crystal Shivers says:

These are such great tips! We are on our last few rolls of paper towels and will be switching to cloth once they run out. I didn't even think to look at Goodwill. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

Simplymaia15 says:

Love love love your channel and you are amazing! I'm learning so much from you and it's totally awesome! Thank you 🙂 subbed

Annie O says:

We use the same vinegar spray, except I do rosemary instead of eucalyptus. Definitely super handy with kids! I really need to learn to sew so badly…it would help with so many things.😅

lec9077 says:

Such great ideas! 🙂


LOVE THIS VID! So many helpful ideas.

FaceByMeagan says:

I loved all these tips! Very helpful 🙂

Julie R says:

Fantastic vid! no fuss, straight to the point, LOVE it! Great tips, my favorite has to be the DIY makeup remover rounds. Thanks for sharing, you look amazing btw.

Camille Chavez says:

Thanks for sharing these amazing tips doll. So useful.

Emily Robertson says:

Love, love, love this video! I actually do just about all of these things lol But I definitely need to get one of those plants!

Dana15cool says:

I love using my antibac Norwex microfiber makeup removal cloth- it seriously does an amazing job at removing makeup I was so impressed when I first used it- and I feel good that I'm not using makeup removing wipes. When the cloth gets dirty I use my dr bronner castle soap to clean it 👍🏻

Green Beauty & Lifestyle says:

I LOVE this video!! So amazing! Thanks for sharing these tips!!

The Cruelty Free Vanity says:

yay awesome ideas/tips. I already do and us few of these you mentioned. woohoo, lol. I'm trying to do more next is finding green/eco friendly, fair trade clothing brands. thanks for the ideas doll.

Alexa Michelle says:

I loved this video 🙂 so many useful tips for going green! Please film more like this ❤️ it was very helpful!

maja2718 says:

LOVED this video!

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