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Joshua and Ryan talk about sustainability, overconsumption, environmental concerns, health and beauty products, and shopping with co-founder and CEO of TheGoodTrade.com, AmyAnn Cadwell. Watch “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at http://patreon.com/theminimalists

Questions answered in this episode:

What are the most pragmatic hygiene practices for a minimalist? (00:44)

How do I introduce sustainability practices into our relationship without offending my partner?

Where should I start if I want to live a more sustainable life? (16:45)

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Austin Southern says:

Magnificent Mile lol There's a great cappuccino place there if you're ever back

Momtopeaches says:

Haha! Magnificent Mile or Mag Mile. LOL!!

Ellie J says:

One thing that I realised and found funny in the past few years is how women believe that they have to use toner, cleanser, moisturer (and much much more that I can't think of because I don't use these things) in order to keep their skin 'healthy' whereas guys, as far as I'm aware, generally use nothing aside from aftershave. This is just one example and there are many more areas of life in which the average western women is convinced that they need so many items and variations of those items.

Claudia Fuentes says:

I have to say, this AmyAnn has a beautiful smile. And thanks for the beauty tip Ryan! I will try washing my face with water since I just ran out of of my face wash, haha.

Martin Armbrust says:

This was the most balanced dialogue yet on the 'minimal' part. Great job.

J Messick says:

🌿Please bring Bea Johnson on the show! Zero waste has become so misunderstood. As a family of four living in an area far from big cities we do our best with our resources. There are so many things we can do!! This has led me to go further into minimalism which now my husband and my six year old has too! 🌿

Veerinder mann says:

love you guys…each video is amazing.And i watch it over and over again..as we are busy managing jobs and paying bills, their podcasts help us get away from consumerism and really make us focus on ourselves. I did became minimalist and removed extra stuff and thoughts. from my life and house. Josh , i love how you are to the point, thank you so much

CIDTV says:

Just subscribed, And I've been using ONLY Water on My face for a long time, I always felt soap or any other product wasn't best for my face. I've always had clear skin and usually when it isn't it revolves around putting Some chemical on it, It don't even use lotion, sometimes coconut oil, also its
"Magnificent Mile"

Sonia S. says:

Magnificent Mile

Maddy Masters says:

Beauty products is a hard one. I’m an esthetician (who waxes) and I’m CONSTANTLY trying new things to see whether or not the large price tag is worth it, whether or not something can serve multiple purposes, this that and the other. It’s hard to do this minimalist thing when you work in the beauty industry and there’s a million different skin types. And don’t even get me started on trying out different products to see if they work or not. That can rack up a lot of money fast.

Michael Hitchcock says:

I saw the netflix documentary I am taking on the minimalist lifestyle….well as much as i can, and so far i feel great, even though i have only taken care of my Personal items (bring on the kids toys)……My question, with fathers day in australia and my birthday coming up, im torn for gift ideas and people keep asking. Normally people will buy me a cheap shirt, a magazine, sometimes a book. these are the items i am trying to minimize/avoid as these are all the items i seem to be moving out of my house. Thoughts, suggestions… Love your work, its opened my eyes and mind to waste and junk

esteffannyh says:

Lots to think about 🙂

andthenifellinlove says:

Yesss. I love this. I've been trying to conquer this myself with my beauty routine.

Miabean42 says:

Ryan/Josh – PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE invite Bea Johnson to come on your podcast. She's a big influence in the eco-minimalist/zero waste movement. Love your podcast!

smallhouseinthecountry says:

I use Dr. Bronners in the shower, (they also have a toothpaste I use),coconut oil for makeup remover and body and face lotion,water to wash my face, BOOM products on my face which is all natural, and you can use the glimmer on your eyes, or body, the color as blush, or lipcolor and it is made with healthy ingredients by a company who is "pro age" as opposed to the ads that promote the unhealthy misconception that we can stay young for ever by using certain products. It keeps my makeup bag simple and in my fifth decade of life, everyone tells me how beautiful my skin is. I wish that I had simplifyed my beauty routine in my thirties.What a relief it is. I also ditched the haircolor and am letting the silver shine!I have never felt more beautiful.

Alain REMI says:

I really like your philosophy & I'll follow my current trend of drastic simplification… but how about a MINIMALIST HAIRCUT ? I don't mean a shaved head but let say 1"1/2 long i.e. something your girlfriend can do for free 🙂

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