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ECOLOGY, LOW WASTE

Low waste kitchen : Easy swaps I’ve made

Have you ever wondered if our habits in the kitchen can become low waste? Of course they can! In this article I show you how I do it, but also how to do it yourself. From paper towels to cleaning equipment, the kitchen is one of the largest sources of waste in most homes. But who said that should be the rule? By redefining our habits, we can very easily swap conventional convenience products with more sustainable options. Swapping may cost a little more at first, but repeated use of viable options will save you time and money in the long...

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ECOLOGY, LOW WASTE, TIPS

5+1 alternatives to plastic wrap

This article doesn't promise anything improbable, it won't answer all your environmental questions, but it will show you 5+alternatives to plastic wrap in food storage. I once read that a Harvard professor, in order to find an alternative plastic packaging in food, decided to find a way to make all packaging edible. However, this probably didn't go very well, the idea was never implemented and in this article, I won't be recommending a protective wrap that after using, you can snack on. On the other hand, if this discovery were successful, you wouldn't be reading this article right now! Can we...

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LIFESTYLE, WELLNESS

Hygge : What is it and how to achieve it

Picture this : It's January, it's 5 degrees outside, and you are curled up in front of the fireplace with a cat on your lap, listening to relaxing music and drinking hot tea. This is hygge. In this article, I will talk about a concept I discovered about a year ago that seems to fit my lifestyle perfectly. Who knows? This might also, inspire you to change some small details of your daily life in order to enjoy the magic of Hygge too. But what is Hygge?  Roughly translated, I would say that hygge is anything cozy. A comfy warm atmosphere...

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ECOLOGY, LOW WASTE, TIPS

Let’s reduce the use of plastic at home : 10 simple ways

As you may have read in thisarticle, I have found several ways to avoid using plastic in my life. In this article, I want to share with you 10 things I do to reduce the use of plastic at home. For the past year, I've been making a great effort to live a less toxic life. What does this mean for you? For me it means more creation, more beautiful people around me, more love for nature, less negativity, less toxins in food, less plastic. In addition to recycling, we need to embrace some new habits in relation to the materials we...

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BEAUTY, LIFESTYLE

Natural yoga mat cleaner

Regardless the form of exercise, chances are we all need an exercise mat. And if we don't own one, there is always one in fitness studios. Either way, it's best if before and after each use you disinfect the mat. In this article, I share with you the recipe for a natural cleanser for your exercise mat. Of course, you can always make your own combinations based on your needs. Find the ingredient ratio that has worked for me below. About the yoga mat : Several years ago, I invested in a good yoga mat made of 100% natural materials. It's been...

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ECOLOGY, HOLIDAYS, LOW WASTE, TIPS

The big debate : Real vs fake Christmas trees

Among the countless controversial issues that divide families and create heated debates that no one asked for at the Christmas table, lies the eternal question: Real or artificial christmas trees?   This question is equivalent to "Were Ross and Rachel on a break?” and "Team Jacob vs Team Edward"… but make it Christmas! That’s why the A Shiny Day team, armed with the threefold: trench coat-magnifying glass-hat, turned into Sherlock Holmes, researched and shared their findings through this article. But before we begin, I would like to share my favorite fact from this research: The first fake Christmas tree was made by mistake...

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