Welcome to the first post in a series about living green. The staff of Glynne’s Soaps is very committed to healthy living in all areas and also committed to educating others about the importance of living chemical free and reducing their carbon footprint. Here are some ways in which you can incorporate environmentally friendly living into your daily routine.
Petroleum Free Lip Balm
1. Keep away from petroleum based products. By choosing products that do not contain petroleum based oils you are going a long way toward improving the environment.
2. Know what’s in your skin care products. Only 11% of the 10,500 ingredients used in personal-care products have been documented and publicly assessed for safety by the U.S. government. Choose products that only contain safe, all natural ingredients.
3. Stay hydrated. Drinking enough water will keep your skin soft and smooth, and reduce dry cracked areas.
4. Increase blood flow. Exercising will increase blood flow through your body. This increased flow speeds healing and keeps all areas of your skin healthy.
5. Play in the sun. Spending safe time in the sun brings needed vitamin D to your skin. Vitamin D deficiency can lead to softening of the bones. By spending the appropriate amount of time in the sun and using a safe sunscreen, you can increase the amount of vitamin D that is absorbed by your body.
6. Simplify your makeup routine. Natural skin is beautiful skin. By reducing the amount of makeup you use you will keep your skin healthy and younger looking.
7. Choose products with limited or recyclable packaging. Bypassing skin care products with extra packaging or packaging that can not be recycled is another way to green up your life. All that excess just finds it’s way into a landfill and is bad for the environment.
8. Turn off the faucet while brushing your teeth. By turning off the water during brushing, you will save that water from just running down the drain.
9. Educate yourself on the companies you purchase from. Do you know where your skin care products come from? Are they tested on animals? Does the company you give your money to support good environmental causes? These are things you should discover about the companies you choose to do business with
10. If at all possible, buy local. Products made by local companies have not traveled as far to get to your area, saving gas and pollution. They also are more likely to support other local endeavors, keeping the money at work in your area.
Not everything works for everyone, but by adopting as many of these tips as you can, you are living greener and making a positive impact on the environment.