brown paper covered gift box with black and gold ribbon

2018 minimalist gift guide

Overwhelmed by the frenzied buying bonanza that marks the holiday season? Me too. And while the term "minimalism" has gotten a bit of a bad rap lately, living minimally doesn't mean you have to go without; to me, it means living and consuming sensibly. I disagree with shopping for shopping's sake, but I recognize that…

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review: dry brushing with the yerba prima tampico body brush

I had SUCH a case of the Mondays today. What I have planned for tomorrow is a hot shower and a good dry brushing. I’ve been dry brushing for about a couple of years now, and I can say, it’s a better wake up call than coffee. I’m pleasantly surprised at how it gets my…

wooden hair brush on black background

low waste/low impact swap: widu wooden hair brush

A few weeks ago, my trusty, 10-year-old hair brush broke, and I was expectedly disappointed and unwilling to let go. With much hesitation and after a brief period of mourning (I jest…😆), I welcomed the Widu hair brush into my life, and I’m so glad I did! I have thick, dry curly/wavy hair that I…

Brush With Bamboo Toothbrush

low impact/low waste swap: brush with bamboo toothbrush

With several billions of plastic toothbrushes finding their way to landfills and oceans every year, it's no wonder that plastic is at the center of our environmental crisis. According to National Geographic:  "Of the 8.3 billion metric tons [of plastic] that has been produced, 6.3 billion metric tons has become plastic waste. Of that, only…

Oui Shave Kit

low waste/low impact swap: oui shave

I did it. I took the plunge. I bought myself a big girl gold-plated safety razor. And if you're thinking of what to get for the minimalist in your life this holiday season, this little shaving kit from Oui Shave just might be it! Here are a few reasons why: Quality over quantity: While you…