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Old, New, Borrowed & …Thrifted? Curating An Imperfectly Sustainable Wardrobe

this post is not sponsored, however some of the links in this post are affiliate links, meaning I can gain a small commission from your purchase at no expense to you. Ah yes. Sustainable and ethical fashion has become pretty buzzy these days. And on a macro scale this is an awesome thing. The more people that get on board with supporting better business practices and supply chains the better. BUT, I think there can…

DIY Herbal Infusion 001: Nerve + Stress Tamer Tea

New blog series coming in hot and inspired by my continuous self soothing via herbal tea. My mental and emotional selves have been put through the ringer in the passing weeks. Anyone who ever tries to tell you transitioning into working for yourself is cake, has likely never tried to work for themself. But aspiring entrepreneurship aside, my greater source of stress was a traumatic run in with my number one tangible fear. I’ll spare…

5 Reasons To Visit a Farmers Market In Your Area

Longer days, warm weather (unless you’re also in the northeast) and lots of sunshine aren’t the only things to love about this time of year. In cities across the country, late May and early June brings the return of farmers market season. Many rural and urban areas offer the ability to open-air shop the spring, summer and fall harvests — in addition to other handcrafted foods and goods. In celebration of the recent reopening of…

10 Ways To Have An Eco-Friendly + Sustainable Summer

Certain sustainable habits can be practiced year round, but each season also has its own set of unique opportunities for intentionality and sustainability. This weekend we had our first pair of sunny and warm days, and with Memorial Day approaching I figured it might be the perfect time to share a few intentional activities for having a more sustainable summer! Some of these practices might be familiar to you, but I hope that maybe you…

DIY Self-Care: Cinnamon Honey Face Mask and Scrub

In a world of Goop and and infrared saunas, I find myself seeking simplicity when it comes to physical personal care. There are a few trusty products I love purchasing for my skin, face and hair; but often I find myself concocting my own treatments in the kitchen. One of my favorite ways to show my face some love is with a cinnamon and honey face mask – doubling as a scrub! Making this mask…

Kombucha Tutorial Part Two: Bottling, Flavoring + Second Fermentation

Your kombucha has fermented for roughly 2 weeks and it’s the perfect amount of sweet and tart. You observe a nice healthy culture growing on top. So now what? It’s time to bottle up your kombucha and add flavoring agents for its second fermentation! But What Is The Second Fermentation? Technically, there is nothing wrong with drinking your kombucha immediately after the first phase ferment, but there won’t be any carbonation since it was brewed…

Kombucha Brewing Part One: Setting up The First Fermentation

I’m going to be trying something new around here… video tutorials! Yes, I have tried a couple of video tutorials before, but the first few tries were a struggle. Something felt different this time, so I’m planning to make it a more regular thing! For this first DIY with Megan video, I’m taking you through part one of the Kombucha Brewing Process! Kombucha is a delightfully bubbly fermented tea full of probiotics and enzymes. If…

Sustainable Living DIY: Make Your Own Chamomile + Rosewater Toner

Rosewater toner (or hydrosol) is all the rage right now — and for good reason! Rose is an astringent herb, meaning it has a naturally tightening effect on tissues. Conventional toners are also astringent, but the tightening is via alcohol and other chemicals. My face is becoming increasingly sensitive as I get older; and in the last couple years, I’ve become more aware of the harmful chemicals in conventional skin care products. Slowly adopting a…

3 Affordable Eco-Conscious Clothing Brands For Everyday Comfort

Hey, friends! Today we are entering uncharted territory for Minding My Soul by discussing…clothing? Yes! It’s safe to say this space is evolving to be way more than a food blog; and for this inaugural apparel post, I’m discussing a few eco-conscious clothing brands that have become wardrobe staples over the past year. But, first things first: I want to acknowledge that the word affordable can definitely be both subjective and relative. Everyone has their own…

Sustainable Living Challenge: Use Reusable Shopping Bags

Hey, friends! 2018 was a good year of growth, especially when it came to sustainable living. Inspired by my own journey, I decided to include a 12 month Sustainable Living Challenge in my 2019 monthly newsletters! In the newsletter, I share a couple of tips on making the switch easier and a habit tracking tool. Cool, right? Then I asked myself: why not also write about and share the challenge on this platform? Having the…