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8 Ways To Reduce Food Waste At Home and On-The-Go

Food waste makes up a staggering amount of the trash in our landfills. It’s easy to assume that since it’s food, it would simply decompose in a landfill. But the lack of oxygen in trash bags and landfills actually prevents microorganisms from carrying out the decomposition process. Thus, the food waste in landfills sits there for a very long time. But there are many things we can do to lessen the amount of food waste…

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: A Journey, Not an Overhaul.

Despite what you might assume, sustainable living is still relatively new to me. I remember when I decided it was time to make changes. We we’re standing in line at the grocery store, and I was watching the cashier place only two items into a bag, doubling it and moving on. “We really should start using our reusable bags.” I said to my then fiancé, with a strange feeling inside. Around this time, I had…

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…

How To Make Homemade Almond Milk

I know, I know. The universe probably wasn’t looking for another recipe on homemade almond milk. But in the spirit of wanting to be a one-stop wellness and sustainability shop, here we are! It’s been about 2 years since I first made homemade almond milk and, if I’m being honest, I haven’t made it all too often since. Not because it isn’t incredibly simple, but because it’s really easy to put a carton of store…

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…

How to Cultivate a Sustainable Coffee Ritual

If I’ve learned one thing about sustainability through the past year, its to respect progress over perfection. Ideally, we could create a more sustainable home environment at the drop of a hat, but the reality is that making a shift towards a more eco-conscious way of living can require the investment of both time and money. I’ve also learned, however, that at any given time you can easily start making more intentional decisions that help…

5 Glass Containers Perfect for Repurposed Flower Vases

I’m currently in full blown wedding planning mode and was inspired to bring you a post that’s part wedding planning, part sustainability and part joy. Few things can brighten an ordinary day quite like fresh a bunch of flowers. I love treating myself to a bouquet when I go to the farmer’s market, the grocery store or, more recently, from the Bouqs Co. But what makes the flowers even more adorably perfect? Placing them into…

Certified B Corporation: What Does That Even Mean?

If you’re already a conscious and/or sustainable consumer, you’ve undoubtedly bought from brands or companies with the encircled B logo. This little black B notes a brand as being a certified B corporation. Often, this notation is nestled alongside other environmental and health forward certifications such as certified vegan, cruelty-free, fair trade or organic. But have you ever stopped and wondered, what the heck is a B Corporation? Up until a few months ago I…