The first theme of our Earth Week Challenge is personal hygeine, body care, natural and checmical free recipes, products, DIYs, essential oils and more!
It's here! Day one of #earthweekchallenge2018 and today's topic is all about personal care and beauty products. This first video is a little longer so you might listen to it while you make your morning tea or breakfast. Perhaps get your ear buds while you go through your morning routine 🙂
Personal care is where I got started with my journey to truly learning about sustainability. As I talk about in this video, it all started with learning about health when my dad and father-in-law both passed away in the same year of cancer. I started reading a lot, and realizing that even most of the "healthy" brands of personal care products that I was buying were full of synthetic chemicals and hormone disruptors. That's when I started making most of my own personal care products out of food grade products. This means that I am no longer pouring these chemicals down the drain and adding them into our water systems. Often times what is most optimal for our own health is exactly what is needed to restore the planet back to it's state of health as well! (Isn't it funny how that works?)
What is your takeaway from day one?
What have you been implementing or what are you excited to try? What on your favourite resources or products that you'd like to share? What are your favourite recipes, blogs, books, brands and channels on this particular topic? I'd love to use this page a place that we can all come back to for a wealth of resources on personal care!
Post your comments, reflections and resources in the comments below!
Reminder: For a chance to win one of our awesome prizes, post once a day on instagram or Facebook (using the hashtag #earthweekchallenge2019 so that we can all see what each other is sharing online!)
If you post on instagram all 5 days, you could win a sweet prize pack from @rasa_ayurveda or @sweetfloweringyogaandwellness, as well as an awesome zero waste prize pack from @cntrycupboard in Fenelon Falls, a prize from Green Street Peterborough and a FREE RETREAT from @sarovarayoga and a free month of unlimited yoga from @livingyogalove (Peterborough Living Yoga!)
Remember to use the hashtag #earthweekchallenge2019
Ally Boothroyd is a yoga educator and meditation teacher with a passion for yoga nidra and the healing power of conscious rest. She is the founder of Sarovara Yoga, a yoga space and women's retreat centre in Ontario, Canada. A sanctuary on the water where she fosters local community and supports health, personal growth, emotional resiliency, authenticity, awareness, and awakening. Ally also leads Retreats and Yoga Teacher Trainings in Nosara, Costa Rica
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