Easy and Affordable Eco-Friendly Swaps

I’ve been wanting to do better in regard to making better choices for the earth. I realize there is a lot of changes I need to make. It’s a little overwhelming. One thing I started doing was to keep a stash of reusable shopping bags in my car so I wouldn’t forget them when I’d go shopping. Here are a few more changes I’m making

Choosing Eco-friendly Stores

I’ve been shopping at Aldi more. Even though it’s a bit out of the way they’ve been more eco-friendly for a while and continue to make changes to do better, themselves. Aldi fairly recently announced they would be moving to fully sustainable packaging by the year 2025. There are tons of options for reusable shopping bags out there. I’ve actually got quite a few from local events, swag bags, etc for free.

Making Eco-friendly Swaps

So one issue I kept having was disposable utensils. We have a lot of get-togethers with a lot of people multiple times a year. The idea of washing that many dishes and utensils was daunting but the reality is, I don’t own enough for the amount of people that come to our parties. Initially when looking into biodegradable or sustainable disposable products they were pretty pricey for a minimal amount.

A fate, facebook post helped me to find Avoplast. Avoplast is 100% eco-friendly disposable utensils and straws made from avocado pits! As if there was any more reason to love avocados. How affordable are these? Well as a an example the Avoplast forks come in a 24 pack with free Prime delivery.

It doesn’t appear that Avoplast makes disposable plates or napkins though but there are lots of options for biodegradable plates and biodegradable napkins.

I also found this 114 pc set from Earth’s Naturals that has service for 16 people at a reasonable price.

Everyday Eco-friendly choices

My nieces have some kind of crazy obsession with straws. I keep stainless steel straws handy when they visit. What i like about stainless still straws is, they’re sturdy, they hold up well, and they come in different sizes. They have everything thing from regular size straws to Boba straws. I tried glass straws but they just didn’t hold up in our house. The stainless steel straws definitely do better.

Check out this set of 10 stainless steel straws with silicone tips (a little safer for the kids). It also comes with cleaning brushes. They actually gave me a coupon code to share with you too that is valid until Sept 9, 2019. Use code: METST5FF to get this set for only $5.99 with free shipping! (expires 9/9/19)

Some local convenience stores allow you to buy a branded reusable travel mug and refill coffee for a lower price or even offer so many free refills. Save money and the environment but using reusable water bottles too. There are plenty of different sizes and options from glass, stainless steel, BPA free plastic, and more.

Earth Friendly and Family Friendly Cleaning

There’s lots of reasons to swap out your cleaning products. Not just environmental but for your families health. Fumes and chemicals in some cleaning products can actually cause more harm than good.

There are more eco-friendly options in your grocery store with reduced packaging and free of chemicals but you can also make your own. A simple vinegar and water solution can be great for cleaning windows, counters, and more.

There are also essential oil companies that offer safer cleaning options and essential oil recipes. Simply Earth actually has a subscription service that send you several essential oils each month with natural product recipes. Everything from cleaning products, hygiene products, cosmetics, and more.

You can also choose products that are reusable and let you clean without chemicals using water. E-cloth is an affordable alternative with chemical free options to clean windows, scrub dishes, even remove make up with just water. I’ve used these products myself and they work better than I ever thought. Who knew you can get a good clean with just water?

Are you trying to make earth-friendly changes? I’d love to know what you are doing.


Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box – June Box Sneak Peak

If you prefer to wait until you get your Simply Earth Essential Oil subscription box for June to see what you get then don’t read any further. For the first time, Simply Earth is letting the ambassadors give a little sneak peak into the box before most people get them.

If you’re not familiar with Simply Earth essential oil recipe box I’ll tell you. Each month is a new theme. Each box contains 3-4 full size essential oils, recipe cards, ingredients to make the recipes, labels, and containers. This is one of the best and most affordable ways to build your essential oil collection and learn how to use your essential oils. Simply Earth essential oils are 100% pure. They do not use MLM networks to sell products.

Alright, onto the preview, this month’s box has a few things to help you with your summer plans

Your box will contain everything pictures. As you get more subscription boxes you’ll amass quite the collection of essential oils and recipes. Here’s a closer look at the recipes you can make this month.

Right now, if you subscribe to the Simply Earth essential oil box and use code: ANGELABEECHANFREE you’ll also get a FREE $40 gift card you can use on just about anything on the site. Use it for more ingredients, use it for more essential oils, use it for a diffuser, whatever you want.

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The Essential Oil Company Those Bigger Companies Hope You Don’t Discover

I love using essential oils but I felt like I always needed an oil for a recipes or issue that i just didn’t have. Some essential oils are crazy expensive. There’s a good reason though, it take an a ton (sometimes literally) of a plant to make just one bottle of essential oil. But there is a trusted essential oil company out there that gives options for 100% pure essential oils without charging crazy high amounts of money to support MLM lines.

Simply Earth is a family owned business out of Wisconsin. You can check out the Simply Earth website to clearly see the prices are better that some of those other companies out there. I should know, I used to be an MLM member for one of those other sites until I discovered these oils.

Simply Earth also offers an essential oil recipe subscription box. $40/mo and you get 3-4 full size oils, recipes, and tools/ingredients to make the recipes. This is a great way to discover new essential oils, learn how to use them, build you essential oils to have on hand, and learn new recipes. Plus if you use coupon code: ANGELABEECHANFREE you get a free $20 gift card that you can use on anything you want. I used mine to get a storage box!

Simply Earth has GC/MS reports on each essential oil listing, info on the different ages and conditions it’s safe to use it with, recipes on each listing and more. Simply Earth also donate 13% of their profits to charities dedicated to help stop human trafficking.

I fell in love with this company. Why pay more for the same quality essential oils?


Essential Oil Rollerball Recipe for Ear Infections and Sinus Infections and How To

This post contains links to my Doterra Wellness Page and Amazon.  I will receive a small compensation for purchases made through these links.

I’m a Doterra Wellness advocate. I do it because essential oils work for me and my family.  I’m also a healthcare professional.  I do not substitute essential oils for doctor’s advice. Rather, I use them as a compliment to doctor recommendations.  One rollerball I keep ready and on hand, especially this time of year, is for ear aches and sinus infections.

My youngest son, around 8 pm yesterday, told me his ear hurt a little bit in school. Very non-chalant.  I asked him if it still hurt he said “eh yea a little”. I noticed some gunk near his ear and knew he had been congested for a few days.  8 pm the pediatricians office was closed and so was the nearest urgent care. He was in a lot of pain so I didn’t think it warranted an ER visit.  I gave him some children’s ibuprofen and broke out the trusty ear infection/sinus infection rollers ball.  I applied it before bed. The next day he told me his ear felt a little better better but we still went to the Pediatrician.

What you need:

Put 10 drops of melaleuca essential oil and 10 drops of lavender essential oil in to the roller ball bottle.  Fill the rest with your carrier oil.  Pop the roller ball into the top of the glass bottle, put the lid on and shake to mix it.  For ear infection roll the roller ball behind the ear (NEVER put essential oils inside the ear).  For sinus infections, roll the roller ball of the sinuses infected (where you feel pressure) making sure to keep it away from your eyes.    You can apply 2 -3 times per day.

Here’s a Facebook live video I did for application:

 


Supermom Giveaway Hop: Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box

I received a Simply Earth Essential Oil Box at no cost in order to complete an honest review. Post also includes referral links in which I could earn free products. No other compensation has been received. Any opinions expressed are my own.

Welcome to the 2nd Annual Super Mom Giveaway Hop

This fun and exciting giveaway hop is brought to you by:

MamatheFox, The Kids Did It & The Mommy Island

This Mothers Day there are so many options for gifts to give! At each stop in this giveaway hop you will find a prize that will be perfect for a mom in your life. Don’t forget to check out MamatheFox’s Grand Prize of (1) Kuhn Rikon Duromatic Micro Microwave Pressure Cooker, (1) Kyocera Ceramic Coated Fry Pan Set 8” and 10” & (1) Capresso Infinity Conical Burr Coffee Grinder and (1) bag of Capresso’s Grand Aroma Coffee Beans – Regular Roast! This Grand Prize is valued at $266!

Be sure to come back daily to increase your chances of winning!

As for my little blog, I’m excited to introduce you to Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Boxes.  I’ve been into essential oils myself for about 2 years. I’ve been incorporating them more and more in my daily life as I find new uses and benefits. The fact that they work for my family is what makes me so passionate about it.

Simply Earth has a really cool product that’s different from other subscription boxes. It’s an Essential Oil Recipe Box. Each month they’ll send you a box with 4 full-size essential oils, recipe cards, containers for your recipes, and other ingredients.

Essential Oil Subscription Box

Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box

There are only about 3 essential oil companies I trust because there are so many shady essential oil products out there. Simply Earth is one of those 3 companies I actually trust and here’s why:

  1. 100% Pure Guaranteed (you can read more about that HERE)
  2. Boxes curated by an aromatherapist
  3. Farmed responsibly and using non-GMO plants
  4. Tested using gas chromatography and mass spectrometry
  5. Reasonable pricing

I made an unboxing video here:

You can buy just one month box for $49.99 or only $39.99 a box when you sign up for a subscription. You can also get individual single oils, blends, and accessories at SimplyEarth.com.

Right now when you sign up for a subscription you can get a FREE diffuser with code: FREEDIFFUSER and my referral link.

 

I have the fun opportunity to give a Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box away to one of you!

Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box

MamatheFox and all participating blogs are not held responsible for sponsors who fail to fulfill their prize obligations.