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Zero-waste moisturizer and the quest for luxury.

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When I started decluttering our house I finished buying items that are staples in most households, like moisturizer and bubble bath, and started finishing up what was left. After awhile of not having these staples I had a better understanding of whether or not we needed these items. Some items, like bubble bath, I deemed unnecessary.

Then I found out that just because I thought they were unnecessary didn’t mean my family felt the same way. When I realized that our liquid dish soap was being used in place of bubble bath I gave in and bought some real bubble bath from the Soap Dispensary. Now I am able to have some items in the house that we don’t really NEED but WANT, zero waste style.

I recently bought some  moisturizer from Linh at the Soap Dispensary. I don’t need it but I want it. It’s housed in an amber glass bottle. Lovely. I will refill as needed.

Maybe this “being less wasteful” can still have some luxuries. I have already found zero waste coffee, tea, chocolate, cheese and sushi. I’m planning on u-brewing some waste free wine. So this isn’t all deprivation.

Actually it seems pretty good to me.

What are some less wasteful luxuries you enjoy?


Treat the Earth as though we intend to stay here – Sir Crispin Tickell, 1998

We are living on this planet as if we had another one to go to – Terri

The human race is challenged more than ever before to demonstrate our mastery, not over nature but of ourselves – Rachel Carson



About stephanieough

Wife, mom, concerned citizen of the earth. Striving towards intentional living rather than blindly following. Former Education Specialist for a corporation, I have now taken a step back to spend time with my family and work closer to home. Hoping to reduce our waste through refusing, reducing and reusing so that we will not have to recycle as much. Also, I love to explore zero-waste fast food and take pictures of my sucesses. I'm a fan of British comedies like Red Dwarf and Black Adder, Kevin Smith and his movies, Asian food, documentaries, biographies and going to Las Vegas on vacation. If someone told me I could only listen to the Beatles for the rest of my life I would die happy.


4 thoughts on “Zero-waste moisturizer and the quest for luxury.

  1. I haven’t bought moisturizer in a few years. I simply cut a piece of my aloe plant off and use that. It feels so light and does the job well. I can even use that on my lips as it’s healthy to eat. My one luxury this year was using the Farmer’s Market. Not only was I getting local food, pesticide free, but it tasted so much better than anything store bought, and I made some new friends. When it comes to beauty products I finally stopped making my own bath and hand soap and purchased a package of Tom’s bar soap. It’s more convenient when I’m so busy in the warmer months to just open a bar. Of course I have a box to recycle, after I let the kids play with them to make beds for their characters and such.

    Posted by livingsimplyfree | September 19, 2012, 10:08 pm
  2. “We are living on this planet as if we had another one to go to – Terri”
    This is an awesome quote. In fact, I think I’m also interacting with my spouse as though I had another one to go to. And, behaving as though I was 100% guaranteed another day. Food for thought.
    I have a long way to go in the waste-free department, but my Mom has started bringing us home made cookies for the kids lunches and I realized in the grocery store this morning what a luxury it is not to have to buy the packaged ones.

    Posted by Christine@100things100days | September 25, 2012, 10:03 am

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