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