Why I Became a Diva Cup Diva

Guest Post by Katherine Kartis I am a newly converted Diva cup diva. I refuse to use tampons. Period (pun intended!) It all began a few months ago when I was shopping at Whole Foods in the toiletries aisle with a girlfriend. While I consider myself to be a naturalist, this particular friend takes the all-natural movement to a new…
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Zero Waste Travel Kit

Traveling makes me think of the section in the pharmacy filled with mini-versions of conventional hygiene products at escalated prices. When I used to use them, I would settle for a shampoo that I didn’t really like, a deodorant that I would inevitably toss or forget about, and some other tiny supplies that would just be thrown out after my…
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Zero Waste Toothpaste

I once told my boyfriend that I would never brush my teeth with baking soda like he did, and went so far as to scoff at his “unhygienic” ways. I guess the alien idea of being clean without using a packaged product with miscellaneous ingredients was too farfetched and implausable for me at the time. But here I am. Less…
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Zero Waste Dental Hygiene

I recently saw an advertisement that said there are 4.7 billion plastic toothbrushes produced annually with each brush lasting about 1000 years. I saw a second piece, which said that over 80 million pounds of toothbrushes are thrown into North American landfills each year. Please note, while I could not track down the reviewed sources of these statements and can…
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