“Have nothing in your houses that you do know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” - William Morris
“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” - Annie Dillard
Questions to ask yourself:
What does simple living mean to you?
What is important to you?
How do you want to spend your life, and how can you structure your days to reflect that?
What can you eliminate from your life to have more resources (time, money, energy) to focus on what is truly important to you?
6 Tbsp. softened coconut oil
1/4 cup baking soda
1/4 cup arrowroot powder or cornstarch
Combine baking soda and arrowroot powder, then mix in coconut oil, combining well. Scoop into a small jar for storage. Use your fingers to apply a small amount to armpits. During hot weather, deodorant may need to be stored in the fridge to avoid the coconut oil liquifying.
1 1/2 tsp. dish liquid
3 Tbsp. vinegar
2 cups water
Combine in a spray bottle.
The Best Stain Remover
1 part dish soap
2 parts hydrogen peroxide
Combine in a bottle and shake to mix. Pour directly on stain as soon as possible and let sit for a bit before washing.
www.ewg.org (Dirty Dozen list, Skin Deep cosmetic rating database)
Simple and Green Living Blogs
The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
A Guide to Green Housekeeping by Christina Strutt
Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin
Simplicity Parenting by Kim John Payne
Healthy Homemaking: One Step at a Time by Stephanie Langford (available at www.keeperofthehome.org)
The Tightwad Gazette by Amy Dacyzyn