I’ve made it a mission to make my home sustainable and more conscientious so I can create the best environment for my little ones. All throughout May, I decided to share with my beautiful Philosophie tribe all the ways I make sustainable, environment-friendly choices in my day-to-day life as a mom.
Often we get caught up in the chaos of life and with a baby girl due any second I’ve found myself getting swept away in the preparation, planning and anticipation of her arrival. I’ve relied on sustainable, eco-conscientious brands like Seed Phytonutrients to keep me in line and make it easier to live more sustainably. The biggest reasons I’ve gotten behind this brand? They have stepped up the game in how to make products smarter and choose ingredients that are so good for my body, skin, and even baby. Best of all, all their products are completely recyclable and compostable. Every part of it can either be recycled or composted so not a single part of it goes in the dump. It feels so great using their products in the shower, in the bathroom or on the boys knowing I’m supporting a brand that does its best to support Mother Nature.
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I’ve received a lot of questions on how I take up composting in LA and I decided to share my tips for DIY composting in hopes it will challenge you to make more sustainable choices. Whether it’s buying brands made from recycled or repurposed material, using less waste, or composting - it’ll feel so good knowing you’re helping to change the future for your babies.
8 Tips for Easy Composting:
Choose the best location in your home -- a prime composting spot would be close to a water source and in a partially shaded area like under your kitchen sink
Pick a container or bin -- you can use a small bin or tumbler for easy access
Make it a family activity -- teach your kids about what it means to compost and make it part of the fun when you’re cooking together in the kitchen
Know what and what not to compost --
Here's a list of what to compost
Cardboard, egg cartons, toilet rolls (Seed Phytonutrients products come in a cardboard exterior that can be easily thrown in the compost!)
Leaves and grass clippings
Any non-animal food scraps: fruits, vegetables, peelings, bread, cereal, coffee grounds and filters, tea leaves and tea bags (preferably minus the staples)
Dry cat or dog food
Old herbs and spices
Dust from sweeping or vacuuming and dryer lint
Here’s a list of what not to compost
Fatty, oily or greasy substances, like soiled pizza box scraps, sauces, or grease-stained napkins
Meat scraps, including fish
Chemically treated wood
Anything treated with pesticides or herbicides
Glossy paper, like magazines or photo paper
Human or animal waste
Walnuts and their shells
How are you making more sustainable choices in your home? Share with me on Twitter using #PhilosophieMama or #SeedPartner.