Sunday, October 20, 2013

Vacation is Over and Zero Waste Toothbrush/Tooth Tabs


Due to a trip to California with my husband, and my children being spoiled by their grandma back in Virginia, we paused the war for 2 weeks. Although I was very cautious during my trip of daily waste and processed food intake, the boys went a little crazy. They consumed Doritos, marshmallows, school lunches etc. Because this is such an infrequent occurrence, I tried not to become overwhelmed by their eating habits that week. I am just grateful that my mom spent a week with my boys and took great care of them while I was gone.

Now that I am home, it's a different story. We spent the day today making granola bars, bread, dinner for most of the week, pumpkin muffins and chocolate chip cookies. Although it is time consuming, I do enjoy cooking with my sons and spending quality time with them in the kitchen.

The picture above is of the 100% compostable toothbrush and plastic free toothpaste we use. The toothbrush works great. It is made of bamboo and when we are finished we can throw it in our compost pile. The toothpaste took a little time to get used to. At first, it tasted a bit salty and it was strange to chew a tablet. Now if I use regular toothpaste it is too strong and burns my mouth. There are no toxic ingredients in the tooth tabs compared to regular toothpaste. I am glad there are companies such as Lush that care about our health and the environment.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Trey and I Win!

Weekly Round Up:

Maggie: 2  Pictured - *black tea packaging, creamer tab

Aaron: 4   Pictured- apple juice, Not pictured- plate, fork, knife (during his band competition)

Noah: 6    Pictured- fork, knife (forgot lunch at home), Not pictured- school tray, 3 sodas (From a school dance, yikes!)

Trey: 2    Not pictured- lollipop stick and wrapper

Community Trash: *3 tea packaging, milk tab and aluminum foil (no one is claiming the aluminum foil so we are calling it community trash) 

* My boys love to drink tea. Until recently I was not aware of the dangers of drinking non organic tea. After doing research, we ordered 4 different types of Numi Tea. It is a wonderful organic tea, which has no artificial flavoring, natural flavors, pesticides or GMO's. 

We are not organizing a fun weekly activity this weekend because I am flying to California on Wednesday and will be gone for a week. My mom will be taking care of them and I am positive they will experience MANY fun activities with her.