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do what is right
not what is easy
Everything we do has an impact on everything around us: the planet, the environment, people, animals.. Make choices based on what is right, rather than what is ‘easy’. Things that seemingly makes our lives a bit convenient/easier, can make life much harder for other sentient beings with whom we share this planet with. Want to learn more about our impact as human beings towards animals, watch the documentary Earthlings (trigger warning alert).
– water the plants
– learn a new skill
– colour in an adult colour book
– organize your pantry
– take a shower
– give yourself a foot massage
– cut your hair
– watch the documentary tv series The Story of God with Morgan Freeman
Here is a video of a lovely blogger-youtuber introducing single ingredient products for your skin. I wouldn’t have been able to explain it better than she does, so here you go:
As mentioned in this video, here is a list of the single-ingredients with their uses:
pure almond oil – great for make-up-removal, especially mascara
blended oats with a little bit of water to make a paste – moisturising cleanser
bentonite clay with water – for spot treatment, put on top of breakouts
apple cider vinegar with water – toner
coconut oil – body moisturiser
rosehip oil – serum
vitamin E oil – dry patches
tea tree oil – blemishes
I’m slowly adapting towards a minimal skincare routine, because less is more efficient & more effective when it comes to taking care of your hair and skin mindfully. You reduce the amount of toxic harmful ingredients, spend less time preparing your face/hair, spend less money on stuff that isn’t serving your natural beauty. It’s clear that in this case less is more; eco-friendly, budget-friendly, skin-friendly and especially maintain-friendly.
We females often buy the hypes and commercials around beauty-products and we accumulate a galore of products that never gets used up. I’m completely guilty of this. In the last year I’ve thrown away dozens of half-full bottles of skincare. Lesson learned now: I only buy what I use and get rid immediately of what doesn’t work for me. Stick to what works, toss what doesn’t. By buying and consuming products mindfully, you do yourself the favour of building awareness of you own skin-type and you learn to actually take care of yourself; reduce blemishes, moisture dryness, heal scars, all the while becoming familiar with your skin. When I buy skincare products these days, I try to chose those products with a very short ingredient list. Not only are those ingredients mostly recognisable, they are also more trustworthy and are actually the purest to perform and act effectively.
Do not love
small poem by dj
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De romige dressig bestaat uit cashewnoten, water, basilicum, gistvlokken, zout, peper en knoflook
The creamy dressing consists of cashew nuts, water, basil, yeast flakes, salt, pepper and garlic
source recipe valerie.husemann