Switching to Cloth Menstrual Pads | Home with Willow | Katie Emmitt

Curious if you should try switching to cloth menstrual pads?

  • Do you experience yeast infections after your period? Or itchiness and rashes?
  • Would you like to save money every month on period products?
  • Are you looking to reduce your waste and carbon footprint?
  • Do you experience heavy cramping? Or have a heavy flow?

Then you should dEFINITELY try cloth menstrual pads!

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Kitchen Sponge Alternatives | Home with Willow | Katie Emmitt

hOW I WAS ABLE TO GIVE UP BUYING SPONGES:

My Journey to Finding the best Kitchen Sponge Alternatives
     As I’ve been on this journey to having a more eco-friendly existence, I’ve been trying to find replacements for every day items – especially in the kitchen. I was sick of buying these synthetic sponges and then tossing them out as they got gross. About two years ago, I started getting the ‘natural’ sponges at the grocery store. Brands like ‘Twist’ and the brown ‘Scotch Brite’ ones that were supposed to be more environmentally friendly. And to be honest – they were horrible. Take my recommendation and don’t buy the ‘Twist’ sponges!
     
Spring of 2018, I became completely fed up with even the ‘natural’ or ‘eco friendly’ sponges I was finding at the grocery store. They weren’t cutting it, and I was STILL throwing away a sponge every few weeks as it wore out. I went on a mission to find the best kitchen sponge alternatives I could find. My goal was to find something plant based, without plastic, that was going to last me at least a few months.
Best Natural Health & Beauty Products | Home with Willow | Katie Emmitt

   

     Learn about the best Natural Health & Beauty Products below!

     If you’re anything like me, you are most likely looking to do what you can to reduce your impact on the environment, while also creating a healthier home for you and your family! One area that I’ve done a lot of ‘experimenting’ in, has been my bathroom! It seems that a lot of beauty products come in plastic & produce a lot of waste. Not only that, they are full of toxic ingredients that are not great for us, or for the environment. In the past few years, I have found what I believe to be some of the best natural health & beauty products out there!

     Check out my top ten best natural health & beauty products below! All are easily available on Amazon. (This post contains affiliate links. By purchasing through my site, you are helping me keep this running at no extra cost to you!)

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The Home with Willow Podcast with Katie Emmitt

Episode 6 – Easy Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

 
 
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Episode 6 – Easy Ways to reduce your carbon footprint

Welcome to episode six! This week on the podcast, I discuss easy ways to reduce your carbon footprint for 2019! There are dozens of free and inexpensive things that you can start doing right now to reduce your carbon footprint. I also included a few ‘investment’ options as well, for those of you looking into buying new appliances, a new vehicle, or making your home more environmentally friendly. Listen to find out!

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Episode 1 – Easy Ways to Reduce Plastic Waste

 
 
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I am pleased to announce the first episode of the Home with Willow Podcast! In October, I toyed around with the idea of starting a weekly Instagram live, or a weekly Podcast. After a lot of deliberation, I decided to bite the bullet and do it – creating this first episode as an instaLIVE show.

For this first episode, I wanted to talk a bit about easy ways that we can reduce plastic waste and our plastic consumption. As it turns out, there are so many free & low-cost ways to reduce your plastic use (a majority of them are under $40)!

Listen to the entire episode for free here to learn about dozens of ways that you can easily reduce your plastic waste and consumption.

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DIY Eco Friendly Laundry Detergent

     I had been on the search for a good DIY eco-friendly natural laundry detergent recipe for quite a while. I was trying various store-bought plant-based laundry detergents. And while they worked just fine, I really was hoping to find something that was as basic as possible, with only a few ingredients, and inexpensive. Turns out, that doesn’t really exist when you’re buying tubs of detergent at the store! 

    So, with a little research, I discovered a really simple recipe for creating my own DIY eco-friendly laundry detergent. It would be bio-degradable, easy on my sensitive skin, easy to make, and inexpensive!

DIY Eco Friendly Laundry Detergent