This is probably a good time to sit down with a cup of coffee, tea or beer. There are changes coming at an increasing rate that will probably affect you. While recent policy changes I’m learning about most greatly impact micro-businesses (fewer than 10 employees), it affects other businesses and consumers in the long run. Continue Reading Why economic nexus is a diversity issue + Etsy Goes To Washington Recap
JOIN IN! What are we doing? Using people power, we are working together to share outdoor experiences with others, improve photography skills, enhance environmental awareness and grow our community along the way. Kinds of images Use the DAILY THEMES below for inspiration when you are outside and share on Instagram. Your images can be anythingContinue Reading March Adventure Challenge
These are so quick and easy to make, but require patience and some planning. This simple recipe can be modified with different herbs, oils, butters and wax if these aren’t available to you locally. But, I prefer solar-infusing* wildharvested herbs into organic oils and butters, based on the season and their supporting properties. In addition toContinue Reading DIY – Herbal Vegan Lip Balm Recipe
Here’s a moisturizing recipe that I’ve come up with as the base for a number of salves to meet everyday needs. One can modify the moisturizing or breathability quality with a slight adjustment in the ratio of waxes. A lot of skin salves and balms use beeswax because it has a very long shelf life, antiviral andContinue Reading DIY – Vegan Skin Salve Recipe – NO Beeswax!
So you’re interested in making your own toothpaste? Although this recipe is relatively simple, it marks a big step in the direction of self-efficiency and awareness regarding the quality of products you use on or in your body. Each ingredient I use plays a role in maintaining oral health, and I seek the highest qualityContinue Reading DIY Mineralizing Toothpaste Recipe + Body Care Debate
First off, this is my opinion based on my own experience. I believe buying locally crafted goods supports the economy tremendously and transparency in communication facilitates informed shopping choices. I think ongoing awareness is especially important to consider when the item is something one puts on or in their body on a daily basis, as it canContinue Reading 6 Reasons Why "Handmade" is Worth It