Hi All! I’ve been watching Prime Day deals, and I thought there might be someone out there that would appreciate a round up of sustainable, eco friendly, green products that were part of Prime Day. So, I’m going to do my best to highlight a few things that caught my eye!

First off, if you don’t have Amazon Prime, you can get it FOR FREE for 30 days. So you can sign up and take advantage of all of the Prime Day savings, fast shipping and streaming video before you pay a penny for Prime. Check it out HERE: Try Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial Also, if you happen to be a college student with a valid .edu email address, you can get a free 6 MONTH trial of Amazon Prime HERE: Prime Student 6-month Trial

So, Here we go!

First off, my last post was about the ecological and health effects of plastics, and how to reduce how much plastic is in our homes. There are a few products that I’d like to link that are specifically related to that theme.

Here’s a 5 pack of stainless steel tumblers, with lids, stainless steel straws, and silicone sleeves and straw tips. Super great deal – only about $4 for each cup! That’s equivalent in price to the cheap toddler sippy cups, but way more durable and non-toxic. tumblers

Here’s a set of 9 washable, reusable mesh produce bags for almost 50% off, with almost 700 reviews. Excellent value, and a huge step in the right direction for avoiding those awful plastic produce bags. Produce Bags

On that same line of thought, here’s a great deal on some reusable silicone food storage bags. 4 sandwich size and 2 snack size for $11.ziplock

Next up, BABY AND TODDLER DEALS!

Here’s a stellar deal on a non-toxic crib mattress. These things are pricey, y’all… and deals are hard to find. This one is made of materials with no off gassing. It’s 20% off, and has a coupon for another 20% at checkout. crib mattress

LILLEBABY!!! There’s a Prime Day coupon that knocks the Lillebaby to under $70. Run. Now. lillebabyBaby Toys: There are a lot of nice, natural baby toys on sale for Prime Day. Here’s a few of the best ones that I saw. (Click on the captions below photos to go to the product pages!)

 

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https://amzn.to/2jHBOXb

 

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https://amzn.to/2lJYiaE
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https://amzn.to/2lIRutU

Kitchen

Cuisinart Food Processor – This is the creme de la creme of food processors. Top rated by America’s Test Kitchen, and the Home kitchen gold standard. 55% off! cuisinart

Beeswax wrap – The eco-friendly, plastic wrap alternative. This stuff is the best stuff ever! Here’s an 8 piece bundle for just over $20. beeswax

Reusable bamboo cups – Great eco friendly, sustainable bamboo cup set for a great price!

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Coffee Addict? Me too. Here’s a super cute reusable bamboo coffee cup with lid for $11! bamboo coffee cup

There you have it! My favorite Prime Day deals. What gems have you found? Share in the comments, and I’ll update the post!

 

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Reducing Plastics in the Home

Plastic

So, I read a series of articles about 2 weeks ago the seriously skeeved me out. The start of my trip down a microplastics rabbit hole was this article, this article, and this article. All of them are based on a study by University of Newcastle in Australia and commissioned by World Wildlife Fund (WWF).The synopsis is this: On average, every person on this planet is consuming about 5 grams of microplastic every week. Or, about 2,000 tiny pieces. To put this in perspective, that’s about a teaspoon, or roughly the same weight as a credit card. In a week. In a year, that adds up to over a cup of microplastic, or 52 credit cards. Ew. Not okay, ladies and gents. Not okay.

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Why I Drink Herbal Teas Every Day – and the Benefits of Holy Basil (Tulsi)

Herbal Tea

As I type this, I have a quart of Tulsi tea brewing. It’s 90 degrees outside right now, so it’s definitely getting dumped over ice when it’s done, but it smells amazing. I drink some kind of herbal tea pretty much every day. I’ve been enjoying tulsi and lemon balm most frequently lately, but I often have chamomile, rooibos, hibiscus, dandelion, anise hyssop and various mints. They’re always on hand, and always in full rotation.

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‘Me Time’ for Moms – The Importance of Self-Care

Insane Mothers

So, I was going to write an update on the herb garden… but I just couldn’t do it. I owe it. I promised it. I didn’t have it in me. Instead, I’m going to tell you about the last few days of my life. Grab the popcorn.

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Tinctures… and Why I Don’t Do What the Books Say

Simplicity

I’ve always had a hard time with authority. I’ll freely admit it. I’m stubborn. I also have a hard time following a recipe… or directions of any kind, really. Throw some unnecessary complications at me, and I’ll blow my lid. I will go straight “ain’t nobody got time for that” right up in yo’ face. What can I say? God made me how he made me.

That’s why I struggle with the most popular advice on tincture making.

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Veggie Garden Update – The Green Things Are Growing!

20190414_083615_0001.pngHi friends! It’s high time for a new post. I went on a short vacation, and I was a Very Bad Blogger and didn’t get some posts done for you before I left… sorry about that. How about an update on the vegetable garden(s)?

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