What goes on your skin is just as important as what we eat, how we travel and live every day. It’s all part of the puzzle of moving towards a more sustainable lifestyle. Finding eco beauty products that make you feel and look good on the outside doesn’t have to cost a fortune. I’ve spent the last few months testing a slew of products and weeding through the green washing that comes along with many.
Here are some great eco beauty brands that won’t break the bank and make a great addition to your travel carry on. Little changes that we can make every day add up to monumental change. Let’s work towards making Earth Day every day for future generations to come.
Chocolate bunnies, chocolate eggs, chocolate kisses-who else has an abundance of chocolate just looking to be the superstar in a recipe? Everyone in the house will be happy to have chocolate enchiladas for dinner with this sweet potato and tofu recipe for Meatless Monday. You’ll be amazed how the kids (and adults) gobble these up before you can say hippity hop!
A grey cloud forms over the Himalayas. Not necessarily such an unusual event, as the area is well known for its precarious and unpredictable weather patterns. This shape is significant for other reasons however, as the form is actually an assemblage of demoiselles cranes. They fight the harsh winds and avoid predatory eagles, making use of the updrafts and currents of the wind patterns on their flight from Mongolia and Eurasia to a small hamlet in Rajasthan for the winter months. This is the story of one man who made a difference, the demoiselle crane man of India.
Shanghai, at first glance, appears as a city of the future. As the last stop of a two week journey with Viking Cruises on the Yangtze River, I had only 48 hours to discover the top 10 things to do. A Shanghai Express-so to speak. I knew of it’s modern skyline and planned buildings along the famous Bund, but not much more than that. What a delight this modern city held. Shanghai deserves more than a hurried stopover, but any visit should include the treasures I found in this city with a heady mix of seductive charm.
October weather was mild and quite comfortable, a light jacket more then enough. Just the type of temperatures I like when I have to hit the ground running and pack in as much as possible. Viking River does an excellent job of curating major experiences for guests and offering tips for those wanting to venture out on their own. Personal enrichment and cultural insight are at the top of their attention to detail both on land and at sea.
After finding coconuts on practically every street corner in Colombia, I can understand why this South American country might be known as the land of coconuts. Eating it in so many different ways while I was there started me thinking about what a valuable product this natural ingredient is and how I’ve added it to the health and beauty mix in my house.