Hello! Welcome to episode 28 of I’d Rather Stay In. This week, we are taking a look at all of the things that make us hippies in this modern world.
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Ok, but why are we hippies?
Aside from wanting to treat the planet more kindly, we like to know what products we are putting on and in our bodies. That’s just easier to do when you’re using more natural products.
For ideas beyond what we discuss in this episode, follow @imperfectly_eco_friendly on Instagram.
Look, natural deodorant is a whole thing and a whole process to get your body used to.
There are also some plastic-free alternatives for toothpaste that we like. Megan travels with toothpaste tablets (similar to these toothtabs from Georganics), while Stephie uses the Georganics Tooth Powder.
Package Free Shop is a great resource for sustainably produced and packaged products.
Other plastic-free products
Megan carries a reusable straw in her bag.
Of course reusable water bottles are a great thing to use. We both have S’well bottles and we appreciate that most airports have dispensers for filling water bottles now.
Guys, we are the conductors of the elderberry train.
We are not quite as sold on essential oils. We are on board with the efficacy of some oils for some uses, but have a hard time with some of the ways people use them.
Look, we’re freaked out by brewing kombucha at home. So we aren’t that level of hippie…yet. Megan will probably never be.
Megan cans a lot, mostly jam and tomato products. If you’re interested in learning to can, Megan suggests checking out the Food in Jars books by Marisa McClellan.
We also recommend checking to see if there are any good CSAs in your area. They’re a great way to save money on quality produce while supporting your local farmers.
“Hippie” baby stuff is more widely available and mainstream than it was when Megan’s oldest was a baby.
Cloth diapering is actually pretty great – they’re just as easy to put on and use as a disposable diaper. Plus, they’re adorable.
Cloth wipes are also a great way to cut down on waste.
Our favorite hippie product resources
Grove Collaborative is one of our favorite online shops that delivers to you monthly.
Pact clothing is organic cotton clothing at affordable prices.
Wild Isles makes beautiful, sustainable swimsuits for ladies with big boobs.
And don’t forget to shop local!
Other stuff we mentioned in this episode
Stephie has no shame about having binged all of Love is Blind.