Natural Deodorants

Let’s talk natural deodorants. By now, we’ve heard how harmful unnatural deodorants (or really any unnatural cosmetics) are for your body and the environment. There’s some negativity surrounding going natural. Why? Because most of us have probably had a bad experience trying them out (or we could smell that someone else was). I’ve been there. In fact, I’ve been experimenting with many different brands over the past six years.

I first started questioning the types of deodorants I was using when I was still in high school. I couldn’t bring myself to commit to a natural brand just yet. It wasn’t until the summer I graduated that I decided to finally switch things up.

I didn’t exactly choose the right path for myself. I went almost full-on hippie from one day to the next and began making my own deodorant. I bought a spray bottle and filled it with water, coconut oil, sea salt, and lavender. This is a great option for a lot of people, but it just did not work for me at that time.

I wasn’t fully vegan at that point. What you eat has a big effect on how you smell and how much you sweat… you get the idea. I also went from using big brand names like Secret to my own little concoction. It was a lot of change all at once. I stuck with this method for a few months but it was not a good experience. I was always embarrassed, too paranoid to lift up my arms, and often felt like giving up on the natural path. I know that this is a common experience at first but I am here to encourage you not to give up!

Like many things, there’s a natural deodorant out there for everyone. You just have to stay committed to trying out different ones to find the right one for you. Trust in your body; it WILL adapt and the effort is completely worth it!

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Chickpea Spread

Hello, hello! Manuel has been away from home the past couple of weeks. This has resulted in me holding off on completely restocking the fridge. An account I follow recently posted a photo of them eating a chickpea “mock tuna sandwich.” This inspired me to use whatever I happened to already have at home to take a crack at my own version of it. & Let me tell you, I was SOOOO impressed with the results that I’ve already eaten it three times this week.

This is super simple, affordable, & there’s even a good chance you already have most of the ingredients on deck! So, try it out & let me know how ya like it!

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You Can Be Vegan and Drink Your Brewski, Too

I ran a poll to help me decide what my next blog should be about and the results are in!

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Okay, ya alchies. Here you are!

I’ve found that the majority of non-vegans have a negative view that vegans are always missing out on all things enjoyable in life. I know this may be a little shocking… but I promise you, we’re not. Personally, I’ve found that I enjoy my food, drinks, and overall life more ever since I started making more conscious decisions.

Although I don’t drink very often, I do still indulge in the occasional cold beer(s). This tends to come with some judgment. I’ve been called a hypocrite for preaching healthy living, but still choosing to drink alcohol from time to time. Here’s what I have to say to that:

Hush. Stop distracting from the cause.

Many people believe that a vegan life is a life of restrictions. I am here to show you that this is just simply not true. With that being said, here’s a bit of experience I’d like to share with you regarding veganism and beer.

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