Going Green Tag

source: smellslikeagreenspirit.blogspot.com

I was tagged by the sweet Rachel from AllNaturalAspirations.com who also happens to be the creator of this tag (click)! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you Rachel, you’re awesome!

1. What started it all off for you?

Well, I first started making some nutrition changes. I’ve had repetitive sinusitis since I was 10-11 years old and I was constantly being prescribed antibiotics, which caused me a significant weight gain. I was lethargic and terribly unfit. But when I was 16, I went to a doctor specialised in Naturopathy, who gave me homeopathic tablets for my sinusitis and encouraged me to make some drastic lifestyle changes, including cutting out completelyย  dairy products. What then led me to opt for natural skincare products, was that time when my dermatologist gave me this anti-pimple cream that wreaked havoc on my skin. I was so gutted and disappointed, that I did some researches and I was shocked by all those potentially hazardous chemicals this cream contained.
When it comes to make-up, I’ve been using green makeup from the start, since I never really wore makeup in high-school.

2. What was the first thing to go? (Ingredient or product)
Nasty shampoos! I first turned to some Sante shampoos, but now I’m really loving John Masters Organic and Rahua.

3. What are you/did you struggle to let go of?
Nothing in particular, the hardest thing for me, was having a healthier “diet”.
I could eventually say that I miss my flavored toothpastes. I’ve been using a lemon and clay toothpaste that tastes like earth haha. But it’s good for the teeth, so I’m not complaining.

4. What has been your best find or change? (i.e a green product or a tip that you’re really glad you’ve found/learnt)
Oils. I was constantly told to stay away from them because of my oily skin, but now there are so many options available.
Moreover, oil pulling in the morning is fantastic, it works great against tartar and plaque build-up. My dentist was really impressed by how clean my teeth were. It was a proud moment haha!

5. What has been the worst thing about going green? What has been the hardest to transition or find an adequate green replacement of?
The “worst” thing is probably just finding a great skin routine. Sometimes the ingredients are promising, but won’t work for your skin. For instance, some people swear by coconut oil and tea tree, but as much as I wanted to love those ingredients, they just don’t do it for me.
To be more specific, finding a dream cleanser is tough. I’m still on the lookout for my holy-grail cleanser.

6. Anything else to add? Any tips or tricks to pass on?
Just be patient, results do not come overnight. Learn to love yourself by being gentle and kind to your body. And I can not stress enough the importance of internal wellbeing. No cream will give you the glow that happiness does.

And that’s a wrap!
Now I’d like to tag these lovelies :

Good luck girls! xoxo
Take care,
Liz

 

Liz

Green hunter, wellness junkie and pun maker on the website, I'm on a journey towards a kinder and healthier life. @lizthegreenspirit on Instagram.

6 Comments
  1. Great answers Liz!! Sooooo interesting to read ๐Ÿ™‚ How great that you went straight into natural make up, I never massively got into mainstream make up as I didn't like how it felt on, having reactions, etc.
    Love your picture for the tag ๐Ÿ™‚ I would never be able to make something that pretty! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Very true last comment, your beauty comes through from within. Wellness and happiness will do much more for you.
    Thanks so much for doing this tag, it has been great to read your answers
    Rach xx

    1. Thank you lovely! And thank you for tagging me, I truly enjoyed answering your questions! Oh and for the picture, I just used an online collage software, nothing too fancy haha. You are able to edit videos on Youtube, this is actually much more difficult. ๐Ÿ™‚ xxx

  2. Great answers, I definitely think sometimes the green options may take a little longer to show results but the results are better in the long term Xx

    1. Thank you lovely! I hadn't heard of Kingfisher before, so thank you for the recommendation! I'll have a look at their product ๐Ÿ™‚ Xx

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