Basil Feature

Self Herb: How to Cultivate Your Own Basil at Home

How many times did I buy a pot of basil for my kitchen at the farmers market, rather than just getting a few bunches – hoping I could harvest my little plant whenever I need basil for cooking (sustainability!!…plus it looks so nice and chefy to have a basil plant on your window sill <3). That was the plan every single time. It must be possible that the plants can survive my care a little longer than just two weeks!? But it did not work once and I was buying a new basil pot every time the old one died.Read More »

No Poo Only Water

No Poo: How I Wash my Hair with Water Only

For 2018’s Lent period I gave up shampoo ย – and kept going beyond Easter. I’ve been shampoo-free for more than half a year now and love it!

My No Poo adventure started when I was searching for zero waste alternatives for my regular shampoo that comes in a plastic bottle. Since I really don’t like soap (looks ugly in the bathroom after the first use and is pretty inconvenient for travel), and creating my DIY-shampoo with ingredients I don’t know how they will affect my hair (baking soda? lemon? nope.), these alternatives weren’t for me. The combination of me not being a chemist and being somewhat lazy lead me to the ultimate No Poo version: Water Only.

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