Our Sustainable Journal

Here’s what’s in our sustainable journal this month. New week, new story, we bring to you the freshest inspo around sustainability and health. Make sure you comment our posts with all your questions, feedbacks and answers. You can also follow the discussion on Instagram.

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Going Green? 7 Effortless Changes To Reduce Your Environmental Impact

Going green How are we not frustrated not being able to eat, drink, buy or do everything? First of all, we are not giving up on anything against our own will, we make choices that are aligned to our values and makes us feel good, so it doesn’t feel like we are compromising on anything....
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Want to make DIY cleaning products? Here’s how.

diy cleaning products Ingredients 2 gallons water1/2 cup Super Washing Soda1/2 cup Baking Soda3/4 cup castile soap (I use Dr. Bronner’s in lavender)30 drops of your favorite essential oils Directions: Measure out the Washing Soda and pour into a bucket. Cover with warm water until it dissolves. Add the baking soda to the mix. Fill up your...
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The 2019 Health Trends We Tested And Approved

2019 health trends The number one on this list without hesitation. CBD helps us rebound after a stressful day, reduce cramping during our period, calm skin rashes and nip headaches in the bud. We take 12% and 6% cbd oil diluted in Coconut oil from swiss brand H-can and couldn’t recommend it more. CBD was...
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Sustainable Fashion in Switzerland: our list.

sustainable fashion switzerland Valentine created Maison Mondaine to bring back some style and luxury to vintage fashion. She curates precious high end clothing on her online shop. We love her selection of signature handbags, shoes and super luxurious accessories. You can also send her your own treasures if you need to make room in your...
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Guide to Plant Based Eating: How To Get a Balanced Diet

How to go vegan The myth is that you need to drink a lot of milk and eat a lot of dairy to get your calcium levels up and have strong bones. In reality, studies show that it actually has the opposite effect. This is because dairy products are acidic and in order to alkalize our...
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How Toxic Is Nail Polish? Here’s What You Need To Know

How toxic is nail polish Conventional nail polishes are one of the most toxic products we use in our beauty routine. They contain harmful chemicals that come with dreadful effects for our health. Just like fragrances and heavy metals, they enter our bodies through the skin and the breath. Although the best option would be...
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Video: Get That Nude Look With Natural Make Up from Nui Cosmetics

Natural Make Up Finding the right make up was one of the trickiest parts of my natural beauty journey. First of all, we don’t have many organic beauty shops here in Switzerland that sell make up, and it is pretty bold to order them online without testing them out first. Luckily, Nui Cosmetics came to...
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7 Sustainable Bedroom Swaps For New Year Energies

Sustainable bedroom swaps Oriane and I are super selective when it comes to living spaces. We love having cozy and comfortable rooms where we can practice all of our self care rituals. After successfully downsizing our bathroom staples, we’ve made it to our bedrooms this year. Although we do have different styles (I’m a die-hard...
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7 Useful and Sustainable Gifts for him

sustainable gifts for men Having trouble finding sustainable gifts for him, aka the men in your life? Stress no more ! Although Ecolabo is still very busy with women’s goods, we wrote this article to help you out, especially during the holiday period. Even if your boyfriend/parents/bro isn’t into sustainability yet, surprise him with the...
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How about a vegan Christmas dinner? Here are 6 easy recipes

vegan christmas dinner One thing to point out: these recipes aren’t only salads ! These delicious recipes show that a vegan diet can be nutritious and really tasty. For us, the last part of the vegan transition was to learn how to cook vegan style in your daily lives with fresh and healthy ingredients. This is...
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Ecolabo’s Ethical Christmas Gift Selection by Oriane and Victoria

ethical christmas list We thought we would make this highly requested article a bit personal by sharing our own Christmas lists. Even though we’re not going to actually buy all of these items in such little time (because we are conscious buyers), we thought it would be interesting for you to see what we’re coveting...
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How CBD Can Dramatically Improve Your Health + 3 Ways To Take It

1benefits of cbd: Another popular use is for anxiety and stress. We are now very disconnected from nature and have forgotten how to lower our stress levels with plants and herbs. Cannabis isn’t the only plant that helps with stress, there are a myriad of plants that are declined in essential oils, herbal teas and more....
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A Week Of Vegan Lunch Recipes Using Medical Medium’s Healing Foods

Vegan lunch recipes We started experimenting and had a lot of fun with it, but let’s be honest here, meal prep can be a real pain and a bit time consuming. That’s why we wanted to share a week of easy, healthy recipes that you can take to work with you. They won’t take hours...
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Celebrate Green Friday 4 Ways

Green Friday : Swapping is one of the most promising ways of fighting waste in our everyday lives. My sister/friends and I swap things all the time. It helps us feel like we have something new without really buying. Bringing together your close friends and swapping things with them is a cool way to give...
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Co-Founder Oriane On What Made Her Go Eco

Go green: I’ve also realized that living a more natural lifestyle came with incomparable benefits for the health. We can only do as much to protect ourselves from external pollution factors. I’ve also become obsessed with taking care of my body, especially when it comes to nutrition.   I’d always considered myself as someone that...
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You’ll Start Taking Cold Showers Once You Read About Its Benefits

cold showers: picture via designfiles.net For hair, cold water improves the shine and hydration of your hair. It closes down cuticules and tames the mane. We have noticed a bit less frizz and overall glow to our own hair. We also give credit to Pachamama’s Oway shampoo that uses absolutely no SLS. Read more about...
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Are you Getting Enough Omega 3’s? Here’s Why They’re Important

〰️Eat vegan sources of omega 3’s daily, like seeds, berries, beans and leafy greens. Here are some of the breakfasts we recommend that have a good dose of them.    The three types of Omegas 3 fatty acids that our body uses are: ALA, EPA and DHA. They’re essential to add to your diet because...
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What Is A Capsule Wardrobe And How Did It Improve Our Lives?

The goal here is not so much to buy new clothes to fit the wardrobe, it’s to make a selection of things that fit together. If you do want to treat yourself, you would need to make sure that it will fit into your capsule, so it’s not an impulse buy that you will wear...
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Ethical Sweaters We Plan to be Wearing This Fall

  You know ethical sweaters are this years trend. Get it here  sorted from high to low. *Hint*, you can pair them with our suggestions for ethical underwear.    
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Is fragrance the new second-hand smoke? Here are 4 non toxic natural perfume brands

Natural perfume. We bet you’ve felt it already. You walk into a perfume store and after a while you feel nauseous, a slight headache starts to tell you to get out of there. Finally, you start feeling dizzy and lethargic. As soon as you feel the fresh air again, you miraculously feel okay. This isn’t just...
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New to aromatherapy? Here’s our beginners guide to essential oils

Essential oils for beginners are the most potent elixir from plants. When we create them, we extract the healing force of the plant. These amazing properties help the plant fight off any type of external threat, and by using them on ourselves, we transfer these properties to our own bodies. Essential oils enter our bloodstream...
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These 5 beauty treatments are healthier in an organic salon, here’s why.

organic  beauty salons We struggled for a long time with itchy scalps until we discovered the culprit. Now we only use SLS free shampoo and it works wonders. We even feel like it makes our hair softer and we don’t even need conditioner after. SLS is a detergent used to “wash” hair but it also...
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6 Natural ways to get a healthy tan

Naturally maintain tan 5 ways: Save the ocean and your health. If you want to avoid damage to coral and marine species, choose mineral sunscreen over chemical ones. Mineral sunscreens work with zinc oxide, which covers your skin and shields it from the sun without using a chemical reaction. Also, always choose organic and natural...
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We Just Experienced a Waste Free Period, Here’s How

Zero waste period: We tried Cyclo’s organic cotton pads with a bit of aprehension though. We had no idea how it would feel. I usually use Natracare biodegradable pads which are a good intermediate option – along with organic tampons. Still, waste is waste and sometimes these “biodegradable” items aren’t what they seem.   Elise...
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Protect coral reefs with this easy swap

sunscreen for coral reefs: The chemicals mentioned above penetrate the skin and go into our bloodstream, which makes them extremely toxic compounds. The worse of them is oxybenzone, due to its high skin penetration, hormone disruption, skin allergies and cell damage. If you want to achieve a beautiful tan the natural way, but also maintain...
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6 Ethical Shades To Get For The Summer

Whether you’re at the beach or the shop next door, you’ll always be able to find really cheap, average sunglasses. Without getting into the reasons behind these low prices, let’s think about how poor in quality these lenses are. Wearing them will kill your sight in no time, and you’ll probably throw them away after...
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vegan cheesecake

Our Raw Vegan Cheesecake Recipe Revealed

Vegan cheesecake and some not so natural chemicals, depending on what the animal feeds on. In a world where nutritious food was scarce, it was totally okay to get calories from raw milk. But today this milk is processed, pasteurised and produced by unhealthy cows which is a recipe for disaster for our health. Many...
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5 Sustainable Lingerie Brands That Are Also Body Positive

sustainable lingerie brands We love everything that Organic Basics drops because we are big fans of comfy everyday underwear. This brand makes ethical timeless basics made from organic cotton and their new innovative fiber: Silvertech. Save on your orders with their savvy packs of socks and undies for men and women and try their new...
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