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Autumn is here and it’s time to for a little fall cleaning. With the change in seasons, try changing your life a little bit – the organic way. “Going organic” doesn’t just have to mean the type of food you are eating. It can refer to many different areas in your life. By making  small changes in your daily routine, you can benefit the world and yourself! Check out these great ways to give your life an organic makeover. If you have any tips of your own, feel free to share on here or on our Facebook page!

  • Buying organic mattresses – When you buy a mattress as per the US law it has to be flame retardant, for that purpose it is coated with flame retardant chemicals which we breathe in while asleep. The Organic option is a woolen mattress – Wool is naturally flame retardant and it is stuffed with natural latex to make mattresses. Latex is sustainably manufactured hence wool mattresses would be a better choice for the environment and you.
  • Buy organic eco-friendly Cosmetics
    • Organic makeup is only part of it; consider its packaging too. Some of the containers are designed to bio-degrade.  An e.g. is Cargo’s Plantlove lipstick – A lipstick tube made entirely out of corn – a renewable and abundant resource.
    • Organic makeup is good for your skin as there is no harmful substance in there that can cause any side effects as such.
  • Buy Organic Diapers.
  • Try to avoid plastic containers and cutlery as much as possible. – Anything made with plastic starts as oil and never degrades.
  • Never use plastic in microwaves. – FDA says heating plastic releases some chemicals (well within safety margins), but why ingest chemicals which can totally be avoided?
  • Use powder detergents – Liquid detergents use water 70-80% of it is water, which is a precious commodity and also requires non-biodegradable packaging to get it to customers.
  • Use low-flow fixtures – Low flow fixtures reduce water consumption (Ultra low flow toilets use around 1.6 gallons of water where as standard toilets use up to 6 gallons and more).
  • Use drip irrigation to water plants – Drip irrigation helps reduce water consumption by taking away the evaporation associated with sprinklers.
  • Composting – As per the EPA about 24% of waste in all landfills is yard debris and food waste. An indoor composter like Naturemill and will provide free manure every 2 weeks.
  • Lawn mower – Using a green lawn mower is healthier for the environment and for you. An e.g. is Neuton Power , The Neuton Mower gives you the powerful performance of a gas mower with convenience of battery technology. There is no gas or oil to spill and no engine emissions to pollute the air.

Tips courtesy of Connect Green.