Looking for –
nice to their workers – fair wages & conditions
plant materials – no chemicals, pesticides, herbicides
low environment impact (renewable fabrics, less waste, less pollution from factories, less water used, conscious choices in packaging, less plastic)
Best and final choices:
inclusive! (women, men, non binary, trans, whatever you are)
briefs, bras, thongs, etc.
2. Sloane and Tate
made for women by women
briefs, bras, tanks, etc.
fair trade & organic materials – super soft
Boulder, CO originated – materials from India
briefs, bras, thongs, etc.
multiple brands on one site
Australia & San Diego, CA
Uses reclaimed dead stock fabrics
bamboo floss (not polyester fibers which don’t breakdown ever)
recycled paper packaging
vegan – no animal testing & not made of silk from silk worms
I’ve looked for bamboo biodegradable toothbrushes without nylon brushes. If you find a brand or two, let me know.
one and one (like tom’s shoes)
can’t have in during sex
12 hours okay
silicone medical grade, no latex, bpa or chemicals
cute carrying case
made in Canada
silicone medical grade
12 hours okay
can have in during sex
100% organic cotton only
no dyes or perfumes
cardboard applicator (smooth to use)
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Things I wish I had known as a younger girl in the world of sex:
- Just because they’re your boyfriend/girlfriend/significant other, doesn’t mean you are obligated to have sex (or do anything) with them.
It is your choice.
- Just because you start an intimate act (oral, sex, foreplay, etc.) doesn’t mean you have to complete it.
You can change your mind midway, just communicate it to your partner. Let them know (verbal or non-verbal) that things have changed.
- Talk to someone about the good and the bad sex.
Pick a safe person, a judgement free person (i.e. best friend, sister, long distance buddy) to talk it out, air it out and let the sex-stigma go. Also in case something that you’re doing is dangerous or just a little off (and I’m not talking about kinky shit), but if something is off and you’re not sure, that person can help you talk it out.#beagoodhuman
I’ve been playing with baked good recipes to find some new options for desserts/snacks. I’ve discovered a quick and easy, yummy mini muffins. I based the recipe after the William-Sonoma banana bread recipe.
My tweaked recipe:
1 cup pancake mix
2/3 cup plant-based protein powder (vanilla flavor)
splash of vanilla extract
sprinkle of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves
applesauce or water or oil (to add moisture to the mix)
vegan chocolate chips (as much as you’d like for the ratios of dough to chocolate)
(my fav melty choc chips, found at my local Safeway –>
Pop them in the oven in mini cupcakes tins (spray the tins or put vegan butter on them to keep the muffins from sticking). Oven temp at 350 degrees. Bake until you can stick a knife in the middle of a thick one and it comes out clean. Cool on a rack and try not to eat them all in 10 minutes. (Been there, done that.)
Do you ever feel like you want to save the planet and all the animals in it but there are so many other fuckers who are just out there fucking it up? Yeah, me too. Does it even matter if I buy this eco/vegan-friendly whatever product since we have such bigger problems in this world? Some days I would say, no, it doesn’t matter. But other days, I would shout a hells yeah! Since today is one of the quieter days where I feel like it doesn’t matter, I’m going to remind myself (and you, reader) that it actually does make a difference.
Think of it like in gaining or losing weight (or muscle). There’s a point where suddenly everyone is like, “Oh, you’ve lost weight” or “Look at that muscle definition.” While little ol’ you has been over here eating salads for months and trying not to eat the 17th cookie. You see you everyday, so there’s no difference. But every tiny minuscule choice that you make adds up and makes the body mass you are. This is a magical thing (and also annoying) ’cause you can make a difference with one choice at a time.
Same thing with saving the planet. If you choose to buy that product that is nice to the animals and doesn’t have a whole bunch of chemical crap in it, it’s telling the market that this is what the consumer wants. So when the factories and big companies make their plans for next year’s products, they know WE want to have less chemicals, more natural ingredients, and we would rather be nice to the creatures, not use them.
All this verbage is to say, make that choice, that small tiny little choice. Then when you make 17,000 choices a day, your sending messages out there and striding down a better path.
Concrete examples of things I’ve found at Target (who doesn’t love Target?!!):
1. Compostable trash bags
Shout out to my sister for finding these!
2. Seventh generation cleaning supplies
3. S.W. Basics (make-up/skin care)
5 ingredients or less, for everything!
You know when you want a piece of cake, just ONE slice, but then you buy a whole cake and you just end up eating most of the entire thing ’cause it’s sitting on the kitchen counter whispering to you? Yeah, me too.
I stumbled upon this YouTuber Liv B and she has a yummy vegan mug cake recipe. Again, back to the whole CHOCOLATE CAN BE VEGAN thing, which blew my mind. Takes the same, super yummy and it’s just ONE SLICE. Hallelujah.
P.S. If you want to eat the whole cake, you go ahead and do it. No shame and no judgement here. My friends can attest to many nights I’ve had cake for dinner. End of story. Be free. Eat the foods you want.
4 tbsp flour of choice
2 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp cocoa
1/4 tsp baking powder
2 tsp pumpkin puree, applesauce (or oil if you don’t mind it)
1 tsp oil
4 tbsp non-dairy milk
1 tbsp non-dairy chocolate chips
Video below, start at 2:16 for the mug cake :p