Plastic bottles, bags, to-go containers, and many other products designed for one time use last forever. These plastics break “up” instead of down, becoming a permanent pollutant. With a shockingly low rate of recycling (only 9%!), most are sent to a landfill where they remain, while more is littered, and even more end up in the ocean. Scientists predict that by 2050, there will be more plastic in our oceans than fish. Every bit of plastic ever made still exists, and in the first 10 years of this, the 21st century, produced more plastic than the entirety of the 20th century.
Join the #plasticfreeJULY initiative, help us reduce our collective eco-footprint, and save the ocean!
When my first babe was teething, everyone suggested synthetic medicines to help alleviate the pain, a few well-meaning aunts and uncles suggested a touch of brandy on the gums, but it took my own research to find that there were natural alternatives that are immensely healthier than any of those. When I would bring my son around wearing his Baltic Amber necklace, it became clear to me that hardly anyone had heard of them. Once I started explaining it, about 50% were amazed and wanted to know more, and the other 50% were certain it was a hoax. Well, here I am; teething baby number two, and we’re still sold!
An open letter to all the mama’s out there, from all the mamas at Ecopiggy.
You are enough. On the days that are easy, on the days that are hard, on the days that are sunshine, and on the days that are absolute chaos; you are enough. It is easy to get caught up in all of the little details. Its easy to feel guilty about the littlest things; too much screen time, too little time spent outdoors, for snapping at them,… the list goes on and on. Do your best, Mama. Your best is better than what anyone else can do for your children. You. Are. Enough. So here’s a little giveaway we created to help you remember to take care of yourself, too.
Happy Mothers Day, from all of us, to all of you. <3
I don’t know about you, but when I’m super busy I can tend to not eat very well. This is not really a good thing for anyone, but especially so when you have little ones that you are tending to. I have worked in a few kitchens over the years and they always have something in common: lots of prepped ingredients ready to use for recipes. So, what if you spent a 1/2 hour, twice per week doing some meal prep to make your life a lot easier when it comes to making healthy meals?
Looking for a natural and easy solution to upgrade your child’s Halloween costume? Or maybe just a fun fall creative activity to do with your little one? How about some eco-friendly face paint and a homemade Halloween treat?! We have you covered here at Ecopiggy with our wonderful natural face paints made locally, here in Ashland, Oregon, with simple ingredients from nature that are completely non~toxic and safe to use on delicate young skin, and clean up with gentle soap and water.