Episode 8: Cosmetics and climate change


This week I take a step back from DIY deodorant to look at the climate impacts of cosmetics in general. Take a listen: The last two weeks, I shared an interview with my friend Josh Huffman. This week I want to take a step back and talk more generally about the effects of cosmetics on […]

May 28, 2019

Episode 7: DIY deodorant with Josh Huffman, Part II

Episodes, Recipes

In the second half of my interview with Josh Huffman, I talk about my experience making my deodorant and Josh gives me tips to perfect my recipe as well as more general advice about making your own cosmetics. And I share a recipe for an exfoliating face mask with only two ingredients. You can listen […]

May 23, 2019

Bonus: Josh’s DIY Face wash

Climate Tips, Recipes

Ingredients: 1/2 + 1/8 cup of baking soda (anti-bacterial properties, exfoliant) 1/4 cup of coconut oil (anti-bacterial properties, moisturizer, helps remove oil, BUT coconut oil is fairly comedogenic, so it can contribute to clogged pores, so I balance it out with:) 1/8 cup of olive, grape seed, or avocado oil (similar properties as coconut oil, […]

May 14, 2019

Episode 6: DIY deodorant with Josh Huffman, Part I

Episodes, Recipes

This week and next I’m talking to my good friend Josh Huffman, who’s been making his own cosmetics for over six years, about deodorant. I’d like to share his deodorant recipe: Josh’s deodorant Ingredients, equal parts of Coconut oil Shea butter Baking soda Arrowroot powder (can substitute with cornstarch) Melt the coconut oil and shea […]

May 14, 2019

Episode 5: Spargelwoche


These are the second two weeks of my April challenge: to eat at least one meal with local, seasonal produce. I’ve been in Lower Saxony with my husband’s family the past two weeks. But I’m happy to report that this past week was a flying success! Food groups and food miles After seeing information about […]

May 7, 2019