All of us have few things that always we take with us before leaving home : Keys, handyphone and wallet are the commoners and depending of the season many other items are added to the list like hat, gloves, sweater. Most people unfortunately forget about some things they should carry on so can be as green as possible and will make you feel not only greener but happier, healthier, smarter and will help you save money:
-Travel Mug : replace your reusable water bottle with a travel mug to reduce the number of cups, lids, and sleeves that finish in recycling facilities.
-Umbrella: Why buying umbrellas in the urderground at cheap price, just with the first blow of wind they get broken and finish into the street baskets. Why hailing a taxi just because you went out without the umbrella?. Get a small folding umbrella always with you just in case the weatherman get things wrong.
-Handkerchiefs: fabric handkerchiefs are coming back among eco-friendly people. You can also use them for a mild case of sniffles or moderate season allergies.
– Reusable Bags: Most green-minded people have a reusable bag on hand for improvised shopping. When rain, snow knocks again into our lives, one or two extra bags can help to keep save delicate purchases, specially when we start buying gifts for Holidays for Christmas they are useful to avoid and say no to all shops that stuff you with many small plastic bags.
-Natural Hand Sanitizer :While getting into the flu season, the best defense is a good offense. When you’re using public transit and opening doors in buildings, a natural hand sanitizer may be a good idea. There are lots of recipes available on the net, here some :
°In a small dispenser bottle, combine: 1 tsp. aloe vera gel + 2 drops each of cinnamon, clove, rosemary and eucalyptus essential oils + 5 drops lemon, grapefruit or orange oil + distilled water to top.
°In a small dispenser bottle, combine: A few drops each of cinnamon, eucalyptus and lemon essential oils + sweet almond oil to top . ( for people who are allergic to aloe vera)