Recycled Toilet Paper!/ Paper Higiénico Reciclado!

If you've been following me on IG or reading my blog posts for a while, you already know that in here we promote a conscious and sustainable lifestyle. And, part of that, includes the actions you take on a daily basis. Even the smallest ones! Your daily habits. Especially those at home. We can all reduce our negative impact on nature by choosing the right products to use at home. From your water filter, to your cleaning products, to your toilet paper! Yes, I said toilet paper! By switching to recycled toilet paper from virgin toilet paper you can help save trees! Imagine this: “If every household in the US replaced one 4-pack (of 240 sheets) virgin toilet paper for recycled ones, we could save 740,000 trees”! Such a powerful impact with something as simple as your bath tissue! A brand I discovered three years ago is Seventh Generation. Besides selling home products (like plantbased laundry detergent and dishwasher), they also have recycled toilet paper that is whitened without chlorine bleach! And YES…it’s soft! Your tush and our planet will thank you. If you are ready to stop playing blind and make the change, then go to Seventh Generation to browse through their amazing plantbased products. Can't wait to see how you transform your homes into sustainable ones! For more information and details on how I designed my sustainable home, use the search box at the bottom of my home page and type “home”.



Si han estado siguiéndome en IG o leyendo mis publicaciones de blog por un tiempo, ya saben que aquí promovemos un estilo de vida consciente y sostenible. Y, parte de eso, incluye las acciones que tomamos a diario. ¡Incluso las más pequeños! Nuestros hábitos cotidianos. Especialmente en casa. Todos podemos reducir nuestro impacto negativo en la naturaleza eligiendo los productos correctos para usar en nuestras casas. ¡Desde el filtro de agua, hasta los productos de limpieza, hasta el papel higiénico! Sí, dije papel higiénico! Al cambiar a papel higiénico reciclado, puedes ayudar a salvar docenas de árboles! ¿Te preguntas cómo? Bueno, el papel higiénico reciclado utiliza papel reciclado de post-consumo, como cartas y papel de oficina, para ayudar a depender menos de las fuentes de papel virgen para crear rollos de papel higiénico. Imagínate esto: “¡Si cada hogar en los Estados Unidos reemplazara su papel higiénico virgen de 4 rollos (de 240 hojas) por los reciclados, podríamos salvar 740,000 árboles”! Un impacto tan poderoso con algo tan simple como el papel de baño! Una marca que descubrí hace tres años es Seventh Generation. Además de vender productos para la casa sostenibles y de origen vegetal (como detergente ecológico y lavaplatos), también tienen papel higiénico reciclado blanqueado sin cloro! Y sí ... es suave! Tus nalguitas y nuestro planeta te lo agradecerán. Si estás lista/o para dejar de jugar a estar ciega/o y hacer el cambio, ve a Seventh Generation para explorar sus increíbles productos ecológicos. Muero por ver cómo transformas tu casa en una sustentable y no tóxica! Para obtener más información y detalles sobre cómo diseñé mi hogar sostenible, usa el cuadro de búsqueda en la parte inferior de mi página de inicio y escribe "home/hogar".

(Sponsored by Seventh Generation)

More Earth-Friendly Home Decor Tips!

(I am a Brand Ambassadör for IKEA U.S. This is a sponsored post.)

If you've been following my journey for the past two years, you know how much I believe in sustainable home décor. If you haven't, I'll summarize the story in one sentence: "my home's décor thrives on green. Everywhere!" Yes, I decorated my 600sf studio in an earth-friendly way from corner to corner. From the nontoxic wall paint to the LED lights around my paddleboard, to the table made of reclaimed wood, the fair-trade and handmade carpet, and even the bioplastic food storage bags I use. Do you know what's even more exciting and surprising than all the sustainable products I just mentioned? IKEA making a conscious lifestyle easier and accessible with their Evergreen initiative! In case you didn't know, IKEA is one of those big and powerful companies that realized the importance of incorporating sustainability and ethics deep within its roots years ago. They started by using less cardboard and paper in their shipping practices, and have grown to be one of the few companies running their stores on solar and wind energy with over 730,000 solar panels and 327 wind turbines worldwide. Are you surprised already? Well, there's more! Besides having stores that use LED lights solely, IKEA has also established strict product criteria when it comes to sustainability with furniture being made from bamboo and recycled wood, fabrics being created with sustainably-grown cotton, flax being used as a material for linen, and bioplastic made from sugarcane (no petroleum) being used to create their food plastic bags. Top that with water faucets designed to reduce your water use, a wide variety of LED lights, and fair-trade practices implemented to empower their artisans and employees, and we have everything we need to start 2018 with the right conscious foot. All in one store!

I'm so proud of this company and its practices that I've partnered with them to provide you guys with all the content and information you need to decorate your home in a planet-friendly way! Below are a few products, and I can't wait to share more throughout the next few months!

Cheers to living and shopping wisely!

To read more about IKEA's sustainably harvested (FSC-certified) wood, and their partnership with WWF, read this article and this one

Weaved Jute Carpet: eco-friendly, made with natural fibers and fair-trade! 

Coffee Table: I used this as a bench and decorated it with book, candles and plants. It is made with natural materials, eco-friendly and fair-trade. 

LED lights: I have these in my balcony. Energy-efficient. 

Bioplastic ziplock bags: Made from plastic which contains at least 85% renewable content (sugarcane rather than petroleum). The material can be recycled together with common plastic.

5 Tips for an Eco-friendly Home

For all those who have asked me for earth-friendly home tips, here are a few. My favorite, actually! Simple choices that can transform your home into a healthy, energy-balanced and eco-friendly piece of heaven with products you can easily and affordably find on...Amazon! 

1) Herbs: I created my own herb garden with mason jars, rocks, ecofriendly soil. First you add the rocks to the mason jars (1/3 of glass), then soil, lastly seeds or plant. Depending on the herb/plant type, you might have to water every day or every other day. To make it easier (especially when I travel), I got a self-watering system.

2) Self-watering/irrigation system: easy, affordable, earth friendly! Order this product from Amazon,  use any recycled empty bottles of wine you have at home, fill them with water, insert the clay cone of this product into your plant's soil (fill it with water first and put lid on, firmly), then insert the little hose into the wine bottle full of water. That's it! The plant will start sucking water as needed. That easy! 

3) Eco-friendly produce bags: Love this product beyond words! We use way too many plastic bags when we go grocery shopping. Take these in your bag and use them to select, buy and store your veggies and fruits. Washable, reusable, earth-friendly! 

4) Water pitcher: Have you been looking for a water pitcher with sustainable filters made of plants? Well, look no further! This is the pitcher I have at home and LOVE! This brand also provides clean water to people in need with each purchase, and the handle is made of sustainable oak! 

5) Bamboo Oil Diffuser: Everyone has been asking me about the bamboo diffuser I have at home. This is it! Affordable and beautiful! Now, you just need to get your DoTerra Oils