Updated: Sep 9
Yesterday I wrote about the dynamic tension between creativity, beauty, luxury and care of the Earth. As I thought more about it last evening, I decided that I will promote products that I find creative, beautiful, useful and simultaneously Earth-friendly. (As of September 2021, I just launched a new lifestyle blog for conscious consumers called Product Love.)
Over the past 10 years there has been a journey toward the wider availability of Earth conscious products. I remember in 2012 making DIY dryer balls, toothpaste and deodorant. I used to discuss with a friend that there were no good healthy deodorant options. The ones on the market at that time didn’t seem to work, melted in their containers, etc. Things have progressed at an amazing rate. For all the work with the Earth that is still to be done, I urge us to focus on the progress that we have made. Also let us keep focus on what it is we want to support, not what we want to tear down. As we give our energy to that which we do not want to perpetuate, it does exactly that.
So, I choose to focus on the great work that has been done, is being done, and the great Earth-friendly products that are available. I will be sharing my favorites and I will focus not only on ingredients but also product packaging.
I may also profile companies that I would like to support. I have recently been consciously investing and while I am no stock market expert, I wanted to see how to participate (even in a small way) in a new conscious capitalism by means of putting my money where my values are. Remembering that money is energy, I feel like investing in companies that I believe in is part of my own “wholistic” relationship with resources which also includes a personal structured charitable giving plan.
Also, I know that many of you reading have been on a similar journey. I would love to hear from you all about further recommendations!
With Love, Orianna