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What Is a Durable Good? Our Great Expectation

What Is a Durable Good? Our Great Expectation

What does durable mean to you?   There are structures that are over 2,000 years old. Now, that’s something I would definitely call durable. Unfortunately, modern economists have a surprisingly different view on what is a durable good. In this post, I’m going to explain […]

How to Order on Amazon the Green Way

How to Order on Amazon the Green Way

Did you know that there are ways to reduce or eliminate all that unnecessary packing and minimize the carbon footprint from orders on Amazon? While ordering from Amazon isn’t the most zero-waste friendly option out there, sometimes it just might need to be done in […]

Zero Waste Stores in the USA

Zero Waste Stores in the USA

Are you looking to start your journey going zero waste but not sure where to find zero waste shops? Or maybe you just don’t have any zero waste stores near you? If you are having trouble finding places in your area, you might have to […]

What is Zero Waste?

What is Zero Waste?

Have you ever heard the term zero waste? If you are confused about zero waste or don’t know how it differs from recycling, then you’ve come to the right place. In this post, I’m going to give you a breakdown of what is zero waste, […]

Climate Change Effects: We’ve Got 12 Years

Climate Change Effects: We’ve Got 12 Years

By this point, who hasn’t heard about climate change or global warming? Even worse, who hasn’t seen firsthand the impact of global warming? I just discovered last night the newest projection on global devastation due to climate change and rising sea levels is much closer […]

Homemade Vegan Hot Chocolate | Raw + Cacao

Homemade Vegan Hot Chocolate | Raw + Cacao

Are you looking for a healthy hot chocolate to drink on those cold winter nights? I don’t know about you but I’ve been craving hot drinks the last few weeks. And what is the first hot drink anyone reaches for (or at least I do)? […]

Oat & Epsom Salt Sc​rub (and Soak) Recipe | For Beautiful Skin + Health

Oat & Epsom Salt Sc​rub (and Soak) Recipe | For Beautiful Skin + Health

Do you like to use body and face scrubs? How about bath soaks for relaxation? Want a product that can do both? I’ve got a very easy salt scrub recipe that can do all three! So I’m excited to share with you my Oat and […]

DIY Easy Lip Balm Recipe

DIY Easy Lip Balm Recipe

Have you ever made your own lip balm before? If you haven’t, like many other homemade skincare products, you’re missing out. Nothing compares to it especially when you can customize a natural lip balm recipe to your own preferences. One of my favorite cosmetics to […]

Homemade Whipped Body Butter Recipe

Homemade Whipped Body Butter Recipe

Update: This post was published before the mission at Late Summer Mama became dedicated to going zero waste. These pictures will be updated to reflect this philosophy as soon as possible. Please avoid using plastic wrapping or containers for gift. For more information on plastic pollution visit the plastic pollution coalition. Here in the Pacific Northwest, I’ve been taking advantage of the […]

Coconut Macadamia Granola with Blueberries Recipe

Coconut Macadamia Granola with Blueberries Recipe

December feels like it is flying by already, doesn’t it? I’m pretty sure I’ll blink and it’ll be Christmas. I just blinked… It isn’t Christmas yet, is it? The cold weather and grey skies up here have definitely made me crave lots of carbs. So […]