Green Up Your Morning Routine

Bookmark and Share

Forget about your common daily routine when it comes to getting up in the morning. Forget about your technological ways, and try something new. Consider preparing yourself a bath with botanicals harvested.

Consider the amount of water you waste when taking long showers. Try cutting down on your water usage, or switch to baths. Another option is to shower with a spouse. Turn off your shower when shaving, or washing. Only use the water when necessary. A five minute shower uses a third the amount of waster compared to a full bath. Check your faucets and shower heads for leaks. Stopping such leaks is a great way to make a greener home. Invest in an aerator for all your faucets is a great way to reduce unnecessary water usage. Low-flow shower heads and efficient water heaters are likely to make a great difference on your water consumption.

The next time you need new shower curtains, stay away from vinyl. This material is extremely harmful to the environment, releasing powerful dioxins during it’s use, as well as the manufacturing and disposing process. Dioxins make you more prone to developing serious diseases such as cancer.

Stop investing in disposable plastic razors. Purchasing reusable razors is an easy and great way to go green. The costs of purchasing refillable blades may be higher upfront, but the lack of disposable razor purchases will add up over time.

If you like wearing makeup, consider eco-friendly products that make your skin feel good and help the environment at the same time. Go online and find out more about organic products by accessing The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics.

Your clothes are another important aspect of your daily routine and you should make sure that dressing up becomes an eco friendly process as well. You should choose the natural fibers instead of the non-organic ones. Such materials are not likely to generate extra static electricity and they will not require the toxic dry clean. When it comes food and drinks, try a cup of organic coffee in order to boost your senses and revive your body and mind. The only thing that you will have to do is to check the labels of the coffee you are going to buy in order to make sure that it is an organic product.  A green alternative for coffee is green tea. This is a great herbal and natural alternative for your morning routine.

If you have a newspaper delivered to your doorstep, consider canceling your subscription and starting up a digital diet. Http://News.Google.com is one of many great sites that will help you stay informed while being environment conscious. If you’re a radio listener, try limiting your listening time to while you’re commuting to work, in your vehicle. Radios on vehicles are powered by your engine, which is already in use.

Exercise is a great way to wake up in the morning, but can be a major power hog. Consider replacing your exercise equipment use with natural alternatives. For example, an alternative for a StairMaster would be running around your neighborhood. This is a great way to get out in the morning, and get your exercise.

Photo by: Mario –
Fotolia.com

Related posts:

  1. Save Money When Going Green
  2. Heating Your Home in a Green and Money Saving Way
  3. Take Care Of That Water Leak
  4. Practical Tips for Saving on Water Heating Costs
  5. 7 Green Beauty Tips You Need to Use
  6. Easy Ways to Green Your Heating This Winter

Comments

  1. Allen Taylor says:

    Nice writing. You are on my RSS reader now so I can read more from you down the road.

    Allen Taylor

  2. Tim says:

    This is a great article because how one starts the day often sets the tone for the WHOLE day. It’s a bit like creating a consciousness early and other things more naturally follow.

    And speaking of the home there’s a lot to be done,some not just by way of improving, but transforming and sometimes it’s just a matter of awareness.

    For example- It’s very often possible now to get one’s home off the power grid entirely. I think the more this becomes known, the more common it will become. I’m currently in an apartment because my wife works close by where we live, but once we move out west in a couple years, it’s my plan to have the house producing it’s own energy.

    Wouldn’t it be cool to get more than half the homes out there doing that? Eventually it would reach a “tipping” point where others sucking energy from power companies would feel like they are losing out- and losing energy money. And they would be. gethomemadeenergy.org

  3. hobbster_hic says:

    Great article. I love the “shower with your spouse” part.

  4. brigitte says:

    Starting the day by toning and confirming your intentional harmlessness.
    This is good

Speak Your Mind

*


four + 8 =