Living an organic lifestyle involves rejecting plastics, chemicals, and other synthetic materials. It is about using the most natural elements possible. In doing so, you can reduce your carbon footprint and even improve your personal health.
Going wholly organic is almost impossible in this day and age, although there are many organic brands that have made it easier. Even if you take small steps to live more organically, you could be making a huge positive impact. Here are just five ways to embrace an organic lifestyle.
5 Ways To Live A More Organic Lifestyle
Start eating less processed food
Many processed foods contain chemicals including pesticides, preservatives, and colorants. Most of these chemicals are bad for the planet and bad for your health also. They have negative effects.
You can shop for organic foods in most supermarkets. Although you should be wary of the organic label. Products that state ‘made from organic traces’ may not be wholly chemical-free. This is due to the fact that other countries have different guidelines on what constitutes as organically-grown.
The best way to live organically is to cook more from the raw ingredients that you grow yourself. You can even grow your own vegetables and spices so that you can be sure no chemicals are used in the growing stage.
There are huge benefits to cooking from raw ingredients. It can be cheaper, healthier, and more rewarding knowing that you have prepared it all yourself. If you dislike cooking, even making an effort to cook one meal a week from raw ingredients could make a difference.
Wear clothing made of natural materials
There are many synthetic materials used in clothing that can have a negative effect on the environment. Wearing clothing that uses more natural fibers could also help to make a difference to the planet. This is a great way to start living a more organic lifestyle.
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Not all animal products are ethically sourced and those that care about animal welfare may take extra steps to find clothing that is ethically sourced. Brands such as Glerups do just this, as this informational video from farm to foot shows. There are many similar brands out there to consider that you can discover online.
Use eco-friendly cleaning products
Many cleaning products use chemicals that can be bad for the environment and even have health risks attached. Fortunately, there are now many bio-friendly cleaning products on the market, many of which you can find online. You can also save money and create your own cleaning products. Sites such as Moral Fibres offers a guide on DIY chemical-free cleaning that could be worth reading if you want to go organic.
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Consider your furniture choices
Some furniture can be synthetic and damaging to the environment. Opting for more woods, natural fibers and stone could also help to make a difference. You can find this organic furniture at sites such as EcoSofa. You can search for organic furniture on google for other sources for your home. This is yet another great way to start living an organic lifestyle.
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Another great option for furniture as well as flooring is using bamboo. Bamboo is a great option since it grow back so quickly which makes it a more sustainable option.
Stop buying plastic bags
Plastic bags have one of the biggest negative impacts on the environment. Several countries around the world have introduced taxes on plastic bags whilst other countries have banned them completely. If you are going to buy a bag, purchase a bag for life and bring it with you every time you go shopping. As for garbage bags, there are plenty of biodegradable organic options out there.
Final Thoughts on Making a More Organic Lifestyle
Now you know of 5 ways you can live a more organic lifestyle. By making simple changes to the things you use and purchase every day you can now live a more organic lifestyle going forward. Have you started using any of these ways to become more organic? Tell me about them in the comments below.