Help Heal the Earth

Thank you!
Over 50 people signed up for our last Help Heal the Earth Meditation in July, which is AMAZING! Thank you so much for helping to heal our beautiful planet.

I shall be running the Help Heal the Earth Meditation every month on the last Sunday of the month and I hope we can get even more people to join us! Please share this event with those you think may be interested so we can spread the word. 

Help the Earth Heal event is on Sunday 29th September at 8pm (UK time). I have created an event on my website, so if you wish you can be sent an email reminder, which also includes the time of the event if you are in another county, so you don’t even need to look this up! It is completely FREE to sign up and all you need is the intention to help heal our amazing planet!

I also wanted to share 10 Easy Things to Change to Help Heal Mother Earth

Small changes can really help and I thought sharing a few of the things I’m doing with some recommendations that may help you change a few small things in your daily life too. I would love to hear about anything you are doing that could help, please comment below as the more we can change our ways, the more we can help our planet heal. 

Heads up: This list contains some affiliate links. If you choose to purchase one via the links you won’t pay a penny more, but I may receive a small commission. 

Switch to a Bar of Soap instead of buying a liquid hand wash!

I was using an anti-bacterial liquid soap as I have 4 animals, but after doing some research I found out that this is no more effective than a bar of soap! Antibacterial soaps are no more effective than regular soap and water for killing disease-causing germs, according to the CDC.

A test has been done that shows liquid soaps leave a 25% larger carbon footprint than bar soaps! Because of the chemical formula of soap and its ingredients, it takes more chemical feedstocks and processing to manufacture liquid soap. In fact, it takes about 7 times more than when manufacturing hand bar soap. That means 7 times more energy use and carbon emissions!

Switch to a Shampoo Bar Soap instead of plastic bottles! 

I am using Suma Rose & Geranium Shampoo Bar 95g, which smells divine! I bought this from a Fairtrade shop near where I live for about £3. 

Not only are these much better for the environment as we don’t need to buy any more plastic bottles, but they are also travel-friendly and longer-lasting than liquid shampoo!

They are also said to be able to get your hair back to its original, shiny, state by clearing away residue left from the chemicals found in traditional hair cleansers. 

How? Because many shampoo bars don’t include some of the additives used in commercial shampoos, such as sodium lauryl sulfate and ammonium lauryl sulfate. For some people, conditioner isn’t even needed after their hair adjusts in a couple washings with a bar.

Stop buying Cling Film

Cling film cannot be recycled in most collections. Use foil instead, which is recyclable or reusable plastic boxes.

Give up bottled water!

Not only does it come in a plastic bottle, but tremendous resources are used to extract, bottle, and ship it. And many brands of bottled water are simply filtered tap water.

Buy a reusable stainless steel bottleThis is the one I purchased

Buy a carbon filter instead of the plastic ones for use at home. I use Black + Blum

Switch to a Bamboo Toothbrush

In the USA alone, 1bn plastic toothbrushes are thrown out each year!! A bamboo toothbrush can biodegrade back into the soil in about 6 months, so this is a much better alternative to plastic when you need to replace your brush. 

Switch to Raw Pet Food!

I have 2 cats and 2 dogs and I have been feeding them all on raw food for the last 4 years.

Pet food from the supermarket comes in either BPA-lined cans that come shrink-wrapped in plastic or dry pet food in bags lined with plastic. Not only is that bad for the environment, it is also not great for the health of your pet.

The main ingredient in most kibbles is grain. It is cheap, stable and available en-mass. It is also completely inappropriate to feed to dogs. Wet and dry synthetic food must be heated to 90 degrees by law, which destroys all nutrients.

Reduced to a sludge, this gloop is compressed and dried into little shapes and coloured to appeal to humans. Synthetic vitamins are sprayed on, then preservatives are added to maintain a shelf life of a minimum one year. This is why I switched all my animals to raw!

I buy from a company called Paleo Ridge. All the food comes packed in cardboard and they deliver your order in eco-friendly WoolCool to insulate the delivery boxes. This can be reused or composted. I have re-used it to make a dog bed!

Not only will you be more environmentally friendly, but your animals will also be healthier too! My animals love raw and I have seen a difference in the glossiness of their coats, their overall health and also one of my cats was really lethargic on shop bought pet food and now he is bursting with energy!

Switch to Biodegradable Cotton Buds

Plastic cotton swabs are discarded after seconds of use but live on for years as one of the biggest river and ocean pollutants! 

Stop buying Chewing Gum or Switch to Plastic-Free

Did you know almost all chewing gum is made of plastic? When you’re chewing gum, you’re chewing on plastic, which I didn’t know until I started doing research! I don’t really like chewing gum, but this completely put me off and I wanted to make everyone else aware. A few plastic-free chewing gum options do exist, one of which is Glee Chewing Gum, which contains no plastic.

Re-think your Christmas Tree this Year!

Most artificial trees are made from toxic PVC!!

Get a real, sustainably-grown and harvested tree, a live tree that can be planted, or an artificial tree made from natural materials. There are “trees” made from recycled cardboard, wood, or even recycled glass bottles.

If you would like some help on your journey, please visit Blissfully Free and get in touch. I offer Intuitive Readings and Healings to help you move forward.

Blissful Blessings,

Sarah x

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