I'm on a journey to find health and happiness through a more holistic and green lifestyle.

I find the world to be abrasive. =) That is to say, I feel the need to armor myself, physically and emotionally, in order to face life. Don't we all? Maybe. For whatever reason, it has become a priority in my life to rid my immediate environment of irritating things. And I'm sensitive! So there is much work to be done. But. I have thought for a long time that the things I come in contact with every day, and the stuff used to clean and maintain these things, need to be gentle and non-toxic. I have had eczema my entire life. For a long time I just dealt with it, and accepted that sometimes it's bad, and sometimes it's not, and that it will fluctuate a lot. Gradually over time I have come to find that certain things, fabrics, cleansers, materials, are more irritating to my skin than others. Stress can exacerbate it. In more recent times, I have realized that every aspect of my life improves when I improve conditions for my skin. Hah! What a concept! Thus my (long time) interest in going green, and my more recent desire to live a more holistic lifestyle. (I think I've felt a desire for a long time to live in a harmonious way with myself, my surroundings, and nature, but didn't have a name for it.) Anyhow, this blog is a journal of my trials and errors, and basic crooked path to find a balanced and peaceful existence for myself and my family. Thanks for your interest! I would love to hear your thoughts and ideas!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Plastic Reusable Bottles

Plastic ... I use a water bottle every day. They're all plastic. My children use them, to... Time for a change. Here's one source of information:



  1. I have been skeptical of plastic for a long time, but only that it was probably not safe to heat it. I never use plastic in the microwave, for example. I don't put hot foods in a plastic container - I wait until the food has cooled down. I guess that's not enough. :/

  2. We use water bottles all the time, and besides the fact that they are expensive and I feel like an idiot doing it since we have tap water at our house already, I am wanting to make a switch from them altogether. I'd like to get one of those water filters for the sink, or at least even for the refrigerator.

  3. I use a pitcher with a filter, but put the filtered water in plastic bottles. It's like, you can't win! I told my hubby that I was concerned about plastic water bottles now. His response was "I can't worry about every little thing" which I think is typical of most people. I think I'll blog about that!