Besides fulling and finally committing to vegetarianism, I have a few other ideas.
The first is to become as chemical free as possible. Ideally, I would love to live in a house where nothing could kill me if I accidentally drank some of it. I know that is a long way off, but I figure I can start now. My dependency on a lot of these products is pure vanity (lotions, makeup, shampoo, hair dye) and overcoming that will be the hardest part.
I have started by deciding to make a month to month plan to ween off of these things. This is beneficial also to not being wasteful, giving myself time to use the last of things before giving them up. This month? Shampoo and conditioner. I have switched to baking soda and apple cider vinegar (as per this websites suggestion) and so far it’s been… a little weird. My hair is getting longer and I am having to figure out how to wash it with these watery concoctions, so used to creamy gels as I am.
Next will be soaps and face cleaners, implementing the change once this round is over. I also wish to be mindful of changes that also affect Boyfriend. While I hope to eventually bring us both to a fairly frugal and chemical free lifestyle, I think it’s crap to push it on someone else.
On the plus side, I tandoori tofu curry the other day. So that was delicious. I will concur tofu cooking this year. I will!