GET GUTSY WITH CARLA | WHAT DOES CLEAN LIVING MEAN TO ME?

January, 2019 // ask Carla

As we embark on a new year, I always embrace the opportunity to hit reset and look forward to setting new habits and goals – and for me, this often means taking a look at my health and wellbeing rituals so that I can start the year as I intend to go on.

The concept of ‘clean living’ really encapsulates this sentiment and not only encourages me to review how I’m eating, exercising and taking care of myself, but also to take a look at my home environment and the cleaning products I choose to use. While there are countless ways to embrace ‘clean living’ – I think it’s important to keep things simple and make basic, sustainable swaps, where you can.

Under my kitchen sink… you’ll find an array of natural cleaning products, mostly bicarb soda, vinegar and essential oils including tea tree, eucalyptus, lemon and orange.

In my bathroom cabinet… I have a collection of beauty products that are free from synthetic chemicals, fragrance-free and Certified Organic. I love coconut oil for cleansing the skin, hair treatments and as a body moisturiser; apple cider vinegar makes for a fantastic hair and scalp treatment and I always have a supply of The Beauty Chef topical skincare products on hand. We’re so lucky these days that there are so many wonderful brands creating beauty products that are not only healthy, but perform well too – some of my favourites include Ere Perez, Sodashi and Mukti.

My pantry and fridge is stocked with… apple cider vinegar, eggs, fresh and fermented vegetables, goats cheese, tempeh, bone broth, coconut milk, pesto, spices, fresh herbs, sprouted seed bread and The Beauty Chef inner beauty products, of course.

 

What does ‘clean living’ mean to you? We’d love to know!

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