Saturday, June 20, 2015

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Green Light- Samantha

An eco-sista who says less is more when it comes to natural organic living

How long have you been eco-friendly? Eco-friendly is a broad term. I have lived a lifestyle that gradually throughout the years has encompassed leaving less of a carbon footprint by way of my fashion, personal hygiene and body care as well as my food consumption. I would say that ever since I was a child I have been aware of a need to protect our earth.

Why did you choose to be eco-friendly? Living an eco-friendly or sustainable lifestyle is a necessity to protect the earth for future generations as well as our own present existence. Humans have an air of invincibility and everyday we are learning that just isn't the case. 

What do you like about it? Living a sustainable lifestyle makes me feel more grounded and connected to the earth. I always try to re-enforce to people that we are all organic organisms. The objective should always be to stay as real and natural as possible. The rewards for it will reveal themselves.

Did you face any challenges?If so, what was/is the biggest obstacle(s)? Challenges always come along the way. I used to go into my local drug store and drop $100. Now my personal hygiene products are all natural and some I make myself out of food grade products I also use for cooking. Less is more when it comes to natural organic living.

Any tips/advice for someone looking to be more eco-friendly? Figure out what aspects of your life you would like to make more sustainable for non-toxic living to begin with. Then proceed to tackle the other aspects of your life. Food, body care, clothing, carbon foot print etc. 

Going green can be complex. This discourages a lot of people. There's really no "right" way it's basically trying to do something than nothing at all. I sometimes feel like a green hypocrite. Do you feel that way sometimes? "Going green" is NOT complex. It's probably the simplest thing you can do for yourself. Our modern lifestyles are complex. However, because we've become so detached from our roots we don't know where to begin and that is daunting. 

You know I gotta ask, How long have you been natural and how do you keep it so FLY? My hair has been natural for over 15 years. I try to stay hydrated. Drink a gallon of water daily. What you see on the outside is a reflection of what is inside. Going chemical free, medication free, can mess with hormones.

Sometimes I'll have a breakout on my face which is contrary to my life on hormone balancing medication (birth control) but it's a part of the process. Natural living is all about re-learning our organic selves.

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