DIY TOOTHPASTE

Ingredients: 

6 tbsp coconut oil 

6 tbsp baking soda 

25 drops of essential oil (mint or eucalyptus and grapefruit) 

1 tsp stevia (or more if you like it sweeter) 

Instructions: 

1. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Use a whip to mix it really well and give it a light creamy texture. 

2. Pour into a mason jar and seal it up until ready to use. 

Microbeads 

Microbeads, those tiny plastic beads included in personal care products for exfoliating power, have been popular for a number of years, with a growing number of companies sneaking them into toothpaste, body scrubs, soap, and more. 

That’s despite evidence that they cause significant environmental problems, an issue that’s led a number of states to ban them or seriously consider such bans in order to protect the environment. 

One of the problems with microbeads is that their size allows them to pass through filtration systems intended to trap debris and pollutants we don’t want to be released into the environment. 

Whether people are taking showers or brushing their teeth over the sink, the wastewater passes through processing facilities, and the microbeads are flushed out right along with the clean water when it’s released into waterways.

What is Earth5R’s Home Equals Planet project?

Home Equals Planet is an initiative comprising 15 tangible actions that citizens take on an individual level. These are a step toward a sustainable planet and a healthier lifestyle. The actions promote simple actions like eating home-cooked food, segregating waste, spending time in nature, and so on.

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Home Equals Planet: 15 Actions to Change the World

The 15 actions are associated with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and aim to create a better future for all by 2030. Home Equals Planet covers areas like Waste Management, Health, creating a Circular Economy, etc.

Home Equals Planet: The 5th Global Entreps Awards and 5Gcitizens International Congress (earth5r.org)

To read more of such articles, please visit https://earth5r.org.

Source: h4sfmagazine_finalweb.pdf (wordpress.com)

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