Eco-Friendly in Israel

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Updated: Dec 16, 2019

Today I am introducing to you the creator of the Natural Skincare brand, Aluma. She is our guest blogger and has shared her story with us.

Hello :) My name is Yifat Oz Sinai, a certified reflexologist and aromatherapist, living in Bnei Yehuda in the wild nature of the southern Golan Heights. I have been in the field of natural pharmacy for about 7 years, a journey of experimentation and exploration of different raw materials and their specificities - the medicinal plants, the carrier oils, the world of healing essential oils and their effects on us. My product line was built with thought and reference to the changing seasons and conditions that affect our bodies and our spirit. While providing a natural response to the various cultivation needs. All my products are created with fresh natural ingredients. I choose delicate floral uplifting scents.

Please feel free to browse our shop to see all of Ifats wonderful (tried and tested!) products, Aluma.

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Updated: Dec 9, 2019

In our home we spend a lot of time in our kitchen, there's always cooking or cleaning to do with a family of 7. So I felt it was a good place to start in terms of becoming more eco-friendly. Here is a list of a few things we do in our kitchen to save the environment.

1. We bought a big loofah, cut it into slices about 6 cm wide and use it as a sponge for washing our dishes with. It works great, it's not too rough and not too soft. It creates a lather of soap, and we are very happy with it.

2. We compost our vegetable scraps, egg peels etc. We placed a (bottom-less) compost bin right next to our orange tree and our tree has never looked healthier. We look forward to getting some good black compost out of that.

3. Somehow we always have piles of old t-shirts and worn out kids clothes to get rid of. So anything in good condition gets given away, anything that is not wearable, I cut into small 20cm squares, stick them in the drawer and use them as rags. We no longer need to buy dish rags or paper towels.

4. We try to regrow as many vegetables as possible. Lettuce, spring onion and potatoes that have sprouted have worked well for us. We also grow our own herbs, some in the kitchen window, some in the garden. But there's nothing better then cooking with fresh herbs or a hot cup of herbal tea before bed time (a big favourite with the kids)!

5. Less practical in the summer months, but during the winter it's wonderful to cook on the wood stove. I would keep a pot of hot water on the stove at all times if it wasn't for little clumsy toddlers walking around the house. Maybe next year ;-)

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Updated: Nov 18, 2019

I wanted to share my shopping experince with you at our local second hand shop, Be good. It's a small second hand clothing store run by a sweet lady called Iris. There is a large collection of clothing, mostly for women but also for men and kids. The store is very well organized and the prices range between 5-15 shekels per item. The entrance to the shop looks like a shabby chic store front with plants and a sitting area with a few shelves of books and shoes. It's impossible to leave the place empty handed.

The wonderful thing about shopping second hand is that it is great for the environment. Every year, more than 80 billion articles of clothing are thrown away and sold around the world. That means that every year, billions of used articles of clothing are thrown away to make room for the new ones. This is an unfortunate waste of valuable resources.

Another big advantage is that you save a lot of money! So win win! There are plenty of great second hand shops in Israel. I'll be visiting more of them soon, so stay tuned to get more feedback.

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