Monday, February 25, 2013

Have you heard about Shower Pooling?!?

By Mistie Dawn

I try to stay informed on the latest new green concepts but I have to admit that this is a new one even for me.

Showerpooling, first put forward by Axe male grooming products in 2012, Showerpooling is a way to cut down on water usage by encouraging 2 or more people to shower together. The idea is that if everyone adopted this routine we could save 29 trillion gallons of water (based on the average bath using 30-50 gallons of water and the average shower of four minutes with a standard shower head using 20 gallons of water).

I do remember the Axe commercials encouraging spouse, lovers and friends to shower together as apart of water conservation. I love the concept and t's not like most of us haven't already done this at different points of our life. Every one has memories as a child of sharing a bath/ shower with siblings, cousins or close friends. Our parents did it for efficiency, as adults we have done it to save time as we rush to work, or for romantic reasons. Why not chose to showerpool for the environment? Water conservation is a very important issue and any effort made by individuals to lower their water usage not only saves money but also helps preserve our limited water supply for future generations.

Showerpooling can be done in conjunction with other water saving tactics like air showers heads, low flow shower heads, reusing grey water, rain barrels, etc.

Showerpooling Routine Tips

Friday, February 8, 2013

Mistie Dawn's Television Debut!

Just wanted to alert you all that Shop to be Green's own Mistie Dawn participated in taping a healthy eating cooking segment with nutritionist specialist Maya Nahra for Fine Wine & Design and ground breaking ceremony for a great new eco development. Shop to be Green provided the palm leaf dinnerware, corn starch cups, cutlery, and recycled paper napikins and coffee cups. Mistie also made a brief appearance in the the episode (24) which will be airing this Wednesday, February 13 at 7:30pm (MST) on Cox Channel 7. Here is a look at the first installment/ background of this series:

Thanks Green Living Magazine and Cindy Christi of CXI Media | Integrated Marketing Strategies for including Shop to be Green.

Please tune in and let Mistie know what you think!

Natural Glam Alert!

by Mistie Dawn

If you're anything like me then you're reading labels and making better choices when it comes to your body and skincare products. You know that our skin is our largest organ and every thing we put on it effects the overall health of our bodies. Not to mention that many of the toxic chemicals in skincare and bath products are also flushed down the drain into our water supply. That means you are seeking out petroleum free lip balms, paraben and phosphate free body products and looking for natural and organic ingredients which can be challenging especially when you are a bit of a glamista too.  

Maintaining your glam sophistication while taking care of the health of yourself and the planet just became a little easier. Enters Naturtint® a plant based hair color contains active herbal ingredients that protect and regenerate hair fibers, providing natural softness and vitality. Naturtint will nourish and protect your hair while providing vibrant, long lasting color.

Naturtint Natural Hair Care
Naturtint® does not contain parabens, silicones, paraffin, mineral oils, heavy metals, artificial fragrances, SLS, or formaldehyde derivatives. Naturtint® is not tested on animals.  Naturtint hair color products are developed and tested on a number of different hair types; they pass several exhaustive quality controls before being released to the consumer. One of the toughest tests that Naturtint® passes is the Gray Cover test, which ensures complete gray coverage.

Great for all hair types and colors
Naturtint contains natural and natural derivative ingredients that ensure maximum skin and hair protection, regenerating and giving shine and vitality. But, like all permanent dyes, it also contains chemical substances needed in the hair coloration process. So it's not 100% natural like Henna is but it is a great alternative to other hair colors on the market. 

What I'm really excited about it that Naturtint comes in 29 shades. You can mix and match them to come up with your own custom color. Can't wait to give it a try!