In honour of earth day, the Sisters round up their top tips for environmentally-friendly consumerism.
At Red Tent Sisters we believe our relationship to the earth mirrors our relationship to our body, and vice versa. So even though our business is predominantly about reproductive and sexual health, we also write a lot about environmentally-conscious consumerism. In honour of Earth Day this week, we've compiled the top eco-friendly tips from our blog archives.
Menstrual Cups: What They Are And How To Use Them
When a menstruator switches to a reusable cup, they prevent 16,800 disposable products from ending up in a landfill. Talk about an ecological footprint! We both started using the Diva Cup over a decade ago (in Amy's case it's been almost 20 years) and we've never looked back. For tips on how to use menstrual cups, check out this six minute video.
Coming Off The Pill: The Final Frontier for Women Pursuing Holistic Health
If you’ve switched to organic food, gone paraben-free on your body products, and are starting to ask yourself how the birth control pill fits into your new health-conscious lifestyle… you aren’t alone. Here are three ways ditching hormonal birth control can help you feel more aligned with your personal beliefs, health philosophy, or ideals for ecological responsibility.
Green Vibes: How to Choose an Eco-Friendly, Body-Safe Toy
There are literally thousands of sex toys on the market. Learn the #1 thing to look out for to ensure your purchase is eco-friendly and body safe, plus how to vote with your dollar by supporting companies that are dedicated to making products that are good for you and the planet.
Ten Eco-Friendly, Innovative Canadian Companies We Adore
Frankly, we think the world could do with a lot less stuff. That said, we get excited when we discover products that fill a legitimate need and offer an innovative, eco-friendly, healthy approach. Here are some of our favourite companies who are doing just that.
Five Ways to Green Your Birth Control
In addition to all the possible side effects for your own health (ranging from mood disturbances to blood clots), hormonal birth control also wreaks havoc on the environment. All that excess estrogen ends up in our water system and there’s evidence it’s feminizing our fish. What are your options if you want effective contraception that’s kinder to the planet? Here are five.
In Our Cosmetic Bag: The Sisters' Top Picks for Eco-Friendly, Body-Safe Make-Up
On an average day you're not likely to find us sisters wearing make-up, but when we need to "pop" on screen (such as when we film our YouTube videos) or we want to experience the ritual of adornment associated with preparing for a big event like a wedding, this is what we choose to use.
How Green is Your Clean? Body-Friendly, Non-Toxic, Toothpaste, Deodorant, Shampoo and more
According to the Environmental Working Group, women use an average of 12 products a day, containing 168 different chemicals. Sadly, even products that are marketed as "natural" can still be filled with problematic ingredients. Find out how to avoid parabens (and other nasty chemicals) here.
Creating a Conscious, Ethical Wardrobe: A Podcast with Eco-Stylist Sarah Peel
In this 40 minute podcast with Sarah Peel, we share how to ensure your fashion purchases are in line with your ethics. We also discuss why it can be more important to think about the cost per wear than the price tag and the most eco-friendly fabric options (did you know most bamboo clothing isn't actually very sustainable?).
Coconut Oil: The Scoop on Nature's Lubricant
Mainstream lube brands tend to include ingredients that make us nervous (parabens, glycerine, propylene glycol) which is why we're always on the hunt for body-friendly, eco-friendly alternatives. In this episode of Red Tent Sisters TV, we share the do's and don'ts of using coconut oil as a personal lubricant.
5 Eco-Friendly, Budget-Friendly Travel Tips
We've always loved to travel, but as we've gotten older our eco-awareness has grown which means that certain kinds of trips don't reflect our values. Plus, while we love sampling new cuisines, we’ve become much more health conscious which has made travel challenging at times. Here's how we roll these days.
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Kim & Amy Sedgwick love to discuss sex, periods, and all the other things we’re not supposed to talk about. The co-founders of Red Tent Sisters and ecosex.ca, they’ve been featured in every major Canadian news outlet and have become a trusted resource for women seeking natural (effective!) birth control, a more joyful sex life, and an empowered journey to motherhood.