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kate nelson

Disposable Plastic Free since 2009 🐚 Currently writing my bookπŸ€“ πŸ’™βœ¨ Jan 19-25 Hawaii Mermaid Retreat:

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Sustainable toilet paper wrapped din paper delivered to your door in recyclable packaging that could be purposed into holiday decor. 100% on my XMAS LIST. βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ… . Thanks to the elves at @whogivesacraptp for these cheerful rolls of soft bamboo! HALF of all profit sgo towards building toilets in developing countries. No inks, no dues, no scents, NO TREES. Just bamboo. LOVE. ❀️❀️❀️ Get a holiday box or a cheeky print of your liking delivered to your HOUSE 🀩 @whogivesacraptp

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We hear the FEMININE IS Rising. If she rises alone, strong, rigid, she rises in masculine. We must do the work to heal the feminine so she rises soft hearted, supported, sensual, sturdy, & in unity. In she, WE rise. ❀️ . The feminine aches to be inclusive, collaborative, to cocreate. There is fear often in her way. Fear, judgment, jealousy, competition, thus so many women forge on ahead without reaching out. Let us heal this. Soften this deep wound of distrust. So that we may rise TOGETHER. So that we may let our guard down, remove the amrour, & trust again. And soften into genuine supportive sisterhood. . We held a women's circle last week for the new moon to Heal the Feminine Wound. To sit together in circle like we used to, in support, in softening. For us strong women holding space for the planet, for other beings, our families, our businesses to SOFTEN into sisterhood. Discussing & dropping competition, separation, comparison, judgment. To explore the pain we hold for our ancestors, the suffering from lifetimes of suppression, the deep wound of betrayal from other women, the judgments of ourselves. We tune into traditional land owners, native spirits, our guides. Establish ourselves safe, protected, grounded, held. We allow remembering sitting in circle, raising each other's children, sharing work, laughter, dance, fiercely protecting each other. We tune into the feminine energy. Fluid, nurturing, fertile, expansive, multidimensional. We see ourselves as infinite. Release fear or scarcity. Embrace the abundance of the rising fertile feminine. There is enough. We are enough. I am enough. We see ourselves in our human body, accepting & loving the physical form. The physical vessel we have for this lifetime. We take deep breaths to clear any fears that have latched on from our social conditioning. We feel in to any ickiness, anything out of alignment, any darkness in our body. We go into that. We clear with white healing light. With breath. With tapping. We set intention. We feel in & set healthy boundaries. We see ourselves as multidimensional beings. We see our sisters as multidimensional beings. We see her as us. We see her. We soften. We trust. WE RISE.❀️

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Aloe Vera is a miracle plant that works wonders for DIY skin care & beauty products. It's no wonder the Egyptians called it the β€œplant of immortality!" It promotes skin cell regeneration, which is why it is used medicinally for cuts + burns. I say, why not get this green miracle goop onto our face on a regular basis! . 🌿🌿🌿 Each leaf is full of a slimy, water-filled tissue (gel) packed full of bioactive compounds, including vitamins, minerals, amino acids & antioxidants. But how the f do we get it out of the leaf? I did a live this morning and posted on youtube as well, if you need assistance. ;) Aloe is epic applied straight to the face as a super light, oil-free moisturizer. Plus it won't clog up your pipes like oil (srsly beware). It absorbs quickly without giving it a greasy feel, thus is ideal for oily skin and is cooling for red, inflammed or normal skin. Great before make-up and as an aftershave (πŸ§”πŸ‘ˆ) ! Aloe contains anti-ageing antioxidants such as beta-carotene, vitamin C and E as well as Gibberellin, which acts as a growth hormone stimulating the growth of new cells supporting quick healing without scarring. Nature rules. GROW YOUR OWN Aloe is super easy to grow no matter where you live in the world. If you are in a warm climate, plant outdoors. If you are in a cool climate, your aloe plant can thrive indoors! Use cactus/succulent potting mix to ensure good drainage. If growing indoors, position inΒ bright part of the house, water well to settle it in the soil. SKIN There is some evidence that topical Aloe vera gel can slow ageing of the skin. A study of 30 women over the age of 45, applied the gel to their faces and found an increase in collagen production and skin elasticity over a 90-day period! Aloe is also very useful in healing minor cuts and burns. Grow it in your garden and you will always have a skin ally nearby. Can also be mixed with honey to make a healing face cleanser. Mixed with honey and olive oil to make a face cream. Rubbed straight into the roots of hair to stimulate hair growth. Blended with charcoal for mascara and eye liner! YAY #plasticfree #iquitplastics #aloevera #zerowaste #diy #diyskincare #zerowasteskincare

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all about sun safe slides! 🌞🌞🌞 . Photo by miss @lucia.san.tiago

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Super supportive work environment. β€οΈπŸ˜‚ #cuddles

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Thank you to all who donated to my crowd funding campaign. We raised AUS$1642 in just three days! . Many of you asked why limit it to three days? Great point! I have opened the campaign up in hopes we will meet the $4000 target. This allows us to support all three of my favorite plastic pollution campaigns & hopefully a cheeky grand to the Tarkine rainforest campaign! The first $1k we raised will go to the ladies in Kenya to sew reusable cloth diapers and 'lady towels.' 😍 I cannot wait to tell them! Thank you for your support. If you feel like giving $1 or sharing with your friends or fam, the link is in my story! 'Tis the season! ❀️❀️❀️

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Mermaid Activism will be ramping up next year at the Hawaii Mermaid Retreat. The underwater campaigns have been fairly powerful thus far as we remind each other that filter feeders like mantas and whales have no defense against micro plastics which is what all of our plastic stuff eventually breaks UP into. . It does not break DOWN like a banana leaf or apple core, it breaks UP in macro plastics then micro plastics then nano plastics. All the while the spongey material is soaking up pollutants it encounters and bringing along its own inherent plastic toxicity as it travels through the digestive tracks of animals big and small. . If you want to be a part of the content creation of the Hawaii mermaid activism come along for the retreat! If you’re a big island local and want to come for a day or two, message me and we can discuss a day rate for food, workshops etc!😍😍😍 . Very excited for island magic. Tuning into the black fertile land. Frolicking in the vibrant oceans. Cocreating content for the #BreakFreeFromPlastic campaigns. Taking lead from @greenpeace & inspiration from our hearts. . Looking forward to the coming adventure after this much needed down time. πŸ’™πŸ™πŸ½βœ¨

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If it's cardboard & not soggy , it is lined with PLASTIC. . We touched on this topic this past week in regards to tetra paks not being recyclable due to the sneaky mixed plastic layers. The same goes for a lot of the cardboard take away items. SAD, BUT TRUE. Hence, why we have accepted that coffee cups are not recyclable. If the cardboard doesn't leach and get soggy, it's lined with something. If cardboard is glued to another material OR contaminated by food, it won't be recycled. . I was excited to find an advertised 'plastic free' container for my dhal, but it didn't bloody work. Pretty useless for a takeaway container to go leaky within five minutes of taking it away. So frustrating for us trying to embrace 'alternatives' to plastic. If they don't actually work, they aren't a legitimate alternative. . Maybe we should just be generally wary of this word AWAY when it's related to our waste and consumption! . With this knowledge, our best bet is to bring our own container or eat there at the restaurant. Takeaway is just wasteful. We can accept that fact and do our best to respect that reality by being prepared with reusables or prepared to abstain from something packaged in what will soon become waste. Ending up AWAY. . I especially have compassion for business owners and Cafe owners who wnat to offer better options. I would say plant based lining is better than plastic. Not offering takeaway options is even better. Setting an eco boundary with your customers that asks them to respect the planet and if they want food to go, to bring their own container. We are creating a new reality together. A new world where we honour the limited resources of the Earth and own our part and our consumption. Patience with each other as we navigate this and figure it out tigether! . Do you know businesses getting it right? Legit eco to go ware? Tag them! Share the knowledge! 😍😍😍 . I love @santosorganics They got rid of takeaway cups this year! You can use one of their mugs if you bring it back or leave a gold coin donation to replace it. . #BREAKFREEFROMPLASTIC #plasticfree #zerowaste

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Just a reminder that you are INFINITE. . New moon musings: We so often limit ourselves! Cramping our own earthling style. Time limits, judgments, materialism, assets, perfectionism, comparison, labels, pressure to succeed... Remember you are a multi dimensional being on a planet where you can create any reality you can imagine. Then trust the universe and trust yourself and call it in. Incredible things grow in this fertile earth! Rarely from force or push or pressure. Organically, slow, in flow. Embrace this pace. The pace of nature. Stay in truth. Stay in heart. Stay in integrity. And we stay in alignment. When the triggers come, breathe deeply. Be QUEENLY in recieving that sticky energy. Breathe. Come from love. Connect to the other's higher self. Connect to your intention. Let go. Happy new moon fam. Hope you're feeling supported and loved and also sacred and sensual. βœ¨πŸŒ›πŸ’›πŸ―

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Come play with me πŸ’™πŸ¬πŸŒžπŸŒΊπŸ Two spots left on the HAWAII MERMAID RETREAT. I want to meet you. I want to support you towards your dreams. I want to hike, swim, yoga, dance, laugh, SHINE with you. . JAN 19 - 25, 2019 . (Link in bio) . This magical adventure will be special as we have video and photo capture happening by the beautiful @sustainablyaimee πŸ’™ If you have any questions dm me. If you feel called to be in Hawaii with us, dm me, we can make it happen. If you want to get updates on mermaid retreats, email hello@iquitplastics.com and I’ll keep you in the loop. πŸ’•βœ¨πŸ¦„ . . Come play in Hawaii and lets collaborate and co create solutions for the planet together. Alone we can make a little impact, together we can make a grand splash. πŸ’™πŸπŸŒž

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Made a wee bit of sugar free clustery granola for Elaine today! Instead of sweetening with honey we sweetened with T E A . β˜• . Chai tea to be exact. So YUM and Nutty. The key is to get your granola wet, then spread on the pan, bake low heat, NO STIRRING! Then remove and it's clustery af πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯#buybulk #zerowaste #plasticfree #seehowlongitlasts #giganticjars #jarpride

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