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April is Earth month, I am using this time to make simple eco-friendly changes at home. One goal is to grow more plants and I’m starting with this simple eco-friendly upcycled jar planter.
I have found, through trial and error over many years, that small changes done consistently become habits. I want to live in an eco-friendly home and raise earth conscious children. This is a daunting task but I am confident that with small changes I can move toward that goal and help keep our earth green and happy.
One change I am making for Earth month is to bring more plants into my home. Plants put a smile on my face, they freshen the air around me and can provide food. I am growing a herb garden in my kitchen this Spring, some of these plants will make their way out to the deck when summer arrives, but for now I love having these fresh scents indoors. Picking my own herbs saves money, a trip to the store and excess packaging. I am also bringing plants into other spaces in my home, including my bathroom. A pretty upcycled jar planter is easy to make with items you probably already have at home.
Upcycled Jar Planter
Here is what I used to make this jar planter for my bathroom
- Glass sauce jar
I save all my jars. It’s wonderful to recycle, but even better to buy items with less packaging and reuse the containers we already have. For this planter, I cleaned a sauce jar and filled the bottom with rocks.
Then I topped it with soil and added a simple green plant that will do well in low light. We often have our bathroom curtain closed so this little guy is a perfect fit.
The rocks on the bottom of this jar are essential. Plants need water and a place for that water to drain. Be sure not to over water or you will risk mold and droopy plants.
In addition to bringing plants into my home and upcycling containers to use as planters, I am focusing on choosing eco-friendly products for my family. I am a fan of Tom’s of Maine and have shifted many of my regular personal products to their items over the last year. My kids love their toothpaste so I decided to try it out for myself this month and picked up Tom’s of Maine “Luminous White™” Toothpaste Clean Mint at Walmart.
Tom’s of Maine Luminous White is made up of biodegradable or mineral-derived ingredients and has no artificial flavors colors or preservatives. This is a toothpaste I feel good about using daily and a product that fits with my greener lifestyle goals. This is Tom’s of Maine most advanced whitening toothpaste and safe on enamel, a huge plus. Check your local Walmart to find Tom’s of Maine new whitening toothpaste, Luminous White™.
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This simple upcycled jar planter brings life to my bathroom, a small step toward a greener lifestyle. Using Tom’s of Maine Luminous White is also a step in the right direction. Tell me, what small change are you making for Earth month?
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