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How Often Should You Wash Your Sheets And Bedding?

Meredith O'Connor | January 14, 2022 | 3 min read

The verdict: more often than you think. Here’s how often you should actually wash your sheets, pillows, duvets, and blankets for healthier, more restful sleep.  That fresh laundry smell. The feeling of sliding into bed under clean, cool, crisp sheets. Few things are as satisfying. But if you’re not washing your sheets as often as […]

The 12 Stories Our Readers Loved Most in 2021

Meredith O'Connor | December 29, 2021 | 2 min read

Healthy recipes, climate news, mental health tips, and DIYs — our community of readers loved all these topics and more. Here are our top 12 Avocado Magazine stories for 2021. Better air. Cleaner cars. Healthier recipes. More sustainable, equitable living. If there was one theme that emerged this year, it’s that our readers wanted to […]

Our 5 Favorite Books by Native American Authors

Mariah Thomas | December 22, 2021 | 3 min read

Learn about the history, culture, and stories of Indigenous people with these inspiring, eye-opening books by Native American authors. There are 574 federally recognized Indian Nations in the United States. And, as of 2020, 3.7 million people self-identified as Native American and Alaskan Native. These different Indigenous tribal nations have their own languages, religions, and […]

Our Eco-Friendly Guide to Hosting Houseguests

Patty Lee | December 10, 2021 | 3 min read

From organic linens to sustainable bathroom products and eliminating food waste, here’s how to keep the planet in mind when hosting houseguests. The last holiday season was all about keeping things small and intimate. As we get back to slightly larger celebrations this year, it also means a return to hosting houseguests.  You might be […]

7 Easy Ways to Create a Non-Toxic Kitchen

Heather Hansman | December 03, 2021 | 4 min read

Toxic chemicals and harmful substances are in everything from pots and pans to bakeware and storage containers. Here are seven ways to create a healthier, non-toxic kitchen that’s better for you, your family, and the environment. As they say, you are what you eat. But what about the things you eat on? Or the things […]

How to Limit Plastic Waste With Your Morning Coffee

Mariah Thomas | November 26, 2021 | 3 min read

The increase in coffee consumption — and methods used to make it at home — are taking a toll on our environment. Here are four easy tips to de-plastic your morning routine and limit waste. A morning coffee is a ritual for millions of people. And while moderate intake is linked to numerous health benefits […]

Sustainable Gift Ideas For Everyone On Your List

Meredith O'Connor | November 17, 2021 | 2 min read

From a travel-ready mini pillow to a luxuriously soft robe and silk pillowcase — snag the perfect gift for all your loved ones with our Sustainable Gift Ideas. What do you get for your friend who has everything? And what about the one who has very particular taste? Take a deep breath — we’ve got […]

How to Make Your Own Herbal Tea Blends

Christine Carpio | November 12, 2021 | 2 min read

Ditch the plastic tea bags and artificial flavors. Get creative by making your own herbal tea blends for a comforting cup you can enjoy any time of day. My ideal day starts and ends with a hot cup of tea. Whether I’m rising with the sun in the middle of a humid summer or snuggling […]

How Climate Cafes Are Helping People Deal With Eco-Anxiety

Jenni Gritters | November 01, 2021 | 5 min read

Climate Cafes are popping up across the U.S. and abroad as a safe space for people to share and talk about climate-related feelings and eco-anxiety. Imagine entering a quiet cafe, grabbing a latte and a pastry, then sitting down at a table with a dozen other people to discuss your thoughts and feelings about climate […]

Why You Should Ditch Synthetic Loofahs for Good

Patty Lee | October 25, 2021 | 3 min read

Swapping out synthetic loofahs for more sustainable alternatives keeps waste to a minimum and harmful microplastics out of our oceans. There are tons of easy ways to generate less waste in your home. In the kitchen, you can swap plastic wrap for beeswax covers and compost food scraps instead of tossing them in the trash. […]

8 Sustainable Bathroom Products For a Spa-Inspired Oasis

Meredith O'Connor | October 20, 2021 | 3 min read

From a dreamy bath soak and supremely soft organic cotton towels to a cozy bathrobe, turn your space into a spa-inspired oasis with these sustainable bathroom products. Having a space to escape and recharge is essential. I’ve made my bathroom my personal self-care sanctuary. It’s a place where I go to unplug, relax, and take […]

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