What are Soap Nuts? | How to Make Shampoo from Soapberries

For the past 18 months, I have not washed my hair with “normal” shampoo and rarely use any products on my hair. On my no-poo journey, I discovered something beautiful: soap nuts. Soap nuts, also knowns as soapberries, are naturally occurring nuts found on trees that are cousins of the Lychees. These little gifts from […]

Biodiversity | Women’s Indigenous Knowledge

It is no secret that across many cultures women are subordinate to men and are often expected to take the lowly role of the housewife. According to Dr. Vandana Shiva, it is the knowledge and background work of indigenous women that is responsible for the preservation of biodiversity in a patriarchal world that destroys biodiversity. She […]