Conscious by Chloé

Chloé Lepeltier - Conscious By Chloé

Bonjour & Welcome! Conscious by Chloé is a Sustainable Lifestyle Blog focusing on Zero Waste, Slow Living, and Ethical Fashion coming to you from Portland, OR.

Habit Shift - Social Distancing Activities

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If you're looking for easy activities to keep you busy during these isolation/isolating times, here is some inspiration:

Habit Shift

  • Get Rid of Junk Mail
    Save your mailperson an unecessary trip to your mailbox by finally getting rid of junk mail once and for all.

  • Back up your Data
    We always postpone it and then eventually regret it when sh#t hits the fan. Do it now, future you will thank you.

  • Learn to mend
    Take care of the things you already have in your closet and tackle that ever growing mending pile.

  • Propagate your plants
    Because we can never get enough plants babies. And, when the time comes, you'll be able to swap them with your friends.

Sage & Rosemary Smudge Wands DIY by Conscious by Chloé

DIYs

  • Coffee Body Scrub
    You probably already have all the ingredients in your pantry.

  • Smudge Wands
    An amazing way to clear the air and avoid cabin fever.

  • Natural Cleaners
    Running out of cleaning spray? Don't run to the store just yet...

  • Reusable Food Wrap
    If you don't already have soy or beeswax on hand, I highly recommend getting your hands on some as it can be used for so many projects (cosmetics, wood polish, candle making, etc.).

  • Junk Mail Notebook
    Soon, you'll run out of junk mail, but in the meantime, let's reuse and get creative!

Almond Milk Recipe by Conscious by Chloé

Cooking

  • Sourdough Bread
    Since everyone seems to be baking right now...

  • Jun
    Jun is the "honey and green tea kombucha". I haven't brewed any in a while but was just inspired to start again today. Who's got a starter for me?

  • Almond Milk
    This is an old one, and I'm more inspired to experiment more with oats now, but I still wanted to share this easy recipe with you :)

Social Distancing Activities during Coronavirus Pandemic by Conscious by Chloé


I hope you're holding up, feel free to share more "shelter in place" activities in the comments below.

Capsule Wardrobe - Coffee To Go

Babbaa Cardigan 19 Mist & Everlane Lightweight Wide Leg Crop Chino Black by Conscious by Chloé

While I dream about the moment I'll be able to nonchalantly walk into my favorite local coffee shop to order my usual (oat chai latte), I'm playing pretend and have my personal home barista make me a to-go order in my favorite ceramic cup.

Babbaa Cardigan 19 Mist & Everlane Lightweight Wide Leg Crop Chino Black by Conscious by Chloé

Martina Thornhill is a Portland-based ceramicist whose work I've been following for a long time.

Last fall, I got the chance to snag two of her amazing okay cups at a sample sale and have been drinking my morning chai (or matcha) from them ever since.

Martina Thornhill Okay Cup by Conscious by Chloé

If you have the means and possibility to support your local makers during these extra hard times, please do.

Place an order, get a gift card... for yourself or for someone you care about.

Babbaa Cardigan 19 Mist & Everlane Lightweight Wide Leg Crop Chino Black by Conscious by Chloé

Outfit Details:

Cardigan - Babaa
Coat (38) - COS
Top (S) - KOTN
Chino (4)- Everlane
Sneakers (7) - Vans

Note: If you buy something through my links, I may earn an affiliate commission, at no cost to you. I recommend only products I genuinely like. Thank you so much for supporting my work.


Do you also try to simulate normalcy in your daily life? A fake commute maybe?


Podcast - A conversation with Vanina Howan of The Ecopreneur Show

The Ecopreneur Show by Vanina Howan with Conscious by Chloé

I was a guest on my friend Vanina's podcast, The Ecopreneur Show.

The Ecopreneur Show is a podcast that inspires entrepreneurs and creatives on how they can make a positive and meaningful impact on the world. Hosted by sustainable designer, Vanina Howan, who sits down with entrepreneurs, business owners, and leaders that are creating real life solutions for a more sustainable future.

The Ecopreneur Show by Vanina Howan with Conscious by Chloé

In this episode, Vanina & I chatted about blogging, community building and sustainable fashion.

Here's a link to my The Ecopreneur Show episode. I hope you'll enjoy it!


Do you listen to podcasts? Which one is your favorite?

Habit Shift - How to Shop Less Wastefully on Amazon

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With "Stay-at-home" orders and a general lack of eagerness to get outside into this scary world, it seems that online shopping might be ramping up.

We all have our own opinion on Amazon, but the reality is that its convenience is undeniable in these exceptional times.

Did you know that - to a certain extent - it is possible to reduce the negative impact of your online shopping?

I'm not saying it's good for the planet, I'm simply sharing a couple ideas to minimize the damage.

Here are the steps to follow:

  • Ask Amazon for recyclable packaging and give feedback to sellers

Get in touch with customer service via email ([email protected]), over the phone(+1 (888) 280-4331) or live chat with an Amazon associate on their customer service Contact Page.

Frustration-free packaging is designed without plastic clamshells, wire ties, and other redundant packaging features, so it’s super easy to open and 100% recyclable – eliminating “wrap rage” for customers. Products certified as ready to ship under the Frustration-Free Packaging Program are delivered without additional packaging, while ensuring they arrive undamaged to customers.

Read more about Shipment Zero, Amazon’s vision to make all Amazon shipments net zero carbon, with 50% of all shipments net zero by 2030, and about how Amazon reduces packaging waste.

  • Trade, recycle devices, shop open-box or pre-loved items and recycle packages on Amazon Second Chance

More info here.

A free and exclusive program for Prime members which allows you to choose any day of the week (except Sunday) to receive all of your orders at one time. This saves multiple delivery trips a week.

You can also simply choose to consolidate deliveries at checkout and opt for slow shipping.

  • Reuse packaging

Have a parcel to send to a customer, friend or family member? Reuse your Amazon packaging and reduce its impact on the environement. Amazon also has a Give Back Box program which encourages you to reuse your Amazon cardboard boxes and donate unused items to charity.

Alternatively, certain organizations accept cardboard boxes, packing peanuts and air pillows (inquire at your local UPS store, for example) for reuse or a small business might be happy to take padded envelopes off your hands.

Buy Nothing groups are also a great solution.

  • Recycle packaging

As a last resort, check in locally how you can best recycle packaging. Carboard is usually recyclable curbside (unless it's too bulky), look for a drop-off location for plastic film recycling (like at New Seasons in Portland) and you might even find a Styrofoam recycling facility like we have here in Portland.

Zero Waste Amazon Shop by Conscious by Chloé

I created a couple idea lists for shopping for essentials on my Amazon Shop.

Note: If you buy something through my links, I may earn an affiliate commission, at no cost to you. I recommend only products I genuinely like. Thank you so much for supporting my work.

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What's the latest thing you shopped online? Mine was supplies to make whipped body butter.


Self Care - 30-Day Yoga Challenge

Girlfriend Collective Paloma Bra Compressive High Rise Leggings Globe Green Inclusive Sizing Yoga Outfit by Conscious by Chloé
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Last fall, I had started a regular yoga practice at home in our bedroom but eventually realized that this was not realistic during the winter time (we only heat up the living room because our house and heating system are far from energy efficient + there's no space for me to practice in there).
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Then one day, on my way back from the farmer's market, someone commented on how great my kale looked (well, thank you!). We chatted for a sec and I soon learned that this person was actually a teacher at the next door yoga studio. She eventually mentioned the ridiculously cheap "new neighbor" trial pass and the rest is history.
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IT WAS MAGIC!

Booking classes online for the upcoming week made me accountable. Alternating between morning, lunchtime and late afternoon classes switched up my routine and trying out different yoga and teaching styles helped me figure out what works best for me.

Girlfriend Collective Paloma Bra Compressive High Rise Leggings Globe Green Inclusive Sizing Yoga Outfit by Conscious by Chloé
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Considering that my yoga studio will now be closed for the foreseeable future, it's time to start a new routine at home and for this, I'm counting on my favorite teacher: Adriene.

I had started Home, her latest ‘30-days of yoga’ series back in January when I was in France and really liked the time-limited challenge and the community which was very active in the comments section :)

So today I'm starting again, from my bedroom, with an extra sweater on until spring really settles in moody Portland.

Wanna join in?

Girlfriend Collective Paloma Bra Compressive High Rise Leggings Globe Green Inclusive Sizing Yoga Outfit by Conscious by Chloé
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Outfit Details:
Paloma Bra (M) - c/o Girlfriend Collective
Compressive High-Rise Legging (M) - c/o Girlfriend Collective
Get 10$ off

Accessories:
Mat
Blocks
More yoga essentials here.

Note: If you buy something through my links, I may earn an affiliate commission, at no cost to you. I recommend only products I genuinely like. Thank you so much for supporting my work.

Girlfriend Collective Paloma Bra Compressive High Rise Leggings Globe Green Inclusive Sizing Yoga Outfit by Conscious by Chloé


Do you practice an activity at home? Who's your favorite teacher? What's you favorite app or Youtube channel? Do you (virtually) workout with friends?