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Heard of "conscious living"? Well the term seems to be popping up everywhere these days, but what does it even mean and how can it help us to live better? Three Singapore It Girls share how.
To Bella Koh, conscious living is a choice to better ourselves and care for the future
What motivated her to start this journey: “I started living consciously in 2009 after immersing myself in yoga and learning about factory farming. That journey didn’t end, and it became something I explored more upon having a child, from ensuring that the food we consume is sustainable to using more eco-friendly products.” The eco-friendly products she swears by are Mukti Organics’ shampoo and conditioner, and Grown Alchemist’s body cleanser.
Practical steps she has taken in the home: “At this point, the food we consume at home is 85 per cent organic and sustainable. Almost all of the cleaning products we use in the home – including dish soap, detergent, laundry powder and even toilet cleaner – are non-toxic and gentle to the environment.”
Lifestyle changes she has made: “These days, I’m treating my skin with care by introducing paraben-free and chemical-free beauty products. Alessandra’s wardrobe consists mainly of organic and unbleached materials, while I opt for pieces from Reformation, a label that makes clothes out of recycled fabric. I have been a loyal follower (of the brand) since 2012. Our cats follow a similar lifestyle with the food they consume. Their food is made with sustainable fish, hormone-free chicken, and even their catnip is organic. My recently launched #slowlife workshops aim to help others realise the importance of wellness and living consciously through our food and lifestyle habits.”