5 Ways to Make Upcycled Holiday Decorations

There is a unique beauty that comes with upcycled products — is it knowing the story from where they came? The joy of creation involved in turning these recyclables and trash items into things of beauty? Or knowing that you are literally saving the planet, piece by piece? We at Maxim Hygiene revel in the […]

5 Ways to Create A More Eco-Friendly + Sustainable Thanksgiving

As the Thanksgiving feast descends upon us, we at Maxim Hygiene urge you to give thanks to Mother Earth this year and think about the long term effects of our practices around this holiday. Try and celebrate in a way that minimizes your carbon footprint and honors the planet’s gifts to us. Our environment is what […]

7 DIY Halloween Costumes You Can Make from Your Recycling Bin

Boo, ladies! It’s that time of year again. Time to scrounge around the house, take a quick trip to Michael’s or Target, gather the duct-tape and scissors, and put that creative genius to work for some DIY Halloween Costumes that will make trick or treaters squirm! If you’re a mom, you’ve no doubt heard about […]

Repair + Repurpose: The Two Rs Missing from the Recycling Rhyme

“Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.” That’s the mantra we’ve been chanting since kindergarten, but in an age of consumerism where Forever 21 releases new clothing lines every three weeks and the average American spends over $20 on morning coffee each week, we’ve forgotten how to live responsibly. The two R’s missing from our recycling rhyme are – Repair […]

Six Ways to Ring in the Spring Equinox

The arrival of Spring is one of the most celebrated occasions around the world, regardless of time and culture. From the sugarcane fields in India to the snow-dusted fields of Vermont, the March vernal equinox is welcomed with open arms as a sign of the new year, a new season, a new beginning. Longer days […]

10 Environmental New Years Resolutions

As 2017 stretches before us, we urge you to consider your commitment to the environmental new years resolutions – to protecting ecosystems from human waste, to sharing resources with your neighbors, to living a more mindful lifestyle. Our planet has been consumed past the point of sustainability; environmental stewardship has fallen to the wayside. Even with […]

5 North American Ecotourist Destinations to Beat the Heat

Summer break always means dreams of exotic getaways – snorkeling in Fiji or a hike in the Chilean Andes, but we often forget, North America is home to some of the most beautiful destinations of the world. From the Redwood forests of California to the Gulf stream waters, the United States is made up of almost […]

#FWOTM: Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, taking a stand for women's health!

With only 20% of the U.S. Congress being comprised of women, every female vote is fiercely necessary in order to better represent the needs of the female population. Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) is our hometown state’s first and current woman to represent New York City’s 12th Congressional district (she was also the first woman to […]

Building an Eco-Friendly, Green and Sustainable Home

Last week’s post introduced you to Ashleigh Sergeant, our #FWOTM that lives the yogi talk, naturally and sustainably. We learned she not only teaches people to “build a life you love” in spirit, but also in physical form with the example of the beautiful sustainable home she and her husband Justin recently built in Costa […]

#FWOTM: Ashleigh Sergeant, Living the Yogi Talk, Naturally and Sustainably

If you’ve ever taken a yoga class, you know there are teachers out there that can lead you through a valuable life mantra that transcends your experience beyond any physical pose you may have been trying to master on your mat and elevates your being to a place of wanting to live a more conscious, […]