Welcome to Ever Brighter Life, a blog about integrating environmentally-friendly practices into your personal health, diet, beauty, and home.
We are two sisters, Tess and Xanthe, who want to share our knowledge as professionals in the fields of environmental science and environmental advocacy, as applied to our lives as outdoorsy, beauty-loving, foodie-friendly, home building ladies.
The above photo is of a structure called a gall, which forms due to a chemical reaction that takes place when a wasp lays its eggs in plant tissue. Gross, right? And yet, isn't it amazing that this plant can live with this structure inside of it, often without experiencing any noticeable negative side effects? That two organisms so different can create life together in this way? And that the result is something strange and ethereally beautiful? Our hope is that the unavoidable ways that we as consumers and organisms impact the world can be transformed into less harmful practices that still retain beauty and joy.
We hope you will come back and visit our blog again soon for advice on things like:
-Non-toxic, eco-friendly home products
-Vegan recipes and kitchen tools
-Green beauty routines
-Eco-vacations and travel tips