Before she became an eco-lifestyle guru teaching busy women and mums how to live healthier, greener lifestyles, Militza Maury lived a regular city life.

“I was constantly moving from one thing to the next – working, shopping, running around – feeling a little lost in it all. Until one day, I fell into natural living,” says the 37-year-old mother-of-two.

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Militza, together with her husband, founded Little Green Dot six years ago, an eco-lifestyle blog that aims to help others lead healthier, more eco-conscious lives at home.

To be more precise, she discovered one morning that the baby products she had been using for her daughter was reported to contain harmful chemicals. “It stopped me right in my tracks,” she says, vowing there and then to begin using safe, organic products for her family.

Believing that everyone should have access to safe, effective and natural skincare, she was driven to DIY her own products and share her creations with others.

Ergo, Little Green Dot was born in 2011.

Beauty Bliss Balls, a dark chocolate cleanser and mask created by Militza.

“My passion is teaching people how to make really great natural skincare at home. I teach a workshop called SIMPLIFY Skin, where we use whole food ingredients like oats, plant oils and fruit to make natural skincare products,” she says.

Militza enjoys experimenting with different ingredients to create better, healthier products.

The Beauty Of Creating

Green living didn’t come as second nature to her but Militza was determined to learn, investing lots of time researching ingredients and experimenting with different methods, while juggling a job and a family with young children.

“There is nothing more gratifying, fulfilling and inspiring than living the life that you envision for yourself.”

Whipped Body Butter, a rich moisturiser that’s made with just two ingredients – cocoa butter and coconut oil.

“I made it work by focusing on simple recipes that can be created in five minutes or less, using ingredients that most people can find in their kitchen pantry,” she says.

“And if you love the idea of creating a home that’s intentional and peaceful, and a life that’s meaningful and positive to the world, small steps will get you there.”

“Knowing how to make something good, that nourishes your body – it’s a life skill. Even in this modern world of fast convenience, knowing how to care for yourself well and sustainably, to provide safer options for your family is important for anyone,” Militza advises.

“People often think [living green] is a burden or a chore, but there is nothing more gratifying, fulfilling and inspiring than living the life that you envision for yourself.”

Militza’s Green-Living Tips:

1. Curate Your Life
Say no to impulse buys. Buying less not only helps the planet, but also keeps your home from getting overwhelmed with clutter you don’t really need.

2. Create More
Simplifying your life doesn’t mean sacrificing things you really like. You can create so many things at home in minutes, such as bath cleansers or homemade playdough for the kids. It’s a great way to teach them how to be self-reliant and resourceful too.

3. Spend Time Outdoors
Develop a relationship with nature by going outside, especially with kids so that we can create a generation that loves and respects our planet.

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Text: Elizabeth Liew 
Photos: Denica Flesch/Sukkhacitta