Posted on November 11, 2013 by Debra Atlas
For many, the days of hanging clothes out on clotheslines to dry isn’t an option. It’s currently popular for clean clothes to smell like something – ostensibly as fresh sunshine or mountain streams. But it takes lots of chemicals to get that artificial scent you love.
Woolzies dryer balls are a better, greener alternative.
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Posted on October 15, 2013 by Debra Atlas
If you’ve ever read the labels of your favorite personal care products, chances are you’ve seen ingredients with names you can barely pronounce. And many aren’t either healthy or natural.
Popular brands of deodorants and antiperspirants include synthetic ingredients such as hormone disrupting fragrance, antibacterials and petrochemicals – things like propylene glycol (aka antifreeze), triclosan, phthalates, parabens, aluminum and alcohol. Many of these are creating serious problems for consumers.
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Posted on October 8, 2013 by Debra Atlas
You know what a mess your car can look like when you finally arrive after a long trip. The bug spatter, grime and windshield mess can be pretty nasty. The usual remedies are either take it to the nearest car wash or wash it at home. Both methods rely on harsh chemicals to get the job done.
Don Meyns was frustrated with those solutions. Realizing he needed to develop his own remedy, he set out to create a better, more environmentally friendly way of cleaning cars that wouldn’t be harmful to the paint or finish. After numerous tries, the Love Bug Eraser was born.
To learn more about this versatile and eco-friendly product, go to http://bit.ly/1gnViV1.
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Posted on September 11, 2013 by Debra Atlas
Americans have gotten used to enjoying products that aren’t necessarily top notch. Think frozen pizza and processed cheese. The same can be said of vanilla, that simple flavored extract that’s been a staple in almost every American household for decades.
Vanilla, a vine-growing plant, is the only edible fruit-bearing member of the orchid family. The three top producing vanilla countries are Madagascar, part of the Bourbon Islands off the east coast of Africa, Mexico and Tahiti.
Nielsen-Massey Organic Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Extract isn’t like the grocery store vanilla you’ve tried.
To learn what makes this vanilla shoulders above the store-bought type you’re used to, check out the full story.
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Posted on September 9, 2013 by Debra Atlas
For those who suffer from wheat allergies, I can relate. I had an intense wheat allergy for ten very long years. During that time, I avoided anything that had wheat or wheat related.
But one area I never considered during this time (and I should have) was my cosmetics. Who knew that wheat is a major component of many of the major cosmetic brands on the market?
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Posted on August 26, 2013 by Debra Atlas
As demand for green products continues to increase, you’d think this would translate across every industry. But if you take a deeper look into the personal and baby bottle industry, a dark secret emerges. Almost all the baby and adult water bottles out there contain plastic – either as lids or with a plastic collar around the lid.
One brand stands above the crowd.
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Posted on August 21, 2013 by Debra Atlas
A shared road between drivers and bikers makes taking extra safety precautions a must, especially after sunset. Drivers have a tough time seeing bicycle riders and reflective decals may not be enough.
Solarrific, a manufacturer of solar and dynamo (hand cranking) powered products and innovative devices, has created the Solar Bike Light Kit, an easy-to-use system that may be the ultimate in nighttime safety for bikers.
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Posted on August 13, 2013 by Debra Atlas
Debbie Meyer Green Bags can really help you cut food waste
Keeping with our newest and growing tradition, Americans throw out a good 25 percent of the produce we buy. Whether it’s overripe bananas or unattractive scuzzy lettuce, the result is unappetizing looking food you don’t want to touch, much less eat.
You’ve seen the TV commercials about this simple innovative solution. It’s not my usual new-to-market type, but it’s definitely one that works.
Debbie Meyer Green Bags™ are plastic bags that absorb and remove ethylene, the main culprit that causes produce to go bad. These bags contain zeolite, an aluminum silicate mineral that absorbs gases like CO2 and helps control the humidity that surrounds your produce.
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Posted on July 15, 2013 by Debra Atlas
Ice Pop Makers are made of flexible food quality silicone – perfect for frozen treats
During the summer, you know the value of staying hydrated and cooling down. Cold water and juices are great but it usually takes something colder to really get your body temperature down.
Kids have the right idea with popsicles, but the high sugar content that many of them have is a real concern. Ice Pop Makers from Accidental Shopping is a great and easy solution.
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