Sunday, January 3, 2010

Top 15 Green Must-Haves for Moms

Epicuren Baby SkincareLuxe skincare company Epicuren has tailored their Baby Skincare line to soothe and nourish newborn skin with organic, hypoallergenic ingredients and their special "Episencial" blend of aromatherapy, including chamomile, lavender, geranium and rose. Best of all? Each keepsake box features beautiful Anne Geddes photography, a must for your next baby shower!

Price: $59.00 for 3-6 month supply of wash, lotion and diaper spray

Preserve Triple Razors

The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that each year 2 billion plastic razors end up in landfills. So, reduce where you can with your razor choice. After its useful life through many razor blades, throw the handle in your recycling bin or send back to the company (for free with a postage-paid label found online) to be recycled into a park bench or deck.

Next: Staples Recycled Copy Paper Method Liquid Laundry Detergent

This detergent has no scent, which means less chemicals were used to make the product. And because this detergent is triple concentrated, it not only lasts a long time but also reduces consumption of plastic because you won't have to buy laundry detergent as often. (HE compatible, 3x concentrated, phosphate free, biodegradable, not tested on animals, non-toxic)
Price: $10

The Earth Machine

This is the best outdoor residential composting "machine" invented. It's so easy to use. Check to see if your city is joining the composting trend – it may offer these for free. Otherwise, it's a simple investment to reduce landfill waste and give you free mulch and soil amendment that will make your neighbors jealous every time they take a look at your yard.

Kashi Biscuit Cereals - Cinnamon Harvest

This shredded-wheat-squares cereal is not only USDA certified organic but also delicious. For a nutritious breakfast, add some freshly ground flax seed and organic soy milk to the cereal, along with a handful of almonds and orange juice on the side.(Over 20 percent of your daily fiber per serving, low fat, sodium free)
Price: $4Website:

Tom's of Maine Whole Care Toothpaste - Spearmint Flavor

This toothpaste is free from artificial ingredients and the company supports environmentally sustainable business practices. Bonus: the toothpaste tubes and boxes are recyclable! (no artificial sweeteners, with fluoride, tartar control, non-harsh whitening, not tested on animals, Kosher, Halal)

Price: $4.99


Seventh Generation Automatic Dishwashing Detergent PowderPowder dishwashing detergents tend to not clog up your dishwasher as much, but it is not as easy to find phosphate-free detergent in powder form – that's why this product is such a find.(non-toxic, no chlorine, no phosphates, safe for septic and greywater systems, not tested on animals)

Price: $5

Seventh Generation Natural Dish Liquid

This company's products are incredibly transparent, meaning they fully discloses all ingredients on the label and online. Though this company also has a non-scented dishwashing liquid, try the lavender version because for some sweet joy while you stand over the sink.

Price: $19 (for pack of 6)

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