Earth Day kudos: Green & good products

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by Rachel Harris

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Posted on April 20, 2012 at 10:15 AM

PHOENIX -- Earth Day  is coming up on April 22, so I decided to give a shout-out to some companies that produce  products that are earth-friendly.  Read on  to see green cleaning products, cosmetics, clothing and  more.  The items below are green and good!

For your home

*JAWS (Just Add Water System) Cleaner Line -- This innovative cleaning product line gets it right, both environmentally and  price-wise.  First the cleaner does not contain any alcohol or ammonia, which I like.  And it is green because when the product  runs out of cleaner, the consumer can simply reuse  the original container with the handy little refill tube that comes with the product.  Simply fill the empty bottle water, insert the refill tube into the container and you  have a full bottle of cleaner again, without ever having to throw out the original container. 

And when that runs out, consumers only have to purchase the 2-pack cartridge refill set and not a new bottle.  This keeps tons of empty bottles out of our landfills and the refill cartridge can be recycled, so it is a win-win. This is such a great and green idea.  And the stuff  works very well on everything, especially my countertops!  JAWS sells at Bashas. 

Plus here is some money-saving good  news -- April 18-24 JAWS will sell for  half off  for the cleaner bottle (which includes one refill cartridge) and half off of an additional two-pack of refill cartridges at Bashas. The sale price is $2.50 for the cleaner bottle with one included refill and $2 for the 2-set refill cartridge pack.

*Wayfair.com -- This unique website offers cool eco-friendly home items.  I like the blankets that are made from  recycled cotton yams.  I especially like the In2Green  Sea Star Eco-Friendly Blanket that is earth-friendly and very comfy.  Wayfair.com  is an awesome online home retailer.

*Farberware EcoWare Biodegradables -- This the coolest Tupperware that I've found yet because each container is safe to recycle and  is BPA free.  Order at farberwarefoodstorage.com.

*Shaklee Cleaning Products -- Oprah has raved about this line on her show and this is what she uses in her home.  Shaklee  introduced their product called Basic H2 back in 1960 and was one of the first companies to introduce a non-toxic and biodegradable cleaning product.  Basic H has been selected as an official Earth Day product.  To learn  more and  to order the Shaklee line visit www.lascruces.myshaklee.com.

For your body

*Seaweed Bath Co. -- This unique body, shampoo and  conditioner line packs their product in containers that are made with 100% post-consumer resin.  For more information, visit seaweedbathco.com.

RA Apparel -- This brand new downtown Phoenix business creates beautiful clothing for women and children using organic and  recycled material.  Plus owner, Roman Acevedo also donates boxes of freshly sewn garments to children in need, giving them a week's worth of clothing with each donation.  American-made clothing while revitalizing downtown by operating his earth-friendly business in a old warehouse that Roman has nicely restored.  Check out RA Apparel at raapparelfortheworld.com.

*Preserve Toothbrush -- This awesome toothbrush line is made from  recycled yogurt cups and when you are ready for a fresh toothbrush, the package is ready for recycling.  Simply toss your old toothbrush into the original package that comes complete with a postage paid mailer.  Mail back and it will be recycled. This company makes it extremely easy for customers to have white teeth in a green world.  Kudos!  I buy mine at Trader Joes stores!

*My Daddy's Shirt Upcycled Boutique -- This is one cool local green product idea!  Phoenix Dad Chris Marchini has a company called My Daddy's Shirt Upcycled Boutique and he takes old t-shirts and makes them  into hand-made, one-of-a-kind children's clothing.  Such a cool and green idea and  his styles are adorable!  Check out his line at mydaddysshirtboutique.com  or visit his Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/mydaddysshirt

For your pet

*Harry Barker Eco-Friendly Organic Hemp Striped Pet Bed -- ($117.99 at wayfair.com) -- This extremely durable pet bed is made of eco-friendly hemp, and  the fabric is 100% organic plus the inserts are made from 100% recycled plastics. This extremely comfortable pet bed is available in two shapes, and in three sizes. Sold at wayfair.com.

What are your favorite earth-friendly products?  Share here in the comments section and celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd.  And remember to check  managedmoms.com for more beauty news, recipes, pet pics and  more.

 

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