Time to spring clean your makeup bag with beauty booty that's been approved by Mother Nature herself.
Physicians Formula Organic Wear Jumbo Lash Mascara
Who wants chemicals in (and around) your eyes? Two coats of this organic mascara with its 100% recyclable brush yields loads of volume, a clean black color, and leaves your peepers paraben-free.
Available at amazon.com, $10.
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Burt's Bees Baby Bee Nourishing Body Oil
Feeling dull and dry? A bit of body oil after a shower or bath seals in moisture for a dewy, natural glow.
Available at burtsbees.com, $8.
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Kiss My Face Soap
Talk about double duty beauty -- this mild castile soap's veggie-based formula makes it suitable for washing hands, doing dishes, and scrubbing floors.
Available at amazon.com, $16.
The Body Shop Earth Lovers Shower Gel
Treehugging never smelled so good. These biodegradable shower gels come in six refreshing scent combos: mint and
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- Babble.com | Green – Mon, Apr 18, 2011 4:34 PM EDT
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By Emily Anderson, GalTime.com
Like most parents, my time is limited. When it comes to the holidays, I always make an effort to be eco-friendly. But even I have my limits. After all, holidays is about being together, and for me the most precious resource is time. I love doing craft projects with my children that we can also enjoy when we celebrate the holiday. Of course Easter has a lot of different ways to get creative, and I'm not just talking about dying eggs. And I am definitely not going to make my own natural dyes. Making our own home-grown dye for the Easter Eggs falls into the category of "um, yeah, like THAT'S going to happen."
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First of all, you don't eat the dye. Second of all, it is food safe, and not what I consider eco-friendly, but it's not that bad for you. I just think that there are so many other ways to "Eco-My-Easter" without adding something that's too time-consuming to actually do. On the other hand, I'd hate to tell you notRead More »from Eco-friendly Easter ideas
By Tonya Hillukka, Yahoo! Contributor Network
I used to enjoy the smell of commercial cleaning products, mainly because it felt good to have a house that looked and smelled clean. Recently, I have been learning more about the harmful effects of using these products, especially the thought of breathing in the fumes they give off. Not only are they dangerous to the environment, but they are not very healthy for my friends, my pets, or myself.
Green cleaning products have no harmful chemicals, and you might even find them in your kitchen cabinets (or the refrigerator). An added bonus--they only cost pennies to make yourself. The most common natural cleaners are baking soda, washing soda, lemon juice, table salt, white vinegar, and olive or vegetable oil, among others.
Here are my five favorite recipes for homemade green cleaners:
2 gallons hot water
¼ cup white vinegar
Directions: Combine the water and vinegar in a bucket. You may also add ⅛Read More »from Five recipes for green cleaners
Celia Birtwell Garden Tools
We can't help digging Celia Birtwell's drawn prints, which spruce up aluminum tools.
Available at nybgshop.org, $28-$34.
The perpetual letterpress gardening calendar will keep you on schedule so you know when to reap and when to sow.
Available at etsy.com, $20.
Ecofriendly, rain-resistant blackboard labels allow for easy-on/easy-off veggie categorizing, so you'll never mistakenly dig up a carrot when seeking fennel.
Available at shopterrain.com, $14 for ten.
Brighten up your gray garden with some much-needed H2O and a colorful, not-your-garden-variety watering hose.
Available at alicesupplyco.com, $46.
Expand your garden and your cultural awareness with sixteen packs of heirloom seedlings displaying the designs of NYC-based artists.
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Prepare to embrace a new trend in burials: the green coffin. After decades of boxing up our dead in water-proof, steel, wood, or other non-decaying substances, a sea change in the world of death is happening all over the globe. Realizing that there is limited space on earth, and that our dead will begin to crowd out the living, a plethora of bio-degradable coffins are hitting the market, and people are lining up to buy the green options. Which, incidentally, are less expensive than the traditional models.
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Would you want to be wrapped up in wool? Or buried in bamboo? Check out these green coffins and burial methodsfrom around the world.
This option is a win-win for the environment and for those looking for a personalized coffin (seen above). Creative Coffins will print anything you like on your final resting place, including sports teams, favorite foods, scenes from nature, all on theirRead More »from How to have a greener burial
From safe, nontoxic food storage and green cleaning to the basics of whole bulk foods and integrated pest management, get started on a healthier Earth-friendly diet today with these tips.Read More »from 10 Do's and Don'ts for a Greener Pantry
by Dan Shapley
1. Do: Stock Bulk Whole Foods
The pantry is the place for go-to foods you need to make meals. Most of your stores should be real foods - unprocessed whole foods, like grains, root vegetables, legumes, dried fruit and nuts - and minimally processed foods like pastas. A good rule of thumb: Foods without ingredient lists or heavy-handed health claims on their packaging (or without packaging at all) are the best choice. Those foods with short ingredient lists made up only of items you recognize and can pronounce are good, too. Anything else is best thought of as "food" in name only.
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2. Don't: Stock Processed Foods
It's often true that whole foods take more time and expertise to cook well (though couscous will rival even the quickest of quick-fix
- RealBeauty.com | Green – Tue, Apr 12, 2011 4:39 PM EDT
Did you know if you took two minutes off your daily shower, you could save over 1,800 gallons in one year? See how to turn your morning routine into a more eco-conscious one.Read More »from Eco-Friendly Beauty: 5 Easy Ways to Go Green in the Bathroom
Use Less Hot Water
Even if shorter showers aren't in your immediate future (that's where your "me" time is after all!) you can still be an eco-beauty by using less hot water. "Over 90 percent of the energy footprint of a bottle of shampoo is actually from the water in your shower," says Global Sustainability Director for P&G Beauty & Grooming Jenny Rushmore. Use less hot water by either cutting your shower time (even a minute or two makes a difference), or install a low-flow showerhead, which will cut back on your water flow.
Let Your Hair Air Dry
Not only is it good for the environment, it's also good for your hair. If you can, let your hair air-dry for a half hour before using your styling tools to cut back on both heat damage and energy.
Recycle Your Products
You recycle soda cans and plastic water bottles,
- Yahoo!Green | Green – Mon, Apr 11, 2011 11:16 PM EDT
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We all have our preferences when it comes to buying and using gadgets. The way we purchase, care for, use, and dispose of our gadgets can vary widely. But when it comes to gadget ownership, it seems as though a few distinct personality types shine through.
Awhile ago we made up two personalities, the Gadget Minimalist and the Gadget Gottahavist, as we took a look at energy savings. But now, we're prying the lid to the can of worms open just a little farther and taking a more detailed look at the styles of electronics consumers.
So it's gut-check time -- which personality type are you, and how green can you get?
The Proud Hoarder
Description: This gadget owner has one of everything ever made for the past couple decades. The reason for hoarding could be varied -- for instance, there's the love-a-project hoarder. They don't get rid of anything but instead know for a fact that someone, at some time in theRead More »from The six personality types of gadget owners -- which are you?
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