User post: I'm Dreaming of a Green Christmas - eco-friendly gift ideas!

With Christmas just around the corner, I am sure you have starting considering gift ideas. However, have you thought about eco-friendly gifts? Giving the gift of "green" sends the message that you are an environmentally aware consumer and that you care about our planet. While there are probably many people that think "green living" is just some sort of catch phrase, in reality "green living" does lessen our footprints on our planet.

So, with that in mind I have comprised a list of "green" products that are great Christmas gifts and easy on the environment. The recipients of these gifts will be pleased that you have made a conscious choice to care about our planet.

soy candlessoy candlesSoy Candles - Looking for a candle to burn that will fill your home with delicious aromas but won't burn a hole in your pocket. Our scented soy jar candles are the perfect choice for quality and cost conscious consumers. Our soy candles will burn longer than typical petroleum based, wax candles. These 8oz soy candles are non-toxic, burn slower and cooler than wax candles, seldom trigger allergies, and produce little soot and have cotton lead-free wicks. Available in nine delicious scents: Gourmet Vanilla, Green Tea & Ginger, Tropical Berry, Thai Lemongrass, Gardenia, Sandalwood, Pomegranate, Mandarin Grapefruit and Raspberry Patchouli. Comes nicely packaged in a beautiful organza bag, perfect for gift giving. Has great product reviews!

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It is also the most-wished-for, most-gifted, and has the
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Delta Faucet 75152 Water Amplifying Adjustable Showerhead with H20Kinetic Technology! Great product previews on this product too! Reduce your water bills and still get a great shower!

A great handbook to get you started! Under $5.00! It's Easy Being Green!

Don't forget to teach the children the importance of green living. A fun activity book for children 3 to 9! EcoArt

Lastly, don't forget the little one! Signature Soft Blanket in Ocean by Baby Soy - Babysoy soybean fiber and cashmer is smooth and cozy they've designed essential baby blankets to bundle babies in nature's warmth. Babysoy blankets are double-layered, duo-colored, and twice the comfort. Under $20

A luxurious and fun gift idea! Each kit contains:
Herbal Steam - To cleanse and open pores.
Cleansing Grains - A soap free way to remove dead skin & unclog pores.
Green Clay Mask - For deep cleansing, removal of toxins, and to stimulate circulation.
Facial Oil Blend - To lightly moisturize and balance all skin types.
Flowerwater Toner - Gently refreshing and mildy astringent.

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These are just a few ideas to get you started on your green Christmas shopping, I do hope you take the time and really consider the products you purchase and the environmental effect they will have on the environment.

CarolB - author of 300+ Skin Care Recipes

My other posts on Shine:

Caring for Combination Skin

Minimize Pores

How to Brighten a Dull Complexion

Eliminate Dry Skin Patches

Selecting the Right Mineral Makeup for Your Skin Type