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Greener Diapering

nature_babycare_diapers.JPGWhat: Nature Babycare disposable diapers

Features: Earth friendly, award winning, high performance disposable diapers.

Green Factor: Nature Babycare diapers are made from chlorine-free absorbent materials and they contain no plastic, latex, fragrance or TBT (tributyl tin). They feature a 100% natural, biodegradable back sheet and come packaged in 100% compostable consumer packaging. The top seller on the ‘green diaper’ market, they’re competitively priced with conventional diapers.

Bonus: ecomom offers free shipping on orders of $75 and more within the US. Check their web site for details

Find It Here: ecomom

MilkMuny

milkcarton_juicecarton.jpgWhat: Company that will pay for cardboard milk and juice cartons

Green Factor: MilkMuny keeps milk and juice cartons out of landfills. Considering that we throw away about 510,000 TONS of them away each year, anything that can lower that number is a big fat WIN in our book.

Bonus: Schools and non-profits can collect them and get 25¢ per carton PLUS prepaid shipping. You can also help support MilkMuny’s efforts by buying a nifty wallet made from those very same cartons.

Find it Here: MilkMuny

Little Bites Storage Jars

kinderville.jpgWhat: Little Bites Storage Jars

Features: Packing a lunch ain’t what it used to be—on top of providing a nutritional meal, today’s parents also have to make sure that what they’re packing those lunches in isn’t full of harmful toxins or chemicals. These brightly colored Little Bites storage jars from Kinderville are the perfect solution—you can pack them in lunches or stack them in your freezer, worry-free.

Green Factor: The containers (and their lids) are made from a high-grade silicone, making them freezer, microwave and dishwasher safe. Like the rest of Kinderville’s wares, they’re BPA, phthalate and lead-free and bacteria resistant, too.

Bonus: The price is right—a set of four is less than $20!

Find It Here: Kinderville on Amazon

Favorite Things: Organic Baby Oil

organic_babyoil.jpgI drink a billion glasses of water a day and live in a very humid climate but regardless, I’ve always had a tendency towards dry skin. That said, I have to depend on external things like lotions and oils to keep my skin looking not dry.

A long time ago, before I knew what baby oil was made from (mineral oil from petroleum—mmm sexy!—and synthetic phthalate-laden fragrance) I used it without a second thought but these days, I try to make more natural choices. I used to love Neutrogena’s sesame oil but again with the scent—it’s just not good to rub synthetic fragrances all over your body’s largest organ as it DOES get absorbed right into your system.

But alas, there are, thankfully, other options, one of which I use faithfully every day to keep from becoming too reptilian (full disclosure—I did receive a review sample of this product a while back). Nature’s Baby Organics makes an organic baby oil with nothing synthetic in it at all. It’s certified organic and comprised of olive oil, jojoba oil , tamanu oil and sunflower oil and naturally scented with mandarin orange and coconut oils. It’s thick and yummy and smells good enough to eat and believe me, if I had a baby, this is the oil I’d use on them, as opposed to that sketchy petroleum-derived stuff you’ll find in every baby products aisle in America.

Find It Here: Nature’s Baby Organics

Win a $3k Natural Memory Foam Mattress!

logo.jpgEssentia, an eco-friendly mattress company, is giving away a most awesome Energie Opus queen size natural memory foam mattress worth over $3400.

This mattress is very special because…

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Reusable Coffee Filters

hempcoffefilter.jpgWhat: Hemp coffee filters

Features: These reusable coffee filters are easy to use—simply rinse clean with water or a bit of soap and let dry between brewing

Green Factor: Think of how many times a year you make a pot of coffee. How many paper coffee filters are you throwing away each year? Using a reusable coffee filter—like these, which are made of all-natural, plastic and chemical-free hemp—means fewer trees are harvested and less waste is produced.

Bonus: Available in two sizes, for less than ten bucks!

Find It Here: Nubius Organics

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