These fabulous earth-friendly decor and cleaning products keep your home clean in more ways than one.
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This book offers 150 comprehensive ways to make your home more eco-friendly. Follow the author’s simple action plan to begin restoring or replacing items―from appliances to lightbulbs―to reduce energy, save money, and minimize environmental impact. By Bruce Harley. $12.95; visit taunton.com.
Plant-derived household cleaners are healthy for both you and your home. Call 877/576-8808 or visit caldrea.com.
Rest easy on a Natural LEE sofa made from soy-based material and other sustainable and renewable components. For retailers, call 800/892-7150 or visit leeindustries.com.
In the past, eco-friendly cleaning supplies were either poor quality or unpleasant smelling. Not anymore. Check out Earth Friendly Products’ kitchen essential oil cleaning caddy ($17). (Editor’s note: I love the Parsley Plus all-purpose cleaner!)
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With the growing demand for responsible construction, Green from the Ground Up is a must-have for the eco-conscious homeowner. From material selection to on-site planning, the step-by-step guide tells you what you need to know to design a sustainable, energy-efficient home. By David Johnston and Scott Gibson. $24.95; visit taunton.com.
Sleep extra peacefully thanks to Plover Organic’s commitment to both sustainable and fair-trade practices. The maker of pesticide-free, 100% organic cotton pillows, coverlets, and duvets offers fun and funky bedding so you can get a green night’s rest. Visit ploverorganic.com.
Add texture to a room with Pottery Barn’s Chunky Wool Jute Rug (from $79). The all-natural material, made from unbleached wool, brings the soothing colors of the beach inside, near or far from the coast. Visit potterybarn.com.
Fire up, then relax―Dayna Decker’s Chandel Flora candle ($62 for 6 oz.) features a natural blend of oils and organic EcoWood Wick, which burns clean. Egalatine’s fresh fragrance of hibiscus and tuberose evokes images of exotic locales. Visit daynadecker.com.
Serve your favorite snack in a bowl woven from potato chip bags. Now that’s a radical transformation! Visit btcelements.com.
Kick back on a bench formed from post-industrial seat belts and sustainable wood. Call 866/848-2840 or visit vivavi.com.