Earth-Friendly Home Products
These fabulous earth-friendly decor and cleaning products keep your home clean in more ways than one.
Natural oils in this Eco candle will fill your home with the scents of Mediterranean rosemary and citrus. Call 866/723-3992 or visit paddywax.com.
Cut Your Energy Bills Now (Taunton)
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!)
Available at ecos.com
Green from the Ground Up (Taunton)
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.
In the Bag
Serve your favorite snack in a bowl woven from potato chip bags. Now that’s a radical transformation! Visit btcelements.com.
Strapping Good Looks
Kick back on a bench formed from post-industrial seat belts and sustainable wood. Call 866/848-2840 or visit vivavi.com.