All Blog Posts from January 2012

01.24.12 Reformulating a Product and the Presence of Preservatives

There's been an interesting dialogue swirling around about the company California Baby, who recently reformulated some of their products but forgot to mention the change to their loyal customer base. OOPS! Why they weren't above board about changing their formulas is anyone's guess but why make the change in the first place? What was there to gain when they already had a front and center spot on health food (and large chain!) shelves?

Stephanie Greenwood founder of Bubble and Bee Organics has first hand insight owning a small USDA certified organic skincare company. She's made terrific observations on her blog about the motivations behind reformulating a product. Here are some of the highlights to understand why: Read more...

01.23.12 Lunchbots Stainless Steel Food Containers: New Styles and Colors! And a Giveaway!

Lunchbots, the fabulous makers of ideal reusable lunch containers has thankfully expanded their line yet again! Sure to make many loyal followers happy with their favorite colors and compartment selection...

Why choose stainless steel?

  • Safe: Food-grade 18/8 stainless steel (an alloy made of naturally occuring elements) is the safest material other than glass to store food. There is no need to have a lining which means there is no chance of toxins leaching into the healthy food you've packed.
  • Durable: Made to last a lifetime with the highest quality stainless steel. Unable to rust or stain and virtually unbreakable. Always easy to clean.
  • Reusable/Recyclable: Save yourself some money while you use over and over to pack waste-free lunches. Save the landfills some space too. 

Which Lunchbots should I choose? Read more...

01.18.12 BPA-Free Reusable Water Bottles: A Simple & Impactful Change For You. And a Coupon Too!

Are you looking to make a small change with a substantial impact? Here it is: choosing the right BPA-free reusable water bottles for you and your family members.

Here’s the skinny:

  1. A healthy cell is one in which nutrients can easily get into the cell and toxins can efficiently get out. Healthy cells = healthy body. How does this work? Drinking water.
  2. We believe the best way to drink water is in a safe material like glass or high-quality stainless steel. Plastic is not the solution because it has the potential to either leach known harmful chemicals or yet-to-be discovered harmful chemicals.
  3. Bottled water produces up to 1.5 million tons of plastic waste per year and up to 47 million gallons of oil per year to produce. Our planet deserves better.

Here is a helpful guide that gives you all the details and a run down of our best BPA-free water bottles. Read more...

01.09.12 5 Essentials for a Toxic-Free Yoga Practice

With the new year now underway, there's a lot of talk regarding change. It's like a clean slate is provided and we can take measures to revamp what we feel isn't working as well as it could. Sometimes it's a simple pledge to drink more water, eat better, exercise more regularly. Sometimes it's more abstract. Like the promise of learning something new or taking more risks. And sometimes, it's a bigger lifestyle change: the goal of living with less toxins in your life.

Many new year resolutions involve the practice of yoga, either as a beginner or a veteran with a commitment to practice more regularly. You'd think that the products sold for such a healthy pursuit would all be intrinsically good for you..... Read more...

01.05.12 Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, everyone!

As you have hopefully gleaned from us, this isn't just a business to us - it's a passion. We truly believe that every product we sell is a small part of helping you create a healthy home for you and your loved ones. We know how hard it can be to stay on top of all of the issues related to creating a healthy home. And we know that it can be expensive to make some of these changes.

With all of that in mind, as we start the new year, we wanted to highlight 4 changes that we think are important to make. The changes are both big and small. We are going to feature one change a week. For each we will feature one of our in-depth posts about why we believe the change is important, and we will provide an overview of the types of product options that can lead to a healthier home. In addition, to make things a bit easier for you, we are going to run a discount associated with making each change.

Here are the topics we plan to cover: Read more...

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