These MAY be my faves ;)

How is it the middle of the year already?! Well, over the past few months I've been lucky enough to find a few new favorite clean, green and eco-conscious products I can't wait to tell you all about.


Pura Stainless

Plastic-free Sport Bottle

We're all about plastic-free over here, and Pura Stainless, makers of the baby bottles we use that grow with your child, has created the first and only 100% plastic-free Sport Bottle on the market and the only NonToxic Certified bottle on the planet!

These bottles have replaced all the other rogue bottles we've collected over the years, not just because they are completely non-toxic, but because they are also

  • light-weight
  • easy to carry
  • easy to clean and
  • leak-proof
  • dishwasher safe
  • shatter-proof
  • share-able; I'll explain below -

Our daughter has four of the Pura Kiki Bottles that grew with her by simply using a silicon nipple or sippy spout, but now we can even use the wide-mouth sports lid attachment with the same bottles! The lids for all bottles, kids or adults are all the exact same size! Talk about saving $$!

You can grab the adult sport bottles in 28 oz. or the 22 oz. vacuum insulated bottle (we have two of each!) and the baby/child bottles are available in 5 oz, 9 oz, 18 oz while the vacuum insulated bottle comes in 18 oz.

These are definitely the most eco-progressive bottles around. Shop them on Amazon!


Bee's Wrap

Sustainable Food Storage

Speaking of plastic-free, my new favorite way to avoid the plastic-wrap in our homes is with Bee's Wrap. I'll be honest, when I first saw these, I didn't read the description thoroughly and thought they were a wax paper design. Not so much.

They are a re-usable, biodegradable, compostable alternative to plastic wrap made of organic cotton coated in beeswax, organic jojoba oil and tree resin.

The wrap itself, sticks gently to itself when wrapped around a product you might normally use a plastic wrap for.

Bee's Wraps are available in several sizes to accommodate your food storage needs while lasting a full year with proper care and use. When you are finished using a wrap, gently wipe the cloth with a gentle soap and water and hang to dry - they dry very quickly then can be placed in the drawer you used to keep the plastic wrap and aluminum foil ;)

Check out Bee's Wrap in my personal favorites:

A bread lover? They got you covered as well!

And just in case you were curious, Bee's Wrap is a Green America certified company, uses GOTS certified organic cotton and sources their beeswax from sustainably-managed hives in the US. Since the wraps are also biodegradable and compostable, at the end of your wrap’s useful life in the kitchen, cut the wrap into strips to add to your compost heap, or wrap them around pieces of kindling and use as a natural and effective fire starter.

From start to finish, Bee's Wrap has proven themselves to be committed to social change and bettering the quality of life in our homes and environment.

Annnnd....make sure we are connected on instagram because we will be giving away a 3-pack or sandwich wrap this week over there!


Lotus Wei

Anointing Oils

Lotus Wei is a green beauty favorite brand; their oils, mists, perfumes and elixirs are created with essential oils and flower essences to help steer your mood in a desired direction.

When I finally met my friend Suzi, from Gurl Gone Green last month, I hugged her and knew I smelled Lotus Wei, though the scent was new to me. She was using the Radiant Energy Anointing Oil and has become an instant favorite of mine.

We may know conventional, and even some organic, perfumes to be full of synthetic fragrance and dangerous substances, and while there are a few perfumes I recommend as a replacement, Lotus Wei carries such unique, clean and elevating scents, I've find myself reaching for them 4-5 times per day, every day.

Because Lotus Wei uses pure ingredients (organic oils, essential oils and flower essences) the anointing oil can be applied several times a day or whenever you feel you need a boost, just roll the oil on to your pulse points; it's the equivalent of a perfume spritz.

Lotus Wei is available in these moods:

  • Joy Juice

EXPERIENCE: Joy, laughter, euphoria, contentment, simplicity, playful, letting your inner child come out, enjoying life more

DISSOLVES: Seriousness, feeling the weight of responsibilities, worry, overcomplicating things, repressing your inner child.

AROMA: Jasmine, Sweet Orange, Davana (strawberry-like), Rosewood

  • Infinite Love

EXPERIENCE: Unconditional love for yourself & others; attract love + affection, enhanced magnetism, attractiveness + charisma. Magnifies gentleness, compassion, softness + receptivity. 

DISSOLVES: Irritation, being hard on yourself, hard heart, feeling attacked, resentment, anger, jealousy, codependency, giving away all your energy to others and forgetting your own needs, past trauma, breaking through old patterns.

AROMA: Exquisite Rose, Red Mandarin & Honey

  • Radiant Energy

EXPERIENCE:  Energy, vitality, protection, strength, powerful presence, immune system boost, gentle cleanse of environmental toxins, recharge after air travel, computer use, x-rays.

DISSOLVES:  Fatigue due to computer & cell phone use, travel, or radiation; accumulation of energies that are not your own; vulnerability, whether physically or energetically; taking on others' stress; feeling invisible, weak, or not clear about what you want.

AROMA:  Neroli, Pinon, Sandalwood & Clary Sage

  • Quiet Mind

EXPERIENCE: Clarity, focus, relaxed body, quiet mind, sound sleep, ability to take breaks + be more effective. 

DISSOLVES: Busy mind, mental chatter, restless sleep, physical tension (especially neck & shoulders), over-analyzing.

AROMA:  {Green Spice} Geranium, Lemon, & Coriander

  • Inner Peace

EXPERIENCE: Deep peace, calm, confidence, comfort + contentment; strength during times of high-stress.

DISSOLVES: High levels of stress & overwhelm; feeling a lack of support; anxiety, nervousness, heart palpitations, fear, lack of confidence, nervous about public speaking.

AROMA: {Herbal Spice} Calming, grounding lavender, cedar, vetiver & geranium

  • Full Bloom

EXPERIENCE: Deeper appreciation for the preciousness of life; recognition of your own beauty. Openness, fearlessness + purification of limitations from the inside - out.  

DISSOLVES: Old habits + patterns; illusions, negativity, fear + attachment.

AROMA:  {Citrus Spiced Euphoria} Sweet Orange, Lavender, Nutmeg, Coriander & Spearmint.

  • Healing Sleep

EXPERIENCE: Deep rest, comfort + peace. Enhances the ability to slow down, relax, take deeper breaths + more breaks. Magnifies awareness, intuition & spiritual connection. 

DISSOLVES: Muscular tension, frazzled nerves, restless sleep, over-thinking, mental chatter, high stress.

AROMA:  {Earthy Green} Spikenard, Rose, Sandalwood oil (helps get rid of nightmares).

You can shop the assortment of Anointing Oils (and more) from Lotus Wei from Integrity Botanicals.


Buckaroo

Soapberry Suds

Laundry detergent. A sore subject for some of us clean-ingredient-only households who don't want anything to do with the dangerous concentrated substances in every detergent gracing the supermarket shelves.

Yes, I'm talking about household names like Clorox, Tide, ALL, Gain, Febreeze, Kirkland's Signature, Shout, Resolve, Spray N Wash, Arm & Hammer, Ultra Purex, Woolite, even Seventh Generation and those 'Free and Clear' types for your baby or sensitive skin. These lines contain ingredients (such as bleach, fragrance, ethanolamines (MEA, DEA, TEA), phosphates, trisodium nitrilotriacetate, and even the seemingly safe ingredient Borax isn't necessarily that safe) which are linked to cancer, eye and skin irritants, organ system and respiratory toxicity and hormone disruption. See EWG's Hall of Shame lists here.

All this information, what can you clean your clothes with?! Thankfully, I discovered Buckaroo Organics, a family owned company, whose laundry detergent delivers clean clothes with ingredients as they should be - soap!

The founders of Buckaroo Organics, Brad and Lindsay use their knowledge, including Brad's degree in Chemical Engineering, to create products which are Organic, Simple and Safe for the whole family™.

  • ORGANIC: Ingredients that contain no toxins and no synthetic chemicals. We utilize certified organic and all natural ingredients.

  • SIMPLE: Simple ingredients with labels that are easy to understand, nothing more and nothing less than what is required.

  • SAFE: Carefully crafted products that are researched, designed and tested to be gentle and effective for families and the environment

So what are these organic, simple and safe ingredients?

  • Sodium Carbonate (Washing Soda)
  • Sodium Percarbonate (Releases Hydrogen Peroxide)
  • Sapindus Mukorossi (Organic Soapberry)
  • Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda)

You don't hear me talking about cleaning ingredients too often because I've tried just about all of the safe ones and none of them are worth the money. I've made my own or resorted to running to the sink the instant a potential stain happens just to avoid using the toxins in conventional cleaners. Not only do those nasty ingredients come with a long list of side effects, I am so chemically sensitive, if someone so much as opens a bottle of bleach in another room I'll get splitting headache and smell it for days.

Well, naturally, I tested the heck out of Buckaroo Organics with strawberry spills combined with our hard water and all! I've been so happy with my Soapberry Suds, I had to share with you all - and you'll get 20% OFF your order from Buckaroo Organics using my code jannyorganically at checkout!

They also have wool dryer balls available so you can chuck those nasty dryer sheets for good! Let me know what you think!