Here you'll find some of my favorite pics for around the home, from salt lamps and compostable plates to organic blankets and soaps.
Reclaimed wood coffee table
This is a great industrial coffee table that will go with just about any interior design. It is very sturdy and durable and will last for many, many generations. The metal bands are inlayed so they are flush with the table top. This table is offered in many colors and many widths.
Small Air Plant Terrarium Kit
Makes a great gift! This is easy to care for, as well as eye catching. This can hang or be set on a tabletop. Air plants need to be dunked in water 1-2 x a week and given a bright location but not direct sunlight. These will do well with office lighting, near a bright window or close to a house lamp. They are also very forgiving plants and can tolerate some drought. Plant leaves will tell you they need water by curling. Perfect plants for the active modern lifestyle.
DIY Non-Toxic Cleaning Recipes: 50 All-Natural, Toxin-Free Recipes That Really Work
There’s no shortage of Do-It-Yourself cleaning supply recipes available on the web and e-books already on sale. However, if you’ve ever tried a homemade recipe and been disappointed you already know that many of them simply don’t work. Dish detergents often leave cloudy, spotted glasses. Laundry detergents just don’t perform like commercial brands. Fortunately, chances are you were closer to a great recipe than you thought!
Though most homemade formulas use the same basic ingredients, there’s often a trick to getting them to work. This book explains some of the common mistakes made in homemade formulas, then delivers tested recipes that leave your home fresh and clean.
Old Fashioned Wood Swing
Great for old massive trees and free spirited folk, this tree swing is made of responsibly-sourced southern pine from the south eastern region of the United States. They do not take any responsibility for the ruckus and mayhem that may occur on this swing.
Himalayan Salt Lamp
The lamp is made from salt crystals from the Himalayan Mountains. Unlit, the crystal’s rough-hewn, irregular surface looks pink. When lit with the included 15-watt bulb, it gives a warm amber glow. You can even change the color of the bulb to give a different hue to the lighting area. Whether in a child’s room, near the television or computer, or in your office, the lamp, sitting on its round neem base, provides a natural touch.
Salt Crystal is a Natural Air Purifier
The Himalayan Natural Crystal Salt Lamp also works as an air purifier. When lit, the lamp emits negative ions that fight against positively charged particles that cause you to feel stuffy and sluggish. The lit salt crystal clears the air naturally of allergens like smoke, pet dander, pollens, and other air pollutants. It dilutes odors so that you can breathe easier. People with asthma often find it helpful in reducing their symptoms. You can keep the lamp lit for as long as you like to maintain this purifying effect.
Palm Leaf Plates
Having a party? Why not choose a stylish, 100% biodegradable alternative to standard disposable plates made from fallen palm leaves? They’re oven safe at 350 degrees for up to 45 minutes, and will decompose in your compost pile in 6 to 8 weeks. Ideal for picnics, weddings and any party. No chemicals used in the production. Specifically made for us in southern India in conjunction with a Rural Development Scheme ensuring fair wages for workers.
Kantha Reversible Quilt
Beautiful, vibrant and unique, this organic lightweight, reversible cotton blanket is custom made via a two step process. The first involves organic cotton fabric being printed on using intricately carved teak wood blocks and bold colorful natural dyes in a practice known as hand block printing. Then two layers of fabric are intricately stitched together using a procedure referred to as Kantha work.
Puracy Natural Dish Soap (3 pack)
Puracy Natural Dish Soap is a non-toxic, family safe alternative to the dish soaps made with petroleum-based ingredients or harsh, drying sulfates. Developed by doctors to be gentle on your skin yet uniquely effective on dishes. The premium ingredients are sourced from plants, minerals, water, and a hint of fresh green tea & lime. The biodegradable ingredients were carefully chosen and developed into a world class formula by Puracy, a trusted name for all natural, plant-based, child & pet safe, hypoallergenic, and effective household products. The ultra concentrated gel requires just a teaspoon to do a sink full of dishes. This dish liquid is tough enough for pots and pans, gentle enough for raw wood cutting boards, and pure enough to wash your hands with.
“Eco Nuts” Organic Laundry Detergent
These odd looking “nuts” are actually dried berries from a tree that grows in the Himalayas. When agitated in water, they produce a naturally occuring surfactant called saponin, which gently cleanses laundry – an option for those sensitive to conventional laundry detergents. Simply place 4-5 Eco Nuts in the provided cloth bag and toss in the washer with your clothes – they suds up naturally and act as a natural fabric softener in the rinse cycle. Clothes come out smelling fresh and clean and super soft. Berries can be re-used up to 10 times making them a super-affordable option. Use as a 2-in-one detergent and softener, or use with your existing detergent just as a fabric softener. Multiple Award winning and certified USDA Organic by Oregon Tilth. As Seen on Shark Tank.
Wool-Filled Mattress Pad
A luxuriously thick product of natural fibers for your body’s health and wellness. Cradles your body, relieving pressure points. Creates optimal temperature zone for a good night’s sleep. Natural comfort, warmth, superior breath-ability, and resilience.
10,000 LUX Bright Light Therapy Lamp
I’ve been using light therapy during the dark winter months for a while now and it’s been a real help with my sleep and mood.
Combat the Winter Blues, circadian sleep disorders, jet lag, shift work adjustment and low energy with this contemporary, discreet bright light therapy lamp. Bright light therapy experts recommend lamps that deliver 10,000 LUX in a broad field of illumination. The Day-Light Sky lamp provides 99.3% UV-filtered white light and projects light from above for effective therapy.
How Bright Light Therapy Works:
Scientists believe that bright light therapy works on different levels, producing a combined beneficial effect. When used at an appropriate morning hour (or in rare cases, evening hour), it corrects the misalignment of the internal body clock, known as the circadian rhythm, with external night and day.
Radical Homemakers: Reclaiming Domesticity from a Consumer Culture
Mother Nature has shown her hand. Faced with climate change, dwindling resources, and species extinctions, most Americans understand the fundamental steps necessary to solve our global crises-drive less, consume less, increase self-reliance, buy locally, eat locally, rebuild our local communities.
In essence, the great work we face requires rekindling the home fires.Radical Homemakers is about men and women across the U.S. who focus on home and hearth as a political and ecological act, and who have centered their lives around family and community for personal fulfillment and cultural change. It explores what domesticity looks like in an era that has benefited from feminism, where domination and oppression are cast aside and where the choice to stay home is no longer equated with mind-numbing drudgery, economic insecurity, or relentless servitude.
Radical Homemakers nationwide speak about empowerment, transformation, happiness, and casting aside the pressures of a consumer culture to live in a world where money loses its power to relationships, independent thought, and creativity. If you ever considered quitting a job to plant tomatoes, read to a child, pursue creative work, can green beans and heal the planet, this is your book.
Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence
“The seminal guide to the new morality of personal money management” (Los Angeles Times(on the first edition))
In an age of great economic uncertainty when everyone is concerned about money and how they spend what they have, this new edition of the bestselling Your Money or Your Life is an essential read. With updated resources, an easy-to-use index, and anecdotes and examples particularly relevant today-it tells you how to:
- get out of debt and develop savings
- reorder material priorities and live well for less
- resolve inner conflicts between values and lifestyle
- save the planet while saving money
- and much more
In Your Money or Your Life, Vicki Robin shows readers how to gain control of their money and finally begin to make a life, rather than just make a living.