1000s of Toxic-Free Products & Websites
I had to give this website the gold star after reading their excellent page on "Beeswax Facts." These are beekeepers making candles from their own wax. "Candle Bee Farm only uses beeswax generated here on the farm and from select domestic sources for candle making…We also utilize solar melt methods that release any possible residuals before filtering and candle pouring begins. Ah, the warm, healing energy of the sun! Solar melting the wax vaporizes impurities leaving a pure, clean product." Solar melting! Choose from tapers, pillars, and many novelties, including animal shapes and holiday.
“A rainbow of fresh flowers” direct from the flower farm in Chico, California. “Many of the varieties will be new to you because we don’t believe in limiting your floral joy to just roses and carnations. Each morning we rise early to pick your flowers, ensuring that they are fresh, vibrant, fragrant and grown and harvested with the greatest care…We have always grown our flowers organically believing that they are more alive, vibrant and longer lasting. …You are buying from expert flower growers and professional floral designers. But, most importantly, you are buying flowers from flower lovers.”
Though this website is oriented to the needs of the San Francisco Bay Area, it contians much general information on green building that is useful anywhere. Their free downloadable Green Building Guidelines are an excellent place to start if you are designing new construction or a remodel, and the AccessGreen Directory is full of green building products.
A huge amount of information on green building and green building products, compiled and commented on by people who know this field. Their free-access GreenSpec directory contains entries to "more that 1,800 environmentally-preferable building products with descriptions, manufacturer information and links to additional resources." All listings are screened and written by their experienced staff. Also take a look at their article "What Makes A Product Green?" . They also publish a the well-regarded Environmental Building News and have much more information on their site. This site is pretty nuts-and-bolts, geared more to professional architects and builders, and gives more information that you may need or want to know as a homeowner, but it is a great resource for anyone interested in green building.
Highly effective indoor and outdoor insecticide and repellant that kills and repels disease-carrying cockroaches, flies, mosquitos, fleas, ants and fire ants. Contains "pure orange peel oil, nature's own botanically-derived insecticide. In combination with four other ingredients… widely used by other industries to safely add flavor and aroma to many food, beverage and cosmetic products…all named by the U. S. Food & Drug Administration as 'GRAS,' Generally Regarded as Safe in human foods…bears a warning free EPA-approved label in EPA's least hazardous category IV. It is labeled both for use around food, children, and pets anywhere inside and outside homes, schools, and restaurants." This product kills pests while still being safe for humans and the environment by taking advantage of a unique characteristic of insects. "Unlike man, the breathing passages of …insects are waterproofed by a wax lining. The food-grade ingredients in BUGS 'R' DONE soften and dissolve this wax lining, clogging the passageways and quickly leading to the insect's death. Human users, animals, and birds all are unaffected as is the environment." Comes in a recyclable plastic bottle.
Engagement rings and wedding bands in classic styles, made with certified conflict-free diamonds and sapphires, and precious metals from renewed sources derived from recycled jewelry or industrial products (reclaimed and re-refined to produce gold and platinum of identical quality to newly mined metals).
Created by people who love to shop, but who are concerned about the environmental effects of consumer products, this website offers products that ""responsible" choices more attractive and functional." Each product is evaluated according to "rigorous standards." Indeed, each product is ususual, stylish, and has at least one environmental attribute, clearly explained, and often several benefits. I found acoustic wall tiles to muffle sound made from 100% recycled paper, recycled glass cups processed using wind power, a throw pillow made from 100% reclaimed ultrasuede… Modern aesthetic.
Custom-embroidered items for the home made from undyed, durable, absorbant, luxurious linen. Choose from a generous-sized apron, napkins and napkin rings, handkerchiefs, laundry bags and shoe bags, guest towels, and accent pillows. Embroideries include initials, names, addresses, monograms, and charming graphic designs.
Operated by the non-profit group Ecology Action, they are the only source for all Biointensive and Grow Biointensive™ books, pamphlets, and videos, which teach gardeners the sustainable techniques of growing organic soil while gardening. Training materials in English, Spanish, French, Russian, Swahili, and other languages. They also carry basic organic gardening supplies, non-toxic insect controls, and fine tools. Untreated open-pollinated seed of heirloom quality for vegetables, herbs, flowers, grains, green manures, compost and carbon crops. Also Biointensive organic seed. They specialize in rare and unusual varieties, medicinal herbs and super-nutrition varieties.
A "nontoxic multi-use botanical soap…the most powerful chemical free all-purpose cleaner available anywhere…has over 1000 uses…a silky golden non-toxic liquid soap powerful enough to completely free your home from all toxic cleaning chemicals including your everyday laundry detergent, dish washing soap, floor cleaners, and more…It can also be used for bathing, washing your hair, and even brushing your teeth…Ingredients: Purified water, fatty acids, folic acid, minerals and enzymes derived from edible and seed bearing plants."