Make it a Babo Christmas

Make it a Babo Christmas this year! Babo Botanicals that is…

Instead of lumping these guys into one of my Holiday Gift Guides, I’m going to make this Babo Holiday Gift Guide to give you an idea of ALL the Babo gifts you can give this year. Any one of these will make a perfect gift for that New Mom, Expecting Mom, or Little Tike on your Christmas list!

I received this adorable Detangling Set to try out. This would be perfect for the Little Girl on your list or someone with long, unruly hair – or medium unruly hair like ME! I actually used the detangling spray on myself instead of B because he is neither a girl nor has long hair, but it worked fantastic on me. Did I mention that it smells pretty as well? Berry primrose is the scent. It’s fresh, pretty, and clean. I don’t use conditioner unless it is Apple Cider Vinegar but I have to fight tangles as a result. This made after shower combing much easier.

You get a detangling comb, detangling spray, their famous Bunny Soap (love these!), and an Organic Stuffed Bunny.

Detangling Gift Set

How cute!

So what’s the price? You get all this for only $20.00! This is such a GREAT deal! It’s hard to find an Organic Stuffed animal for under $20, let alone such a useful little organic set.

If you’re in the market for an organic stuffed animal, you can get the adorable Babo bunny for only $12!

Babo the Bunny

My favorite Holiday Gift set is the Mommy and Baby Comfort Gift Set ($35):

 

 

Mommy and Baby Comfort Gift Set

It features the Babo Buny, and organic washcoth, the Bunny Soap, and the 8 oz. Oatmeal Calendula lotion. I reviewed the Oatmeal Calendula Bodywash and Lotion earlier this year and I love this set!

Make Mamas and Babies happy with these Bunny Soap Stocking Stuffers (5 for $20):

Stocking Stuffer Soap Gift Set

Any of these Holiday Gift Sets would be sure to please! Check out more Babo Botanical products and customize your own gift baskets! I would be happy to have any Babo presents under our tree! Check them out!

You can get FREE SHIPPING on orders over $75!

About the Launch of Babo Botanicals:

With the launch of Babo Botanicals, my mission is to provide the highest quality, purest hair, scalp and skincare products for babies and kids. Both my personal and professional experiences have contributed to my inspiration for the line. After the birth of my first child and drawing on my 10 years of experience in product development for beauty companies such as L’Oreal, Parfums Givenchy and Avon, it seemed like most baby “grooming” products were long on chemical names and didn’t truly address our children’s particular hair and skin problems. I sought to develop a line of botanical products that offer parents the same level of choice they value in selecting products for themselves.

Brand Promise

  • Pure Flower and Plant Extracts
  • Sulfate Free
  • Formaldehyde Free
  • Paraben Free
  • Phthalate Free
  • Tear Free
  • Allergy Tested
  • Dermatologist Tested
  • No Icky Chemicals
  • No Synthetic Fragrances
  • No Synthetic Colors
  • Dairy & Soy Free
  • No High Allergy Nut Oils
  • Biodegradable Formulas
  • Color Safe for Mom’s Hair, too!
  • Recyclable BPA-Free Packaging

 

I received these products free of charge and all opinions expresses are my own.

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Teas, Treats, and Wellness

t by Sarah is your place to shop for herbal teas, tea accessories, and wellness goods! The prices are great and all products are coming recommended from a certified Herbalist!

I received some of my favorite products from Sarah and wanted to share these with you all! I’m so excited! It’s early Christmas at my house! Be sure to check the holiday guides that are coming up to see some of my favorite products and the cute gift baskets she’s put together for your holiday shopping convenience!

If you do yoga or pilates or even use a workout mat at all, this product is a MUST! Do you go to the gym and use one of their mats? Have you ever thought about the last sweaty person who crunching away exact spot you’re laying yourself against? One word: ewe.

Be Clean Yoga Mat Spray in 4oz. or 8 oz. bottles

Sarah’s Be Clean Yoga Mat Spray is the answer! It’s small enough to carry with you and easy enough to use at the gym. If you have a home gym like we do,  it’s safe enough to use at home and I don’t worry about it damaging our equipment. Yoga and pilates are something I do regularly so this spray was such a welcome treat! I prefer using it to my regular cleaning supplies. It doesn’t take as long to dry and it smells so relaxing!

Be Clean Yoga Mat Spray is an all-purpose spray that can be used on a wide range of surfaces including yoga blocks, yoga mats, counter tops, and sinks. It can also be used in the laundry, clothes and bedding between washes, on shoes, as an air disenfectant and can be used to wash fresh produced.  Ingredients are 100% non toxic and natural. Ingredients: Spring water, grapefruit seed extract, sweet orange and lavender and melaleuca essential oils. 

I am most excited about my new tea ball! I had one that I used every day and I have not been able to locate it recently. I started using a small strainer instead, but I really prefer the tea ball because it seeps to the bottom of the tea mug. This was my first time trying the Triple Mint tea which I find to be a rejuvenating morning blend. It would also be great if you had a cold and wanted to open your chest. If you like mint, this is the ultimate tasty blend! I also have a new stick of my favorite lip balm, Citrus Mint! If you are a lip balm/chapstick user like I am, you’ve got to try this Citrus Mint. It’s nongreasy, lasts a long time, and has a wonderful flavor.

I also received a couple Lavender Sachets. These are great for throwing in the dryer, hanging in the car for some natural scent, clothes drawers, suitcases, and more – anywhere you want some extra fragrance! Love these!

Read my last review of Sarah’s great products and teas here.

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I received these products free of charge and all opinions expressed are my own.

Altered Nations

I couldn’t have been more flattered to here that Susan of Altered Nations wanted to work with Journey to “Green!” I received this amazing handmade creation – a skirt and a dress in ONE! The poor camera resolution didn’t capture the true vibrancy of color on this piece. When I first viewed it on the model it looked like geometric shapes which I thought was a lot of fun. I received it and found find that it’s actually a suitcase/briefcase detail on the front. So cool! It’s got a modern flair with vintage colors. It is soooo fun! It was at an amazing price as well! At $15.00 for a convertible outfit this is more than reasonable. This would be a perfect piece to take on a vacation. I wore it as a dress and paired it with a wide belt for detail. This would make a great lightweight summer dress or a cute Fall ensemble with a cardigan and some boots. I can’t wait to wear it on our next movie date.

About Altered Nations:

  Think: Vintage, Indie, Retro, Artsy, Quirky & Whimsical.

Our merchandise is good for the earth because we redesign, repurpose & reuse materials to create almost everything that comes out of our studio.  We offer alternative and unique merchandise for those seeking one of a kind finds and something out of the ordinary. Altered Nation Designs is an independent small business that features the work of local designers – each with their own specialized area of expertise. 

Most of our supplies come from charity based thrift stores & most of our special events help raise money for charity which means: when you shop with us you are not only helping the environment, you are also supporting multiple charities at the same time – go ahead smile, we know it feels good!

We refresh our inventory regularly – so please stop by often, you won’t want to miss our new arrivals – once an item is gone, it’s gone! Everything we create is one of a kind although we are happy to make custom items and “replicas” of some of our out of stock inventory. 

Altered Nation has carried the lines of the following independent designers:
Susan Tosches-Deneau
Robin Tosches
Marcy MacGregor
Paige Navarre – Green Tease
Cari Byers – Ladi Cupcake
Shawna Real
Jacquie Patton
Jamie Lin Snider – Moonshine Vintage
Princess Madison
Amber McCracken – Funk City

Altered Nation has helped support the following charities/non-profits:
Safe Nest
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Expressions of Fine Artists
Dress a Girl Around the World – Hope 4 Women Intl
Multiple charity based thrift stores
Opportunity Village

A bit more about Susan Tosches-Deneau
Altered Nation Designs’ Lead Designer & Founder
“I have always had a passion for redesigning old things into “new again” creations so it’s no wonder that in 2006 I started my own line – Altered Nation Clothing. The dream was to create an “Altered Nation” through altered artistry while giving back to society and helping the environment – I started studying fashion design at the International Academy of Design & Technology where I earned my Associates degree.  I have worked on various fashion projects and with many different teams throughout the years which has given me a wide variety of experience.  I am a lifelong artist and designer who couldn’t imagine a day without dreaming up new ideas. I was born and raised in the Los Angeles area and currently reside in fabulous Las Vegas.  I am inspired by fashion, music, peace, humor, vintage/retro styles, and pop culture. Creating unique and visually stimulating pieces out of recycled items is what I love to do –  I hope you enjoy our goodies!”

You can currently shop the Altered Nation line at these locations:
ONLINE
: http://www.etsy.com/shop/alterednation

Altered Nation’s small boutique space inside Emegency Arts:
520 Fremont Street (Corner of Fremont & 6th), Las Vegas
Hours vary weekly since we also work other full time jobs but we are available by appointment
Currently featuring the following designers’ lines in my Las Vegas boutique
Susan Tosches-Deneau – Founder of Altered Nation
Robin Tosches – Rockin’ Robin
Cari Byers -Green Tease

Eclectica, 501 Nevada Hwy #2, Boulder City, NV

To read more about Susan and Altered Nations, check out her blog.

You can also find her on Facebook and Myspace!

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I received this product free of charge and all opinions expressed are my own.

Grab Green

Grab Green is taking on the natural cleaning world and NOT looking back! In my opinion, they have nothing to worry about! I received several products to try so take a look throughout to see what I thought.

I used the All Purpose Cleaner on some RIT dye residue and it actually lightened up the stain.

The All-Purpose Cleaner

I also had the pleasure of trying the Dish Soap:

Dishwashing

I loved that it suds so well with such a little amount. It left the no residue and wasn’t harsh on my hands at all.

After much deliberation between the dish soap and the degreaser, I finally decided that the degreaser is my favorite product! I actually prefer this to the all-purpose cleaner as well! It cut through stuck on powders and flours, hot chocolate, stuck on food, soap scum, and much more! I have my cleaning scheduled per day and today I went crazy cleaning everything! I was so excited about how much less I had to scrub with this stuff!

B's Laundry

I find that despite my best efforts, I still end up washing B’s clothing every 2-3 days with spills and allergies. I also received a couple of the 3-in-1 laundry detergent tablets to wash with so we tested these out today. They worked well and cleaned the tough carrot stains nicely! I prefer detergent in packet form because they’re easy to just throw in the wash with no measuring involved.

I want to remind everyone that while I tested the fragrance free products, Grab Green does have tangerine and lemongrass as well as thyme with figleaf scents. I would love to try the lavender vanilla and tangerine myself!

Something I also loved about these products were the spray bottles. They give a wide, powerful spray so you don’t have to squirt as many times as you would with a small stream bottle. (I hate that!) The prices of these products are really reasonable! A box of tabs are actually cheaper than some of the brands that are not eco-friendly. $5.00 for degreaser is a steal! I’m really excited to find that it’s comparable – and even more affordable – than other eco-friendly brands because let’s face it: we can all stand to save money!

So why should YOU choose Grab Green? Here’s a little about Grab Green products:

What exactly does “naturally-derived ingredients” mean?

It means we use organic and mineral based ingredients – all are derived from nature-based sources.

What do you mean exactly when you say your products are eco-friendly?

Our products are made of naturally derived ingredients, are non-toxic and free of phosphates, fillers, fragrance, chlorine, dyes and NPE. And our products are absolutely not tested on animals or contain animal additives. Our eco-profile extends beyond our solutions to our packaging. We make sure our products are as eco-friendly as possible by using post consumer resins, recyclable and biodegradable materials. We focus on creative ways to avoid wasteful packaging without compromising design or quality.

Grab Green Product Catalog

How Patricia got her wings and flew this great company off the ground:

PatriciaSpencer grabgreen founderBefore I became a mother, I didn’t give much thought to the kinds of cleaning products I used in my home. My laundry detergent left my clothes clean and fresh-smelling, and that was all I really cared about. But after my two daughters came along, I learned about the toxic and irritating chemicals in most commercially available laundry products and I decided that if I couldn’t buy the safe products I wanted to use on my children’s clothing, I would have to make them myself.

After a lot of research and experimentation, a few major logistical hurdles and delaying the project for a few years, I decided to dive in headfirst and contacted all the organic chemists I could find who might be able to help me. Before long, I was actually doing it – creating a full line of laundry and home cleaning products that were effective and safe for families. It’s been a great journey so far, from making homemade detergent in my kitchen to a full line of environmentally friendly cleaning products.

Our future is looking great and we plan to continue creating new products that make cleaning safe and convenient. My goal for GrabGreen® is to help you have not just a happy home, but a healthy and safe one as well.

 
Please check out Grab Green for a look at all their wonderful products AND to see their page on GREEN CLEANING TIPS!
 
I received these products free of charge and all opinions expressed are my own.

EcoMom Savings and Giveaway

EcoMom was founded to address the connection between the health of our environment and the health of our children, EcoMom is committed to making eco-conscious living easy, affordable, and rewarding. By helping women begin to take better care of themselves and their families – with education, support, tools and products – we empower them to take the all important first steps toward a healthier, more balanced, and sustainable lifestyle.

EcoMom.com is about bridging the gap between making healthy choices and making easy choices. We created EcoMom because we care and are concerned for babies and their moms, our families and our communities. We want every mom to be an EcoMom because being an EcoMom means making choices that are good for all of us, and the planet which we all share.

Originally launched by a passionate and concerned mother, EcoMom.com has become a team of moms, dads, aunts, uncles, e-commerce veterans, business and finance professionals committed to making healthy decisions for our children and planet as easy, practical and affordable as possible.

I received the Episencial Body Butter and Wash to review and try with B. They smell great and I was so excited to find that the body wash foamed and bubbled greatly! B and I enjoy playing with bubbles! Some of the benefits and properties are:

Hydrating lotion:
Features & Benefits
  • Organic olive oil, shea butter, and sunflower seed oil to restore natural skin lipids. Helps prevent cradle cap and scaly skin.
  • Organic lavender and geranium oils to sooth and calm the skin, as well as preserve product freshness.
  • Calming oat extract also boosts skin immunity.
  • Organic jojoba and avocado oils to help replenish essential fatty acid levels for proper hydration.

Body Wash:

Features & Benefits

  • Won’t irritate eyes or sensitive places. Rinses off fast!
  • Gentle and hydrating cleanser using thyme oil and plant-based surfactants. Sulfate free!
  • Fragrance free. Organic orange extract is our mild and fresh scent.
  • Organic ginko biloba and calendula extract to sooth the skin
  • Organic aloe and soothing oat extract to moisturize naturally.

 

Episencial Body Wash & Butter

B taking a bath in his new Episencial wash:

bubble fun

EcoMom has a great new program called Ecopass. For just $99  a year ($8.25 a month), you can get all these amazing savings:

  • Free Shipping on every order. You no longer have to worry about the size of your order, from one item to 100 items, it’s always free shipping.
  • 15% savings on every product we sell. You love our products, you buy them anyway, save money on the products you already know you want.
  • Advance looks at new products.You get to help us decide which products we sell. Your voice will be heard and represented.
  • Exclusive offers and promotions. On the Daily Deal and select new products, you get the opportunity to buy them before any one else, plus you get to suggest which products you think should be promoted with the reward of even greater savings.

If you’re ready to save, use code: SBBL669 to save 15% off your first order!

To WIN a $15 Gift Certificate:

Mandatory Entries: Fan Ecomom on Facebook.

Each entry must be a separate comment! (Only one entry will be counted if you do not leave each completed entry in a separate comment.)

* Follow EcoMom on twitter.

*Subscribe to the Ecomom newsletter.

*Subscribe to Journey to “Green” via Email (Subscription must be confirmed) -1 entry

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*Follow Journey2Green on Twitter (Leave Twitter name) – 1 entry

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RULES: Open to U.S. & Canada Residents. Giveaway Ends December 5th, 2010 at 11:59 pm EST.

The winner will be selected using Random.org. You will have 24 hours to respond. If no response prize will be forfeited and a new winner selected.

I received this product free of charge and all opinions expressed are my own.

Eco-Me Cleaning

Eco-Me is a natural products company specializing in healthy home, body and pet products.

We use only natural ingredients, the kind you can find right in your kitchen pantry like vinegar, baking soda and olive oil.

Our pure plant essential oil blends give our products that extra special boost for cleaning, safe skin care and flea fighting pet care. 

We’ve got DIY Kits for making your own and pre-mixed products to make it easy for those on the go!

Their story…

Eco-Me specializes in 100% natural products that are good for you and the environment.
We created a line of cleaning kits to help people make their own natural, non-toxic,
chemical-free products for home, body, baby and pets.

In March of 2005 Robin Levine’s [founder/owner of Eco-Me] 36-year-old sister was diagnosed with breast cancer.
How does a healthy, athletic, spiritual and nutritionally organic young woman face the challenges of breast cancer? 

With no family history of this disease nor a lifestyle to promote it, could her sister’s breast cancer be linked
to the pollutants in our environment or toxic chemicals in our homes? 
Is it possible that by simply cleaning your home you are creating a toxic environment?
Could the chemicals in products that line our shelves lead to life threatening health risks?

Why are we taking such risks in our homes and with our well-being?
Questions lead us to an answer: Eco-Me!
The need to remove unnecessary chemicals from our homes led our search for completely natural and chemical-free products.

Eco-Me Cleaning Products

First of all, I have to begin by saying how pleasantly affordable Eco-Me products are. For $6.00 you can get a 32 oz. spray bottle of “Bill” the All Purpose Cleaner. Of all the specialty products that they carry, this one is my favorite. I was fortunate to receive sample sizes of all the Eco-Me cleaning products that could be mixed with water for easy cleaning.

Enjoy cleaning with:

No Dyes
-No Parabens
-No Preservatives
-No SLS, SLES, ALS
-No Synthetic Fragrances
-No Surfactants

Samples

I received Bill, Emily, Emma, Suzy, Matt, Phil, Dave, & Kate! Below are some of my pictures of cleaning:

Suzy Dishsoap

The Suzy dishsoap was not very sudsy. The smell was great, but the water was murky and the dishes a little cloudy once dried.

The "Phil" toilet bowl cleaner

This toilet bowl cleaner works WONDERFULLY! It smells great – a little like lavender – and it suds and shined well. It worked like I would’ve expected the dish soap to work, honestly.

"Matt" Carpet Deodorizer

The deodorizer is made with baking soda and looked like baking soda when sprinkled on the carpet. It had a hint of smell, but didn’t leave any smell before or after vacuuming it up. It didn’t seem to have much effect at all on my carpets. Personally, I will stick with baking soda.

The Emma laundry soap smelled great and got my clothes clean and the Bill all-purpose cleaner got countertops cleaned quickly.

I did enjoy their all-purpose cleaners and love the choice of scents with essential oils. There were no harsh smells or after fumes. The products are also really reasonably priced!

To purchase your own Eco-Me products, visit their website or find them at select Target stores, Amazon, Eco Mom, Petco and more.

I received these products free of charge and all opinions expressed are my own.

Green Tease: Review and Giveaway

I’ve got another one-of-a-kind piece to share with you by Green Tease! If you loved her last giveaway of the off-the-shoulder top, I think you will LOVE this one! Keep reading for more!

I have loved working with Cari so much. She really is one of the most incredible designers that I have met (well, talked to any ways). She creates these amazing ooak upcycled pieces for women that are so comfortable AND fashionable. In my opinion, that’s the perfect combination. Now that I’m a mom, I’m all about comfort. It’s nice when you can still feel sexy and comfortable.

I saw this shirt and it was love at first sight! NOTE: Please take this shirt for sarcasm and not as an offense. I saw it, and  I thought that it was not only trendy, but pretty funny. I consider myself to be artistic, and I don’t by any means, think that to be an artist, you are wasting your life. I believe that to be able to pursue ones passion in life is the greatest way to spend it and if you are lucky enough to make a livelihood as an artist, I envy you.

The back

That being said, I am so excited I’ve been able to review this! It is as amazing on as it looked on the mannequin!  I love the off-the-shoulder look. I love everything about this top. Now, I will admit, that I would wear a tank under this top if I was actually going out. The back is really sexy, but a bit too revealing for me as is. A black racerback tank adds the edge that I want!

Ok, so about the giveaway part…

We’re going on a SCAVENGER HUNT!

What you don’t know is that Green Tease is not the only business Michelle has!

Rule of fashion: Accessories make the outfit….

Spades N’ Chains is recycled jewelry made from playing cards and other various card games. Take a look:

Cari is sponsoring a giveaway of a gift certificat usable at either of her shops!

All you have to do is visit Green Tease and Spades N’ Chains, come back and tell me which pieces (one from each site at least) you’d like to have!

Sooo… browse around, tell your friends, and tell me what you want!

 

I received this product free of charge and all opinions expressed are my own.

Upcycle Baby

I’m crazy about upcycled clothing! It’s cute, it’s one-of-a-kind and it’s eco-friendly! Upcycling means there’s less fabric being tossed into landfills and less toxins being used to produce manufactured nonorganic fabrics. When I saw Upcycle Baby clothing, I was dying to review and promote this company!

The Front:

The back:

Kelsey made this special Kimono Hoodie for B that I love! It’s cute, comfortable, and the peace sign on the back is such a groovy detail. Her sizes run a bit larger than typical. This, for instance, was a 12-18 months, but probably fits more like a 2T. It’s perfect for me because it’ll keep him warm through the winter and hopefully beyond! It washed well and is very high quality!

{Such a cute fan photo – please ignore the drool}

Kimono Hoodies are only one of several items that she makes. You can also find yoga pants, bermuda shorts, an adorable top, and a skirt! Something for boys and girls! Be sure to visit her website and see all of her upcycled creations! A HUGE thank you to Kelsey for making B something so special!

How to purchase: you can purchase both through Kelsey’s website or at several establishments in Vermont! Don’t hestitate to contact her about a custom order.

About Kelsey:

I am an art teacher, a crafter, and a mom of two little girls…so little in fact that I had to take up sewing in order for them to have clothes that fit. Fed up with having to constantly “take in” every pair of pants that my daughter owned, I turned to the web figuring there must be something online that would show me how to make a simple pair of pants to fit my daughter.  Apparently all I needed was a sewing machine and an old t-shirt. It just so happens that my husband’s closet is overflowing with t-shirts so I picked one with a fun color and a cool logo and that began my new passion- upcycling.  I love knowing that each piece of clothing I create means one less t-shirt will end up in a landfill and that no additional textiles had to be manufactured which saves our precious resources. Every small act of green living makes a difference.  I feel lucky to live in Vermont, a state filled with supportive communities that share the ideals of recycling, being green, living simply, and buying local.

I received this product free of charge and all opinions expressed are my own.

Fused Plastic with Tracie Lampe

I’m so excited to report that I received a copy of Tracie’s book, Upcycled Accessories: 25 Projects Using Repurposed Plastic! When you purchase this book, here is what you’re getting:

 Get your copy Autographed sent to you in a Repurposed Plastic envelope that you can cut open and reuse for patterns, important papers, out going mail, etc… PLUS get a free Repurposed Plastic gift made by me just for YOU! This way you can have a piece to refer to while whipping up your own Repurposed Plastic pieces!

When the book arrived, I tore the package open in delight. I’m going to be honest… I was thinking, “How could she possibly make 25 things out of fused plastic!?” Well, not only did she do it, but she created many useful and fun items out of fused plastic!

You can see the tote, apron, and robot pictured, but what you don’t see are how to make a wallet, a place mat, a coupon organizer, little storage totes, and many more useful items! I’m not giving away all her secrets – you’ll have to purchase the book to see for yourself. 🙂

If you want your own Radical Recyk ORIGINAL, here are some of Tracie’s really fun pieces!

LOVE this! Notice the "D" ring you can hang your keys from!

Plastic Bottle Ring

If you haven’t taken the time to look at Tracie’s tutorials, I’ve included here again for your viewing pleasure:

Create your own keychain using a water bottle flower:

And here she’ll walk you step-by-step through fusing plastic to create your own ooak accessories!

Are you ready to think your recyclables yet?

For you Twilight fans, check out this GIFT CARD necklace! This is something special and unique that your sure to get compliments on! At $7.00, you can’t go wrong!

Recycled Giftcards!

 I received this product free of charge and all opinions expressed are my own.

Go Green Items

 
Go Green Items is working very hard to be the leader of online eco friendly products.  This goal is to get people across the world to change their thought process about the products they purchase.  My commitment has been a life long dream and we greatly appreciate your support. Help us make the world a greener place!
About Go Green Items:
Our Eco Friendly Mission & Vision

Our mission at Go Green Items is to become your most trusted source for green products, offering the widest variety of quality environmentally friendly products, the best information for consumers, and the most enjoyable shopping experience. 

We believe that the power to make change rests with the individual consumer.  The products you buy every day make a difference.  Eco-friendly products are healthier for you and better for the planet.  In addition, when a large group of consumers choose to “buy green”, the market will respond with greater variety, more innovation and lower prices for green products and services. 

History

We created this site in response to our own search for earth-friendly products.  Like you, we want to buy products that are better for our families and our planet.  As we have discovered however, finding green products and understanding what if anything makes them green can be challenging and time consuming.

We believe that there is a better way to buy green products.  At Go Green Items, we want to provide the best possible buying experience by offering a wide range of products, the tools you need to understand why a product qualifies as ‘green’, and superior customer service.  Our goal is for Go Green Items to be your primary destination for green products, services, and green living information.
 
How Green Are We

At Go Green Items, we are dedicated to developing a sustainable business.  In every aspect of our operations, from product shipment to office supplies, we look to reduce waste, conserve energy, and minimize use of resources.  After reducing our carbon footprint as much as possible through these efforts, we purchase carbon offsets to reach our goal of a zero waste footprint. 
 
  •   We package our products in reused or recycled boxes and packaging materials
  •  Our website is hosted by Volusion, which is actively doing their part to assist the environment by joining CarbonFund.org to fight against global climate change
  •   We do not use a fax machine to reduce paper and electric use
  •  We work out of our homes to reduce travel and additional electricity
  •  We utilize our great product The Cool N Save to reduce our air condition usage
  •  We utilize The Chili Pepper another great product we sell to increase the speed of generating hot water
  • We practice recycling to the fullest extent
  • Any displays used for our shows are hand made from bamboo from our backyard
  • We purchase carbon offsets from www.CarbonFund.org
  • Marketing materials are digitally printed on 100% recycled paper
  • Invoices are primarily emailed and if printed they are printed on 100%
  • recycled paper
  • We constantly are building our partnerships with other eco friendly businesses
  • to spread awareness

Across body shot

Pros: this bag is nearly 100% recycled, the price is comparable to a noneco-friendly bag you can buy at department stores, and it’s small and compact for times when you want a smaller purse.

Cons: The strap didn’t stay on my shoulder well and it’s shorter than I would want a bag to fit across the body which would be the easier way to carry it.
 
This coin purse is the perfect way to carry change! I’m always digging for quarters for meters in the car or change to for a car wash, etc. I can load this with quarters and stick it in my glovebox for those times when I need change in a pinch! I can even drop $20 and my id in it to make a spontaneous trip to the store without lugging my whole purse.

Inside of Coin Purse

Some of my favorites:

Made from Casette Tapes!!!

I love all of the eco kits! It’s about time someone put energy saving products into affordable kits! If you’re new to the idea of greening your home, you may not know where to start. Once you’ve replaced your lightbulbs with energy-saving ones – then what!? Now there is no guessing required! I would love to have them all!

This electric kit is a must-have & steal at $22.99!

The Spin Dryer – countertop drying in 2-3 minutes. Saves money, time, and energy!

And for my MOST FAVORITE

Diaper bag made from Seatbelts!

This has got to be the coolest way to carry all the necessities your little one needs! I would be so proud to carry this!!! A big plus is that I think it’s chic enough to carry as an overnight bag, bookbag or tote! The sturdiness would insure many years of use.

I received these items free of charge and all opinions expressed are my own.