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Save Your Green February 2014

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It is Valentine’s week everyone! How fun!!! I have done my best to find you some great deals to get for the ones you love! While you should treat the ones you love like every day is Valentine’s Day it is nice to step it up a bit this time of year. You don’t have to go broke doing it so here is my part to help you save money! Enjoy!

Enjoy 40% off our Valentine’s Day assortment. Sale ends 2/14 /14

Organic Baby Garden – Naturally The Best For Babies!

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One Love Organics donates 1% of their annual net revenues!

Sign up & get $10 off a purchase of $25 or more right now! Valid through May 20th.

Get 5% off Keetsa Plus Mattress plus FREE Ship. Use code “KEETSA5POFFPLUS” at checkout. (Exp 2/28/14) – Shop Now!

On sale at VivaTerra. Save up to 50% on natural home décor, unique women’s accessories, elegant dinnerware, organic gifts and more.

Forces of Nature FREE SHIPPING use coupon code ‘SHIPFREE’

Save up to 75% on quality herbs, vitamins, and natural beauty products at Botanic Choice!

FREE SHIPPING! Yea! In the United States on orders over $100 (after discounts)

Up to 15% Off ALL Jewelry at NOVICA! Valid 2-11-14 through 2-12-14 11:59 PM PT.

Save $20 Off Of Any Order Over $100 At Gaiam.com! Use Code: GREEN20 At Checkout! Click Here!

LUSH Bath & Spa Gifts

Save 68% on 3 bottles of Exhilarating Body Mist at Gildentree.com. While quantities last.

Chia Whip Fragrance Free Foam Cleanser

Chia Whip Fragrance Free Foam Cleanser

Chia Whip Fragrance Free Foam Cleanser

 

 

One Love Organics Chia Whip Fragrance Free Foam Cleanser  is seriously delightful. I have mentioned before how sensitive my skin is and how washing it either leaves me with super dry skin or breakouts. There is usually no in between. I moved to organic or natural cleansers years ago but even then my finds were generally hit or miss. I tried to stick with which ever brand didn’t make me break out and dealt with the dryness. What drew me to One Love Organics was their statement “We trust in the healing power of plants.http://www.gopjn.com/i/RUBMSkpHR0BJR0pETEBMSkpMRw“. I listed the ingredients below to show that One Love isn’t lying. One Love Organicshttp://www.pntrs.com/i/RUBMSkpHQ0BJR0pETEBMSkpMRw has a page listing all of their ingredients used to prove their plant based point, which I think is very honest and informative to use when making other purchases from other companies as well. One Love Organics is 100% pure, organic, and uses preservative-free formulas!http://www.pntrac.com/i/RUBMSkpHREBJR0pETEBMSkpMRw This is important to me and my skin as I am sure it is to you. The ingredients in most cosmetics would really make you cry if you knew what those huge 25 letter words actually meant.
If you have never tried One Love Organicshttp://www.pntrs.com/i/RUBMSkpHQ0BJR0pETEBMSkpMRw I suggest you do especially if you have sensitive skin or allergies like I do! If you have  tried One Love tell me about it.

Directions: A luxuriously lathering, organic foam cleanser, Chia Whip thoroughly removes dirt, excess oil, and makeup, while pampering the skin with organic supercritical chia oil, organic aloe vera and rosemary extract. Perfect for sensitive skin (and noses), this pure, fragrance-free cleansing foam washes away impurities in a sea of bubbles without stripping or dehydrating your skin.

Ingredients: *Every single ingredient listed is plant based. Visit our ingredients page to learn more.
Saponified organic olive, coconut and jojoba oils, vegetable glycerin, capryl glucoside, organic chia supercritical oil, organic aloe vera and rosemary extract

One Love Organics encourage healthy skin and a happy outlook in pretty ladies, fussy babies, tough dudes, and everyone in between.http://www.pjatr.com/i/RUBMSkpHRUBJR0pETEBMSkpMRw

Veritas Vegan Organics

Veritas Vegan Organics

Veritas Vegan Organics

 

 

I know I have written about body butters before and how to DIY them and such which is one of my fave things to do but I also love to find small companies who take the time and consideration to start a business where they care just as much about what you put on or in your body as you do yourself. Veritas Vegan Organics is one such company.
I found Veritas Vegan Organics on Facebook of all places. I know I shouldn’t be surprised by this but I stumbled upon Veritas in a networking forum on Facebook where you generally find an overwhelming amount of direct sales and spammers. Veritas products stood out clearly. I mean my ears perk anytime I see the words vegan, organic, or body butter. I decided I had to know about this company mostly because of my obsession with body butters but also because if this was a legitimate organic vegan company with great products that I needed to share.
After receiving my samples of body butters and soap I couldn’t resist using them right away. I had 2 body butters to try lavender and coconut! Two of my favorite scents. I won’t deny that the butters are a bit oily, to me, which normally aggravates me but I soon found out that the butter absorbs into your skin quickly and didn’t ruin or stain my clothes. My favorite thing to do is put the butter all over my feet then put socks on and go to sleep. When I wake up my feet feel amazing! What I also notice is that over time my skin felt and stayed softer. What I thought was “oily-ness” really just absorbed into the skin to help maintain its moisture which is something that I have an issue with because I do tend to wash my hands/shower a little often. This can strip your skin of its natural moisture very quickly.
If you like to get to know your companies the way I do then you must read the About Us  page! Try them out and let me know how you like their products and their company! So far I must say I am in love!

DIY “Febreze”

DIY "FEBREZE"

DIY “FEBREZE”

 

 

I literally just got this recipe a few minutes ago from one of my besties who swears by it and say her DIY version last longer and is much cheaper than purchasing ready-made fabric/home fresheners. Most people have these simple items at home and can make as much or as little as you want at a time. You can customize the scent of your freshener to the season or just your favorite smells. I always prefer to make my own products because you can usually save yourself money but you know exactly what the ingredients are. That always makes me feel more comfortable than buying something but I can’t lie that sometimes my homemade concoctions don’t always come out right.

Ingredients:

Your Favorite Liquid Fabric Softener (I prefer Method myself)
Baking Soda
Hot Water
Reusable Spray Bottlehttp://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=fashijonz-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B00745X4UC

Directions:

1. Add 3 tbsp. Fabric Softener to empty spray bottle
2. Fill spray bottle with approximately 2 cups hot water slowly. {depending on size of bottle}
3. Add in 1 tbsp. Baking Soda
4. Mix once well and let it settle then mix again until the baking soda has completely dissolved.

How To Build A Fairy House….Yes Please!

How To Build A Fairy House

How To Build A Fairy House

 

 

 

I wanted to find the funnest (for me) summer activity ever and I am almost positive I have done it. I am not sure if you can get a greener, more nature-esque activity that is any cooler in my book. I found this outstanding idea from a website called How To Build Fairy Houses. This activity can really be done any way you like. How fun would this be for a party or a school project? I think this idea can be used for many an educational reason but also for family time.  The materials are all from nature and as long as you are respectful of the surrounding plants and animals as well as the materials you collect/use you really can’t go wrong. Different areas will offer different options as will different seasons which make this project kind of really fun. Here is a list of materials that can be used:

Sticks
Rocks
Grass
Moss
Feathers
Seaweed
Seashells
Nuts
Pinecones
Acorns

Location:

Fairy Houses can be designed anyway you want. You can let your imagination go wild or use a design you have already seen. Find a quiet place away from roads or busy pathways. The base of a tree or the side of a rock are great places to build. Try to keep the house close to the ground to help keep the house stable and so a floor doesn’t have to be built. Sometimes you may find a special place in the low branches of a tree or bush if you are lucky.
Look for building areas in woods, beaches, meadows, and especially your own backyard! Use only natural materials to build the house. Try not to use anything artificial as it ruins the look and spirit of the fairy house idea. The idea of a fairy house is to look so natural that it is almost hidden. You never know what may choose to live in there! You could be helping a poor displaced animal or fairy who will forever be grateful.

Rules:

Be respectful of ALL living things in the surrounding building areas. Destroying nature to create your fairy house is not what a fairy would want and definitely not something nature would appreciate. Try not to disturb plants that are still living, such as ferns, mosses and flowers. Fairies are careful not to harm anything that is growing.

Have you ever built a fairy house?  If so let me know! I would love to see what you made and hear about how it happened.  If you haven’t here are some other books I found that also show you how to build fairy houses:

Fairy House Handbook

Fairy Gardening: Creating Your Own Magical Miniature Garden

March’s Save Your Green


organic coconut water drink mix

 

It is almost Easter, Spring is so close to being here and there are tons of sales and great deals on many of the green items and stores you know and love. Even some you don’t know but totally should! There are plenty of deals on winter items as well as new spring things that make you life happier healthier and more conscious.  I saving money on smart purchases is about as green as you can get especially if said purchases save you money and the environment in the long run.

OnlyNaturalPet Coupon Code LS05 for 5% Off orders over $75 Expires 3/30/13

Clean Spirited Sale section has everything you could need for your green life!!

Save on Over 15,000 Eco-Friendly Products at GreenCupboards.com. Shop Now!

Save an additional 15% off these 100% bamboo sheets that are subtly cool and extremely breathable, plus it boasts a softer touch than a 700 thread count cotton sheet.

New customers save $7 at NOVICA. Click to get code. Valid through 6-30-2013

Forces of Nature coupon ’10OFF30′ $10 Off any purchase of $30 or more Exp 12/31/12

Save 15% on OrigAudio Portable Speaker Set. Not only the speakers are portable and self powered, they are made up of recycled material. The Eco-friendly Speakers can be folded to fit your backpack or laptop bag.

Save up to 75% on quality herbs, vitamins, and natural beauty products at Botanic Choice!

BOGO on Yoga Props – Straps, Sandbags and Eye Pillows at YogaAccessories.com!

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FREE Afterglow Cosmetic Shipping! Order $90+ and receive free USPS Priority Shipping inside the US.

Receive $25 OFF a purchase of Airfilters with code: AIRFILTERS!

b Positives sale section has great deals!

Octobers Save Your Green

ecomom Halloween SaleThe fall is one of my most favorite times of year. The weather is perfect the holiday is perfect I cannot get enough of October. It is pretty much my favorite month of the year next to birthday month that is. That being said there are tons of amazing green deals for you right here. Don’t be left out in the cold! Shop at stores you know and trust to get the products that mean something to you.

FLASH SALE! 40% Top Items Including Melissa & Doug Kitchen, Tripp Trapp Chair in Green

Kee-Ka has Free Shipping for orders $75 or more. Continental U.S. only.
Save up to 50% off on Special Offers! Hurry these deals go fast at Ecoist.com!

ethicalDeal.com has great green deals. Have you checked it out yet?

Save 15% on Only Natural Pet Brand pet food with code YUMMY. Exp 10/31/12

Get 5% off any Keetsa Mattress AND Bedframe plus Free Ship. Use code “KEETSA5POFFOCT12″ at checkout. Shop Now!

Save 15% on Mambino Organics – Best for You and Best for Baby

What’s new at Solar Goose!!

Vegan Soaps and other things on sale at Lush Cosmetics.

Save up to 75% on quality herbs, vitamins, and natural beauty products at Botanic Choice!

PAPER CULTURE HAS GOT YOUR BACKS! Every card now includes the FREE option for custom backs!

On sale at Ecobags.com!!

Botanical Interests on sale!

Fair Trade gifts

Birthdays come and go. Give the gift that lasts a lifetime. Make a difference with charity: water today!

Save Green on Overstock Eco-Friendly Items at GreenCupboards.com. Shop Now!

On sale at VivaTerra. Save up to 50% on natural home décor, organic gifts and more.

Tub O’Carbon Odor Buster

This is a nifty idea! I remember my parents and grandparents using a box of baking soda for everything odor related. Now the Tub O’Carbon does all of that and even helps slow the process of food going bad! I love that. There is nothing more disappointing than realizing you have wasted food.

Product Description: Tub O’Carbon Odor Buster is the safe and natural way to remove odors in any enclosed space. Better than baking soda and safer than chemical sprays and fragrances.
How does it work? Activated carbon is a natural substance specially treated to open up millions of tiny pores that trap odors, chemicals and gases. This type of carbon is used in gas masks, in hospitals and by large food-storage facilities. You can use it anywhere in the home or office including the fridge, freezer, trash can, next to cat litter, in a diaper pail, in a sports bag, closets, lockers, musty storage, your car, etc.

Favorite Feature: The Odor Buster adsorbs ethylene gas released by produce, slowing down the rotting process.
•Eliminates the need to air out your fridge
•Helps prevent foods from taking on the taste of their packaging
•Helps spoiled food from contaminating fresh produce

Happy Tails Spa Ear Clear

Happy Tails Spa Ear Clear

Happy Tails Spa Ear Clear

 

With all of the animals I have at my house the one thing I have to say I don’t think I do enough is clean all of their ears. When the new kitten, Rupert, arrived at our house after giving him a thorough bath I had to clean his ears which were gross. The doctor later gave me meds for his ears to get rid of the mites and keep his ears clean but it made me think about the other pets too. When I give the dogs baths I don’t always clean their ears but I used to clean the dogs ears all of the time, now I have been a little lazy. Since the arrival of Rupert I have been making sure all of the pets get regular ear cleanings. The medicated cleaner from the vet can only last for so long so I wanted to find a cleaner that I could use and trust for the pets down the line. A pets ears are very delicate and sensitive so you can’t just use any product. Pets can have all types of skin allergies and ear issues are breed specific in certain kinds of pets. Happy Tails Spa Ear Clear has natural ingredients to help relieve your pet from swelling, pain, and wax build up while offering anti-fungal oils to keep the ears clear and healthy. Some of the ingredients in Ear Clearare olive oil for soothing the ear as well as loosening wax, lavender oil which has a soothing scent along with anti-itch and fungal properties, calendula oil aids in wound healing and is antimicrobial, arnica flower which increases circulation to help heal and keep extra fluid from building up, as well as a few other helpful ingredients.

Some other great facts about Happy Tails Spa Ear Clear clear are the bottles are made from recycled post consumer resin, their labels are made from FiberStone a paperless natural material that doesn’t use trees, all products are PETA certified cruelty free and made here in the USA. You know I always love that!
Have you tried any Happy Tails Spa products? I have written about Happy Tails Spa before because of their other great products and their super cute advertisements. Let me know how you feel about Happy Tails Spa items and if you have tried Ear Clear, I would love to know.

Hopscotch Kids Nail Polish Review &Give Away Again

Hopscotch Nail Pollish

Hopscotch Nail Polish

 

 

I love nail polish! I change mine all of the time and I really love making it my own. What I don’t like is the smell and chemicals that go into making nail polish. Even my pooches cringe when I am applying. This made me think about a few things, one being what about children? I know mom’s love making their little ones look extra cute by painting their finger and toe nails but are they considering what is actually in the polish might be harmful? I never really did until I went on a mission to find some non-toxic nailpolish brands.  I found Hopscotch Kids Nail polish at Nature’s Basin. Hopscotch Kids Nail Polish comes in 16 incredibly vibrant colors that are super fun!

I tried a bottle of the color Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater to see how it worked. I won’t lie I kind of thought the colors would need many coats to look as thick and vibrant as they do in the bottle but that wasn’t’ the case at all. The polish went on smoothly, the color was gorgeous. It was also easy to remove and didn’t stain my nails. I was glad I tried it. This is a brand we can all feel comfortable using. Hopscotch Kids Nail Polish is also made in the USA!! That is something you know I can get behind! To find Hopscotch and other great products visit Nature’s Basin. Free shipping on orders over $49 and free samples!

Product Description: This natural nail polish is the premier non-toxic, kid-friendly alternative to solvent-based nail polish. The water-based formula is free of the harsh, smelly chemicals that most nail polishes contain, helping condition your little one’s nails with long-lasting, salon quality vibrant color. Hopscotch Kids is free of toluene, dibutyl phthalate, formaldehyde, nitrocellulose, butyl and ethyl acetates, acetone, FD&C, coal tar and lake colors.

If you want to try your very own bottle of Hopscotch Kids Nail Polish click to enter here and read the contest rules! The contest ends on July 2nd so enter ASAP before it is gone.