Your Eight Favorite Green Products

We asked readers to tell us what products they feel good about that have minimal impact on the earth while meeting their everyday needs. The following is a list of the winners in eight categories.


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Paper products

1. Seventh Generation. 

Seventh Generation paper towels, bathroom and facial tissues, napkins and paper plates are made from 100 percent recycled paper and do not contain chlorine bleach. (802) 658-3773

Cleaning products

2. Earth Friendly Products. 

All natural and completely safe to use, Earth Friendly Products are made from renewable resources. (800) 335-3267


3. Old Fashioned Milk Paint. 

Old Fashioned Milk Paint manufactures and distributes all-natural casein paint (a common finish in colonial times). Available in sixteen rich colors. (978) 448-6336

Personal-care products

4. Abundant Earth. 

From skin care to dental hygiene (and a whole lot more), Abundant Earth creates healthy, ecologically sensitive products designed from the subtle beauty and fecundity of the earth’s bounty. (888) 513-2784

Bath soap

5. Kiss My Face. 

Rich with the moisturizing power of 86 percent olive oil, Kiss My Face soaps are made from a 150-year-old formula without foamers, artificial colors, or additives. (800) 262-5477

Light bulbs

6. Verilux. 

Verilux’s full-spectrum bulbs and lamps reduce glare, eyestrain, and fatigue, while also saving energy. (800) 786-6850

Aromatherapy products

7. Aura Cacia. 

Aura Cacia has been creating pure oils and aromatherapy products, all cruelty-free, for more than twenty years. (800) 786-1388

Natural building books

8. The Natural House Book: Creating a Healthy, Harmonious and Ecologically Sound Home Environment, by David Pearson (Simon & Schuster, 1989).

With beautiful photographs and illustrations, this thorough, useful book offers decorating and designing help for the ecologically minded. Available in bookstores and online.