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Fresh Finds: Green Cleaning and Planet-Wise Pet Care

It's easy to become a healthier housekeeper and pet owner.
By Natural Home staff
September/October 2007
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Green cleaning products for your home.

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Green Cleaning

Solay Simple  dish soap makes dishes sparkle with purified water, coconut blend and Himalayan salt. 32-ounce bottle: $9. (866) 497-0274.

Fight grime with Twist’s biodegradable, double-sided loofah sponge. Twist gets cellulose from renewable tree farms and reuses 99.7 percent of its production waste. Sponge with loofah backing: $7. (303) 443-9953.

Made with pure essential oils, Clarity glass mist is available in scents such as lemongrass and eucalyptus. 32-ounce bottle: $8. (815) 600-5596.

Enjoy soft laundry with these soy-based, synthetic-free, hypoallergenic dryer sheets from Mountain Green . Pack of 40: $10. (866) 686-4733.

Mix the essential oils in the Eco-Me  home kit with water, vinegar or olive oil to make an all-purpose cleaner, wood polish, scrub cleanser and more. Oils, recipes and spray bottles: $26.

Plant-based, biodegradable and vegan, lime scale remover from environmentally progressive Ecover cleans bathrooms naturally. 16-ounce bottle: $5. (800) 449-4925.

Using the fruit of the Chinese soapberry tree, Green Virgin Products soap nuts soften and freshen clothes naturally. Put two acorn-like soap nuts in the included cloth bag and wash as usual. 10-ounce box (36 to 50 loads): $19. (888) 762-7688.

Planet-Wise Pet Care

Baked with organic cinnamon, ginger, pumpkin purée, unsalted peanut butter, rice and flour, pumpkin spice dog treats from Robbie Dawg are perfect for dogs with allergies and sensitive digestive systems. About 120 treats: $6. (718) 855-1552.

Relieve mother pets or farm animals with Mammal Mama’s suckle soother, made from beeswax and organic herbs. The salve also heals minor cuts and insect bites. 4-ounce container: $20. (970) 221-4830;

Organic and Nature’s pet stain and odor remover erases the toughest pet stains using natural enzymes and cleaning agents. 16-ounce bottle: $9. (516) 825-2851;

Give your companion a healthy night’s rest with this pesticide-free hemp dog bed from DoggyArchy, made without synthetic fillers or toxic fire retardants. 24-by-36-inch bed with easy-to-remove cover: $155.

Mojo D Certified Organic dog shampoo’s healing plant extracts soothe dry skin, kill odors and enrich your dog’s coat. The Flying Herb scent features a natural pest repellent. 8.5-ounce bottle: $12. (301) 922-0678.

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