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Fresh Finds: Squeaky Green: Method Home, Casabella, Ecover

Simplify your spring cleaning.
By Danae DeShazer
May/June 2008
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These 'green' cleaning items will be sure to leave your house spick and span -- without those harmful toxins.
--MICHELLE GALINS


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Green your cleaning with these new green products. Want more? Check out other green products on shelves now.

The Omop Starter Kit’s floor-sweeping cloths, made from compostable corn, have special electrostatic properties that pick up hard-to-grab dust particles. The kit includes a reusable microfiber mop pad, a heavy-duty wet-dry mop and a gentle wood cleaner, all in compostable packaging made of recycled paper and bamboo or recycled PET plastic. Four-piece Starter Kit: $30. (866) 963-8463.

Ecover’s new Ecological Stain Remover’s biodegradable, plant-based ingredients and recyclable packaging make it soft on your clothes and the environment. 6.8-ounce bottle: $4. (800) 449-4925.

Laundry Dropps—dissolvable detergent packets without enzymes or phosphates—are a biodegradable alternative to conventional laundry detergent. Use 1 dropps packet for a small or medium load, 2 dropps for a large load. $30 for three packages of 20 dropps each. (800) 355-9274.

Nontoxic, biodegradable and free of phosphates, Lucky Earth "Waterless" Car Wash shines and protects your car against UV rays with coconut oil. $23 for 32-ounce bottle (seven to 10 washes) or $40 for a hemp gift bag (includes Car Wash, Tire Shine and three microfiber towels). (310) 215-3133.

The Casabella Bamboo Broom has a recyclable aluminum pole, a bamboo head and handle, and resilient palmyra-plant bristles: $35. (800) 841-4140 .

Made with beeswax, Brazilian carnauba wax and other plant-based ingredients, Howard Naturals Wood Preserver enhances and protects wood furnishings. 12-ounce bottle: $7.19. (800) 266-9545 .

The Palm Brush and Stand, one of several new cleaning products from Natural Home, is made from renewable bamboo and has durable palmyra bristles. $13 .








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