Spring Things: The Best Natural Products for Your Home

Our favorite items for spring cleaning, decorating, renovating and wearing.
March/April 2009
http://www.motherearthliving.com/Home-Products/Best-Spring-Products-For-Your-Natural-Home.aspx
"Re-leaf" basket; Vermont Slate Art switch plates; Concreteworks hexlites; Love Bottle reusable recycled glass bottle.


Photography By Michelle Galins

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Naturally grown, naturally dyed Loofah-Art natural scrubbers are gentle on pots and pans but tough enough to remove sticky food remains. Scrubbers: $4. (732) 694-3773. Register to win Loofah-Art scrubbers!

Add a touch of earthiness to any room with a recycled slate switch plate from Vermont Slate Art. Single switch: $15. Single GFI plate: $20. Single outlet: $20. (802) 254-7491. Register to win Vermont Slate Art switch plates!

Personalize Love Bottle’s recycled glass, reusable water bottles with stickers and markers, then add silicon “peace” bands for extra grip. 500-ml bottle: $12. 1,000-ml bottle: $15. Silicon bands: $2. Register to win Love Bottle recycle glass bottles! 

The iron “Re-leaf” fruit basket is handmade by Noah’s Ark artisans. Noah’s Ark supports health care, housing and education in India. Medium: $30. Large: $40. (877) 256-4438. Register to win the Re-leaf fruit basket!

Minimalist yet chic, Concreteworks hexlites—made of fly ash and recycled glass— stylishly house tea lights. Hexlites: $7. (510) 534- 7147. Register to win Concreteworks hexlites! 

Form3’s custom-made reclaimed mahogany lamp with a reclaimed acrylite shade is perfect décor for any natural home. Table lamp: $300. (707) 763-7636. 

Vegan-friendly butter bars naturally moisturize skin with apricot kernel oil, organic shea butter, organic cocoa butter, vitamin E and essential oils. 1-ounce bar: $7.50; 2-ounce bar: $12. (785) 856-1090. Register to win Relive Organics butter bars! 

Organic, fair trade shea cream from Organic Essence is packaged in a biodegradable, compostable container that uses Forest Stewardship Council-certified paper, soy ink and organic adhesive. Available in grapefruit, lavender, lemongrass and vanilla orange. 4 ounces: $25. (707) 465-8955. Register to win Organic Essence shea cream!

Fun, fashionable organic cotton shirts from Swell Foop combine playful designs with positive environmental messages. Women’s and men’s shirts: $25. (800) 807-4628. Register to win Swell Foop organic T-shirts! 

Fight mold without toxic chemicals or bleach. Concrobium mold control is an EPA-registered solution that uses sodium bicarbonate and inorganic compounds to eliminate mold. 32 ounces: $9.50. (866) 811-4148. Register to win Concrobium mold control! 

Soy Seal, a Greenguard-certified sealant, is light on the environment yet tough on gaps and cracks. Seal pipe penetrations, floor vents and more with this bio-based spray. 16-ounce can: $5. (800) 803-5189. Register to win Soy Seal!

With wireless technology, the Cyber-Rain sprinkler-control system syncs with the Internet and adjusts garden watering based on local online weather reports. The smart system tracks water use and estimates savings. Cyber-Rain XCI Complete System: $400. (877) 888-1452. Register to win the Cyber-Rain sprinkler control system! 

Kim Wallace