10 Household Essentials for Eco-Moms


| 5/11/2016 7:00:00 AM


You’ve heard of that mom — the one who has a natural solution to every ailment that strikes her child, who makes her own cleaners and laundry detergent, who somehow has her kids trained to crave organic vegetables over fruit snacks. This type is often known as the “crunchy mom” or “eco-mom.”

Eco-moms are loosely defined as women who initiate green living and maintain natural lifestyles and households. In parenting, cleaning and cooking, these women look for the most clean and natural alternatives to keep their bodies and homes free of chemicals and toxins. And more and more parents, and people, are leaning toward a crunchier lifestyle.

Whether you’re looking for a gift for an eco-mom in your life or you want to start taking a more natural approach to your own household, the following ten items are essentials.

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1. Essential Oils and a Diffuser



Headaches, sore throats, colds, digestive problems, anxiety, depression, pain, allergies — you name the symptom, and there’s an essential oil designed to alleviate it. Diffusing essential oils eliminates the need to turn to over-the-counter pain relievers or antibiotics. Making your own essential oil blends for use in a diffuser than you may think, watch our video to learn how.