shopping for products that are made without chemicals or are
manufactured in a way that is not damaging to the environment you may
see words like: Natural, organic,
Eco-friendly, green and environmentally conscious. What exactly are
natural materials and why should we as consumers be concerned with them?
Have you read anything about
Eco-friendly clothing for babies lately? Organic cotton, organic wool,
and bamboo seem to be filling the blogosphere. After doing some
research and using the products myself, I have joined the Eco-friendly
families who choose to use natural clothing for my baby.
can set the mood for many occasions. Many people identify candles with
setting a romantic mood, or creating aromas, or blowing them out on your
birthday, all of which are fairly legitimate reasons to break out the
candles, but finding the right housing for your candle can set a mood
all on its own.
The choices are generally
pillar candles, taper candles and then you have the specialty candle,
tea light candles or maybe even a floating candle. Many will head for
the drawer of candles when a special occasion arises, and then begin the
search for a candle holder, either coming up short or pulling out momís
overly dramatic crystal candle holders from 1980. Obviously, this just
will not do when you are simply wanting to make dinner a special
occasion, especially when momís candle sticks are blocking your view to
the mash potatoes, and the lovely faces of your family.
sure how to make your home green? Living green doesnít require an
extreme home makeover. Just by changing how you eat, shop, clean, and
purchase household goods, you can easily make your home greener....
shower curtains are beautiful, soft and healthy and it is for this
reason that they are known to give homeowners a fantastic eco friendly
alternative to other types of shower curtains that may be less green.
Hemp shower curtains are designed using natural materials and for this
reason, they do not emit toxic chemicals which might harm your health
and contribute to air pollution indoors.....
I never used to think of my shower curtain as a health and environmental problem until I learned some alarming information about PVC and VOCs. My shower curtain was toxic! What made is so toxic? Well letís start at the beginning. Remember that smell when you opened the brand new plastic shower curtain or liner? It is the same smell that immediately brings back memories of blowing up beach balls and life rafts for the pool. Well, what you smell is polyvinyl chloride plastic otherwise known as PVC. PVCóthe same stuff that is used for plumbingóemits harmful chemicals called volatile organic chemicals or VOCs. But itís middle name is organic! Thatís healthy right? Wrong.