Guilt-Free Giving: Eco-Friendly Everything
some joy with green gifts that make everyone's world a little
O, The Oprah Magazine |
October 29, 2010
Less clunky than a dehumidifier, this little bag is filled with nontoxic bamboo charcoal that naturally absorbs odor and moisture in your home.
$10 for 200-gram bag | MosoNatural.com
This Oakland company still uses 100 percent natural fragrances, harvested from plant trimmings and tree boughs, for its body and hand soaps—and the results are exquisite. If you can't hike the Sierra lake country or camp on Mount Hood, these bring the scent to you.
$35 | JuniPerridge.com
A virtuous way to eat candy: Westwind Orchard and Fruition Chocolate
have joined forces to create treats with farm-fresh raspberries, pumpkin
seeds and fair-trade cocoa beans, all organically grown.
$8 each | WestwindOrchard.com
Made from beeswax sourced from local, sustainable, chemical-free hives, this lotion bar seals in moisture before gardening, protects from scrapes during, and nourishes skin afterward.
$24 | Worker-B.com
At last an insect repellent you'll enjoy wearing. Essential oils of
rosemary, geranium, lemongrass, and citronella are blended with vitamin E
and glycerin for DEET-free protection.
$20 | MalinandGoetz.com
We could tell you that this company uses organic ingredients and fair-trade practices, but instead we'll say that this artisanal popcorn is the snack food equivalent of finding Brian Atwood shoes on sale while simultaneously riding off into the sunset with Benicio Del Toro in a Lamborghini on a Caribbean beach.
$52 for three canisters | 479popcorn.com
"Printed on forest-friendly paper, this sweet little children's book includes a sing-along CD and eco-tips for preserving the planet." — Oprah
Starting at $5 | amazon.com
"Read a novel, read the paper, read a story to a little kid, read between the lines, read the fine print, just read! With these glasses, you'll not only see the words, but look very mod in the process." — Oprah
$23.95 for pair of glasses and case
Real leaves preserved with 24kt gold, silver, or copper coating prove that nature is our finest artist. They add nondenominational sparkle to a tree or holiday package.
$22 to $38 each | StillLifeGifts.com
Sometimes mothers are the mother of invention. Three of them, appalled by their families' plastic sandwich bag use (and the country's—estimated at more than 20 million a day), created LunchSkins, cheerful, reusable, dishwasher-safe sandwich and snack sacks.
$8 for snack bag, $9 for sandwich bag | LunchSkins.com
Save money and the planet all at the same time thanks to these refillable water bottles that come with a filter built right into the top
$10 for 18.5 ounce bottle
Well-grounded packaging—jute sacks, leaf-motif ribbon—gets these oak, pine, and magnolia tree seedlings off to a good start. Later you can move them to the yard.
$44 | SeedsOfLife.com
Printed from Oprah.com on Sunday, March 9, 2014
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