As we complete our monthly challenges we come across some great products that help us on our journey. We want to share that list of products with you, our fellow green living enthusiasts. We’ve divided the products by categories like food, cleaning, kitchen, etc to make it easier to find green products. We will never recommend a product we would not use ourselves. So there you have it. The list is continuously growing so CHECK BACK OFTEN!!
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*NaturOli Soap Nuts / Soap Berries – 4 oz (60 loads) USDA ORGANIC*
These little all natural nuts are amazing!! You put them in a little laundry safe bag and place them in your washer instead of traditional detergent and they release soap when they get wet. The contain no dyes or harsh chemicals and leave your cloths soft and fresh. They are great if you have sensitive skin. One of our most highly recommended products
*NaturOli Soap Nuts / Soap Berries. 23+ LOADS! – USDA Organic*
If you are not keen on buying a full bag of soap nuts this starter kits does 23 loads of laundry for a FEW DOLLARS. If there is one product you try its this one.
When you get your order of soap nuts it comes with 1 of these bags but if you buy in bulk you’ll find you will need new bags before you need more soap nuts (they last a long time). Get this pack of three for all of your laundry needs. You can use them for holding other things besides soap nuts, like jewelry, since they are unbleached and 100% natural.
It was hard to find a palm oil free hand soap. We were using palm oil friendly brands but then we stumbled upon Bayes Hand Soap and were pleasantly surprised to learn it did not contain palm oil. The soap smells great and feels great. It’s also free of scents and dyes so it doesn’t dry your hands out. We will not go back to regular hand soap.
We use soap nuts all around our house, including homemade soap nut concentrate. It can take 30 minutes or more to make your own concentrate but luckily NaturOli has done the work for you. This stuff packs a punch! 1oz will do 12 loads in a high efficiency washer. Yes you read that right, 1oz!! However, we use it in our homemade cleaners. It acts just like dish soap so its perfect for cleaning everything from dishes, to bathtubs, to windows. Its all natural and environmentally friendly, plus it’s affordable. Just dilute in water to the desired potency.
Health & Beauty
Essential oils have many benefits and tea tree oil is no exception. This particular oil has been found to have anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties. Many name brand acne medications include tea tree oil but you can make your own by diluting tea tree oil in another oil. It also makes a great addition to homemade cleaners because of its antibacterial properties and smell. A few drops goes a long way so this small bottle will last you a while. Just don’t ingest it!
Palm Oil Free
*Crazy Richard Peanut Butter, Creamy, 16 oz (affiliate link)*
We switched to all natural peanut butter about a year ago and now regular peanut butter is to sweet. Crazy Richard Peanut Butter contains one ingredient: peanuts. THAT’S IT, LITERALLY!! Keep it in the refrigerator for a thicker consistency. We swear you’ll try their peanut butter and you will never go back. Plus its palm oil free.
This is our new favorite snack. It’s gluten free which is good for Mrs. GGC and its palm oil free which is also great. It’s all natural, non-gmo, and has no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. It’s a filling snack but only 100 calories per serving. And it doesn’t get stuck in your teeth like other popcorn because it is perfectly popped. LOVE IT!!!
*Cuisinart GR-150 Griddler Deluxe*
This griddler is so versatile its definitely worth the price. We use it for paninis and quesadillas all the time. When we ate meat we cooked burgers on it in the winter. And a griddler is the only way to get perfect golden brown pancakes. Plus it opens up so you can cook pancakes on one side and bacon (which we don’t eat any more) on the other. Win Win!
*Try Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial*I know what your thinking. What does Amazon Prime have to do with going green and living a more environmentally friendly life? Options! Amazon opens the door to a whole new world of green products that you can’t find at the grocery store. We get our soap nuts from Amazon because that is the only place to get them. Same with our favorite hand soap.
And then there is the free 2-day shipping. We are busy, Mr. GGC is in law school and Mrs. GGC is getting her masters degree. We don’t have time to go out and shop for things, especially unique green products, so Amazon has been a life saver. And then there are the free shows and movies that come with Prime. We watch tons of environmental documentaries on Amazon Prime. So really Amazon has been a big part of our going green challenges. So thank Amazon. *Try Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial!* We’ve never met anyone who didn’t love it