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Jackie Brazil Recycled Acrylic Bangle

Step into spring style with this chunky bangle, made by Jackie Brazil. Crafted from recycled glass, the multi-colored, glitzy adornment dresses up any plain Jane wardrobe with a burst of color (and conscience.) With each bangle different than the next, you won’t find your unique piece decorating anyone else’s arm. So sweet and eco-chic.

Find it @ for $96.53 or £45.00

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Friday, April 20, 2007

Shaklee – GET CLEAN and Green

As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve been a steady user of the distilled white vinegar/baking soda/salt/lemon approach to cleaning for many years. But I recently decided to try the new line of Get Clean household products from Shaklee.

With the arrival of the 2 boxes of Get Clean goods, I must confess, my first thoughts cast a shadow of doubt and concern: Would all the packaging and shipping prove to be worthwhile? Were the clean, fresh impressions that I gleaned from their website an accurate depiction of the actual goods? Happily, the answers are Yes, and without a doubt!
I am truly amazed by their effectiveness and eco-friendliness.
Get Clean not only gets the job done — but it’s a true green find — an entire line of nontoxic cleaners that won’t pollute the air you breathe, or cause harm to Mother Earth.

getclean.jpgThe Get Clean Starter Kit contains a nifty array of practical solutions; each item packs a concentrated punch of cleaning power and each package and dispenser is attractive and well designed. The kit is all-inclusive, with measuring scoops, cloths, sponge, scrubbing pad and even a handy storage/caddy. And the instructions are thorough and easy to follow. As I stood over my kitchen sink, measuring and mixing my new cleaning cocktails, I had a few quiet chuckles as I flashed back on my chem classes from many moons ago.

The entire line is a treat to the olfactory senses, especially after so many years of pouring a vinegar-based concoction on various surfaces. My fave is the Scour Off Heavy-Duty Paste, it’s a heavenly dream whip that wipes out the tough stuff with ease. For an overview of the complete line, simply click to Get Clean.

With further digging, I also discovered that Shaklee also has an impressive history. Founded in 1956 by Dr. Forrest C. Shaklee, they launched one of the first nontoxic, biodegradable cleaners in the 1960s. A decade later, one of the first biodegradable laundry detergents without phosphates, nitrates or borates was introduced, followed by one of the first official Earth Day products in 1990. And in 2000 Shaklee was the first company in the world to obtain Climate Neutral certification and totally offset its CO2 emissions, with a net zero impact on the environment.

Shaklee’s environmental stewardship and socially responsibility creates an attractive business opportunity. 12,000 new entrepreneurs sign up every month. I like what they’re all about — health, harmony with nature, shared dreams, a better world, and doing it right.

Here’s a Quick Snapshot from their Website
getstarterkit.jpg If one person were to switch from conventional cleaners to a
Get Clean Starter Kit it would eliminate 108 pounds of packaging waste from landfills and 248 pounds of GHG emissions, the equivalent of planting 10 trees.

purchase kit or separate items @
Get Clean Starter Kit costs approx. $150.

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    John Masters Organics – Hair Care with Heart


    When salon stylist John Masters became fascinated by organic living in the 80s, he began to recognize the health risks associated with the harsh hair treatment chemicals at his 9 to 5. John_Masters_Organics.jpgCommitted to creating a toxin-free salon environment, John set out to create an organic product line, researching and testing essential oils, plant extracts, and other health-food staples. Twenty-five years later, John operates the John Masters Organic Salon (NYC) and hair and skincare line,
    John Masters Organics

    Striving to provide the “most organic, most natural product available on the market,” Masters’ line emphasizes the sweet, natural slant found in his Honey & Hibiscus Hair Reconstructor, Rosemary & Peppermint Detangler and Blood Orange & Vanilla Body Milk, among others.

    View his entire line of natural, feel-good style products at
    (Prices $6 – $48, free ground shipping on all orders)

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