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Win One Give One – the TOMS Vegan Shoe Giveaway

Listen closely, because this might get confusing. When you buy a pair, you give a pair, and today at EcoSalon you just might win a pair. Got that? I’ll start again. We’re giving away a TOMS gift card worth $50 toward the purchase of a pair of TOMS shoes.* Leave […]

It's My Party and I'll Pingg if I Want to!

Who could have imagined a time when sending your wedding invitation via email would not only be acceptable but encouraged? Certainly your grandmother wouldn’t allow it, and most likely your mother would throw up her hands in protest. Not if she took a look at pingg, the stylish, personalized, ad […]

My Hat Wore Me to the Party

An avant-garde hat lets its wearer travel back in time. A flamboyant, two-tiered hat of black and shimmery emerald feathers has somehow flown into my life. I imagine the lively backstory of the Golightly lampshade – a copious chronicle of its madcap owner turning heads at Glide church or in […]

Gorgeous No-Knit One-Hour DIY Scarf Anyone Can Make

Here’s a DIY scarf anyone can make. Seriously, anyone. Whether an avid knitter or not, many crafters are stuck with stashes of beautiful yarn and too many knitting projects from which to choose. No-knit yarn projects are the ideal solution for knitters and non-knitters alike. No-knit yarn projects are the […]

DIY: Spray-Painted Wicker Baskets

Give wicker baskets a second life. If you have a pile of old wicker baskets about that you’re thinking of tossing out, give them a glam update with spray paint. Wicker is perfect for storage, gift giving and accenting your home. This three-step project is an easy way to clean wicker […]

Jimi: The Wallet for Pocket-Sized Pockets

“What is that?” I asked my housemate. He was doing his online banking, and next to his pad of scribbled finances was a small rectangular box of bright plastic, about the size of a credit card. He opened it up and slid out a few credit cards. “Who needs a […]

7 Game-Changing DIY Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas

Christmas tree decorating ideas that will compel you to break up with your store-bought decorations. I don’t know about you, but I’ve had the same, tired Christmas tree decorations since… well, forever. Aside from the sentimental ones, I look at the rest and want to switch them out for newer […]

5 Bamboo Products We Love

In addition to being a strong and versatile material for making everything from flooring to vases, bamboo just looks be-yoo-tiful. Take a minute to drool over these five bamboo products that we just love, love, love. Daryl Hannah’s Worm Bin Ecorazzi spied this gorgeous 3-quart kitchen compost bucket at Daryl […]

Foodie Underground: 5 Simple Serving Classics

ColumnServe your food up simple with these 5 classics. How often are we seduced by sexy packaging? All. The. Time. We live in a disposable world, full of plastic forks, coffee cups and styrofoam takeout boxes. At the same time, everywhere we turn we’re tempted to improve our culinary prowess […]

Planning a Spring Dinner Party That Gives Back

As the evenings get longer and warmer, start thinking about planning spring and summer dinner parties that offer food for thought. Prepping an organic, locally sourced feast is a great way to get your dinner guests to enjoy a sustainable meal, but it’s also a green conversation starter, sparking lots […]

8 Creative Recycled Paper Crafts: Get Crafty with Your Recycling

Be both crafty and practical with these recycled paper crafts. Recycling is great and all, but creative reusing or re-purposing via paper crafts is even better. Most cities and states now offer some sort of recycling programs, whether single-stream or bin sorted, but there’s still plenty of waste that happens, […]

Tap Your Inner Prairie Child with These Green DIY Projects

Just the other night I scolded my preteen daughter for kvetching about her minimal chores – setting the table and feeding Smokey and Audrey, our gluttonous pug and arthritic cat. “Imagine if you lived on the prairie and had to churn your own butter and mold your own soap bars […]

2010 Gift Guide: For All

These gifts are for the souls in your life that are brimming with charisma and personality (or maybe those begging for a hint of humor). From ski masks with facial hair to balls of seeds, we have gathered some of the best eco-friendly holiday gifts for your gifting pleasure. Give […]

9 Creative Wedding Gifts for the Bridesmaid on a Budget

Creative wedding gifts for the bridesmaid with a million weddings to go to – and a bank account in overdraft. Many of us have oodles of weddings to attend this summer: Tis the season for U-Hauls full of Kleenex, bouquet tosses, champagne-guzzling… and a plummeting bank account. As excited as […]

40 Quotes About Feminism

A collection of inspiring, controversial, and downright outrageous quotes on feminism. I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a door mat or a prostitute. -Rebecca West

Underwear that Traps Flatulence Odor? Yep! Meet Shreddies

When someone’s motto is “fart with confidence”, you know you’re in good company. The latest and greatest in the world of flatulence and incontinence are Shreddies. The UK-based Shreddies produces an assortment of underwear that are equipped with a carbon-filtering technology that dissipates odor on contact. This is no product […]

5 Creative Ways to Be a Green Bookworm

There are few pleasures in life greater than curling up with a good book – preferably along with a nice glass of wine. Minimalist interior designers might disagree but as far as I’m concerned, a full bookshelf is what turns a house into a home. It’s also an eco-choice since […]

The 50 Best Quotes About Love

EcoSalon’s 50 favorite quotes about love.  If you love someone, the greatest gift you can give them is your presence. – Thich Nhat Hanh I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle […]

Why Does HIV Stigma Still Exist?: #NowWhat

While there still isn’t a cure for the virus, those with HIV can keep it at bay by taking antiretrovirals (ARVs) and expect to have a long and healthy life (and healthy relationships). Although all humans with an Internet connection and a brain can easily research facts about HIV, many […]

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6 Sexy Yet Cheap Date Ideas for Frugal Couples

Whether you plan on celebrating Valentine’s Day with your sweetheart, or just want keep the romance alive, we have some cheap date ideas to help you frugal couples out there. Some folks think having a good time means spending bucketloads of money; other folks are less convinced. We know that […]

12 Deliciously Chocolate Lotions, Creams, and Other Yummy Body Treats

Indulge in these decadent, delicious, calorie-free and no-guilt chocolate lotions, butters, and scrubs. If Valentine’s Day is all about love and chocolate, what if you could indulge in luscious chocolaty decadence without one calorie? With delicious body products you can. You might even feel naughty; like you’re smoothing whipped chocolate frosting […]

9 Last-Minute Personalized Valentine’s Gifts Perfect for V-Day

Choose perfectly personalized Valentine’s gifts that say I love you, or rather, I love [insert their name here]. Valentine’s Day is the time for romance and sentiment. And whether you are looking for gifts for your significant other, or for other special folks in your life–like your mom, sister, or […]

What Sorcery Made This Snow Melting Concrete? [Video]

This is a short video, but it’s too cool and the product is too useful to not show. The video shows the wonder that is electric concrete. That’s right, this concrete can melt snow. How? Here are the details: “This gift from the heavens is the brainchild of Chris Tuan, […]

5 Sweetheart Styles for Valentine’s Day: Friday Finds

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and no matter what you decide to do, you’ll still probably want to dress a bit cuter than normal. We want to help you find that perfect oh, so cute outfit, so, here are 5 sweetheart styles you can sport on the day […]

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Get Your Holiday Cheer On With EcoSalon’s The Box!

EcoSalon’s The Box, Holiday Cheer Edition, features items that will make your holidays sparkle with all its might! Celebrate the most festive of seasons with a box of 25 glittering items from 15 fabulous brands – worth $466.95–all for just $129 + free shipping! Fa la la la la! The holiday season is officially in […]

Why Does HIV Stigma Still Exist?: #NowWhat

While there still isn’t a cure for the virus, those with HIV can keep it at bay by taking antiretrovirals (ARVs) and expect to have a long and healthy life (and healthy relationships). Although all humans with an Internet connection and a brain can easily research facts about HIV, many […]

12 Deliciously Chocolate Lotions, Creams, and Other Yummy Body Treats

Indulge in these decadent, delicious, calorie-free and no-guilt chocolate lotions, butters, and scrubs. If Valentine’s Day is all about love and chocolate, what if you could indulge in luscious chocolaty decadence without one calorie? With delicious body products you can. You might even feel naughty; like you’re smoothing whipped chocolate frosting […]

Easy, Free Embroidery Patterns and Projects for the Holidays

Get started on your handmade holiday gifts with these free embroidery patterns and projects. The holiday season is once again upon us (unless you pay attention to the Christmas music playing at every retailer, then it’s been Christmas since early September), and that means it’s way past time for you […]