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4mula's Smart Solution to the Packaging Problem

 4mula is a line of aromatherapy bath and body products with a brilliant idea: create holistic potions out of natural ingredients in lasting reusable packaging that is so attractive you’ll never want to toss it. I love the concept of beautiful packaging that you can either refill with the same […]

7 Creative Uses for Old Tennis Balls

To alleviate stress, some people indulge in aromatherapy, others depend on their monthly massage, while you hit up the tennis courts and leave it to the wrath of your racket. Along with a peaceful state of mind, this effective method of release has left you a basket full of old […]

An Easy Green Dry Cleaning Trick

Next time you drop off clothes at the local dry cleaners (an environmentally friendly one, I hope), bring a garment bag along and ask them to hold the plastic and paper. I started doing this about six months ago when my dry cleaner began providing simple, black garment bags for […]

9 Great Eco Cleaners for Your Home

I’m not ashamed to say that I recently searched out a dishwashing liquid as if it were to become my personal signature scent. It began in September, when I attended the Natural Products Expo East in Boston and was handed a fistful of Biokleen Lemon Tyme dishwashing samples. The smell, in […]

Clean the 5 Most Common Stains, Naturally

There’s little I find more frustrating than walking away from an evening meal in my favourite Italian restaurant, looking down and finding I’ve spilled olive oil on the front of one of my best shirts. Here come the gallons of caustic, paint-stripping eco-hostile chemicals, futile trips to the cleaners, and […]

An Easy Green Dry Cleaning Trick

Next time you drop off clothes at the local dry cleaners (an environmentally friendly one, I hope), bring a garment bag along and ask them to hold the plastic and paper. I started doing this about six months ago when my dry cleaner began providing simple, black garment bags for […]

Eco-Friendly, Organic Linen Spray

I’ve been doing a lot of business traveling of late and my sense of smell is on overload. Maybe I’m becoming more sensitive, or maybe even the best hotel room can turn musty and stale over time. Opening the sliding glass door to the balcony is a lovely option during […]

How to Clean Up After Your Downward Dog

A good hour of yoga can leave you feeling relaxed, energized, and introspective. It can also leave you with soggy clothes and a wet mat. Kathy Swanson, a New Englander with a passion for everything natural, recently added Happy Yoga Mat to her collection of Kathy’s Family Products. It’s made […]

Solay Simple Makes Cleaning Easy and Eco-Friendly

We’ve all purchased household cleaners that weren’t as effective as their commercials led us to believe, but those days are over. While the leading ingredient in the Solay Simple multi-purpose cleaner is pure Himalayan crystal salt, you don’t have to take its label’s ardent claims with a grain of salt. […]

Clorox: Greenwashers or Converts?

Who would have ever imagined the day when Clorox, makers of the ubiquitous chlorine bleach, would come out with a line of eco-friendly cleansers?  But here they are, 7 Green Works natural products such as bathroom cleanser, dishwashing liquid, and glass  & surface cleaner. Fragrance comes from essential oils, there is […]

Hold Your Breath: Liquid Glass Changes Everything

Here at EcoSalon we love glass – and we’ve spent years celebrating its use in milk bottles and gorgeously translucent tableware, its almost magical ability to be renewed and reshaped by the elements into something truly sublime. We want glass to shove past plastic and regain the well-deserved status it’s […]

Eco Links to Green Your Week

Don’t miss these green reads: When you’re picking your way through a furniture sale – what’s perfect for renovation? Here are ten good suggestions, based on years of experience! Another ten – this time, America’s top 10 walkable cities, from The Daily Green. We’re all for rediscovering our legs – […]

Solay Simple Makes Cleaning Easy and Eco-Friendly

We’ve all purchased household cleaners that weren’t as effective as their commercials led us to believe, but those days are over. While the leading ingredient in the Solay Simple multi-purpose cleaner is pure Himalayan crystal salt, you don’t have to take its label’s ardent claims with a grain of salt. […]

How to Win the Battle of the Junk Drawer

Everyone has one; it doesn’t matter where you live or how organized you are or which candidate you vote for. The junk drawer does not discriminate. And unless you’re a Zen monk, the idea of emptying and sorting said drawer sends you running for cover. Yes, I’m fairly certain most […]

Save the Planet, Save Cash: 25 Best Ways to Green Your Green

“Going eco-friendly…doesn’t that cost extra?” Tired of hearing that line? So are we. So let’s bury this assumption once and for all! Here’s how to save a ton of cash. 1. Change to Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs. LED lightbulbs will be greener, but right now they’re pricey – while CFLs are […]

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Yellowed Workout Tees? Don’t Sweat It

Summer sunshine and gorgeous weather make for the ideal conditions to get moving – whether hiking, running, biking with your family or simply taking your dog for a walk. But working out in the heat, always comes with a side of sweat, and all too often sweat-stained clothing make laundry […]

Vinegar: The Dark Horse In Your Pantry

If you’re creeped out by the loads of chemicals lurking in traditional cleaning products, one of the purest and safest ways to keep your home spotless is by mixing up cleaning solutions yourself. And if you think you’ll need to turn your kitchen into some sort of DIY eco-friendly cleaning lab, […]

When Composting Goes to the Dogs

Dog gone it, not again! My gluttonous pug – not satisfied with a veggie burger chew toy – has gone bin diving in my compost bucket and recycling bags. These receptacles for reusable waste are placed securely under the sink and not so securely beside the other trash cans in the […]

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