Add a little green to every part of your life with OrganicAuthority’s 2013’s Green Living Essentials Goodie Box. Explore our Editor-in-Chief, Laura Klein’s, hand-curated selection of eco-friendly goodies for your kitchen, closet, laundry room, wardrobe, body and mind.
With colorful cookbooks (for both adults and tykes), organic foods and spices, clean skincare products, sustainably-sourced clothes and kitchen accessories, laundry essentials and more, there’s something to inspire everyone and every aspect of your green life!
Total value: $440.86
Vegetable of the Day: 365 Recipes for Every Day of the Year by Kate McMillan
The greener lifestyle starts at home, in your kitchen. Cook scrumptious, green, healthy meals using every color of the vegetable-rainbow with Kate McMillan’s gorgeously photographed book. This 12-chapter collection features hundreds of different seasonal vegetable dishes for every day of the year. Each chapter begins with a colorful monthly calendar that highlights the included dishes. Each recipe is accompanied by a note that might detail seasonings, unusual ingredients, serving suggestions, possible variations and garnishes or other helpful tips. You’ll feel inspired to cook up gourmet dishes for fall, like maple-glazed acorn squash, along with year-round delicacies–tomato-topped bruschetta in summer, creamy scalloped potatoes in winter, and roasted asparagus come spring.
McMillian, who spent nine years as an event planner and in advertising sales at Vogue, Glamour, and People magazines, was called to seriously pursue her passion for food by attending the California Culinary Academy, and graduated from Tante Marie Cooking School in San Francisco. She now runs her own thriving catering business that serves up culinary masterpieces for 8-guest casual dinner parties to passed hors d’oeuvres soirees for 400, and everything in between.
6-Pack Dryer Balls
Follow up your green-laundering with green-drying. Woolzies is your perfect alternative to chemical-ridden regular fabric softeners (whether liquid or sheet). Conventional fabric softeners have a dirty track-record, as they’re linked to countless allergic reactions, including skin irritations. But with Woolzies, you can rest easy, draped in eco-friendly non-toxic softness. Woolzies bounce around in your dryer, naturally separating laundry, and enabling hot air to circulate, cutting down on drying time by approximately 25% in large loads, and up to 35-40% in small loads–saving you time, money, and saving the planet precious resources. Woolzies are so effective, they’re guaranteed to last for 1,000 loads or your money back–yes, 1,000 loads! Even safe for those with allergies to wool.
Garden of Life
Perfect Food® RAW
Take your veggie-intake to the next level with Garden of Life’s Perfect Food RAW. This blend of 34 nutrient-dense, RAW, organically grown greens, sprouts and vegetable juices captures the riches of earth and sun to empower you with the RAW energy you need every day. This unique blend features:
- Young organically-grown cereal grass juices, loaded with chlorophyll and trace minerals (juices include: barley, alfalfa, oat, wheat, and kamut), all from sources harvested at their nutritional peak, immediately juiced and dried at low temperatures.
- Over 17 nutrient-dense veggie juices, freeze-dried using a gentle process that maintains nutrient potency and freshness.
- Over a dozen organic raw sprouts (read: seeds, nuts and legumes that have been unlocked to share their nutrient potential and are optimally digestibile).
- A host of live probiotics and enzymes to enhance digestion and assimilation of your food’s nutrients, and overal digestive health.
Like all of Garden of Life’s RAW line, Perfect Food RAW is RAW whole-food nutrition that provides naturally occurring antioxidants, enzymes, amino acids, essential fatty acids, dozens of phytonutrients, prebiotics and probiotics. Supports energy levels, immunity, detoxification, digestion, elimination, and healthy blood sugar levels. RAW. Vegan. Dairy-free. No fillers, added sugars, herbs, synthetic chemicals. 240g powder.
An effective complement to your Tulsi supplement (see below), help combat the effects of stress with HollyBeth Organics Eye Cream. HollyBeth’s very first product and still the brand’s bestseller is her eye cream. Keep your eye area vibrant and refreshed with this elegant USDA-certified organic cream, made with UV-protective camellia oil, and hydrating jojoba and sweet almond oils. Vitamin E acts as an antioxidant. Absolutely refreshing, this formula soothes and relaxes the tender eye area as it helps reduce puffiness and smooth and prevent wrinkles. Rich and luxurious, it delivers a regenerating moisture infusion. 1 oz.
$15 eGift Card
Keep your kitchen and home clean and in tip-top-shape with the help of Eco-Me. Born out of need and concern in 2006, Eco-Me helps you to remove harmful chemicals from your home by nixing toxins that are linked to disease from products you use everyday. When Founder, Robin Kay Levine’s sister was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 35, Robin researched environmental factors as a possible cause, and got inspired to co-found Eco-Me with Jennifer Mihajlov. Together, the duo created products that nurture family health and wellness, using only premium quality ingredients for safe and effective cleaning. Eco-Me’s products contain no sulfates, irritants, perfumes, dyes, phthalates, harsh preservatives, or allergens. Not surprisingly, Eco-me was rated #1 for ECO SCALE by GreenSeal.org and the Environmental Working Group–quite the distinction! As the Eco-Me Team likes to say, “Family safe products lead to a healthier and more sustainable planet.” We couldn’t agree more.
The Fair Seas Spice Co.
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You’ve got the gourmet recipes, now spice up all your culinary masterpieces with the finest spices on the planet. Aviv Lubell founded his tight-knit family-run company on his entrepreneurial passion for social justice, and the belief that the quality of spices go hand-in-hand with a dedication to sustainable organic farming. All Fair Seas Spice Co.’s suppliers have been personally-vetted by the company’s committed family-team to ensure they meet the highest standards of social and environmental responsibility. To this end, the company also boasts a fully certified Fairtrade Canada Licensee. Whenever possible, The Fair Seas Spice Co.’s spices are sourced directly from Fairtrade certified farmers and cooperatives, who are paid fair market prices for their crops, enabling farmers to harvest their bounty more organically, sustainably, and ethically. Your purchases from The Fair Seas Spice Co., make an active contribution to the economic, social, and environmental welfare of communities in which the company’s hard-working small-scale family farms operate.
Bio-Organique Gentle Exfoliant
Green your skincare regimen, and reveal fresh, glowing skin with G.M. Collin’s Bio Organique Gentle Exfoliant. Eco-certified rice powder gently refines and hydrates skin texture by removing dead cells and impurities. Grapefruit and ginger sooth and purify the skin, leaving it soft and revitalized. Dull and stressed skin are transformed with this mellow, yet powerful melt-in-your-hand formulation. Includes no mineral oils, alcohol, parabens, silicones, harmful chemicals, or petrochemical actives. Made using non-toxic manufacturing processes. 100% natural essential oil aroma. Not tested on animals.
A Greener Kitchen
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Deck your kitchen out with eye-catching eco-friendly essentials. A Greener Kitchen produces a unique line of made-in-the-USA organic cotton kitchen textiles, including everything from aprons to reusable produce bags, and napkins to table runners. Inspired by her early childhood memories surrounded by simple, wholesome food, and watching her mother grow her own business, Lacey Lybecker teamed up with her mother’s sewing manufacturing company and founded A Greener Kitchen in 2009. A proponent of local, organic food, Lybecker is committed to helping cooks green their kitchen routine in ways beyond just what they put on their plates. A Greener Kitchen uses fair-trade certified organic cotton designed by one of the USA’s few eco-friendly textile artisans to create eco-chic products for retail stores, home kitchens, bakeries, restaurants, and more. A Greener Kitchen is proud to be a Green America Approved Business.
Medicine Mama’s Apothecary
Sweet Bee Magic All in One Healing Skin Cream
There’s almost nothing this multipurpose healing skin cream can’t do! Follow up your toning with this pure and potent cream to restore skin’s vital glow and health. Optimm cellular nutrition nourishes and supports healthy beautiful skin. Features a breakthrough antioxidant and prebiotic potency, powered by Melexylem. Gluconic acid, a natural Alpha Hydroxy, gently exfoliates and reduces inflammation. Organic beeswax and olive oil provide instant and lasting moisture. Relieves sun damage, dry or chronically irritated skin. Heals minor cuts, scrapes and burns. Perfect for all skin types and non-comedogenic (does not block pores). 2oz.
Sweet Bee Magic Wand
Enjoy all the benefits of your All in One Healing Cream in a convenient, travel-friendly tube. Added avocado oil provides on-the-go hydration. Relieves dry, chapped lips and sensitive facial skin by providing instant and lasting moisture. Soothes, heals and helps prevent cold sores and razor burn. Spot-application helps heal bites, burns, and inflammation. .5oz.
Total value: $32.90
Tulsi Holy Basil supplement
As within, so without–it’s the green living way. Rebalance your body and mind with one of the most cherished healing herbs of India, Tulsi (Holy Basil). A five-millennia-old cherished remedy in Yogic, Ayurvedic and Puranic traditions, Tulsi has been used to promote immunity and stress resilience, support strength and stamina, and to enhance calm and clarity. Today, the herb is used by millions, and modern research has demonstrated dozens of Tulsi’s traditionally known properties and therapeutic uses, including its powerful adaptogenic, anti-stress, and immunity-supporting capabilities. Even Dr. Oz proclaimed Tulsi an “incredible alternative health secret for fighting stress.” Organic India uses only 100% organically grown Tulsi leaves and blossoms in its unique formula, to bring you the extraordinary power of this special herb in its purest form.
Ac+ Natural Acne Ointment
Rebalance acneic skin conditions powerfully and naturally with Thera Wise Ac+ Natural Bio-Active Acne Ointment. This clean, green therapeutic formula helps to reduce swelling and local inflammation, while gentle, yet effective antibacterial ingredients go to work, without compromising delicate skin. A revolutionary alternative to harsh chemical acne treatments (like dermabrasion, chemical peels, benzoyl peroxide, synthetic salicylic acid, and corticosteroids), Ac+ infuses your skin with a holistic blend of beneficial nutrients that rejuvenate and repair damaged skin tissue to balance, cool and soothe, as they heal acne and strengthen your skin’s natural immune function.
Baby & Toddler on the Go: Fresh, Homemade Foods for a Busy Life by Kim Laidlaw
Introduce the whole family to the delicious wonders of home-cooking with Kim Laidlaw’s colorful book. You’ll learn how to pack 75 different healthy, fresh, easy-to-prepare-and-transport meals and snacks your baby and toddler will love–whether they’re at daycare, the park, in the car, on a plane, or out and about with you! Munchkins from 6 months to 3 years will ask for more of your creations, ranging from simple purees to finger foods that incorporate fruits, vegetables, grains, and protein. Teach your child healthy eating habits by integrating your homemade creations, while you skip pre-packaged foods and save money. Baby & Toddler on the Go: Fresh, Homemade Foods for a Busy Life builds on the enormous success of Laidlaw’s bestselling Baby & Toddler Cookbook by offering creative recipes, time-saving hints and packaging tips to keep your daily routine running smoothly as you share nutritious meals with your family.
Laidlaw’s experience is a testimony to how well she knows what she’s talking about: she’s not just a cookbook editor, food writer, and life-long baker–she’s also a mom who loves to cook for her husband and their 16-month-old daughter Penelope every day. Laidlaw spent over nine years in the cookbook world, and was the first blogger for KQED’s popular Bay Area Bites blog, which launched in 2005. She was also a professional baker at La Farine French Bakery in Oakland, CA.
$20 eGift Card
Envision and embody your sustainable lifestyle with the help of Vision Products. This New Zealand-based brand has mastered the world of sustainable beauty for skin, hair and body, eco-apparel, planet-friendly greeting cards and nutritional products. You’ll love Vision Products’ Superfood Skincare line, which is formulated with 100% antioxidant-rich natural/organic/wild-harvested ingredients (even the preservatives!), including poweful Amazonian and Tahitian superfruits, and ingredients sourced from a local herbal farm in New Zealand. All skincare products are anti-aging and nurture vibrant beauty for all skin types. Even the packaging receives a high level of attention, with a focus on minimal packaging, using plant-based adhesive labels, and printing swing tags on recycled paper using soy inks.
To boot, Vision Products give back: it’s a charitable trust that donates a minimum of 15% of all net profits to charity. At checkout, customers can even choose which charity they want 15% of their purchase to be donated to right away. Vision Products is truly a brand that stands behind the quality of its products and the integrity of its mission and our planet.
Click here to visit Vision Products’ Facebook page, where you can enter to win a bottle of their Refreshing Citrus Lotion!
Grain Place Foods
$20 eGift Card
Grain Place Foods understands that how your food is produced does matter! This family-run operation began organically farming in 1953 in Marquette, Nebraska, and was among the first in its region to earn organic certification. The Vetter family farm soon branched into manufacturing, becoming one of the first third-party certified organic grain-manufacturing operations in the northern Great Plains. Sixty years later, Grain Place Foods is still committed to providing you with a wide range of organic whole grains, beans and seeds, old fashioned rolled grains, stone ground flours, and more–all grown and produced in an ecologically sustainable and socially responsible manner.
4 All Humanity
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4 All Humanity is proof positive the green lifestyle can be tres chic! A Fair Trade women’s apparel line, 4 All Humanity brings together unique handmade pieces and vibrant prints for apparel, accessories and jewelry. All pieces are crafted using environmentally-friendly materials and processes by artisans in impoverished areas around the globe. Classic silhouettes with a modern twist define the eye-catching aesthetic of this line you’ll just have to have.
Bamboo Charcoal Shoe Deodorizer + Closet Deodorizer & Dehumidifier
Caring for your wardrobe extends beyond your washer and dryer. Eco-care for your clothes and shoes with Ever Bamboo’s innovative home accessories. Both Ever Bamboo’s Charcoal Shoe Deodorizer and its Closet Deodorizer & Dehumidifier are composed of sustainable all-natural bamboo charcoal. Keep your wardrobe fresh and odor-free by placing one shoe-pouch in each shoe when you’re not wearing them, and hanging the closet-pouch in your closet–it’s that easy. Ever Bamboo products are unscented, and effectively eliminate odors instead of masking them, making them great for people with sensitivities to fragrances. Each last up to one year, when you “recharge” them with sunshine every 30-60 days.
Bamboo charcoal is produced from the moso bamboo plant, which can grow two feet or more in a single day, reaching 60′ in 2-3 months, and only takes five years to go from seedling to mature plant–talk about a sustainable source! Moso bamboo’s countless tiny holes endow Ever Bamboo’s products with their revolutionary deodorizing and dehumidifying properties. Shoe Deodorizers are 50 g per insert. Closet pouch is 130g.
Value (Shoe Deodorizer): $9.99
Value (Closet Deodorizer & Dehumidifier): $9.99
Total value: $19.98
Cranberry Antioxidant Toner
No daily skincare regimen is complete without a truly pure, effective and luxurious toner. Cygalle Healing Spa’s new Cranberry Antioxidant Toner spoils and heals your skin with all-natural and organic ingredients to protect your skin, your health, and the environment. This antioxidant-rich formula masterfully counteracts free-radicals from pollution, sun-damage, cigarette smoke, and other stressors. Nourishing organic cranberry juice and bio-complex Vitamin C unveil the skin’s natural beauty year-round, gently refining and enhancing the skin’s texture and appearance. Refreshing chamomile, helichrysum, plum and sandalwood leave skin feeling hydrated, clean and smooth, preventing and minimizing inflammation and redness, and therefore slowing signs of aging. Unlike harsh astringents, Cygalle’s toner tightens pores to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, increase circulation, hydrate the skin and restore its natural pH balance. Daily use is suggested, after cleansing. Gently and effectively removes makeup residue too!
$15 eGift Card
Care for your chic green wardrobe the eco-friendly way. Earth’s Berries soap berries (commonly called “soap nuts”) are organic berries harvested from trees in the Himalayan region of India and Nepal that contain the natural non-toxic cleaning substance saponin. Naturally antibacterial, gentle and effective, Earth’s Berries produce the same sudsing properties as synthetic deteregents, without all the potentially harmful effects on your body and the planet. You’ll also enjoy how cost-effective it is: just a 2.2 lb bag of Earth’s Berries washes, softens and deodorizes the equivalent of nine bottles of detergent! Simply place your Earth’s Berries into a small cotton wash bag and toss into your washing machine alongside your clothes–no need to add any other detergent. Can be used to clean almost anything in your home.
Total value of the Organic Authority Green Living Essentials Goodie Box: $440.86.
Sale Price: $129.00 + free shipping! That’s a 71% discount!
Remember, we’ve only got 45 of these boxes! Offer good anywhere in the continental U.S. International shipping is not available at this time. Buy, one, two, or three boxes! Please allow up to two weeks for delivery. All sales are final. Due to the nature of this exclusive one time sale, we cannot accept any returns. Any inquiries or concerns regarding purchased Goodie Boxes must be submitted via Customer Service within 30 days from date of purchase.