The Environmental Toothbrush
Did you know that in Australia we put over 30 Million plastic toothbrushes (1000 tonnes) into landfill each year and that the plastic will not break down in your lifetime nor in the lifetime of your children? Environmental Toothbrushes are a simple solution to help save our planet. Made from bamboo, they are biodegradable and environmentally sustainable.
Soapnuts – a better way to wash?
Many laundry detergents are toxic for us and the environment and cause skin and eye irritation. Did you know that Soapnuts are hypoallergenic and clean your washing with no need for fabric softeners or other additives? And you can use them as soap for personal use, or as a general cleanser. Soapnuts or “washnuts” come from trees grown in India and Pakistan. According to Wikipedia (such a reliable source!) they contain a natural surfactant (detergent-like substance) and have been used for washing for thousands of years in Asia, for treating eczema and psoriasis, removing freckles and killing lice. They are now used as a base for nontoxic laundry detergents.
Apparently soapnuts also have spermicidal properties and are used in place of chemical-based contraceptive foams and gels in India (see soapnuts.co.nz).
Go Green at Home
“Go Green at Home” promises the following for its Eco Products:
- Vegan/no animal products
- Environmentally friendly
- Sustainably sourced
- Fair Trade Products
- Biodegradable and compostable
- Posted in recyclable packaging