Total Basset Case: Floyd's Friends: The Magnolia Pair

Sep 17, 2012

Floyd's Friends: The Magnolia Pair

Happy Monday, friends!
I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend!
I spent the weekend getting ready for my trip, relaxing and hanging out with friends.

Today I have a very special treat for you, Britt from The Magnolia Pair is here today with an awesome post! 
I feel very strongly about the topic of being and using Eco Friendly items!
I even have my LEED certification and try to do my best to incorporate green design items into my job and lifestyle. 
You are a girl after my own heart, take it away, Britt!
Hello Total Basset Case Readers, my name is Britt, and I blog over at The Magnolia Pair! I am so excited to be here today! I just adore Sarah's blog and want to kidnap mister Floyd, don't you too? Well, today I am going to be sharing some of my favorite Eco Friendly products that I adore. I hope you enjoy it. Within the past 6 months I have really tried to educate my self in making healthier choices for my family and self. Knowledge is power, and I sincerely was shocked to learn how many dangerous chemicals/toxins were/are used in my everyday favorites. I am not one of those crazy people who buys only organic items, I buy normal things too, because let's face it, it's pricey to live this lifestyle sometimes. What I did instead was replace the most commonly used house hold items and toiletries that I use and swapped them for eco friendly products instead. The way I look at is, I don't need to change my entire lifestyle or buy only expensive organic products. I could make a huge difference in my life if I just swapped my most commonly used items for safer/chemical free products. The things I use on a daily basis and use more than once a day, I replaced. For instance, I wash my face twice a day, put on deodorant twice a day, brush my teeth twice a day, wear fingernail polish usually 7 days per week, and etc. I also chose to swap my cleaning products to eco friendly options since those products hold the most chemicals. I clean daily and wash clothes 2-3 times per week, so swapping these was necessary for us. I know this is a pretty popular topic right now, and every time you go to the grocery you are usually faced with the decision to choose paper or plastic, but really, it is as simple as that. If you make a few changes in your lifestyle it a long way and will benefit the greater good, not only for the Earth, but your well being too. If you are looking to make some changes, I do have a few more items on my list that I couldn't fit here, so if you have any questions, please feel free to ask. I am not a die hard eco friendly or organic person, but making these few lifestyle changes have already benefited my family and our well being. I hope you found this post helpful, and if you have any questions, please feel free ask :)
Face Wash // Nail Polish // Toothpaste // Deodorant // Surface Cleaner // Laundry Detergent // Dish Soap
Thank you Sarah so much for having me! I hope you are having a good trip with safe travels!

Thanks again, Britt!!
Go check out Britt's blog...she just got a new design and it is beautiful!!


Penniless Socialite said...

Zoya nail polish is awesome. I try to use as many eco-friendly products as possible, but the Tom's deodorant just doesn't work for me. I've seen that Lush has one, but it's in a weird bar form. I've also heard that The Body Shop's deodorant is pretty awesome. Hopefully I will find one that works for me.

Penniless Socialite

Caitlin said...

I find Dr Bronner's soap is good for cleaning just about anything and is all natural as well. We used it to clean the floors, dilute it and use in the shower as shower soap, and various other little tasks around the house. Plus, there are a bunch of amazing scents (we prefer the peppermint).

I will have to check out Zoya!

Caitlin said...

Also - Penniless Socialite - LUSH's deodorant actually works pretty well if you can get over the weird form it comes in. I just kept mine in a plastic sandwich bag. It was only weird when my friends saw it and were like "WTF is that?"

Jane {In The Pink & Green} said...

Great post! My husband and I are very committed to being green in all aspects of our home and we use a lot of these products, particularly the ones by 7th generation. I haven't tried Zoya nail polishes yet though, but I'd really like to!

k said...

this was such a helpful post! p.s. burts bees products always leave me happy!

Jen said...
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Jen said...

What a great post! I will have to look into some of these products.

Sarah -- hope you are having a great work trip!!

Elisa of Fancy Free Me said...

Totally made the "green" switch when my now 10 month old started licking every surface in my house. I feel much better about what's in my cabinets now.