When I learned that many companies put harsh chemicals, colors and preservatives in their food, I became a strong proponent for organic products. But, it goes deep than just food. I’m also very concerned about the products we put on our skin, on our floors, in our laundry and so on.
We are really fortunate here in Canada to have The Healthy Shopper. It’s an online site that informs us about natural and organic products. They also have coupons books, e-coupons and a plethora of recipes including ones for special diets. I was thrilled to try out their Fall 2012 Picks, and they are indeed fabulous.
I’m always looking for healthier and safer alternatives and the showcase of products presented in this post are worth bragging about.
San-J carries organic gluten free sauces that will add zing and sparkle to any meal. Their Tamari Sauce is supreme and tastes great in stir-fries, sauces and dips. I love to make my own Guacamole and instead of adding lemon or lime juice, I added the Tamari sauce. We served it at one of our festive get-togethers and it was a big hit. Add the Tamari with a little organic olive oil and it’s a perfect salad dressing. The Orange, Peanut and Teriyaki sauces were also used in all our stir-fries. My daughter added the peanut sauce to a sweet dip for fruit and it tasted for marvelous. With a little creativity you can added these sauces to any meal.
Simply Natural makes some of my favorite salad dressings. As a vegan I eat copious salads and it’s wonderful to have a variety of organic salad dressings to change it up. Simply Natural has one of the biggest varieties of organic salad dressings on the market. I love the Raspberry, Roasted Garlic and Balsamic Vinaigrettes as well as the Goddess dressings. My family loves the Ranch, Italian, Creamy Ceasar and the Honey Mustard. The little kids love to put the Honey Mustard dressing in their sandwiches for some tasty yumminess. It’s Christmas time now and the parties are aplenty. We always have a large platter of raw veggies and this year we put out all the salad dressings for fun and diversity. The Ranch, Honey Mustard and the Sesame Ginger dressings won as the favorites. With a little imagination these dressings can be added to any dish to make it more interesting and delicious.
Ecover is a company that has created ecological plant based cleaning products. They have created powerful and effective products without harming any animals or the use of harsh chemicals that affect our health and our planet. I love their dish liquid. It has the divine smell of pomegranate and is very gentle on your skin. It’s a low suds product that’s successful in cleaning the dishes. The Toilet Bowl cleaner is powerful enough to clean rough calcium stains and has the wonderful scent of pine. It’s also septic tank friendly. I was also really impressed with their Laundry detergent. My husband does not like any fragrance on his clothes so he appreciated this fragrance free detergent. It cleaned our soft fluffy towels and dirty grimy jeans equally as effective so I was happy with the results.
NatraCare produces high quality organic feminine products. Their products are all certified organic and made with 100% cotton. Other feminine products on the market have synthetics, latex,dyes, fragrances and petrochemicals that can adversely affect our health and irritate our skin. These products are comfortable to use, wear and nicely absorbent. It’s very comforting to know these products are plant derived, safe and reliable.
Unjunk Your Junk Food is an awesome handy little book that informs us about healthy alternatives to conventional snack foods. It helps you make savvy educated decisions about what kinds of treats you will feed your family. You’ll be shown how to read labels and recognize dangerous ingredients and well as nutritional ingredients too. It will tell you if it’s a bad choice or if it’s a naturally savvy approved choice. It small enough to toss in your purse and take shopping with you. Every home should have one.
With New Year’s just around the corner, maybe this year some of you will decide to eat healthier and use healthier products in your home.
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