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19
OCT

5 Ingredients Hiding in your Feminine Hygiene

Filed Under: Environment,Personal Care at 8:00 am | By: Jessica Justh, Senior Editor

 

More and more people are reading foods labels to check for GMOs and other harmful additives. But what about your feminine hygiene products?  GMO cotton is bleached, sprayed with pesticides and is teeming with toxins. Do we really want these poison products anywhere near our private parts? This has got to end.

Rayon/Viscose – When choosing feminine care look for brands like Maxim that use 100% organic and natural cotton. Organic cotton is grown without the use of Pesticides, Fungicides, Herbicides, Sewage Sludge, Irradiation or Genetic Engineering. Instead, Organic Farmers use natural alternative methods and tools that help enhance soil quality and biodiversity and protect the air and water on which we depend. Who wouldn’t prefer their most intimate products to be made from only all organic and natural methods?

Chlorine/Dioxin  – Keep carcinogens away from your most intimate body parts. Dioxin is a chemical substance or resulting residue of the Chlorine bleaching process. It can stay within the fluff fibers of the product materials that come in contact with your body, leading to prolonged exposure to this toxic carcinogen (cancer-causing substance). Maxim products are bleached through a safer process which uses Hydrogen-Peroxide, a natural and safe alternative to Chlorine.

Synthetics – When synthetics come in contact with the body they can create unfavorable conditions leading to allergy, irritation, discomfort, and even that slight discomfort you may have experienced recently with your conventional products.

Wood Fluff Pulp – A tree byproduct that is obtained by destroying natural forests.  Maxim products use cotton which  is a more renewable crop that can be harvested once a year, whereas trees take 6 – 12 years to grow. Also, once the trees are harvested and cut down, they go through a very harsh chemical treatment in order to break them down in to the cotton-like and looking absorbent core you’re used to seeing in other pads. Do not be fooled – even though it looks like cotton, it might not actually be cotton.

Fragrance – Many conventional feminine hygiene brands use irritants, such as Fragrances, which are not natural and can cause irritation and discomfort. The plastics, viscose, wood fluff pulp, perfume, super-absorbents and other petro-chemical fillers found in standard feminine hygiene products creates what’s called a “heat-dampness micro-climate” in the body, which is an ideal environment for encouraging the growth of bacteria, fungi and other irritation-causing subjects.

This week, enter our giveaway to win four Maxim products of your choice. Keep carcinogens away from your most intimate parts!

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17
OCT

The Hidden Dangers of GMOs

Filed Under: Announcements & News,Environment,Food Politics at 8:00 am | By: Jessica Justh, Senior Editor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Many of the US’s most harvested crops, including corn, soy, sugar beets and cotton, contain DNA that was manipulated in labs to resist drought, disease and insect infestation. However, these potentially dangerous genes can be transferred to DNA found in bacteria living inside of us. Unfortunately, that’s just the beginning.

GMOs are bad for the environment. Overuse of Roundup results in “superweeds,” resistant to the herbicide. In return, farmers have to use even more toxic herbicides every year. Between 1996 and 2008, US farmers sprayed an extra 383 million pounds of herbicide on GMOs. As if that weren’t bad enough, herbicides like Roundup reduce biodiversity and can harm insects, birds and other animals.

GMOs are affecting our health. The number of Americans with three or more chronic illnesses has increased from 7% to 13% over the past nine years – a figure that doesn’t even account for the increase in food allergies, autism, and reproductive and digestive issues that afflict more and more of us each year. Many medical groups including the American Public Health Association and American Nurse Association condemn the use of GM bovine growth hormone due to the fact that milk from treated cows contain insulin growth factor 1, which has been shown to cause cancer.

GMOs will not feed the world. Contrary to Big Agriculture’s argument, the agricultural methods behind GMOs do not result in higher yields. A report authored by more than 400 scientists and backed by 58 governments with The International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD) stated that GM crop yields were “highly variable” and in some cases, “yields declined.”

GMOs are present in over 70% of supermarket foods. Protect yourself and protect your family by doing the research and making smart choices. This handy guide will help you identify and avoid foods with GMOs.

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3
SEP

What’s New? Buggy Love

Filed Under: Environment,Natural Cleaning Aids at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Lucky Vitamin is happy to introduce another eco-friend brand of cleaning products to our customers: Buggy Love.

Buggy Love products are created to protect our children, defend our planet and improve our world. The company is committed to changing the landscape of the cleaning products’ industry and wants to ensure everyone can understand the value and difference between organic and natural products.

Buggy Love offers a unique line of natural cleaners created with only the finest ingredients this world can offer. The company started as a response to the blatant industry “green washing” and misleading labeling practices. Buggy Love has refused the use of logos on labels that have nothing to do with the authentic, sustainable principals of organic growing and processing methodologies. Take the time to see past the logos, friendly packaging and clever wording of conventional products. Buggy Love happily challenge all customers to compare labels to any regular “Natural” “Eco-Friendly” “Bio-degradable” or “Green” cleaner on the market.

Any company that wishes to be genuinely “organic” must first strive to go back to nature and discover what it is to be sustainable. Observe systems that naturally self-perpetuate and harness the pure qualities of non-chemical treated life to achieve results naturally. Being “organic” also demands considerations for fair trade, social justice, vegetarian/vegan, biodynamic, permaculture, transitional organic and ethical wild-crafting sustainable and ethical methodologies.

“Natural” products and brands, though safer than the harsh alternatives, still contain many of the toxins and harmful ingredients. This so-called “green wash” marketing is often misleading consumers to invest in products that still contain levels of toxins. Buggy Love will not compromise on the quality of any ingredient or substitute them for cheaper chemicals in order to lower costs or improve margins. Additionally, the company never uses the potentially carcinogenic preservatives parabens or sulfates in any products.

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BuggyLOVE – Organic Stroller & Carseat Fabric Cleaner Clementine – 4 oz.
BuggyLOVE – Organic Stroller Frame & Accessory Cleaner Sweet Orange – 8 oz.
BuggyLOVE – Organic Multi-Purpose Cleaner Sweet Orange – 16 oz.

 
25
AUG

What’s New? My Konjac Sponge

Filed Under: Environment,Personal Care at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
My Konjac Sponge

Lucky Vitamin is happy to introduce a revolutionary 100% eco-friendly product to our customers: My Konjac Sponge.

My Konjac Sponge offers unique sponges which are soft, gentle, safe and yet can provide a very deep skin cleaning without damaging skin. Made with superior quality, My Konjac Sponge products are made to the very highest of standards, using the purest volcanic rock filtered water, and 100% food grade konjac fiber, a pure vegetable fiber taken from the root of the Amorphophallus Konjac plant. The company selects only the best quality ingredients and every product contains no fragrances, artificial colors, preservatives, parabens, or any other additives that are known for causing cancer and other diseases.

Inspired in traditional Japanese sponges, My Konjac Sponges are highly effective at cleaning skin. A great deal of research has gone into My Konjac Sponge to provide you the ultimate in purity and quality. Even people with the most sensitive skin, including infants, are able to use this smooth, pure, and 100% natural product. All products carry the Leaping Bunny logo, the highest standard of cruelty-free status in the cosmetics industry.

The company also takes pride in the environmental responsibility by handcrafting products which are all vegan (registered with the Vegan Society), natural and free of chemicals that can harm the environment. All products are biodegradable and every material used in the packaging is recyclable. My Konjac Sponge is no ordinary sponge. Try it for yourself and you’ll see its power to gently cleanse your skin like no other product you’ve ever used.

Save even more when you shop My Konjac Sponge products at LuckyVitamin.com. Just enter promo code AUG14NEW15 at checkout to save an extra 15% on all items of this new brand.

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My Konjac Sponge – All Natural Fiber 6 Wave Konjac Body Sponge Fragrance Free
My Konjac Sponge – All Natural Konjac Face Sponge with Added French Green Clay
My Konjac Sponge – All Natural Konjac Baby Bath Sponge Fragrance Free

 
16
JUL

What’s New? Moon Valley Organics

Filed Under: Environment,Personal Care at 2:30 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Lucky Vitamin is happy to introduce another top-quality brand of personal care products to our customers: Moon Valley Organics.

Moon Valley Organics offers herbal products developed with the intention to nourish and heal your body, mind, and spirit, as well as to care for the Earth. The company started in 1998 conceived out of a passion to live ethically and sustainably. Today, that enthusiasm carries forth from the ingredients from a certified organic, biodynamic farm to the traditional knowledge from a family of artisan farmers, herbalists and beekeepers. Each element coming together to create amazing products made from the best things on Earth.

Moon Valley Organics formulates unique blends of medicinal salves, which combine western herbs with traditional Chinese medicinal ingredients. The bulk of ingredients are grown and processed in the Cascadia Bioregion, meeting high standards of integrity, quality and sustainability. The company grows 100% USDA certified organic, sustainably farmed herbs using biodynamic practices. They are carefully dried, processed, and packaged on site. What they can’t grow, it’s sourced from local organic farms and suppliers who support fair trade and (RAN) Rainforest Action Network.

Moon Valley Organics is also fully committed to green packaging, using only materials that will do the least harm to the planet. All packaging is BPA-free, 100% recyclable and made from the highest percentage of post-consumer recycled material available.

You can get five times Lucky Reward Points when you shop Moon Valley Organics products at LuckyVitamin.com. Five points based on normal point ratio of one point earned per $1 spent. Actual points offered are displayed on item detail page for each item. Click here for more information on LuckyRewards program.

Additionally, you can save extra on all these fantastic new products from Moon Valley Organics. Just enter the promo code JULY14NEW15 for an additional 15% on all items of this new brand.

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Moon Valley Organics – Foaming Herbal Hand Soap 3x Refill Pouch Orange Spice – 10.7 oz.
Moon Valley Organics – Moon Melt Lotion Bar – 1.9 oz.
Moon Valley Organics – Rejuvenating Rub – 1.7 oz.

 
8
JUL

5 Chemical Free Alternatives to Sunscreen

Filed Under: Environment,General Wellness & Wellbeing,Personal Care at 1:03 pm | By: Jessica Justh, Senior Editor

 

Whether you’re at the beach or just hanging out in your backyard, it’s important to protect yourself and your family from the sun’s damaging rays. Unfortunately, any old sunscreen won’t do. Most commercial sunscreens contain a wide variety of toxic ingredients and have the potential to do more harm than good. Recent reports have suggested that some of the main ingredients found in mass produced sunscreens could even cause cancer.

Here’s a list of potential toxic chemicals that may be learking in you sunscreen:

  • Para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA), including octyl-dimethyl PABA
  • Benzophenones, especially benzophenone-3, Oxybenzone
  • Cinnamates, namely octyl-methoxycinnamate (OMC)
  • Homosalate
  • 4-methyl-benzylidene camphor (4-MBC)
  • Retinyl Palmitate

Luckily, there are ways to protect your skin from overexposure without the use of harsh chemicals. Many natural oils offer protection from the sun and offer varying levels of SPF.

Get sun protection without the toxins

When shopping for sunscreens be sure to read the labels and avoid buying sunscreens containing toxic chemicals, such as those found in the above list. Or you could try making your own using safe oils (some which you can find in your kitchen!).

Here are some natural alternatives to traditional sunscreens that feature some built-in SPF protection:

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil can provide a SPF of 8. Even though this isn’t a very high SPF, multiple applications can provide extra moisture and prevent skin from burning.

Wheatgerm Oil

Wheat-germ oil contains vitamin A, vitamin D, B vitamins and antioxidants. These nutrients not only moisturize and heal dry or cracked skin, they also help prevent scarring. In particular, wheat-germ oil has a natural SPF of and is a great source of vitamin E, which helps reduce skin damage.

Shea Butter

Shea butter has an SPF of about 6, which is perfect for low sun levels or people with naturally dark skin. It works wonders on dry skin and eczema because it’s readily absorbed into the skin and contains so many fatty acids.

Red Raspberry Seed Oil

Red Raspberry Seed Oil is a great additional to skin care products due to its anti-inflammatory properties. Recently, this fruit oil has been found to contain an SPF as high as 28-50 which is equal to that of titanium dioxide.

Carrot Seed Oil

This essential oil is contains a natural SPF of 38 to 40. Carrot seed oil therapeutic benefits include antioxidant, antiseptic and high levels of Vitamin A. Make sure to use with a carrier oil before applying it to your skin.

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25
JUN

What’s New? River Soap Company

Filed Under: Environment,Personal Care at 3:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Lucky Vitamin is happy to present another top quality brand of personal care products to our customers: River Soap Company.

River Soap Company offers triple French milled soaps created with only natural ingredients. The company aims to provide high quality, vegetable based soaps and bath accessories without artificial colorants or fragrances, priced for everyday use. River Soap strives to minimize the impact on the planet and, therefore, all bath products are simply wrapped, with no fancy packaging.

River Soap Company began in 1991 producing soap bars in a kitchen. Today, the company has grown and continues to expand to include 12 different soaps, all natural sea sponges and very own complexion mitts. The unique, long-lasting 4.5 ounce soaps are all vegetable base, biodegradable, cruelty-free and contain no perfumes. The company uses a unique combination of pure essential oils to scent every soap bar and add sweet almond oil to make them extra moisturizing. Triple French milling soaps are dense, long and neat, not leaving a gooey mess in the soap dish. No artificial colorants are ever used in the soap making, only botanicals and minerals. For example, plant chlorophyll makes the mountain laurel soap a light green color and sea kelp powder makes the ocean mist soap green while acting as an exfoliator and adding trace minerals.

River Soaps are made from a coco-palm soap base. The palm oil has been farmed and harvested according to standards established by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), which promotes planting and harvesting palm oil in a sustainable manner.

Additionally, you can save extra on these fantastic new products from River Soap Company. Just enter promotional code JUN14NEW10 to save an extra 10% on all items of this new brand at Lucky Vitamin.com.

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River Soap Company – Lip Balm Spearmint – 0.15 oz.
River Soap Company – Bar Soap Mountain Laurel – 4.5 oz.
River Soap Company – Bar Soap Scent Free Milk & Honey – 4.5 oz.

 
3
JUN

Celebrate Hemp History Week…It’s time to grow

Filed Under: Announcements & News,Environment,Health Foods,Personal Care at 8:00 am | By: Jessica Justh, Senior Editor

This week marks the fifth annual Hemp History Week. More than ever, people are learning the benefits of this amazing plant. It’s been seen in health foods, skincare products, textiles and even building materials! Despite’s ever growing popularity, it’s misguided and outdated policy prevents U.S. farmers from growing this versatile, nutritious, eco-friendly crop.

Hemp is a variety of the Cannabis sativa plant. It is not the same as marijuana, as it does not contain the high levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the active ingredient that produces a high. Hemp, or industrial hemp, is a cultivated, low-THC variety of Cannabis. It is grown for its seeds, oil and fiber.

Hemp is full of nutritional benefits. It’s a great source of complete protein with ten amino acids, omega-3 and -6 essential fatty acids, Vitamin E, and iron. Vegan and gluten-free, hemp is an ideal, non-dairy alternative for vegetarian, vegan and raw diets or anyone with soy or dairy allergies.

Hemp Oil is becoming the new olive oil. A recent study in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry detailed the numerous compounds in hempseed oil, which contains aliphatic alcohols, sterols and linolenic acids, which have all been associated with promoting good health.

You can you hemp seed in a variety of ways – added in smoothies, sprinkled in salads, cereals and dips or you can even substitute them for nuts in baked goods. You can even try making your own hemp milk or ground them into a meal.

We need work together to help farmers and support hemp farming in the U.S. Let’s educate our elected officials about the economic benefits of growing non-drug, industrial hemp on American soil. To learn more about events going on in your area and how you can help, please visit HempHistoryWeek.com

 

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19
MAY

Castile Soaps Benefits

Filed Under: Environment,Personal Care at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Castile soaps have been a popular product for many generations for its purity, natural cleaning ability and variety of uses. Known for its ability to refresh and rejuvenate your skin, castile soaps are made with only natural plant extracts, fragrances, and oils, recreating the old fashion art of traditional soap-making.

Castile soap is found in a natural liquid or hard soap form. Both products are made from vegetable-based ingredients, often produced organically and sourced using fair trade principles. True castile soap is made purely with olive oil as the first soaps were produced by boiling olive oil with plant ashes. Today, many castile soaps in the market are made with a combination of olive oil and palm or coconut oil, which may offer their own beneficial properties, and often scented with essential oils, as a multipurpose cleanser.

Castile soap is especially good for dry, itchy, irritated, or sensitive skin, and conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.  It works well in oily skin and acne by helping with balancing oil production, and for not clogging pores.

An excellent environmental choice, castile soaps do not contain synthetic fragrances or detergents that can upset the balance of the environment when it enters the wastewater stream. Additionally, when cleaning with castile soap, most people do not need to wear rubber gloves or worry about skin irritation due to its non-toxic formula. The soap cuts through grime in kitchens, bathrooms and other hard surfaces. Castile soap can also be used to laundry cleans clothes without harsh detergents. Castile soap is often sold in concentrated form, making it an economical option.

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1
APR

LuckyVitamin’s Anti-gravity Supplement

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nine out of 10 scientists and 10 out of 10 cosmonauts agree that there’s no healthier, more convenient way to experience the sheer joy of total weightlessness than with LuckyVitamin’s new and exclusive Anti-Gravity Supplement!

At LuckyVitamin.com, we adhere to only the highest quality and safety standards, and provided you refrain from loitering underneath telephone wires, windmills, ceiling fans and idling helicopters , our Anti-Gravity Supplement is no exception!

For years, you’ve dreamt of soaring amongst the clouds, high above the earth, and now, thanks to our patented gravity-defying formula, you can. The journey toward complete freedom from the laws of gravity begins with just two capsules, which will keep you flying high for up to 24 hours.1 But amazing your friends and family with your death-defying aerial acrobatics only scratches (the Earth’s) surface of what you’ll be able to do!

Here are just some of our Anti-Gravity Supplement’s amazing benefits:

You’ve watched the balloons at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Now you can be one!

Be the first of your Facebook friends to “check in” to the mesosphere!

You’re one wheel-less skateboard away from finally living out all of your childhood hoverboard fantasies!

Gutters need cleaning? Cat need saving? Leave the ladder in the shed!

Act out all of the best scenes from “Gravity” without having to float perilously through the terrifying vacuum of space!

With Lucky Vitamin’s amazing new Anti-Gravity supplement, the sky is… err… the possibilities are endless!

Learn more about our exclusive formula!

 

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27
MAR

Spring Cleaning

Filed Under: Environment,Natural Cleaning Aids at 1:41 pm | By: Jeremy Michael, Contributing Author

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Every April, we start the age-old process of spring cleaning our houses.  Some of us may go into our sheds and other storage sites to take out our patio furniture. The decks need wiping and the grills need scrubbing, but have you ever considered what all the chemicals in your cleaning products can do to your health? The chemicals in these cleaning products damage our skin, cause headaches, lead to irritation of our eyes and airways, and if ingested/inhaled can even lead to death.  Take for instance, the warning on a Glade Air Freshener: “Intentional misuse by deliberately concentrating and inhaling the contents can be harmful or fatal.” Yikes! Let’s take a look at some of the common chemicals found in these and other similar cleaning products.

Products such as aerosol sprays, cleansers, air-fresheners, and disinfectants emit what are called volatile organic compounds. VOC’s are emitted as gases from certain solids or liquids. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), concentrations of many VOCs are consistently higher indoors (up to ten times higher) than outdoors. These compounds have been found to have numerous amounts of health effects ranging from eye, nose, and throat irritation to even cancer. Petroleum distillate is a common chemical that you might find in your cleaning products. This hydrocarbon is found in certain furniture polishes, paint solvents, adhesives, and automotive chemicals.  One other chemical you should be wary of is phthalates. They are used to stabilize synthetic perfumes, so if a cleaning product says “fragrance” it most likely contains phthalates.

There are many other chemicals found in your household cleaning products than what has been listed here. It is important to read the labels and research whether or not the company is truly using “natural” ingredients. The government only requires companies to list “chemicals of known concern” on their labels. In 2012, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) released their cleaning products hall of shame list which revealed the household cleaning products that are the most dangerous and should be avoided.

Lucky Vitamin is proud to carry various brands of cleaning products that are free of volatile organic compounds, phthalates, petroleum distillate, and other potentially harmful and deadly chemicals. For example, a safer alternative to air fresheners are products such as Aura Cacia aromatherapy mist which only contains water and various essential oils. Also, shop Mrs. Meyers non-aerosol room freshners. This spring time don’t let the fear of what’s in your cleaning aids stop you from making your house sparkle like it should.

 

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19
FEB

What’s New? Eco Nuts

Filed Under: Environment,Natural Cleaning Aids at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Lucky Vitamin is happy to announce the introduction of another top quality, environmentally friendly brand to our customers: Eco Nuts.

Eco Nuts offers a unique selection of premium natural cleaning aids which are designed to have little to zero impact on the environment. The company leads by example with socially and environmentally responsible business practices, using only sustainable, non-toxic ingredients with zero hazardous waste generation. All products offer superior quality, are cruelty and paraben-free, and utilize recycled or recyclable packaging.

With the goal to be as plastic free as possible, Eco Nuts wants to truly make the entire package as eco-friendly as possible from contents to container. Every box of Eco Nuts purchased is one less plastic detergent bottle, making it into a landfill or using precious resources in order to recycle that plastic. The choice of recycled cardboard for the Eco Nuts is obvious but the company had to study the choice of aluminum for liquid products. Aluminum can be recycled endless times and it is more energy-efficient to recycle aluminum than ever before. It conserves energy as well as supporting small towns that depend solely on the aluminum production plants.

Eco Nuts was conceived as a company that could transcend the cleaning industry in becoming a leader in environmentally responsible practices. Additionally, the company supports local and global charities, environmental and community groups in the best way possible.

You can save even more on all these brand new items from Eco Nuts. Just enter the promo code FEB14NEW10 for an additional 10% on all items of this new brand at Lucky Vitamin.com.

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Eco Nuts – Organic Laundry Soap Nuts 10 Loads – 0.5 oz.
Eco Nuts – Organic Veggie Wash – 10 oz.
Eco Nuts – Artisan Bar Soap Lavender – 4.3 oz.

 
7
FEB

Tom’s of Maine – Good for you. Good for the Planet.

Filed Under: Announcements & News,Environment,Personal Care at 4:20 pm | By: Jessica Justh, Senior Editor

 

Tom’s of Maine is known for being a socially responsible organization that cares about the planet and people. They provide natural, personal care products and never use artificial colors, flavors, fragrances, preservatives or test on animals.

Aside from the company’s everyday commitment to the environment – all of which can be seen in the Tom’s of Maine Goodness Report – the company actively involves employees in activities to help the environment. What could be more inspiring than that?

One activity is their annual Goodness Day. Each spring the company gathers together to spend one day, team building and volunteering for a good cause. The charities differ from year to year, but one thing never changes – their commitment to the earth. In 2013, Tom’s employees pitched in at Mt.Agamenticus, a local conservation region, helping to improve visitor experience through a variety of activities. You can watch the video here.

Employees at Tom’s of Maine, like Community Manager, Bridget Burns, are committed to making earth stewardship a central part of who they are and what they do. “Since working at Tom’s, I have increased my recycling at home, started a compost pile, and recommitted to using reusable bags at the grocery store. These may sound like small actions, but every little bit counts! I am proud to work for a company that constantly reminds its employees of this, and encourages all of us to do what we can to help the earth.”

What three “MAINE” ways do you care for the environment? Click here to tell us and you could win a fantastic variety of Tom’s of Maine products. Also, save an extra 10% off all Tom’s of Maine products with promo code ‘TOMS10’ at checkout.

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28
JAN

What’s New? Better Life

Filed Under: Environment,Natural Cleaning Aids at 12:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Natural cleaning products have become very popular in recent years for a great reason. The dangers of traditional cleaners cannot be ignored when we often use products containing toxic ingredients that will be all over our homes. Lucky Vitamin already offers a great selection of natural cleaning aids but now we are happy to introduce another top quality brand of cleaning products to our customers: Better Life.

Better Life was founded with a mission to create household cleaning products which are unmatched in safety and unbeatable in performance. The company has developed all products in-house from the ground up in order to create the safest and best performing products without compromise.

Instead of dangerous toxic ingredients, all Better Life’s products are plant-derived and contain no sulfates, petroleum or fragrances. Additionally, all products are GMO-free and cruelty-free. The company started when Tim Barklage and Kevin Tibbs decided to create a new line of cleaning products that would not only set the standard in safety but also work better than any other brand.

In order to achieve that, Better Life uses none of the following ingredients listed with possible health concerns they may cause:

Dyes: have been linked to cancer, can be toxic to animals, and are slow to biodegrade.

Alcohol: respiratory and skin irritant, flammable, and can act as an aggressive solvent which may damage surfaces in the home.

Synthetic Fragrance: central nervous system depressant, respiratory and skin irritant, slow to biodegrade, and toxic.

Sulfates (such as SLS & SLES) and Sulfanates: irritating to skin and eyes, and may contain 1,4-Dioxane.

Ethoxylates (Petroleum Based Cleaning Agents): ethylene oxide/petroleum based, may contain1,4-Dioxane, many pose threat to marine life,  and linked to cancer and sterility.

Petrochemical Solvents: petroleum based, many are respiratory and skin irritants, toxic, and may damage surfaces in the home.

Better Life uses only the absolute highest standards keeping all dangerous ingredients out of the products. You can save an extra 10% on all Better Life items at Lucky Vitamin.com. Just enter the code JAN14NEW10 at checkout for an additional 10% on these featured new items.

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29
OCT

Lucky Vitamin Presents: The Algonquin Tea Company

Filed Under: Environment,Teas at 4:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Lucky Vitamin continues to increase the variety of premium teas for our customers. The latest addition is The Algonquin Tea Company, another superb, unique, and 100% organic brand of teas.

The Algonquin Tea Company offers 100% certified organic, hand-picked, indigenous Canadian herbs and blended herbal teas. Picked at the optimum time and dried naturally in dark drying rooms, all of the herbs used in the teas are naturalized Canadian–Algonquin plants. The Algonquin Tea brand is a eco-friendly company using bleach-free tea bags, and 100 % recycled packaging with Double Aqua Coat. All sealed and reusable plastic pouches are guaranteed to seal herbs fully for up to two years.

Additionally, the company ensures that the wild-crafting does not endanger wild plants when harvested sustainably by a professional who understands their cycles. Growing and harvesting areas in Whitney, located at the east gate of Algonquin Park on the Madawaska River, The Algonquin Tea Company practices permaculture forest gardening on a 200-acre homestead in Golden Lake where certified organic herbs are grown. All herbs are handpicked in the wild in a sustainable manner, picking amounts that a deer would graze. Rare herbs are grown organically using non-mechanical, ecologically integrated and permacultural methods. No fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides or herbicides are used in or anywhere near where the herbs are grown or picked for the teas.

The Algonquin Tea Company is a collective of dedicated Earth lovers who had a vision of sharing the healing medicine of plants from the Algonquin area. Started in 1996, the first bioregional company in North America was a decade ahead of the “Local Food” movement.

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The Algonquin Tea Co. – 100% Certified Organic Herb Sweetfern Tonic – 16 Tea Bags

 
 
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