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Pack These Cleaners For College Move-In

Filed Under: Green Living,Home,Natural Cleaning Aids at 8:00 am | By: Jessica Justh, Senior Editor


Aaah, college. Where studying (wink!) all night, early morning classes and microwaved meals become part of the new normal. But one thing that doesn’t have to change is your adherence to your eco conscious lifestyle. While keeping your dorm room spic and span may not rank high on your to-do list you can still use cleaning products that are safe for you and the earth.

Air Fresheners – Don’t get a rep for having a stinky dorm room or apartment! Before you grab that aerosol can, did you know that conventional air fresheners can be endocrine disruptors and cause major health problems? Ditch them for one of our favorites, made with natural essential oils and fragrance to quickly freshen that mile-high pile of dirty laundry. The non-aerosol bottle is earth-friendly and its lavender fragrance will be sure to relax, soothe and relieve fatigue for even the most stressed out scholar.

Multi-Surface –Between studying and classes, who has time to think about cleaning solutions for all of the different surfaces in your room? Keep things simple with an easy spray-and-wipe multi-surface cleaner. This brand eradicates over 99.99% of household germs from hard, nonporous surface, including Influenza A, Salmonella and E. coli. You can use it on everything from bathroom sinks, desks, garbage cans and mini fridges.

Wipes – Don’t fall victim to the classic “we’re in the area so we’re just going to drop in for a few minutes” surprise visit from mom and dad. Use these natural wipes to give your room a polished look in mere minutes. No water, suds or rinsing required! Effortlessly wipe away dirt from your books, desk, floors and window sills with these biodegradable, durable and disposable wipes. And, because they are biodegradable, you can safely toss them without harming the environment.


New Brands Showcase: Murphy’s Naturals

Filed Under: Green Living,Home at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
Late spring, early summer is the time of the year when people start really enjoying the outdoors. Camping, hiking, picnics, grilling, fishing and many other activities can be a lot of fun, unless unwanted visitors come to “bug” your good time: mosquitos. Lucky Vitamin has good news and is happy to introduce a couple of great products to keep these bugs away from your fun this year: Murphy’s Naturals.

Murphy’s Naturals offers all-natural products that can effectively keep away mosquitos and are made from responsibly sourced plant based ingredients. The company leaves out all of the chemicals and toxins and instead focus on providing amazing earth-friendly products that will help others through its purchases.

Murphy’s Naturals has two options of insect repellent products: mosquitos sticks and mosquitos candles. The sticks are made with all natural incense sticks from a unique fusion of sustainable bamboo, citronella, lemongrass and rosemary, and contain no petroleum or any toxins. Formulated with significantly more repellent oils than other insect products, Murphy’s Mosquito Sticks deliver an effective and refreshing fragrance so you can enjoy life outdoors. The second option is Murphy’s Naturals Mosquito Candle. This unique natural repellent candle contains a fusion of sustainable palm wax, citronella, lemongrass and rosemary. Formulated with no D.E.E.T., petroleum or any toxins, Murphy’s Mosquito Candle delivers an effective and refreshing fragrance to create a pleasant bite-free environment.

You can save even more when you shop Murphy’s Natural products at Lucky Just enter the promo code MAY16NEW16 at checkout to get an extra 15% OFF on all items of this new brand. But hurry, this offer expires 5/31/16.


It’s Gardening Time

Filed Under: Environment,Green Living,Home at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
It’s the best time of the year for one great outdoor activity: gardening.

Many people love gardening and can’t wait for warmer days to start growing and cultivating plants. Gardening can be done in two different ways: ornamental plants and useful plants.

Ornamental gardening involves a variety of plants grown for their flowers foliage and a much nicer overall appearance. That’s the case of beautiful gardens with colorful flowers, combined with a neat, well-maintained lawn to make your front yard or your backyard looking great.

On the other hand, useful gardening includes plants grown for consumption and that’s the case of fruits, vegetables, roots and herbs. Some people prefer to grow their own veggies whenever possible, (weather permitting of course) making gardening a year-round practice.

Considered by many as one of the best relaxing activities, gardening also requires a few tool and perhaps a handful of accessories. You don’t have to live in a house to enjoy gardening as this fun activity does not require a lot of space and it can be done on a patio or even be located on a roof or balcony.

It’s hard to say what are the most popular plants in gardening but many people like to grow tomatoes, peppers, herbs, sprouts, onions, and berries are they are relatively easy to grow. It’s also important to remember to keep it green and grow all plants without pesticides and, if needed, only using organic fertilizers. This way, flowers, veggies, and fruits produced will not adversely affect people’s health as well as the environment.

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5 Houseplants For A Green Home

Filed Under: Green Living,Home at 2:34 pm | By: Jessica Justh, Senior Editor
springclean_plantsWhen you spend most of your time indoors it’s important to make sure that your air quality is on point, which is not exactly an easy task considering how many of our everyday household products, such as furniture polish, window cleaners and wall paint contain high levels of air-polluting toxins. These items, and many more, invisibly leach harmful chemicals like formaldehyde, benzene and ammonia into the air that we breathe. Short-term exposure to these chemicals can have adverse effects on your health, ranging from minor nuisances like mouth or throat irritation all the way up to severe cases of larynx and lung swelling.

Fortunately, many houseplants – as well as being relatively inexpensive and aesthetically pleasing – act as super lo-fi air purifiers. Here are just a few examples of some indoor plants that can help filter out some of the nasty junk lurking around your house…

  1. Snake Plant is the absolute easiest plant to care for — no green thumb required. Also known as Mother-in-Law’s Tongue, a snake plant help absorbs formaldehyde and nitrogen oxides.
  2. Peace Lilies, or Mauna Loa, requires little sun and produces pretty flowers. Place one of these beauties in your bathroom or laundry room to help remove mold spores.
  3. pet-friendly Bamboo Palm acts as a natural humidifier and can help neutralize formaldehyde, benzene and trichloroethylene.
  4. Besides being known for its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, Aloe has been known to remove xylene and formaldehyde from the air. Plus, Aloe is great to have around for minor cuts or sun burn.
  5. Spider Plant is another great low-maintenance plant that removes carbon monoxide and other toxins. They are easy to propagate so you can easily divide them up and place them in as many rooms as you’d like.



New Brand Spotlight: Vaska Home

Filed Under: Home,Natural Cleaning Aids at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
VaskaLucky Vitamin is happy to introduce another top-quality brand of natural cleaning products to our customers: Vaska Home.

Vaska Home offers a new standard in laundry with safe, simple and proven products. The company creates formulas so pure, you can actually drink it. Naturally powerful, Vaska Home does not contain pollutants, irritants, toxins, dyes, or binding agents which allows it to wash clean out of fabric, much like a shampoo for clothes. Clothes are left looking, feeling, and smelling their best while leaving nothing harmful behind, on you, your clothes, or the environment. The Vaska formulation has been certified “natural” by the EPA, who awarded Scent-free Laundry Detergent, as well as the Design for the Environment (DfE) certification.

A pioneer company in green chemistry, Vaska was originally founded in Berkeley, California in 1999, to create a new formula of an efficacious laundry detergent suitable for delicate fabrics, sensitive skin, and the planet. Today, Vaska Home creates products which are environmentally safe, contain no chemical residue, and provides stain removal effectiveness. Vaska’s revolutionary formula has been perfected by a team of scientists over the past decade. The formula’s natural ingredients are derived from herbs and include the essential cleaning agents you need in order to effectively remove visible dirt, grime, stains, and odor from fabrics. Vaska was selected as a Clean Choice Award Winner in Clean Eating Magazine in 2014 and 2015. The brand was also featured in the Household Goods section for earth friendliness.

Additionally, you can save even more when you shop Vaska Home products at Just enter the promotional code OCT15NEW15 at checkout to save 15% on all items of this new brand but hurry, offer expires October 31st, 2015.


4 Great Uses for Beeswax

Filed Under: Beauty,Home,Personal Care at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
BeeswaxBeeswax is an incredible natural substance that can be used in many different ways. Produced naturally by honey worker bees in bee hives, beeswax has non-allergenic properties that can make it a useful skin protection from various airborne allergies. Beeswax contains Vitamin A and provides long-term moisturizing, also offering slight anti-inflammatory and antioxidant qualities which can benefit the body. How can you add this amazing product into your life? Here are 4 great uses for beeswax.

1. Skin Moisturizer

Beeswax contains natural moisturizers that make it useful as a skin moisturizer. In fact, beeswax has the ability to lock in your skin’s natural moisture keeping the skin firm and plump, and the vitamins in beeswax can help protect and repair rough, dry, or chapped skin. This amazing product can also be applied to minor burns, skin cuts, scrapes, wounds, or other skin damage in order to help the skin heal. Beeswax can actually soothe easily irritated skin, making it one of the best skin care ingredients for those who suffer from allergies or other skin problems like rosacea or eczema.

2. Hair Products

A variety of hair products contain beeswax as an ingredient for a good reason. Beeswax has many of the same health benefits when applied to the hair as it does when rubbed into your skin. Beeswax not only moisturizes hair but it also keeps moisture from getting out of the hair. Plus, beeswax is used to naturally stimulate hair growth and is considered a great alternative product for those battling hair loss.

3. Lip Balm

One of the most popular uses for beeswax is lip balm products. Keep your lips moisturized with this natural protectant as beeswax acts as a layer of protection when applied to the lips, protecting the lips from environmental irritants and even the weather. Beeswax lip balm is one of the best ways to keep your lips from getting chapped during these cold, windy winter months.

4. Candles

Beeswax makes great natural candles and you can do it yourself too. Beeswax candles are free of toxic smoke and can spread the great, sweet smell of honey all around your home.


What’s New? Way Out Wax

Filed Under: Home,Personal Care at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
WOWLucky Vitamin is proud to introduce another top quality brand of natural products to our customers: Way Out Wax.

Way Out Wax offers a unique selection of natural products including air fresheners, candles, insect repellents, room sprays, and much more. Founded in 1992, Way Out Wax produces hand-crafted works of art utilizing socially and environmentally responsible business practices. All products are a reflection of beautiful natural surroundings and lifestyles of those who make them, embracing good health and maintaining the balance of nature.

Way Out Wax has passed through a number of evolutionary stages beginning with dip-your-own psychedelic kaleidoscope candles (a favorite at festivals, and in Burlington, VT store) and a transition to pure essential oil aromatherapy candles before it was “fashionable.” For over 20 years, Way Out Wax has been hand-crafting high quality candles in the Green Mountains of Northern Vermont. This exclusive line of products contains only essential oils and no chemical additives, fragrances and dyes that are so prevalent in the candle industry.

The company believes that healing botanical essences should be accessible and incorporated into every aspect of daily life. Way Out Wax is fully committed to producing high-quality, truly healthy products with integrity, products that represent the powerful connection between individuals and the environment. All waxes are 100% natural and biodegradable and the company only uses 100% soy wax in all of container candles. The scents come from 100% pure essential oils without any dyes or synthetic fragrance.

Additionally, you can save an extra 10% on all Way Out Wax products at For a limited-time, just enter promo code MAY14NEW10 to save an additional 10% on all items of this new brand.


Lucky Vitamin Presents: Terra Essential Scents

Filed Under: Home,Personal Care at 11:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
TerraLucky Vitamin is happy to introduce to our customers an exclusive line of candles and aromatherapy products created with only pure natural ingredients: Terra Essential Scents.

Terra Essential Scents offers a unique selection of massage and aromatherapy candles, massage oils, chakra candles, chakra and aroma roll-ons, seasonal candles, and much more. The company is fully committed to providing the highest quality, all natural, hand-poured products at an affordable price. Created in 2008, Terra Essential Scents is the result of a lifetime passion and affinity for candles, natural oils, color and gemstones, with the main goal of ensuring that the candles burning in our homes were 100% pure and natural, a rare find in today’s market.

Each of Terra Essential Scents’ candles is uniquely blended with the finest aromas from an extensive line of essential and natural oils from around the world. A hand-selected gem stone is added to each small, medium, large candle to complement and enhance the energetic composition. All candles are individually hand-poured, made with 100% premium soy wax, infused with essential and natural oils, and contain lead-free, cotton wicks. All candles have long lasting and clean burning and come in recyclable and reusable glass cylinders.

In addition, Terra Essential Scents offers a one of a kind line of massage oils created with complex synergistic blends of organic cold-pressed carrier oils and pure therapeutic grade essential oils, containing no corn or mineral oil and are GMO free. Each oil blend is energetically enhanced with a corresponding gemstone. The pure, high quality ingredients in terra massage oils provide for long lasting, multi-sensory experiences.


Lucky Vitamin Presents: Susty Party

Filed Under: Environment,Home at 6:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
Susty  PartyPicnics, outdoor events and parties are just part of the summer. But did you know that parties and events generate the second largest amount of waste in the USA, just behind the construction industry? Reducing the waste should be a priority for everyone and that’s a great reason Lucky Vitamin is happy to introduce Susty Party products to our customers.

Susty Party offers responsibly-made, eco-friendly party supplies and compostable tableware to make parties more sustainable. The company creates plates, cups, bowls, and straws made of natural materials, and no products are made from traditional plastic, paper or Styrofoam. All products are non-toxic and contain no harmful chemicals, plastics and dyes. Susty Party products can be used hundreds of times, instead of just once, which is always better for the environment than a single-use product.

This unique line of eco-friendly products is made of natural materials such as sugarcane stalks, baked plant starch, palm leaves, and plant based resin. Sugarcane stalks are crushed in sugar refineries. The fibrous remains of these stalks are called Bagasse, a pre-consumer recycled material which is a sturdier alternative to paper. Baked plant starch from tapioca starch and grass fibers are mixed together to form an oven safe, microwave safe, super sturdy but natural, compostable and non-toxic material. Palm leaves are pressed with steam to create sturdy, leak-resistant, naturally compostable, plates and bowls. PLA, or polylactic acid, is a plant-based resin, which uses kernel that would not have otherwise been used for food. PLA looks and feels like traditional plastic, however it will melt with temperatures over 100F.

Lucky Vitamin is now offering Susty Party earth-friendly tableware products at our discounted prices.


Travel Accessories for the Road Ahead

Filed Under: Environment,Home at 5:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Memorial Day is quickly approaching and so is the travel season. Late spring and early summer may be considered by many people as the best time of the year for camping. Not cold anymore, not too hot either. As you start planning this year’s trek, don’t forget your thermos, water bottles, and your travel mug for the road ahead.

Lucky Vitamin offers an extensive variety of water bottles from the best brands available at discounted prices. Water bottles are perfect for road trips, as you need to stay hydrated whether you’re driving, biking or hiking. Don’t forget about warm beverages. Many people love to have coffee while driving and a personal coffee mug is the best way to enjoy your hot beverage. Thermos are also indispensable for camping or other outdoor activities when you need to keep water and other beverages hot. Today’s products have the ability to keep the beverage’s desired temperature for hours, without leaks or spills.

Food-grade stainless steel is the best material for thermos and bottles. This metal is superior in both strength and safety and contains no harmful chemicals or toxins, including BPA. Additionally, reusable and recyclable stainless steel bottles are the best choice for the environment as well. So, get your bottles and mugs ready, and head out for a fun and safe trip!


Lucky Vitamin Presents: Maroma

Filed Under: Home,Personal Care at 5:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
MaromaLucky Vitamin is happy to introduce another top quality brand of aromatic home and personal care products to our customers: Maroma.

Maroma offers an incredible selection of products to soothe, heal and restore. You can choose from a unique line of natural home fragrance products that were born of a place that combines the time proven methodology of an ancient civilization with a singularly French predilection for composing perfectly balanced aromatics.

The use of natural plant extracts to blend fragrance is integral to the 5000 year old cultural tradition in the city of Auroville in India, home of Maroma. The neighboring city Pondicherry was formerly a French trading colony supplying European perfume makers. The area’s incense production is world renowned, and naturopathic herbal healing has been a way of life here for countless generations. Maroma has utilized all of this rich cultural background and combined it with a very contemporary commitment to Earth-friendly product content and environmentally responsible manufacturing practices. This has resulted in a truly superior and diverse range of aromatic products.

Maroma creates and develops fragrance items formulated with essential oils to elevate the ambience of a room by clearing and refreshing the air. The natural extracts in all personal care products such as soap, bath salts and perfume were blended to promote a soothing sense of well-being and inner balance.

Additionally, all Maroma products are formulated with care for the environment and concern for social development. They are all made with botanical extracts and contain no toxic or harmful ingredients. All ingredients used in the fabrication of products are recyclable and abundantly present in nature or taken from renewable resources.


Lucky Vitamin Presents: Zing Anything

Filed Under: Health Aids,Home at 11:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
Zing AnythingLucky Vitamin is introducing Zing Anything, a product line developed to make a positive contribution toward improving our daily diets, both in the food we eat and the beverages we drink.

Zing Anything is designed to combine flavor and nutrition with the purpose of extracting the essence of all natural ingredients and allowing these flavors to infuse directly into a liquid of choice. Flavor, aroma, vitamins, minerals, and nutrients all infuse naturally when using fresh ingredients such as fruits and vegetables in the Zing Anything product line of water bottles and salad dressing makers.

Zing Anything products can create healthy beverages and avoid refined sugars, artificial flavorings, preservatives, and colorings. Zingers are safe, durable, and eco-friendly bottles made from Eastman Tritan BPA-free plastics and food-grade safe stainless steel. All bottles are reusable and sustainable.

In addition, Zing Anything products are easy to use. Just place the ingredients into the bottom compartment and twist. This easy motion allows for flavors, nutrients, and aromas to be released into liquids. Once the ingredients are pulverized, leave them in the bottom cup to create a stronger, more intense flavor, while subtler flavors are obtained in only a few minutes. The mesh barrier lets water in but keeps the flavor pulp safely in place, so there’s no need to worry about seeds or rinds infiltrating your drink. Whether you use Zing with fruit, vegetables, spices, herbs or other tasty ingredients, this product is designed to allow you the ability to custom tailor your beverage flavors. You can also use your Zing to create delicious salad dressings.

Save even more when you call for special price on Zing Anything products. Just dial 1-888-635-0474, EXT 7793 or email at [email protected] A promotional price code will be provided to you instantly.


Healthy, Clean Air

Filed Under: Home,Natural Cleaning Aids at 12:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
Fresh airBreathing clean air is essential for a healthier life but signs of impurity can be difficult to identify. Unpleasant odors are quite easy to be discovered, likely a buildup of bacteria in the air, but the majority of air pollution isn’t visible, and neither can be smelled.

Indoor air pollutants directly cause a vast number of health problems, and removal of these harmful materials can improve your quality of life. Studies have shown that air purifiers can significantly reduce and eliminate harmful contaminants and pollutants (which cause common respiratory illnesses) and consequently prevent colds, asthma, headaches, and allergy irritation of the nose and eyes.

Air purifiers work by directing air through a filter multiple times as the filters are able to catch particles, ultimately purifying the air up and freeing the inhabitant of unsafe contaminants such as dust, pollen, bacteria, spores and viruses. When shopping for an air purifier, it’s important to look for HEPA product, a type of air filter which meets the High-Efficiency Particulate Air standards. Modern HEPA products contain the most powerful air purification technology and can remove 99.97% of particles as small as 0.3 microns. Cleanliness is also important, regular dusting followed by vacuuming is a vital step but the problem is that while reducing pollution particles it also stirs them up. A HEPA air purifier can prevent what would otherwise be a vicious cycle.

Additionally, plants can help to clean the air inside your home. A list of air filtering plants was compiled by NASA as part of a clean air study. As well as absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen, plants also eliminate significant amounts of benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene. The list includes many house plants such as spider plant and aloe vera which also contains a medicinal gel, known for healing cuts and burns.


Bars Soap or Liquid Soap, Let the Debate Begin

Filed Under: Home,Personal Care at 4:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Bars soap or liquid soap? One of those never ending debates, some people may wonder which one is better? Soaps are needed to maintain proper hygiene. People should wash hands frequently with soap to clean and prevent illnesses. So, let’s start the debate showing the advantages and disadvantages of both bar and liquid soap.

A better choice for the environment, bar soap is typically packaged in paper or cardboard. Most packaging materials are recyclable and can break down more easily in landfills than the plastic liquid soaps dispensers. Additionally, bar soap contain glycerin, good for treatment of dermatological problems such as eczema. Another advantage, there are many bar soaps on the market that are fragrance-free, a better option for people who are allergic to fragrances. On top of that, bar soaps can be more cost effective, generally cheaper than liquid versions. Lastly, you can find a much larger variety of bar soaps, particularly homemade, natural and organic, than liquid ones.

Liquid soap has a good number of advantages as well. One claim against bar soaps is the bacteria factor because people sometimes share the same bar of soap, which may carry germs and bacteria on its wet surface. Bar soap may turn mushy in standing water leading to mess and waste. Liquid soap is definitely a better choice for public bathrooms, reducing exchange of germs between users. Liquid soap convenient use in dispensers or bottles is often preferred over bars for its cleaner use. Liquid soap also contains lower pH level than bar soaps, gentler and suitable for people with sensitive, dry skin.

In conclusion, both bar and liquid soap have a good number of advantages and disadvantages and it’s difficult to point out which one is better. So, what’s your say? Do you prefer liquid soap or bar soap?

Lucky Vitamin is offering a moisturizing bar and liquid soaps sale right now. You can save up to 50% on over 150 natural body soaps from many premium brands.


Lucky Vitamin Presents: Zadro

Filed Under: Announcements & News,Home at 2:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Lucky Vitamin is happy to introduce a new brand of home products to our customers: Zadro.

Zadro offers a revolutionary line of personal care mirrors, bath accessories, cosmetic accessories, health and wellness products and much more. Leading in innovation for over 25 years, Zadro comes to Lucky Vitamin in perfect timing as you can find the perfect gift for your loved one this Valentine’s day.

Zadro has patented, designed, manufactured, and introduced to market more than 30 engineering and design patents, reflecting the ever-changing lifestyles and needs of consumers. Among the revolutionary products, Zadro has introduced the first fogless mirror, the first and only variable magnification mirror, the first surround light mirror, as well as first dimmable, fluorescent vanity mirrors. The company continually provides functionality and elegant award winning product designs, including the best sellers Z Fogless Water Mirror made of stainless steel, and the Z Fogless LED Lighted Adjustable Magnification Mirror.

Additionally, Zadro produces a unique line of entertainment media designs, and a variety of bathroom accessories products including the first wireless shower sound system. Another innovator is the Zadro Natural Sunlight Alarm Clock, which recreates the sunrise by gradually lighting up as soothing nature sounds peacefully wake you up.  Gradual light stimulates your body’s internal clock and helps to peacefully wake you up. When you awaken gradually, rather than being shocked or startled awake through conventional alarms, your body feels more rested and relaxed.

Located in Huntington Beach, CA, innovation separates Zadro products from the competition and you can now shop this exclusive brand at our discounted prices at Lucky