There is a current movement that some corporations are making in going ‘green’, sparking a duplicate market for virtually every good available, this time boasting an eco-friendly alternative to our previous ways of life. This has taken shape in the production of automobiles, clothing, packaging, and more. So it would seem fitting that products that we use every day to clean our house would be getting the same makeover. Fresh and Natural Foods (with two locations in the Twin Cities), is taking the lead in providing alternatives for a healthier lifestyle, while still proving that quality does not need to be sacrificed when making healthier decisions.
While the specialty of this Minnesota store is definitely their grocery, their wellness section does include a selection of cleaning products from Seventh Generation®. Their household cleaning products (including glass cleaners, disinfectants, shower cleaners, etc.) contain ingredients that are derived from plants, in addition to being hypoallergenic, making them safer for both the environment and your health than their more common counterparts. While you’re cleaning your windows, mirrors, showers and bathrooms with these products, you could easily find yourself reverting back to your non-green ways as you throw away paper towel after paper towel. But don’t worry, Seventh Generation has an answer for this with their 100% Recycled Paper Towels (recycled facial tissue and napkins are also available).
Whole Foods is a national chain providing organic produce and grocery to consumers across the country. Their offerings are not limited to organic varieties of food though, as they are also a main provider of products to help promote an eco-friendly lifestyle.
Whole Foods offers cleaning products such as hand soaps, dish washing soaps, and laundry cleaning materials which are also derived from plants, and are free from artificial dyes and brighteners. The eco-friendly components are not only good for the environment, but are also far less harmful to your clothing and dishes. The baby products available (diapers, wipes, baby soap) will help ensure that your child is safe from harmful chemicals that can be found in many brands of products on the market today.
Seventh Generation is making gift packs available this holiday season, allowing you could get a holiday gift crossed off your list, while also helping the recipient get a jump start on a new years resolution to go green! With dozens of stores in the Twin Cities metro area carrying their products, you’re sure to find their eco-friendly items nearby.