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  • Organic syrup makes a great gift
    7 holiday gift ideas for the green living enthusiast
    Gift giving is a wonderful way to show your love and appreciation for the holidays – or any other time of the year. However, some gifts can come across the wrong way – or send the wrong message – if not enough thought goes into...
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    Holiday food & gifts from organic New Leaf Community Markets
    If you want suggestions on how to make your holidays less stressful, look to organic, Santa Cruz-based New Leaf Community Markets this season. They have a large variety of gifts including Andes Gifts – Fair Trade, handmade alpaca items ...
  • Suja organic juice flavors
    On-the-go juicing? Grab some organic cold-pressured Suja bottled juices!
    Suja juices are making it so ridiculously easy to maintain a juicing regimen! Thank you Suja! I love Suja's refreshing and tasty cold-pressured USDA certified organic juices!!While shopping at Publix we spied some single-serve juice bottles ...
  • Céderic Lecareaux of Domaine Cigalus, Languedoc, France
    What exactly is "Biodynamic" wine?
    'Biodynamic! Organic! Sustainable!If you drink wine, then you've probably noticed these terms cropping up with more and more frequency. "We grow our grapes with Biodynamic principles". "Our vineyards are sustainably farmed...
  • EO Organic Body Serums
    Dry skin? try EO Body Serums
    We’ve written about EO products before and for good reason: we like their methodology for using organic, cruelty-free ingredients with no synthetic fragrances. But, better still, we like EO products because they work, and are kind to skin....
  • Raw Roots
    3 reasons to love Raw Roots Juice Bar & Cafe
    One of the new big trends you'll find in Denver are healthy conscious quic- stop juice bars and eateries . Raw roots , a health conscious juice bar and cafe opened it's doors on Nov 21st in Lowry .Here are 5 reasons you need to check out...
  • John Masters Organics best winter hair recovery products
    John Masters Organics best winter hair recovery products
    Aside from gingerbread lattes and 60 degree weather, the first indication that SoCal has finally experienced a taste of winter is an itchy scalp and dry hair. Especially for fellow dark haired beauties, winter hair woes can show via obvious flakes...
  • Natural Organic Gridiron Football Dog Treats
    Review: Natural Organic Gridiron Football Dog Treats by Shorty's Gourmet Treats
    Like many pet parents, I prefer to give my dog natural treats as often as possible. I'm also a huge football fan, so when I saw theNatural Organic Gridiron Football Molasses Dog Treats by Shorty's Gourmet Treats, I knew I had to have her...
  • Thanksgiving side dishes available from New Leaf
    Thanksgiving options from organic New Leaf Community Markets
    Organic, Santa Cruz-based New Leaf Community Markets is offering lots of options for Thanksgiving Dinner; you need to order by Sunday, Nov. 23 for pick-up on Tuesday, Nov. 25 and Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014.Several store locations are hosting Holiday...
  • Natural Aluminum Free Organic Coconut Vanilla Deodorant by Ollie + Max Soap Co.
    Review: Natural Aluminum Free Organic Coconut Vanilla Deodorant
    The only deodorant I've used all my life is the kind that comes in the plastic packaging where you have to twist the bottom to push it up. I never used one that comes without antiperspirant either, so when I had the chance to try theNatural...
  • Grocery shopping excursions
    Grocery trips: How to create a green living lifestyle
    Green and healthy eating doesn’t have to be expensive. Or difficult. Or even boring. Healthy eating is all about the simple choices you make that add up to renewed strength and vitality. Get started on a healthy green lifestyle today!Take...
  • Golden ticket WFM
    Thanksgiving at Whole Foods Market in Capitola & Santa Cruz
    The Santa Cruz and Capitola branches of Whole Foods Market are offering lots of Thanksgiving options, and even have special staff on-site that will help you with specific holiday needs. Make your Thanksgiving orders in person or online by Tuesday,...
  • Pure Pitz deodorant
    Pure Pitz deodorant: an awesome natural deodorant
    Pure Pitz purely natural deodorant is a wonderful non-toxic alternative to aluminum-packed deodorants and antiperspirants. Formulated by Purely Lisa, this deodorant is made from organic ingredients. Check out the amazing ingredient list: organic...
  • Eat these only if they are organic
    Eat these only if they are organic
    Pesticides are designed to be toxic to insects and plants but, not surprisingly, they have been linked to health issues in humans. The USDA Pesticide Data Program reports on detectable pesticide residue on fruits and vegetables. These are the top...
  • Fertilizer good or bad
    Effects of organic and inorganic fertilizer on the environment
    Fertilizers perk up your grass and plants by strengthening their root systems. They can be beneficial for new or frail lawns or plants. A healthy lawn also prevents pests. There are two types of fertilizer, inorganic and organic. Inorganic...