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5 Products You Probably Aren’t Buying Organic (But Should)

Organic Pet Toys: We just can’t leave our pets out of the organic revolution! Sure most of might know organic pet food is available, but did you know you can get organic chew toys? A favorite I’ve found is by Simply Fido. It’s a plush bone that is great for a puppy’s chewing stage or a larger dogs comfort toy. In the case of my dogs, which were more like the “Marley and Me” kind, it helped as a safe alternative to chewing the couch to bits. Simply Fido sites the fact that by adding pets to our organic list in the home, we do that much more for the environment. It adds up. With 43 million households in the U.S. alone owning dogs, it can make a big difference.

Organic Shoes: Shoes seem to be a natural step in going organic, as our feet are the foundation of our bodies and contain insight into our overall health. Mahalo shoes says its organic line gives a more natural way to put one foot in front of the other. When going barefoot might not be a good option, organic shoes are perhaps the next best choice.

Organic Teeth Whitener: Right in your own cupboard are quick, affordable, and easy ways to whiten your teeth. Teeth whitening methods can contain lots of chemicals including bleach. Sometimes making decisions under the glaring light of the dentist’s chair with all those sharp instruments nearby is not the best place to decide on what to do with stained, yellowed teeth. A good place to start the decision making process is at home. Baking soda, lemons, and orange rinds rank as a good place to start getting a brighter smile. Other tips are changing a few habits like drinking staining beverages such as coffee and red wine; using a straw; eating more crunchy vegetables; and simply rinsing with water after you’ve indulged in any of those darker drinks. What better way to avoid the dentist chair than taking charge of your health care right in your own home? Then, if you still can’t do without that super-pearly white smile, at least you’ve gone in informed and instilled with a few more healthy, organic lifestyle choices.

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8:43PM PDT on Jun 23, 2014

Thanks :)

8:04AM PDT on Aug 22, 2011

Organic shoes. That would be awesome to have. I have no idea where to find them.

3:13AM PDT on Jul 26, 2011

interesting article! thanks

3:50AM PDT on Jul 14, 2011

Good article.

9:30AM PDT on Jul 6, 2011

This doesn't explain how I am supposed to use the lemon rind or orange rind to brighten my teeth. I know about brushing my teeth with baking soda. Should I just eat the rind of the fruit? I zest lemons and add to lemon ade and it is so good.

9:26AM PDT on Jul 6, 2011

Horrified to realize the chicken strips I buy for my dogs (who know it as "chickie" comes from China. Need to find another treat for them. The sweet potato treats are probably from China also. I am a vegetarian, but my dogs aren't.

8:32AM PDT on Jul 6, 2011

Wow, didn't know such things existed. Thanks for sharing and I will try the mosquito repellent soon!

3:38AM PDT on Jul 5, 2011

Chemicals are like milk; if we don;t continulously drink milk over our lives, we become intollerant to lactose. We live in a chemical world & the trace ammounts of chemicals we consume are nonlethal 7 work toward immunity; remove that from your body & the world around you will just make you sick because you've lost your resistance to the constant exposure.

10:09AM PDT on Jun 29, 2011

noted with thanks

12:08PM PDT on Jun 28, 2011

Thanks

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