We live in a chemical age that is rapidly obliterating natural ways of keeping clean, not just for our bodies but our surroundings too. Below are products loved for their simpleness and effectiveness, without long ingredient lists of manmade compounds. Some are even created by our friends! Brett Thomas's hand-made bath soaps are his pride and joy, well worth the price and rich with moisturizers and essential oils (see Sun & Skin page for his soaps). Try Brett's linseed oil multi-use home cleaner if you ever used Murphy's oil soap and miss the original formula. A capful of Himalayan soapberry extract washes your colored clothes and leaves them super-soft; Christine's castile soap laundry powder is wonderful for both colors and whites.
DRYER BALLS! If you've never used these, made of 100% wool, they tumble around with your clothes and absorb moisture, speeding drying time and saving energy, and they fluff your clothes! Also check out our full-spectrum LED light bulbs -- vision- and mood-friendly, unlike the ones you buy in stores which confuse your body rhythms and metabolism.
Wool Dryer Balls
Woolen dryer balls will absorb moisture and dry your clothes 20% faster! Plus, they reduce static and fluff your laundry up, which reduces wrinkles. Effortless to use -- just toss them in with wet clothes -- and leave them in the dryer. If your dog doesn't find them, they'll last for years. 100% unscented wool from New Zealand sheep.
Note: USE ALL FOUR BALLS TOGETHER regardless of load size.
Set of 4 $28
Castile Soap Laundry Powder
A wonderful 100% natural laundry product made from finely ground castile soap, baking soda, borax and washing soda. Great for whites or colors; can be used in HE, front- and top-loading machines. Only one tablespoon needed for ordinary loads (use more for large or soiled loads). Your clothes will smell fantastic -- very, very clean!
Our special tip! Add a tablespoon of Miracle 2 liquid soap (see below) to your wash along with the laundry powder
1-pound bag $11
2-pound bag $18
Soap Berry Liquid Concentrate
Liquid soapberry extract - 18X concentrated! Dilute for household cleaning or use straight (1/2 to 1 teaspoon) in your washing machine for laundry. This handy concentrate is simply the surfactant extracted from dried sapindus mukorossi berries and can be used in all kinds of creative ways (even bathing pets) if you want a natural, chemical-free alternative to the usual stuff! No dyes or additives, purely botanical in origin. Great for allergies or sensitivities.
8-oz. with pump $20
Linseed-Oil Whole House Concentrate
Remember Murphy's Oil Soap -- the brown liquid that you added to a bucket and cleaned the whole house with? This is soapmaker Brett Thomas's version of a thick all-purpose household soap you can dilute 60:1. Made from raw organic linseed oil with natural pine rosin for lather, you can use it by the teaspoon or make a 15:1 concentrate to keep on hand; dilute further as needed. Bring that old-fashioned clean-soap smell back into your home! Click here for package label.
10-ounce jar $25
Full Spectrum LED Light Bulbs
Finally, a healthy LED light bulb that's not only full spectrum, but also flicker-free, electrically efficient, silent, with a super-long life and virtually no EMFs or harmonics. Conventional LEDs produce lots of dirty electricity, but not this one! 85% more efficient than incandescents, good for both your mood and eyes. 9W, equivalent of conventional 60W.
Great gifts for winter days in northern latitudes or under cloudy skies!
Available in Very Bright White (4000 Kelvin) or Warmer, More Yellow (2700 Kelvin)
also as Recessed Spotlight (2700K only, 12W, standard 4-inch diameter)
Regular bulb $12 Spotlight $14
IMPORTANT: These spotlights may not perform well if used with dimmer switches. Dimmers (rheostats) cause dirty electricity, which can affect the performance of these bulbs. Better to try a couple of the spotlights before you order a lot of them. We will gladly take returns in original manufacturer's packaging.
** When testing these spotlights on your circuit, do not combine with other bulbs or spotlights.
Miracle 2 Liquid Soap
With a staunch following for over 30 years, Miracle 2 liquid soap can be used in all kinds of creative ways - dishes, carpets, countertops, toilets, tubs, showers, sinks...and it makes a great personal-care soap and shampoo as well! Consider diluting it for household uses: fill your spray bottles and give it a whirl! "Because it gets everything so clean," a dedicated user explained...
22-ounce bottle $22