Going green takes time. Work up to tree-hugging status with help from some Massachusetts-based companies.
Indulge your sweet tooth with gooey soy nut butter. Simple Foods’s five spreads are certified organic and peanut, gluten, and tree-nut free. Wash it down with a cup of Good 4 You’s herbal tea. Each variety (Simmer Down, Wake Up and Live, Could You Be Loved) is hand-packed from locally grown, organic (and/or fair trade) herbs and comes in a biodegradable bag.
You’ve always been about BYOB (that Natty Light is mine!). Next time you hit the produce aisle, take your own Bite bag. The little machine-washable mesh totes have a handy drawstring and can be reused for everything from arugula to watermelon.
You’re looking to keep it natural, not stinky au naturel. Lather up with Just Soap, handmade, chemical-free bars made from vegetable and essential oils and organic herbs and spices in scents like oatmeal honey, cinnamon clove, and lemongrass ginger. Bonus points: Batches are mixed with a human-powered bicycle blender.
Take your love of sustainability to the streets with Olive Green Apparel’s cute mittens and caps. The mother-daughter duo makes the one-of-a-kind accessories from recycled wool.
Extreme Mamma Earthers probably already know about Moon Loon Pads, the, um, reusable menstrual pads made from 100 percent organic cotton fleece and natural-colored flannel. They work like trusty disposables: Just slip in an absorbent insert and go. Everything is machine washable and made to last for years.
Photos: Courtesy of Simple Food, Inc.; Courtesy of Sustainable Bite; Courtesy of Just Soap; Courtesy of Olive Green Apparel; Courtesy of Moon Loon Pads