Metro Mama & Metro Baby

By Kim Taylor

It’s no longer exotic to use green, eco-friendly cleaning and bath products in the home – it’s incredibly sensible. Here’s a roundup of people-friendly brands that really sparkle and shine:

ecos.jpg

What’s in a name? For Earth Friendly Products: everything. Founded in 1993 by John Vlahakis, his intention was to provide effective, high quality cleaning products that are absolutely safe for your family, your pets and the environment — made with replenishing ingredients at reasonable prices. He succeeded. The brand now offers more than 100 plant-based household products devoid of toxins, petrochemicals, bleach, ammonia, phosphates or other harmful ingredients. What’s more, Earth Friendly Products is a family business that manufactures in the U.S., and takes pride in the integrity of its product line. Visit www.ecos.com for a roster of products and more information, or buy slews of them at Whole Foods, Gristedes and Trader Joe’s stores.

babyganics.jpg

BabyGanics Healthy Home products include an all-purpose cleaner, glass and surface cleaner, tub and tile cleaner and a floor cleaner – and all are non-toxic, chemical-free, 100% organic and all natural. They have no fillers or dyes, work as hard and are as effective as conventional cleaners, and come in lavender and unscented. There are more than 70,000 synthetic chemicals used in commercial production today with no accountability required for products used in the home (only the workplace). Why buy cleaners filled with toxins when you can find superior green products such as the BabyGanics line? Visit www.healthyhomeproducts.com for more information on BabyGanics — a member of the Organic Trade Association.

greening_the_cleaning.jpg

Greening the Cleaning is another green, all-heart cleaning product line that proudly discloses all product ingredients. It offers environmentally responsible, less-toxic household products as an alternative to commercial brands, and utilizes natural or naturally-derived ingredients and ingredients from renewable resources. These award-winning products were developed by The Deirdre Imus Environmental Center for Pediatric Oncology at Hackensack University Medical Center, and are used in leading hospitals, schools and businesses across the country. For more information, visit www.dienviro.com.

Indoor pollutants are not as easily dispersed as outdoor pollutants, so concentrations of toxic chemicals can be much greater indoors, which is all the more reason to care about what goes into your cleaning products – and your family’s environment. Green cleaning product founders: take a deep bow, we salute you!

Originally published October 2007
Leave a Comment
Become a BN NYC Subscriber


Beautyscopes


Currently Popular

Deal of the Day


Social Media


Latest News
  • lastgift7b
  • Metro Man: The PenULTIMATE Gift Guide for Men
  • Last minute shopping? Here are some of the most creative gifts tailored to fit the men on your list — each idea is chosen to perfectly match the distinct personality of your gentlemen.


BN NYC Podcasts
  • self_tanning_featured
  • Self Tanning – Tips and Tricks
  • Our resident Beauty News NYC videographer, Haley Thompson, tackles self-tanning for bronze beauties this summer. Tune in to in to this latest How To primer for tips and tricks to dazzle like the sun.





Links We Love
  • Alexandra Taylor
  • Beauty in The Bag
  • Carrie Parry
  • City of Gloss Angeles
  • Kimberly McDonald
  • Taffeta Darlings
  • The Dessertist
  • Wendy Brandes



  • Visit Fashion Industry Network