Pyrethrin, also known as Buhach (its most common brand name in the US), is a naturally occurring organic compound from a species of Chrysanthemum flower. Pyrethrin is a highly effective insecticide and pest repellent, yet it’s generally harmless for humans & pets in normal household use.
Springtime means your lawn and garden are growing again! Unfortunately, unwanted weeds start thriving too – but fortunately you don’t need toxic chemicals to deal with them. The cleverly-designed, ergonomic Uproot Weeder from Fiskars makes weed removal quick and easy without herbicides or pesticides.
Forget about aerosol perfumes that cover up household odors. Charcoal is a tremendously effective air freshener, and the Chikuno Cube adds a dose of ingenious design for maximum effectiveness.
Besides providing a warm glow, candles can also help freshen the air in a home. But did you know that while paraffin wax candles emit a cloud of soot, natural beeswax candles emit charged ions that actually help remove pollutants from the air?
One of the simplest ways to reduce your environmental footprint is to preserve things instead of replacing them when they become worn or dirty. So before you trash that muddy rug or heavily trafficked carpet, give it a good cleaning to bring it back to life. You’ll save time and money, and best of all […]
Tropical hardwoods like teak, Ipé, and Mahogany are extraordinarily durable and beautiful building materials. Unfortunately, exotic hardwoods are very slow-growing, and extracting them for use is often a pretty environmentally nasty business. Kebony comes from sustainable, readily-available woods that are treated with biowaste-derived extracts to mimic the performance of hardwoods.
If you’re planning to do some gift-giving this season, why not pick items that are environmentally friendly as well as fun? For our Eco Friendly Gift Guide, we’ve pulled together a few of our favorite clever designs, green gadgets, and gifts for efficient living that will satisfy anyone on your list.
Even the cleanest household can have the occasional unwanted visitors, but fortunately you don’t need a cloud of hazardous chemicals to get rid of pests like bugs and rodents. You can tackle the problem with some preventative maintenance combined with less toxic alternatives to nasty bug sprays and poisons.
Many homeowners have begun to shy away from traditionally manufactured paints, opting instead for non-toxic formulations free of VOCs (volatile organic compounds). But an even healthier option may be mineral-based paints like those from San Marco, which naturally help control mold and moisture problems and even absorb carbon dioxide out of the air.
A gleaming, clean car is nice to look at, but washing your vehicle with a hose and bucket can waste a tremendous amount of water. EcoTouch is an environmentally-friendly and user-friendly alternative that doesn’t require a single drop of water to clean your vehicle.
Traditional gypsum drywall requires quite a bit of energy in its manufacturing process, which translates to pollution and a substantial carbon footprint. A truly “green” alternative is EcoRock, an environmentally friendly wallboard that delivers exceptional performance as well.