Humor Me (Not): Top 10 Organic and Eco-Friendly Products Moms Really Need

November 13th, 2007

It seems that every day, there are new organic and eco-friendly products available. Yet still, there are missing items for Moms yearning to switch over to as many eco-friendly, organic products as possible. Perhaps this is because marketers are unaware of what Moms really need. Do they need a list? Here’s a start….

1. Organic Halloween Candy;
2. Organic, Eco-Friendly Toddler Wipes, a la Kandoo;
3. Organic Lice Treatments (ick);
4. Eco-friendly, “cool” lunch boxes for the age 8 and under set;
5. Eco-friendly, recyclable packaging for all organic and eco-friendly items;
6. Fun organic and eco-friendly toys for elementary school age kids;
7. Affordable organic cotton clothing;
8.Affordable, easy-to-use organic or eco-friendly diapering systems;
9.Affordable, truly organic cosmetics that really work;
10. Organic spas and beauty salons that are truly organic and eco-friendly.

What do you need? Please leave a comment and share!

Copyright Organicmania 2007

6 Responses to “Humor Me (Not): Top 10 Organic and Eco-Friendly Products Moms Really Need”

  1. Emily R on November 15, 2007 6:50 am

    I need to use humidifiers in by sons’ rooms. But they require weekly cleaning with bleach. I need a solution that doesn’t require bleach.

    Emily…turns out I needed to visit the pediatrician today, so I asked about the humidifier. Given the problems with MRSA this season, the docs are recommending bleach as the only surefire way to thoroughly clean the humidfiers. This may be an “eco sin” for which you’ll be forgiven. — Lynn

  2. sue on November 16, 2007 3:05 pm

    OrganicMania, I’ve recently discovered Sweat Scoop cat litter. I’ve been looking for affordable pet supplies that are eco friendly and/or organic. I have two indoor cats and the smell of the box was always a problem. By chance I got this stuff and it is FANTASTIC. No more odor and you can also flush sweat scoop as it is biodegradable. The litter is made from wheat so it does have a nice sweet smell and really has no noticeable odor even after a few days in use. The price of the litter is on par with traditional cat litters.

    I’m still looking for (cat) tasty pet food that is organic and not too expensive. Since the pet food incident a few months, back I’ve been concerned about what is in our pet’s food and where it comes from

    I agree with the other action items you propose; in particular eco-friendly kids toys. I’ll be checking back to see your ideas as the Christmas gift season approaches.

    Thanks for your comments – it’s always great to get feedback. Have you checked MOM’s for pet food? Stay tuned re the toy guides! — Lynn

  3. Jessica on November 19, 2007 8:16 am

    I so totally agree about the packaging — I would love for it to be biodegradable, all of it. Also, I would love for all trash bags to be biodegradable — we were just talking about this with a friend this weekend, and I realize that most trash rammed into landfills lacks the conditions necessary to break down quickly but at least there would be the possibility of it breaking down EVER? It drives me crazy to use kitchen trash bags that are plastic, but with a lot of wet trash around, I am afraid of the reviews I have seen on the biodegradable ones. They say things like, don’t leave your trash in there long! Have they ever been to a house with kids and an anxious dog?? I have been thinking of getting biodegradable doggie waste bags for my diapers tho (no, we don’t cloth diaper, sigh). Anyhoo, I’m so glad I checked back at your blog, I love your cookie post too! Jessica

    Jessica, I’m really glad you checked back in too! I’ve come to the conclusion that some of these eco-businesses just don’t understand Moms. More on that in future posts! :) – – Lynn

  4. Carolyn on December 14, 2007 9:01 pm

    Hey Lynn,

    I just rediscovered your blog and am glad I did. It’s great!

    On the eco-friendly lunch box front, I’d love to see a post on how to make the whole process of packing school lunches more eco-friendly. I try to use reusable containers for everything (as opposed to plastic wrappings and bags) but, some containers are hard for my five year old to open. And it’s hard finding containers, especially insulated liquid containers small enough to fit in her lunch box.

    I’d love to hear your thoughts.

    Hi Carolyn, what a great idea! I’ll write a post about that in the new year. In the meantime, check out the Natural Value line. I use their natural waxed paper bags and slider plastic bags. They advertise the waxed paper to be non-toxic when incinerated, landfill safe, and will not contaminate ground water. The plastic bags are supposed to be PVC and plasticizer-free and are packaged in materials made form recycled paper. Good luck! So glad you checked back in, and thanks for the compliment on the blog. — Lynn


  5. Janice on February 11, 2008 6:47 am

    Personally I can’t be without my eco-friendly jute bags either for carry around all those Organic and Eco-Friendly Products. But apart from that the list is top banana! Now if I could just get my kids to eat eco-friendly produce all the time my battle would be over. Mine can’t seem to get enough of what’s bad for them e.g. cheese-strings & dairy-lee lunch-ables! Still the little one eats what he’s told at the moment. How long that lasts for is anyone’s guess though.



    Hi Janice, thanks for stopping by! I agree with you about the jute bags – who wants to stick green or organic stuff in plastic bags?? Sounds like you are doing a great job anyway – I don’t know any Moms who can get their kids to eat eco-friendly produce all the timeand string cheese is just fine, I think! Now, those Lunchables…uh, yeah, you might want to work on getting rid of those! :) Good luck and please check in again with OrganicMania! — Lynn

  6. Annie on March 3, 2008 8:04 pm

    Hi, I just stumbled across your site and I love it! I Can recommend a few products for dealing with head lice… and they are USDA certified organic!

    MiEnviron certified organic Buzz-Free Zone personal spray:

    MiEssence certified organic B5 Hair Repair –

    Miessence certified organic Hair Styling Gel –

    All three products can be applied to the hair to help prevent head lice.

    I hope you find one that you like!
    ONE Group Independent Representative

    ps, I’ll link to you from my blog:

    Thanks, Annie! Wow – they are certified organic! I’m so used to “fake” organic personal care products – it’s nice to see the real thing! You have a nice blog too, and thanks for the link! I love to see all the Australians here tonight! :) — Lynn

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