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Mom” was delighted to receive the M-Edge SuperShell for her iPhone as it to solves what she likes to call “dropsy,” a condition in which you move too quickly and rush around after your child(ren), making it easier to drop things while holding them, such as your cell phone. The M-Edge eliminates this extremely common parenting problem by providing exceptional drop protection for phones. The material used is cushioned and shock-absorbent, and you can feel the bouncy, lightweight material of the new M-Edge for the iPhone each time you hold your phone – giving you peace of mind when you are a busy parent on-the-move!

The M-Edge SuperShell was originally designed as a shock-absorbent, ergonomic iPad case, and it worked so well for the iPad that they decided to make the same product for the iPhone. It is available in four fun colors to suit your style, including Bubblegum Pink (“Mom’s” favorite!), Grape, Black, and Ocean Blue. We think that the M-Edge would make an excellent Father’s Day gift, too!

Features of the M-Edge SuperShell include:

Made from ultra-protective closed-cell foam that helps absorb shocks if iPhone 4/4S is dropped
Finely dimpled texture allows for no-slip grip
Openings for rear facing camera and speakers
Push buttons for volume and power
Allows access to all ports and buttons

While not technically a “green” product, using this protective case will help to protect your phone from irreversible damage, thereby keeping it out of landfills and adding to the general technological debris accumulating on the planet.

To learn more about the M-Edge SuperShell, or to order online, please visit medgestore.com.

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Light and silky, with a clean, refreshing scent, Caldrea’s new Palmarosa Wild Mint Hand Lotion works wonders on hard-working hands! This rejuvenating lotion is enriched with Shea Butter, Aloe Vera and Glycerin to soothe and soften hands after washing dishes, scrubbing floors, and tending the garden. “Mom” likes to keep this lotion on her nightstand as it provides moisturization for her hands at night in the summer, while the mint subtly works to keep the sinuses clear. Plus, mint is a natural stress-reliever!

Caldrea’s newest lotion contains an unique blend of essential oils that keeps hands fresh, fragrant and most importantly, soft! Never heard of Palmarosa? It comes from a grass that grows in India that has a light, floral scent, is used to help calm and heal and pairs very well with wild mint.

The newest fragrance in Caldrea’s all-natural line of home care products, Palmarosa Wild Mint is free of parabens, formaldehyde, phosphates, chlorine, or ammonia. To learn more about the entire line, please visit Caldrea.com.

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68 loads of laundry done – all in a space-saving, environmentally-friendly bottle from Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day! Available in 4 delightfully-smelling all-natural fragrances, including Lavender, Lemon Verbena, Rosemary and Bluebell, Mrs. Meyer’s will clean your clothing without the harsh chemicals. Phosphate-free, biodegradable, and made with Borax and natural essential oils, “Mom” is loving that 1 tablespoon is all you need to clean a full load of laundry!

Mom” especially loves the Lemon Verbena – it is a light citrus scent that perks you up immediately and the laundry room smells lovely after use!

To learn more about Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day products, to locate a retailer near you, or to order online, please visit MrsMeyers.com.

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Whether you are a competitive swimmer, swimming laps for health and wellness, or playing a variety of water sports – Aqua Sphere offers goggles for comfort and enjoyment for men, women & children! “Mom” was thoroughly impressed with how perfectly the Kayenne™ Ladies goggles fit her petite face, and how unbelievably simple the goggles were to adjust! No more tugging and yanking on the ends of the straps to adjust them properly – Aqua Sphere has designed an ingenious Quick-Fit Buckle™ which makes adjustments a breeze. The goggles provide 100% UV protection, as well 180 degree visibility, making them an awesome choice for swimming and playing!

Unique features include:

Oversized, ultra durable Plexisol® lens for 4-point expanded, 180-degree visibility
One-touch, Quick-Fit Buckle™ for perfect fit with simple adjustments – even while wearing
Stabilizing nose bridge keeps fitting secure and comfortable
100% UV protection
Antifog and UV lens treatment for long lasting clarity
Silicone strap for comfort and durability

You won’t want to hit the pool for laps or the water volleyball game this summer without a pair of these goggles, gals!

Kayenne™ Ladies are available with a Blue Lens or a Clear Lens, depending on your preference, and you can learn more at aquasphereswim.com.

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What would the Holidays be without some Nog? Rather than packing on the calories with the traditional, full fat egg nog, try Earth Balance Soy Nog, which is organic, non-GMO and made with USA grown soybeans! Creamy and delicious without dairy or gluten, the Soy Nog can be served warmed, chilled or even spiked! “Mom” prefers to enjoy hers chilled, sprinkled with a hint of cinnamon and ground nutmeg!

For those with gluten or lactose sensitivities, this is a perfect alternative to keep on hand during the holidays! One cup contains 150 calories, and only 3.5 grams of fat! Plus, Earth Balance Soy Nog boasts 6 grams of protein per serving. If you are so inclined, try it in your coffee as a creamer alternative for a merry and festive difference in your morning cup of joe!

Earth Balance Soy Nog can be found in most major supermarkets this holiday season, and you can learn more at EarthBalanceNatural.com.

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Oh, the weather outside is frightful…. but what you are eating does not have to scare you away! The holidays can be a scary time for those watching their diet, but there are plenty of healthy and nutritious offerings that are just as delicious! “Mom” has listed her favorites for enjoying the holidays – guilt-free!

Healthy Holiday Treats and Eats

Create a Sparkling Juice Bar for the Whole Family

R.W. Knudsen Family® Celebratory beverages are festive, without the alcohol, so the whole family can join in the celebration! With flavors like Sparkling Organic Apple (“Mom’s” favorite!), Sparkling Organic Pear, Sparkling Cranberry, and Sparkling Kosher Grape, all of the R.W. Knudsen Family Celebratory beverages are elegantly packaged in champagne style bottles. Made with all-natural, 100% juice and no added sugars, artificial flavors or preservatives, the sparkling beverages are a tasty, delicious, and bubbly treat for Christmas, New Year’s Eve or a special evening with the family! Set out an ice bucket, festive cloth napkins, and champagne flutes with the sparkling beverages of your choice, and let guests decide which juice to enjoy!

Fix that Chocolate Attack!

SunRidge Farms Organic Chocolate Almonds

The organic almonds are batch roasted and then covered in creamy organic chocolate that’s grown and harvested on sustainable organic farms. Crunchy and sweet, the chocolate almonds are the perfect touch to your dessert table.

Savory and Salty – All-Natural, of Course

SunRidge Farms Tamari Roasted Mixed Nuts

A premium and deluxe blend of all-natural roasted nuts including cashews, almonds, peanuts, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds – a perfect blend that won’t kill the diet and will leave partygoers satisfied.

SunRidge Farms Organic NutCracker Crunch

A nutty and perfectly roasted blend of organic peanuts, Japanese rice crackers, sesame sticks and tamari pumpkin seeds. Great as a light snack for any holiday party. Definitely enjoyed eaten by the handful!

Stuff Their Stocking with FruitziO, not Candy

All-natural, freeze-dried fruit in individual packs from Crispy Green will be a definite kid-pleaser on Christmas morning! Sweet and crispy, FruitziO is preservative-free, contains no fat, and is available in 5 yummy fruit flavors, including Fuji Apples & Strawberry slices, Kiwi, Peaches, Strawberries and Apricots.

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From gifts that give back on a global level to sumptious luxury knits and organic skincare products, the earth-conscious woman on your gift list will certainly be pampered when receiving one of these eco-chic items this season!

Eco-Chic Stocking Stuffers for Women

Pippy Pom Hat & Pippy Scarf by Krimson Klover

Made from scrumptiously soft, washable Merino wool, the Pippy Pom Hat and matching Pippy Scarf are a luxurious gift for the planet-friendly gal this season! Lightweight and simply gorgeous, the high-quality of these knits have been crafted using the finest of natural fibers by a highly skilled group of knitters, and the workmanship is exceptional. Available in Charcoal, Ruby, or Black, you will be tempted to buy a matching set for yourself, too! Visit Krimson Klover.

Fair-Trade Coffee Set from World Vision

Want to give a gift that will also help to make a difference in the lives of families around the globe? Give the gift that truly gives back – the Fair-Trade Coffee Set from World Vision. Chosen as a “Maximum Impact Fund Gift,” the gift of this set to a globally conscious friend or loved one this holiday season will help to answer specific, urgent needs of children and families that might otherwise go unmet. With each sip of coffee from Ethiopia, Sumatra, and Costa Rica blended by OneCup.org, the recipient will know that their gift is more than just a cup of java! This unique and appreciated gift is packaged in a bag of African fabric hand-sewn by local women, and accompanied by a hand-carved olivewood scoop made to benefit over 200 orphans of the Kamba tribe. It is the perfect size to tuck in a stocking! Learn more about World Vision at www.worldvision.org.

Miessence Organic Skin Care

Talk about pampering at its’ finest and most pure! Treat dry winter skin to moisturizing and certified organic skin care products from Miessence! Made with 100% natural and organic ingredients, any item from the Miessence line will be a welcome surprise in her stocking on Christmas morning! Some of our favorites include the Intensive Body Cream, which contains organic shea butter blended with organic avocado and sunflower oils, and will nourish skin in seconds, and the Sunflower Body Wash, which will perk you up in the morning with its’ invigorating scent of Orange Peel, Lemon Peel and Lime Peel oils! View the entire Miessence collection at OrganicGlow.com.

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Keep colds and flu at bay as the weather cools down and we head into winter – naturally and effectively! Two top products that are making their way into “Mom’s” all-natural medicine chest for the season include Cold-EEZE and USANA’s Booster C 600!

USANA’s Booster C 600

It is the perfect solution just for those times when you feel your immunity needs a little boost. What sets Booster C 600 apart from other immunity supplements on the market is its special blend of immunity-supporting ingredients. What “Mom” likes is that packets are handy for travel as they can be tucked easily into a purse or even your pocket, and you do not have to use water to take it! Just pour the contents into your mouth & enjoy – we think it tastes like a good-for-you pixie stick!

Cold-EEZE

Cold-EEZE reduces the duration and symptoms of the common cold including cough, stuffy nose, sore throat, sneezing, post-nasal drip and hoarseness. It actually shortens your cold to help you get well sooner! “Mom’s” favorite? The Oral Spray – easy & convenient!

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Unwind and relax this Fall with a cup of freshly brewed organic tea from Numi! Their delightful and truly meditative blends will rejuvenate the spirit while warming the soul as the weather cools down. Made from real fruits, flowers and spices, all of Numi’s teas are Certified Organic, Fair Trade, Kosher and Halal, and each blend has a distinct taste all its’ own. Plus, the tea bags are biodegradable, and the tea boxes are made from 85% post-consumer waste, making them eco-friendly, as well.

Mom” was recently introduced to two of their Pu-erh blends, which included Mint Pu-erh and Chocolate Pu-erh teas. The health benefits of Pu-erh are far-reaching, and you can learn more on their website here. The Mint Pu-erh was very soothing and relaxing, and smells invigorating! The Chocolate Pu-erh is a fabulous choice for those who would like an after dinner sweet, without the calories or guilt!

To learn more about Numi Organic Tea’s sustainable business practices, their various tea blends, or to locate a retailer near you, please visit www.numitea.com.

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Naturally cleanse the air while energizing the space with healthy, positive ions with a little help from an Aroma Salt Lamp from ShoptobeGreen.com! Made of Himalayan Rock Salt and chiseled in the Himalayans, this unique lamp is the perfect soft lighting addition to any home. Weighing just 2-3 lbs. the Aroma Salt Lamp comes with a glass plate that can be used with essential oils to add any natural aroma you choose, from Lavender to Lemongrass. Just set the glass on top of the Aroma Salt Lamp and add the essential oil of choice to set the mood!

For those sensitive to energy (such as “Mom“), a Himalayan Rock Salt lamp may not be ideal in a place where you intend to rest, such asthe bedroom. An office, living room or family room may be better suited so as not to keep you wired when it is bedtime!

No matter what size Himalayan Rock Salt lamp you choose, they are a gorgeously green addition to the home! “Mom’s” is placed in the living room, and emits a beautiful soft glow, which is especially pretty at dusk and into the evening.

To view a variety of sizes & styles of Himalayan Rock Salt Lamps, from the Globe Salt Lamp to the Aroma Salt Lamp, visit ShoptobeGreen.com.

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