Eco-Friendly Fridays: Why Natura paint by Benjamin Moore is Something that Every Homeowner Should Consider

On the third Friday of every month, I have a column called Eco-Friendly Fridays. I started this column because I run across so many amazing organic, non-food items that I want my readers to know about.

When people think of having a non-toxic, green household, the first thing that generally comes to mind are cleaning supplies.

While the type of products that we use to clean our clothes, floors, and bathrooms are unquestionably important, the kind of paint that we put on our walls is equally as critical.

Maybe that is why the Natura line from Benjamin Moore, the company’s most environmentally friendly paint, has been such a big success and received such acclaim.

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Aside from being virtually odorless, Natura has zero VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) and zero emissions. Additionally, it just got certified asthma & allergy friendly™ by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and carries the Green Promise designation. Read more »


Eco-Friendly Fridays: The Toothbrush Sanitizer from Vermont Soap Organics is a MUST-HAVE Product

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On the third Friday of every month, I have a column called Eco-Friendly Fridays. I started this column because I run across so many amazing organic, non-food items that I believe people ought to know about.

If you’ve been a reader of Living Maxwell for a while now, you probably know that I am a huge, huge fan of Vermont Soap Organics.

And if you ever walked into my apartment, you would see their products everywhere. Produce Magic is the only fruit & vegetable wash that I use and recommend, Liquid Sunshine is an amazing household, non-toxic cleaner, and the Lemongrass Zen Foaming Soap will make you want to wash your hands 20 times a day.

However, the company’s most innovative, and maybe important, product is its Toothbrush Sanitizer.

Just think about it for a second. When was the last time you cleaned your toothbrush? Ever?

Imagine all of the germs that accumulate on that toothbrush and yet we put it into our mouths twice a day.

Larry Plesent, the founder of Vermont Soap Organics, came up with this product because he felt failed by modern dentistry. Read more »


Eco-Friendly Fridays: Why an Organic Mattress is So Important for Your Health

On the third Friday of every month, I have a column called Eco-Friendly Fridays. I started this column because I run across so many amazing organic, non-food items that I believe people ought to know about.

When a person talks about living an organic lifestyle, the immediate things that come to mind are food, body care products, and home cleaning products.

Yet, the mattresses that we spend 1/3rd of our life on do not get nearly enough attention as they should. Read more »


Eco-Friendly Fridays: Under the Canopy’s Marci Zaroff is Taking Organic into Wyndham Hotels and Bed Bath & Beyond

On the third Friday of every month, I have a column called Eco-Friendly Fridays. I started this column because I run across so many amazing organic, non-food items that I believe people ought to know about. While organic food is certainly a major component of living an organic lifestyle, it is not the only part.

When it comes to organic clothing, Marci Zaroff, the founder and president of Under the Canopy, is truly a pioneer. And I don’t say this lightly. Read more »


Eco-Friendly Fridays: Why Bears for Humanity is Such a Fantastic and Important Gift for Kids

The best part about having Living Maxwell is that it gives me a vehicle to share important and interesting stories with the world.

While my focus will continue to center around food, I have decided to start a new monthly column called Eco-Friendly Friday. This will showcase some amazing organic, non-food items that I believe people ought to know about, and it will appear on the third Friday of every month. I already have several fantastic things lined up for the next few columns, so stay tuned!

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When the founders of Bears for Humanity, Vijay and Renju Prathap (above), became the proud parents of twins two years ago, their worldview totally shifted. The only thing that mattered was the health and well-being of their two little ones, and that meant a shift to consuming organic food and purchasing the safest toys and clothes. Read more »