Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Wednesday Wag Out!

Organic Lip Balm

Mom has lots of lip balms. I would not say she is a lip balm junkie but she likes lots of different kinds. I knew she would love this lip balm because not only is it certified organic, it's also eco friendly.

There is nothing bad in this cool lip balm. It has a score of 0, which is the best, from Skin Deep, the cosmetic safety database. No parabens, no petro-chemicals, no artifical fragrances, and no preservatives. Parabens are so bad for you; get rid of everything you have that contains them.

Each flavor of lip balm has a shea butter base. The shea butter is produced in Ghana by a community of women who gather and crack the nuts with rocks, crush them with a mortar and pestle, roast the nuts and then grind them by stages into a paste - all this by hand, and using traditions and tools that have been handed down for hundreds of years. How cool is that?

But the coolest thing about this lip balm is its bio-degradable paper eco tube. Printed with soy ink on Forest Stewardship Countil post consumer waste, it's make with an organic adhesive and glaze. Oh yeah and it doesn't contain any plastic and it's safe for home composting. Hooray!

I know that everyone is going to want at least one of these lip balms, so head on over to to get them while you can.

Organic Cotton T-Shirts

Who doesn't love a soft cotton t-shirt? Even better if it's an organic one. I know that people don't buy organic cotton t-shirts because they cost more than traditional t-shirts, but I found a company that sells them at a great price that everyone can afford. is committed to providing certified organic cotton apparel that people can afford. They use eco friendly dyes that make their fabric as soft after a year as it was when you first put it on. And of course, organic cotton is only good for you, it's also good for the environment.

Greensource is the company behind When asked why their cotton is so soft, their answer is because it's happier. Happier? How is it happier? Because it hasn't been grown with pesticides, herbicides, synthetic fertilizers, etc. According to their site, six ounces of pesticides, etc. are used to create a conventional t-shirt. Those six ounces are applied to the cotton, but they make their way to into our water, our soil, and our air. It affects all of us, not just those that live close to the cotton plantations.

You have to purchase t-shirts in packs of 6 and that's how they make them so affordable. At just over $4.00 per t-shirt, purchasing 6 will not even cost you $25.00. That's a deal that's too good to pass up, so check out the colors and sizes at

Recycled Telephone Book Bag

This is another one of those bags that has Mom's name all over it. Not only is it recycled, it's also fair trade. What more could Mom ask for?

This neat bag is made from recycled telephone books. Way to put those unwanted books to good use! Created by Fair Trade Women's Organizations and Artisans, these bags provide jobs to underprivileged women. You help the planet and people by purchasing this bag and that will make you warm and fuzzy for sure.

I'm not sure where Mom is going to carry this bag, but even if it stays at home, it will make a great magazine holder. Multi-purpose products keep Dad out of Mom's hair. Get your bag at


Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi stubby and mom!
wow! you have done it again! what fabulous finds!
i am off to go shopping for these great items!

have a super day!

m & e

Lilo, The Great Rock Eater said...

What great finds, Stubby!!! The momma was all excited over the lip balm. I will say it, My momma is a lip balm JUNKIE!!!!!! It's terrible. She went right away and checked out the site =)


Salinger The Pug said...

Dude! Those are some cool things you found!

Mom wanted you to know that she bought an "organic cotton" shirt the other day. Dad called her a hippie. HAHAHAHAHA!


Stubby said...

Hi Melissa & Emmitt! There are so many cool eco products on the market and it's so exciting finding new ones. Have funny shopping!

Stubby xoxo

Stubby said...

Hi Lilo! Is there a cure for the lip balm junkies of the world? Maybe the only cure is to buy more lip balm. Maybe we can get our moms into a treatment program!

Stubby xoxo

Stubby said...

Hi Salinger! Your mom is not a hippie, she's just cool. Your dad is jealous because he doesn't have a cool organic cotton shirt.

Stubby xoxo

dw said...

Hi Stubby! The lip balm is cool! In addition to not having a bag problem (um, erm...) I do not have a lip balm problem either! :p So I've got a few..... dozen..... um.... well, that might be a slight exaggeration. :p Thanks for sharing!