Indoor air quality
Aura paint is low-VOC (although EcoSpec paint offgases fewer VOCs than Aura). EcoSpec paints have limited colors, whereas Aura offers the full spectrum of Benjamin Moore colors. Aura paint is thicker than standard latex paint, but costs nearly twice as much.
This low odor, no-VOC formula can be applied in occupied rooms without causing a disruption. It comes in Eg-Shel, Flat, and Semi-Gloss finishes and can even be used in baby's room.
With both interior and exterior Green Seal Certified paint and locations in both Canada and the US, this environmentally friendly paint company supports local communities and promotes environmental and social values.
Enjoy the delicate scent of lavender in many different forms, including organic essential oil, lavender, and citrus potpourri, with this aromatherapy kit. Place the lamp ring diffuser over a light bulb and add a few drops of lavender essential oil to fill the room with a subtle lavender fragrance.
Founded in 1981, this company's focus is "real citrus natural air purification." Mia Rose uses 100 percent pesticide-free essential oils. The orange and lime fragrances contain fresh zest and essential oils. Spruce is made from essential oils, fresh needles, and small twigs. Vanilla uses vanilla pods and essential oil.
Specializing in products made with 100 percent organic French lavendar, you'll find sachet, spritzer and potpourri made from a blend of 18 organic flowers scented with lavender and tangerine essential oils.
These sugary and sensual candles from Archipelago Botanicals contain more than 50 percent natural soy wax and use lead-free wicks. They have a 60-hour burn time and are available in White Sugar & Mango and Brown Sugar & Vanilla.
Aveda's Shampure Soy Wax Candle contains 25 pure plant and flower essences (many of them certified organic) packed into a 95 percent recycled glass container. The candle offers 50 hours of clean burn time.
This 12-pack contains tiny, hand-crafted tapers made of 100 percent natural beeswax. Perfect for birthday cakes, these petite burners are available in natural or multi-color packs with three each of Red, Pumpkin, Moss, and Eggplant.
This novelty numbered soy candle will help you mark the passage of time. It tracks your child’s birthday milestones (up to 21 years), burning clean every time. Available in blue, pink, yellow, and white.
Super-fragrant EcoLight Candles are crafted from 100 percent natural soy wax and feature unbleached cotton wicks and recyclable containers. Choose from a wide array of scents both soothing and stimulating like Gardenia, Mandarian Lime, and Vanilla Velvet.
Made with natural palm wax, this pillar comes in a variety of colors and scents, including Autumn Orange, Evergreen, and Mulberry. It measures 3 inches wide, providing a warm green glow for any occasion.
Looking for paraffin-free candles in a wide variety of heady scents? Turn to Palm Creations by Nature's Finest Candles where long-burning, environmentally responsible candles made from palm oil are in ready supply.
Give your home an exotic eco-edge with Pacifica's line of handmade soy candles. All—there are many scents to pick and choose from ranging from Tuscan Blood Orange to Indian Chai—are made a clean burning soy wax blend and essential oils and essences.
Paddywax produces a line of soy wax candles packaged in biodegradable paper pulp boxes complete with hemp twine and recycled, FSC-certified wrapping paper. Choose from a variety of scents including Cucumber & Mint, Fresh Grass, and many more.
Natural body care line Pharmacopia offers candles made from 100 percent organic soy wax and essential oils that are up to standard for use in aromatherapy. Packaged in reusable glass containers, the candles are available in Citrus, Rosemary, Lavender, or Ginger.
Soulshine makes a wide array of all-natural hand dipped and poured beeswax candles free of synthetic colors and fragrances. Pick and choose from long-lasting pillars, votives, tapers, tealights, and a range of novelty candles.
These agents of aromatherapy are made with 100 percent soy wax and essential oils and use hemp or unbleached cotton wicks. Choose from seven different scents including Forest, Indian Summer, and Lavender Sky. Available in two sizes, the candles are encased in tins convenient for both home and travel.
Bearing both the USDA Organic Seal and Leaping Bunny certification, Badger Balm is a GY top pick. Made from citronella, cedar, lemongrass, rosemary, geranium, and extra virgin olive oil, Anti-Bug Balm is not only effective, but smells good and moisturizes dry skin.
Bite Blocker, makers of a variety of natural insect repellents for adults, children, and pets, offer these unique insect repellent wipes, designed especially for applying insect repellent to children without getting product in their eyes or mouths. The towelettes are made of soybean and coconut oil, glycerin, geranium oil, sodium bicarbonate, and vanillin.
This DEET-free formula repels fleas, mosquitoes, ticks and biting flies with a blend of citronella, lemongrass, and cedar. California Baby's essential oils are guaranteed pesticide free and sustainably grown.
This unique DEET-free formula uses catnip oil to repel mosquitoes, black flies, horse flies, and other pests. The formula is long-lasting, water repellent, and comes in a non-aerosol spray.
The fine folks at Happy Planet carry organic cotton sheets, pillows, mattresses, and bedframes, as well as total bookcases, dressers, and cribs. They're made from sustainably-harvested wood and nontoxic finishes.
This futon couch comes in three low-VOC colors: cinnamon, clear, or dark oak. It’s made in the US from sustainable grown ash, certified organic cotton, natural rubber foam, and all finishes are formaldehyde-free.
A list of carpets certified to the California Platinum and Gold Standards that meet California’s Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) requirements.
Rugmark is concerned with child-labor abuses in the imported rug industry and randomly inspects the looms of companies that agree to employ only adults. The Rugmark label is sewn into each certified rug.
How to Grow Fresh Air: 50 House Plants that Purify Your Home or Office by B.C. Wolverton (Penguin Paperbacks)
A book that gives more options for purifying houseplants and other ideas.
A solvent-free, low-VOC latex adhesive that cures quickly. Use this product to install carpets that are latex foam-backed, needle-punched, jute, urethane foam-backed, latex unitary, woven, hot-melt and polypropylene secondary backed carpets. Suitable for for residential or heavy traffic commercial areas. Green Label Plus certified.
This acrylic co-polymer adhesive is made to install vinyl-back carpet tiles, solid vinyl tiles and cushion-to-substrate in double stick installations. This product can be used for releasable or permanent installations. GREENGUARD certified.
With a wireless particle sensor that operates and measures air quality, this filter for rooms up to 418 square feet is great for most larger spaces. It’s got a programmable built-in timer with clock and alarm functions, and is certified by the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers.
Use this simple air quality test to check for abnormal levels of carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, formaldehyde, mold, bacteria, yeast, and fungus using a combination of petri dishes and tube tests. You’ll feel like a real lab tech!
Check out Viledon's large selection of filters suitable for commercial HVAC systems and more. And because they’re certified by GreenGuard, you can be sure they’re also environmentally friendly.