Ginger Fig sounds like a pretty sweet smell to begin with, but what makes this candle even more appealing is the fact that it’s green, too. The container is made from a reclaimed wine bottle and, once your candle burns out, can be washed and reused. The candle itself is made with pure, non-GMO soy wax that will burn for 70 hours, and even the label is made from recycled materials. Pretty sweet indeed.
Here’s an infomercial product that scores points with the green team, and is actually quite resourceful. The Candle Quick allows you to melt down your nearly used-up candles and recycle the wax into one new candle. If you’re the type who finds it frustrating when your favorite votive still has product in it, but is too burned down to get a match near it, the Candle Quick would probably save you money in the long run by hanging on to the extras. Of course, if you have a bunch of different candles on your hands, you might end up with a weird-smelling witches’ brew of Juniper-Vanilla-Sea Breeze-Apple-Crisp as your end product. Mmmm… [$24.98, TaylorGifts.com] Keep reading »
We’ve been trying to be more eco-friendly lately, from recycling our beer bottles, to canceling some of our dozens of magazine subscriptions (it’s so easy to get the latest gossip online, anyway). One of our favorite changes has been carrying our own shopping bags to the grocery store, and who can blame us when Envirosax bags are so stylish and convenient? Sold individually or in packs of 5, they can be rolled up into little balls and thrown into purses, backpacks, messenger bags, even coat pockets. Keep them in various places so you’ve always got one when you stop by the store to pick up ingredients for dinner (or just a 6-pack…we sure won’t judge). [$8.50 for 1, $40 for pack of 5, Envirosax] Keep reading »