9 eco-friendly items

Today's man is hard to imagine a world where there is no toothbrushes, children's soap, laundry detergent and bleach, deodorants, air conditioners and other things available in every kitchen, every bathroom and every child.
The recent past in which the industry has not yet learned how to make it all on a planetary scale, it seems now something frightening, unsanitary, uncomfortable and unbearable.
However, long before the first soap factories and especially before the invention of the first air conditioning freon all these things - taken from nature - have been perfectly familiar person.
And even today, any person, regardless of his income there are many opportunities to replace their daily life all the unnatural things 100% but natural.

Forbes wins 9 all-natural items that can replace the usual synthetic life.

Soap nuts
Fruits soap soapberry tree - one of the oldest household detergents, known in ancient India, and pre-Columbian South America. In the opinion of Western man, the appearance of these nuts (by the way, more like dried berries) is very neprezentabelen. However, they are well washes any thing from any materials they contain natural foaming agents - saponins, which are completely degraded in the environment and, unlike soap, do not create an alkaline reaction. Besides Soap Nuts are hypoallergenic, so they can be successfully used for washing clothes and babies with allergies.
It is believed that today cultivated variety Mukorossi better suited for machine washing and wild forest variety Trifoliatus - manual as abundant foam and has a light floral and fruity odor. Common for both types of feature is that the lower the temperature of the washing water and stiffer dirty laundry, the greater the need nuts (one wash taking the average of eight pieces).
Before washing, put them in a bag of cotton, or just an old sock, tied and placed in a washing machine. By the way, the nuts can be used several times - until they attenuate and brighten. Thus, the standard package of 500 grams is enough for about 100 ekostirok.
However, soap nuts to eat and one remark: underwear becomes pure, but not snow-white, because they do not contain bleach. Thus, in case of need can be added before washing, oxygen bleaching agent, e.g. Belgian ekomarki Ecover.

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Toothbrush "miswak»

At first brush your teeth sprig unusual. The tip of the wand to be cleaned from the bark about 1 cm and chew so as to obtain a brush. Further manipulations similar to the traditional, with the only difference that the toothpaste, and mouth rinse water are eliminated as unnecessary.

The taste resembles miswak hell, but without the severity. In general, it is completely natural hybrid, that is, the means and tools in one subject, designed for quality care for your teeth and gums. For several millennia, it is made from tree branches and roots of Arak (Salvadora Persica), and is traditionally used in the Middle East, North Africa, and South and Southeast Asia.

Lots of useful elements contained therein (including the recently trialled European medicine fluoro), remove plaque and whiten the enamel, prevent caries, remove plaque and even reduce the toothache.

It is said that the remains of miswak continue to kill bacteria in the mouth, even 2 days after its application. By the way, it means - not a one-time, as it may seem. After cleaning the brush wash and set aside until the next time, and when worn, simply cut and chew the end of the wand again; thus one miswak lasts about one to two months of daily use.

For those who are looking for a natural and environmentally friendly, but still the usual way for us to brush your teeth, manufactured completely wooden toothbrush with natural (not acrylic) bristles that, having served his simple service, shamelessly thrown or easily burned.

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Alunite, natural deodorant

Using deodorant after showering, though, is one of the most banal everyday gestures, too, can be carried out under the auspices of "eco". Replace ordinary household chemicals (sometimes having the smell cheap perfume or leave telltale traces on the clothes), can be stumbling alunite or alum (Potassium Alum) - colorless transparent salt crystals.

He who has the proven antibacterial properties, for centuries it was used in the Middle East. It is enough to dampen alunite crystal water and wipe them armpits and feet on the final stage of water treatment - and it eliminates the bacteria that are the cause of the odor (as we know, sweat itself has no odor).

As Alun no emulsifiers, it does not interfere with the function of the sweat glands, does not clog pores, it does not interfere with normal perspiration. Besides alunite good use after shaving and small cuts, as it removes skin irritation, possessing astringent, and stops bleeding. As the use of alunite is gradually reduced in size, but does not lose efficiency niskolechko.

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Natural humidifier "Mast»

It all started with the fact that thirty-six Japanese designer Shin Okada, specializing in industrial design and is of the opinion that people who take notions of it, should smile, joined the company Masuza.

This company produces a variety of souvenirs, hand-made of Japanese cypress - hinoki. His valuable and highly esteemed by the Japanese wood traditionally goes to the chopping boards, barrels for the bath "furo" and containers for food storage. As a result of this alliance appeared funny and absolutely natural humidifier "Mast" that looks like a ship with sails. At its base is made of hinoki cypress, filled with water; by capillary effect, it is absorbed into the thin sails, made of rot-wood, and then evaporates naturally, exuding a relaxing scent of cypress. Electricity device does not require soil for bacteria does not create, but looks like the eye, really pleased.

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Utensils made of natural bamboo Bambu

Bamboo - an ideal material for modern domestic production: growing fast and unpretentious, and he at the same time - durable and water resistance. The American firm Bambu creatively enjoy the benefits of this plant and now produces a comfortable and stylish kitchen accessories - including disposable tableware, which is naturally biodegradable in a few months.

Bamboo is grown without they use fertilizers and pesticides, which also collected the least and barbaric way, as evidenced by a certificate. Clay dish takes only one that is water based and does not contain formaldehyde, and bark to collect trays and plates so that the damage to the trees was minimal and bystrovosstanovim.

In general, in the production of Bambu bribes surprising combination of fanatical following ekostandartam, remarkably cheerful colors and with the strong feeling of a good home-made, which is blowing from any object. Most likely, it turns out because the basket (average $ 21) weave villagers from North Vietnam, but Chinese carpentry village cooperatives.

Well, in fact, what are their bowls of coconut shells (a set of three pieces with a tray for $ 52), neatly braided bamboo shavings and painted in different colors delicious. Each - is unique in shape and is suitable for both cold and hot food, as well as easy to clean with warm soapy water. However, with special ekozhelanii, to care for these cooking prichindalami can use trade remedy nutritional Bamboo Goo ($ 12) - a mixture of beeswax and carnauba wax.

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Natural diapers Nature Babycare

Indeed, a mother's love - a great power! Here Swedish Marlene Sandberg wanted to create for their future firstborn environmentally friendly diaper without oil, to thinking, and then sold his stake in the company law and implemented this venture.

It was in 1994. That's when it began production of diapers Nature Babycare, chlorine-free and genetically modified components, the ability to completely decompose in nature. Bibulous part have been made from the pulp obtained from the Finnish timber and protective film - is not any polyethylene and natural cornstarch. Therefore, contact with the skin of the child, ekopodguzniki not cause irritation.

For their use bleaching harmless to humans and to the environment (particularly as compared to conventional chlorine) hydrogen peroxide. As a result of all of these technologies have become obsolete diapers and packaging they can be easily processed into a normal compost.

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Blanket of cannabis "Agro-Hanf»
Hemp blanket woven on the machine and dated the beginning of the XX century, can be seen in the museum Mikhailovskoye, in the Altai Territory. A few years ago he gave to a resident of one of the villages nearby. It looks, frankly, nesoblaznitelno - and only exhibit.
But modern natural bedding of hemp fibers with the addition of silk, manufactured by Ukrainian company "Agro-Hanf" attract attention - largely its pronounced the "green" nature. Raw materials for blankets, pillows, rugs for animals not subjected to chemical treatment, was grown by organic techniques (in particular, without the use of pesticides), tested for environmental safety by the Institute of Hygiene and Medical Ecology. AN Marzeev Medical Sciences of Ukraine, and therefore suitable in particular for people with allergies.
According to the producers and owners, hemp blanket accumulates the heat and gives it while we sleep, better than wool. At the same time, it effectively absorbs moisture and does not accumulate dust. In addition, it is easy to wash in the machine.

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Condoms lambskin Naturalamb

It turns out that sex can also be more or less environmentally friendly: for example, adherents of Greenpeace urge to make love without light and take a shower with your partner, thus saving natural resources.

A somewhat different approach to all of the same issue carried out by the use of natural lambskin condoms Naturalamb. For seventy years they released one of the leading American manufacturers in this area - Church & Dwight Company.

In order to develop the product is taken cecum NZ Lambs - a technique known even to our distant ancestors. Sustainability in this case manifested in the fact that these condoms are biodegradable, while the ordinary, such as latex, served their brief service, then more harm to nature for decades, slowly decomposing.

It is believed that for men products №2 lambskin more comfortable, because they - softer, and stronger, which is also important, "spacey" normal. In addition, they are a boon for those who are allergic to latex. The only downside to them is that they do not protect against sexually transmitted diseases by as natural porous membrane. Therefore, to enjoy their benefits remains a stable monogamous couples.

Incidentally, there are also condoms for vegetarians, in which the milk protein is replaced by cocoa butter, and coconut. However, their smell is somehow not affected.

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Natural gum of frankincense

The first extract Boswellia tree resin and make it incense Valley residents began Dufar in South Arabia. From there it is incense, tsenivsheesya in ancient times its weight in gold, were taken to Egypt, Babylon and Syria.

Today, Arabian Boswellia resin is still considered the best quality. Frankincense from Somalia and Ethiopia is clearly poploshe and Indian and Persian, and worse. The mechanism of collecting resin boswelia unchanged and quite simple: trees incised in different locations to select white as milk resin in Arabic "Leban". Dried, it is collected and used primarily as incense, but also as a natural anti-inflammatory agent - and including as a chewing gum.

In the form of small lumps or cakes Leban can be bought in local African markets or ordered via the Internet, without going anywhere. He not only freshens breath, and has antibacterial effect. He balsamic odor and bitter taste, reminiscent of camphor. When raskusyvanii resin crumbles, cold language, and with further chewing becomes supple and white, like an ordinary gum.

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