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STUFF 1. BEEKIND SHAMPOO Organic and plantbased lemon verbena-scented BeeKind shampoo from Gilchrist & Soames leaves hair feeling clean and healthy. This nontoxic beauty find also comes in recyclable packaging. A portion of the proceeds benefit honey bee and sustainable pollination research at UC Davis. Conditioner, shower gel and lotion are also available. $15.00 gilchristsoames.com

2. GEARHEART BRACELET Valley Bicycle Month meets fashion with this bracelet handmade from bicycle inner tubes. Inner tubes cannot be traditionally recycled, so Urban Lace Jewelry chose to repurpose them from local Oregon bike shops. Three percent of every purchase goes towards one of the several environmental education groups that the company supports. $29.99 urbanlacejewelry.com

4. ORGANIC COTTON PRODUCTS Editor’s choice Sustainable fashion gets under the covers with this sumptuous blend of fairtrade and certified organic cotton sheet set. Under the Canopy introduces a restful sleep on sheets made without all of the harsh chemicals, GMOs and pesticides used in the making of other textiles. Under the Canopy products can also be found at Bed Bath & Beyond. Starting at $29.99 underthecanopy.com

5. ICEBOX WATER Each year, billions of toxic plastic water bottles are tossed out and end up in our landfills. Icebox Water from Water Resources Group is an environmentally sensitive alternative to traditional water bottles. Not only do these boxes of Canadian spring water stay colder longer due to their packaging, they are also BPAfree, recyclable and compostable. Case of 12, $12.00 icebox-water.com

3. BIOS URN

6. WOO BAMBOO

Biodegradable urns are the ultimate earth-friendly afterlife transformation. Urnabios has developed a fully biodegradable urn that just needs native soil and a seed selection to allow anyone to become at one with nature in the form of a tree after they pass on. Urnabios wishes to transform cemeteries into forests. $145.00 urnabios.com

With recyclable bristles and a compostable, sustainably grown bamboo handle, the Woo Bamboo toothbrush brings a whole new meaning to a clean mouth. This toothbrush comes in super soft, soft, and medium bristles for gums of all kinds and is BPA, PVC and phthalate free. Child and pet toothbrushes are also available. $4.95 woobamboo.com

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