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Best Non-Toxic Holiday Gift Ideas

Written by Irina Webb

As we are rapidly approaching the holiday season, I have decided to put together a list of gift ideas.  As it happens, I own and use most of what is on this holiday gift idea list.  Before you dive in, remember that this list is a result of a decade-long research project that never stops.  To my knowledge, none of the practical and well-performing products you find here have any ingredients or materials of concern.  Consequently, there is hardly any potential increase of the risk of cancer, hormone disruption, and allergic reactions.  Hence, you can feel good about giving a holiday present from this list to your loved ones.

I share my research with you to help you make safer choices.

Several events have affected my decision to devote my life to researching the consumer market for safe products.  My father’s premature death from cancer, and being the victim of a hit-and-run accident have definitely played their roles.  The major workup I underwent after the accident revealed Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis.  As if one autoimmune disease was not enough, a second diagnosis followed – Addison’s disease.  (You can learn more about that in my blogposts about breast implants and my health update after explant surgery.)

In between, I was blessed with a pregnancy and a healthy baby.  I set out to find the safest products for my son and share my non-toxic finds with other parents.  As a result, the I Read Labels for You blog was born in 2013.  Today, our website offers multiple sources for you to be able to make informed decisions about consumer products.  There are hundreds of free blogposts, paid healthy living consultations and e-books, and Savvy Consumer Circle membership.  You are welcome to join us and enjoy your healthy journey together with I Read Labels for You!

Home and wardrobe holiday gift ideas under $35

First, wool dryer balls are a great alternative to chemical-laden dryer sheets.  They soften the laundry and reduce its drying time.  Humble Suds, a women-owned business, also offers dryer balls (and my favorite laundry detergent – a great holiday present for those who like practical gifts!)  For a 10% discount, please use the code IRLFY10.

Second, check out this Meliora Means Better bar soap.  I love it because it generates good lather, is not drying, and does not get soggy.  Plus, the packaging is plastic free.  (Read my review of Meliora eco non-toxic cleaning products.)

Third, Kosmatology glass foaming soap dispenser is a solution for those who want to avoid using plastic at home.  You can use it with hand soap refills such as Kosmatology hand soap.

Next, consider these super absorbent and fast-drying Wear Pact waffle hand towels that are GOTS-certified organic.  To get 20% off your first purchase, click on this link (I will get a $20 credit).  If you have already bought from Wear Pact before, click here.

Additionally, Wear Pact offers cute organic clothes that won’t break the bank and are certified by GOTS.  Some pieces are “at least 95% organic,” and others are “made with at least 70% organic.”  You can certainly find nice clothes there for under $35.  If you are a first-time buyer, click on this link and get 20% off (I will get a $20 credit).  If you have already bought from Wear Pact before, click here.

Wear Pact clothing as a holiday gift idea.

Essential oils and candles are great ideas for presents under $35.

Undoubtedly, essential oils are an excellent holiday gift for essential oil lovers.  My top choices are Plant Therapy and Neal’s Yard Remedies.  As for Plant Therapy, I like them because they disclose GC/MS (gas chromatography/mass spectrometry) reports, and their products are affordable.  And NYR, a UK company, offers a lot of USDA-certified organic oils extracted with either steam distillation or expression.  They also partner with experienced farmers to distill oils right at the farms while the plant matter is fresh.

Plant Therapy essential oils for holiday gift ideas.

Another nice holiday present that is good for enhancing holiday ambiance is a non-toxic candle.  For instance, Fontana candles have wooden wicks and are made of beeswax and coconut oils instead of petroleum wax.  The candles are hand-poured in Pennsylvania and come in a variety of therapeutic-grade essential oil scents.  Do you have a friend who is into candles?  Look no further – this gift is for them!

Kitchen holiday gift ideas under $35

To begin, these foldable reusable grocery shopping bags with 6 bottle sleeves are made of GOTS-certified organic cotton muslin fabric.  In addition, they have durable handles, come in a set of 3, and are available in five colors.  We use these bags and love them!  The brand also carries reusable produce bags.

Then, my son and I really enjoyed making strawberry popsicles with these plastic-free popsicle molds.

Popsicle maker as a holiday gift idea.

Next, Numi tea is a great holiday present for tea lovers like me (my favorite is Emperor’s Pu-Erh).  I drink Numi tea exclusively because it is organic, and the tea bags are made from hemp cellulose.  Unfortunately, many other teas, even organic kinds, use either chlorine or polymers for their tea bags, or do not disclose their materials.

Lastly, a useful and practical kitchen gift is Saltverk sea salt (my favorite kind is with seaweed).  What makes this salt unique is the place of its origin.  Namely, it comes from a stream in the Arctic Ocean off the coast of Iceland that is reportedly the cleanest place on the planet.  Moreover, Saltverk uses 100% geothermal energy, which is good for the environment.  Importantly, their test report shows insignificant amounts of cadmium, mercury, and arsenic.  And the lead level is the best I have seen in salt so far.

Mugs, water bottles, and storage containers are great options under $35.

My husband loves this Klean Kanteen vacuum insulated cup!  (You can also find it on Amazon.) It is a perfect holiday gift for slow drinkers.  Indeed, it will keep a cold drink cold and a hot drink hot for a long time.

Also, we use and love these lead-free coffee mugs made in the US.  Anything ceramic is always suspect for lead and cadmium contamination, and glass is a much safer alternative.  (To learn more, please read my lead-free glassware options guide.)

Since keeping your body hydrated is crucial, I recommend this Klean Kanteen Reflect Plastic-Free Bottle.  What I like about it is that it has no plastic that can touch the liquid, and there is no paint that can come off.  Conveniently, you can buy just the plastic-free cap and use it with any Klean Kanteen water bottle you already own. You can buy it on Amazon too if you prefer.

Further, great food storage options made in the US include Pyrex glass containers and Anchor Hocking glass containers.  The lids are plastic, though BPA-free, so make sure the food does not touch the lid.  Anchor Hocking lids also have a silicone outer ring to make the lid airtight and leak-proof.  Both options come in various sizes and are light enough to carry lunch in.

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Non-toxic skin care holiday gift ideas under $35

For starters, Neal’s Yard Remedies, a UK brand, has a nice collection of hand creams.  The scents are pleasant and not overpowering, and the organic ingredients are certified to the Soil Association Organic Standard.  

In addition, Neal’s Yard remedies carries holiday gift sets, some of which are under $35.  They will make any woman excited about trying something new without strings attached.  The amount is just enough to figure out if she would go for a longer commitment with this cosmetic line.

For those with tired feet, this Mint Your Feet balm is an excellent holiday present.  A combination of the mineral scrub and healing balm can not only revive the feet but also uplift the mood.

Another inexpensive idea is Primally Pure Sea Soak that will give your loved ones an opportunity to relax and rejuvenate.  To get 10% off, use the discount code READLABELS10 at checkout.

Further, Pure Haven offers many holiday gift ideas under $35.  Some of my personal favorites are Refresh Cleanser with Pre+Probiotics and Foot Therapy Soak. (You can learn more about the company (and other direct sales companies) in my Pure Haven Review blog post.  By the way, you do not need to subscribe to them to make a purchase.)

Finally, Crunchi facial bar and body bar are great gifts for bar soap lovers.  I particularly appreciate the absence of any plastic wrapping or container.  And through November 17, 2021, or while supplies last, they are on sale.

Crunchi soap bar holiday gift

Non-toxic skin care ideas under $35 for men

Do you have a friend with a beard, or does your husband have one?  This Mojito beard oil by Primally Pure is a perfect holiday present for them.  I appreciate the fact that all the ingredient oils are organic, and the packaging is made of glass.  Primally Pure carries other products for men, too.  Look around!  To get 10% off, use the discount code READLABELS10 at checkout.

For those men who like cleanly shaven skin, here is Neal’s Yard Remedies cooling aftershave balm.  My husband is a fan of this product as well as Neal’s Yard Remedies bath & body for men.  Any of these items would be a great gift for the man in your life. 

Makeup holiday gift options under $35

First of all, my favorite makeup brand is Crunchi.  (To learn more as to why I love this company, please read my Crunchi Non-Toxic Makeup Review blog post.)  As a regular makeup user, I consider Crunchi Concealer + Eye Primer a non-toxic must-have for any lady who likes makeup. 

Conversely, Crunchi lip gloss is an easy holiday present even for those who do not use makeup daily.  I find Crunchi lip gloss very hydrating and not sticky.  Surely, your eco-conscious friends will appreciate the glass tube.  To learn more about its ingredients, head over to my The Best Vegan Lip Gloss blog post.

By the way, this Beauty by Earth lip scrub is a great prep for the gloss.  Last year, my husband did his own (!) independent product research and gave me this lip scrub.  It is USDA-certified organic and works for my dry lips very well.   

Options for kids and pets under $35

My son loved playing with these toy kitchen pots and pans.  And these fun puzzles for toddlers will make a great gift and keep a toddler occupied.  On top of that, consider this most comprehensive collection of toys made of natural and organic materials in the US.

For pet lovers, check out this certified organic Pure Haven pet paw balm.  This holiday present will make both the pet owner and their furry pal happy.

Specifically, for dogs, consider Ayisoro large dog rope toys.  Every day, my son plays with our neighbor’s dog who loves to tug.  So, my son found this natural cotton toy with no plastic, and the dog loves it.  (Maybe I should put my son to work researching other products – every business needs a succession plan!)

Non-toxic home and wardrobe holiday gift ideas over $35

If you are in the market for new furniture made of organic and natural materials, check out Pure Upholstery Furniture.  We love ours!  They have budget-friendly items, too.  Please mention my name (Irina Webb) to receive 5% off

For beautiful GOTS-certified organic rugs and wall-to-wall carpeting, consider shopping at Organic Weave.  To get 5% off, please use the discount code READLABELS5 at checkout. 

Further, for GOTS-certified organic bath towels, shop at Sol Organics (Read20 discount code for 20% off) and Wear Pact.

As I mentioned before, Wear Pact also carries cute organic clothes.  Both my husband and I own and love their clothes.  Get 20% off your first purchase by clicking on this link (I will get a $20 credit).  If you have already bought from them before, click here.

If your loved one is into fitness, a Scoria yoga mat may be a good fit for them.  As a result of my comprehensive yoga mat survey, I believe Scoria cork yoga mat is the safest and best performing (see the picture above). 

Lastly, an air purifier is a good holiday present of clean air, especially if your loved ones have wildfire smoke seasons, are remodeling their house, or suffer from allergies.  After years of research, I have picked out two brands I like the most – Austin Air and Air Doctor.  Through me, you can buy them at various discounts depending on the model.  This Comprehensive Mobile Air Purifier Guide will help you choose the right air cleaner.

Sheets, pillows, comforters, mattresses, and bed frames as bedroom options over $35

To begin with, this unique Naturepedic organic adjustable pillow is a great holiday gift for your spouse or partner.  You can adjust it to the perfect amount of softness and support you need.  I used to sleep on a down pillow but became allergic to down.  This organic pillow is the closest to down: soft but supportive.  Learn more about it and get a generous discount code here.

In addition, we love our organic Naturepedic mattresses!  They are super comfortable and reasonably priced.  Learn more and get a 15% discount code here.

For a budget-friendly version of Naturepedic, check out Happsy mattresses.  The safety and quality are the same as those of Naturepedic mattresses.  Find out why they are less costly and get $225 off here

Next, a Holy Lamb comforter is a cozy holiday present for anyone in your family.  Holy Lamb carries wool and certified organic wool comforters of all sizes.  They also carry new mom and baby items, such as a changing table pad and nursing pillow as well as organic blankets, throws, and bath towels.

Further, we love Sol Organics GOTS-certified organic sheets that are a great addition to any bedroom.  The price is unbeatable, and you will get an additional 20% off with the Read20 code.  (Please read my Sol Organics bed sheets review.)

Finally, GOTS-certified Avocado Mattress offers many bedroom options including bed frames made with various materials.  Therefore, confirm with the company first what material they used in the product you like.

Non-toxic kitchen holiday gift ideas over $35

First, Treeboard cutting board is the best cutting board I have used.  It is the only board made from one piece of solid wood and NOT finished with mineral oil.  Learn more and get a discount here.

Second, this old school plastic-free coffee maker is an excellent holiday present for coffee lovers.  I have done extensive research into coffee makers to find one without plastic or silicone.  While I do not drink coffee, my husband does and uses this one.  

Third, this electric pressure cooker is a great gift for a newly created family.  Using its slow cooker setting, you can avoid potential concerns of heavy metals in ceramic slow cooker inserts.  (Read more about it here.)

Next, this stainless-steel electric kettle is void of plastic or silicone ring that many glass electric kettles have.  I love using it, and various settings are so helpful for tea and coffee drinkers alike.

Last, Pure Effect water filters are my top choice for a water filtration system.  Indeed, I have researched many water filters and even tested my tap water and filtered water to choose the best filter.  I like Pure Effect for the great quality of products and caring and knowledgeable customer service.  Besides, their filter works well even on our extremely hard water polluted with carcinogenic uranium.  Plus, it does not demineralize water as Reverse Osmosis water systems do.  The water tastes so yummy that my son drinks it with pleasure.  Learn more about this potential holiday gift here

Cookware and dinnerware options over $35

For starters, cast iron cookware has a special place in my heart … and my kitchen.  I love to eat!  Many years ago, when I gave my husband a cast iron skillet as a holiday present, he was not super happy.  Now, he loves cast iron cookware and does not even remember that he used to like non-stick cookware.  My favorite cast iron cookware brands are Stargazer and Field because they have smooth surfaces that work as non-stick.

Alternatively, stainless steel cookware is a great option, too.  This HomiChef Cookware has no nickel in its stainless steel, so it is perfect for people who have nickel sensitivity.  Most of all, we like our HomiChef steamer.  The cookware is made in China, though.  Unlike some other stainless-steel products, I believe it is not crucial to avoid China in terms of safety.  By the way, HomiChef is much more affordable than All-Clad cookware.  

Speaking of All-Clad cookware, it is made of 18/10 stainless steel in the US, except for the accessories and tea kettles that are made in China.  You can see the set we own here and feel free to read my Safe Cookware Guide.

In addition, the 360 Cookware stainless steel brand makes a variety of cookware (including even slow cookers), bakeware, and flatware in the US. None of their products have any type of non-stick cookware.  

To conclude this section, we like using Corelle dinnerware sets.  For your information, Tamara Rubin of Lead Safe Mama tested these dishes independently.  She found them to be lead- and cadmium-free, with the exception of mugs.  (To read more about heavy metals in dinnerware and other safe options, please see my Lead Free Glassware Brands post.)

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Other fun holiday gift ideas over $35

I believe Amazon Prime one-year subscription is a fun holiday present.  It offers free 2-day shipping, free streaming music, and movies.  However, I fully understand that some people prefer to avoid using Amazon, which is an admirable resolve.

Then, these blue light blocking glasses that I wear 2-3 hours before bed help me fall asleep and sleep much better.

Next, Belly Armor blankets are a good idea, and not only for pregnant women to protect their bellies.  You can also use these blankets while working on a computer and using your cell phone.  Although it is unclear how well they protect from EMF, we use these blankets in the effort to reduce our exposure.  You can also buy them on Amazon.

Further, hydrolized collagen is a great gift for anyone with a resolution to live healthier in the new year.  It is sourced from pasture-raised and grass-fed cows and is hydrolyzed, which is the most digestible and absorbable form.  Plus, it has no additives.  Please use the IREAD10 discount code to get 10% off.

Additionally, this organic plant protein powder is also a great holiday gift for health-oriented people.  For 10% off, use the IREAD10 discount code.  (See what other Perfect Supplements products I like in my Clean Protein Powder Guide.)

Finally, though unconventional, a water testing kit can be a useful holiday present.  It is simple and effective.  (Find out why you or your friends and family might want to test your water in a water testing lab.)

Options for kids and pets over $35

For organic baby and kids’ sleepwear, my favorite brand is Castleware.  It is a brand of luxury.  (Please read more here.)  These are our standard new-baby gifts, and everyone always raves about them!

As for toys, this is the most comprehensive collection of toys made of natural and organic materials in the US.

For dogs, this Avocado bed made with organic materials by a GOTS-certified mattress company is the way to go.  They also offer a zero VOC wooden bed frame to go with it.

My top favorite non-toxic beauty brands for holiday present options over $35

Crunchi skincare and makeup holiday present

Of course, Crunchi makeup and Crunchi skincare are my favorite.  This is the only vegan cruelty-free skincare and makeup company that encompasses all three ideals I value – transparency, safety, and performance.  Its mineral pigments are EcoCert-certified, are not made in China, and are independently tested for heavy metals.  Also, Crunchi products are excellent gifts for people who seek to reduce plastic pollution.  Currently, they have several nice holiday gift sets.  (Learn more about Crunchi in my Crunchi Non-Toxic Makeup Review.)

My favorite Crunchi products to give are Daylight cream and Powerlight eye cream.  You will wow people with dry skin as the Daylight cream is the most hydrating cream I have found.  Yet, it is absorbent, non-greasy, and non-comedogenic.  And Powerlight eye cream has tons of super nutrient ingredients.

Additionally, I like Neal’s Yard Remedies certified organic skincare products, clinically proven to have great results.  My favorites are the Frankincense Intense Lift cream and the Frankincense Intense Lift eye cream.  They have collagen-producing peptides and are very hydrating.  Buying a regular set or travel set will save you money.

Furthermore, Pure Haven offers a variety of products from shampoos and skincare to cleaning products.  Normally, they have many holiday present sets scented with essential oils only.  (Visit my Pure Haven Review to learn how they compare with other direct sales companies.  You do not need to sign up to place an order with Pure Haven.  If you do sign up, you can get free shipping and move the replenishment dates.)

Other options of non-toxic beauty products over $35

First, Blissoma uses raw botanicals with anti-aging properties in their products.  Their cleansers are soap-free, pH-balanced, and non-drying to the skin.  When I had blemished skin, I had great success with Blissoma Correcting Serum.

Second, Thesis Beauty skincare is a great holiday gift for those who prefer facial oils and balms to creams and lotions.  To get 15% off, please use the IREADLABELS15 coupon at checkout.

Third, Primally Pure offers products for hair (e.g., my favorite dry shampoo), body, face, acne-prone skin, men, and babies.  I think this spa kit would make a caring holiday present for your loved ones.  Please use the READLABELS10 discount code at checkout.

Next, Annmarie Gianni would be a luxurious gift for any woman.  I was especially impressed with Annmarie Probiotic Serum with Tremella – Bio Facial Elixir.  It contains a Tremella mushroom extract that has superior hydrating and skin elasticity improvement properties.

Another option is Silk Therapeutics clinical-grade skincare line that features activated silk, vitamin C, vitamin B, and hyaluronic acid. They use very few ingredients, which reduces the risk of irritation or allergic reactions.  Get 25% off with the IRLFY25 discount code.  (Read my Silk Therapeutics Review and the comments below it.)

Lastly, Beautycounter has started disclosing independent heavy metal test reports, and, unlike Crunchi, they ship to Canada.  Some of their products contain phenoxyethanol and synthetic dyes, so I cannot recommend those.  (For a list of Beautycounter products of which I approve, refer to my Beautycounter Review.)

Books on women’s and babies’ health for holiday gift ideas

Be Fruitful: The Essential Guide to Maximizing Fertility and Giving Birth to a Healthy Child by Victoria Maizes, MD.  This book is a great holiday present for those planning to get pregnant, or already pregnant.

Woman Code: Perfect Your Cycle, Amplify Your Fertility, Supercharge Your Sex Drive, and Become a Power Source by Alisa Vitti, HHC.  This is a wonderful gift for any woman who wants to be in charge of her own health.  The book presents a nutrition program for the hormonal challenges women face that may prevent them from looking and feeling their best.

The Adrenal Thyroid Revolution: A Proven 4-Week Program to Rescue Your Metabolism, Hormones, Mind & Mood by Aviva Romm.  This is a great gift idea for women because it investigates women’s health from a holistic perspective and offers tons of remedies.

Healthy Babies and Children: A Commonsense Guide to Herbal Remedies, Nutrition, and Health by Aviva Romm.  This is a useful book for every family and may be especially of interest to those who practice using essential oils for health.

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Books on recovering from potentially incurable diseases

Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis: Lifestyle Interventions for Finding and Treating the Root Cause by Izabella Wentz, PharmD, FASCP.  This book can be a useful holiday gift for somebody who is struggling with Hashimoto’s.

Cured by Jeffrey Rediger, MD, is a great holiday present because it is very uplifting and inspiring.  My dear friend and a fan of this blog recommended it to me (thank you, Ann!).  The author is a conventional medical doctor who got curious as to why some people recover from chronic or terminal diseases.  He describes many stories of people who have recovered.  Apparently, “spontaneous remission” is not uncommon.  It is just that doctors do not report the cases of recovery.  I loved reading the amazing stories of healing!  It is an inspirational book to read for anybody struggling with any illness.

Books on gut health and cooking

Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans by Michelle Tam is a great holiday present for people on a gluten-free diet.  All recipes are EASY and QUICK!  It takes no more than 30 minutes to make most recipes.

The Nourished Kitchen by Jennifer McGruther is one of my favorite cooking books.

The Heal Your Gut Cookbook: Nutrient-Dense Recipes for Intestinal Health Using the GAPS Diet by Hillary Boynton.

Conclusion of the best non-toxic holiday gift ideas guide

I hope you have found items that have inspired you.  Let me know if you have other suggestions.  The hyperlinks here are affiliate links.  This means that if you buy a product by clicking on the links, I will receive small commissions at no cost to you.  The commissions will be my holiday bonus!  Thank you in advance!  Happy holidays!

38 thoughts on “Best Non-Toxic Holiday Gift Ideas”

  1. Love the holiday gift list suggestions! Thank you!!! It will be helpful and I already know what I will get for some of my family members now!

  2. Thank you for this list. Love the ideas on here & I will be adding some items to my wish list. I was wondering what your thoughts on kids plates are? We are looking to replace the ones we have (& take our last step to being plastic free for the kids) & we are considering bamboo plates by Avanchy or Love Mae. Do you have any other suggestions or things to look for to make sure we are choosing a safe option? Thank you!

    1. Hi, Kendra: bamboo is definitely better than plastic. However, there is not much information availble as to what may leach out of bamboo and most bamboo comes from China. You want to ask where bamboo came from, if bamboo is organic, and if there is any chlorine bleach and glue. Have you considered glass? I know it can break but tempered glass is more durable. These glass plates are made in France. Let me know what you find out. ~Irina

  3. Thank you Irina! I had considered glass but had not found smaller sets like those. We use glass cups with a lid & straw so going with smaller glass plates is great. Thank you again!

  4. Thank you for your list, Irina! 🙂 I LOVE Coyuchi as well for their organic bedding options. This is an awesome resource for holiday shopping! Thanks again!

  5. Regarding the kitchen, did you find something out about Elves & Angels? I know you previously wrote an article on them and Camden Rose so I am just curious. They also have kitchens. I am actually trying to decide between Camden Rose’s playstand or Elves & Angels for my almost 3 1/2 year old son.

    1. Hi, Jessica: I had not looked into Elves & Angels since I wrote that post. But since you asked I’ve looked and I see that Elves & Angels use solid wood and CARB II plywood whereas Camden Rose is all solid wood. You might want to ask about that. ~Irina

  6. I just love this list, thank you Irina. Definitely going to get some of the books! I was wondering, bedding wise, organic is the best option in 100% cotton, but what about 100% cotton sateen, or percale?

    1. Thank you, Miranda. I was able to find only organic t-shirts and yoga wear so far. I know we do need organic clothing! ~Irina

  7. Hi Irina, thank you for such a great resource! So useful during this time of the year.

    Quick question – you recommend blankets from the Ultimate Green store, what about other items they sell? Did you do any research on them? I am looking at some clothing options and yoga mats. thanks!

    1. Hi, Natalia: it is hard to make a blanket statement about all products sold in the Ultimate Green store. Let me know what you are considering, and I can take a look for you. ~Irina

    1. I do not recommend their yoga mats as even though they claimed that they are made of PVC without heavy metals, phthalates, etc, they won’t tell us what they use instead. I guess we just have to wait for a whistleblower to educate us on that. I see that they have a nice robe collection by Coyuchi. They are certified by GOTS so the dyes should be okay. Let me know if you have specific questions. ~Irina

  8. Irina,

    have you ever come across a company called: rawganique. I came across them today online and they claim to be make organic cotton, flax linen, and cannabis hemp products in USA, Canada, and Europe from organic cotton, flax linen, and cannabis hemp grown and naturally processed in USA and Europe.

    Please let me know I am on the search for a hemp shower curtain.

    Thank you,
    Maria

      1. I’ve been looking for an organic bathrobe for over 2 months now … and I have a question – why, everything that’s organic, has to be soooo ugly? I’m ok with unbleached fabric and pale colors, but what about the cut itself? Why can’t they sew it in a way that makes a woman look attractive in their clothing? Instead, most of organic clothes look like potato sacks or granny panties. Is it a general trend that women that care what their clothes are made out of don’t care how they make them look?
        Just wanted to vent after looking at some rawganique designs … good lord, my husband would laugh his head off if he saw me wearing that.

        1. There is a company Canadian based called Skin and quite a few of their products are organic cotton or organic pima cotton. You can find them also on major department store websites (search: skin, organic cotton) or they have their own site although the bigger stores have way better markdowns. Anyway, they are kind of pricey but I’ve bought several cotton robes and undergarments and pajamas/nightgowns and they are very well made and in my opinion very attractive. This is a robe I have in white and pale green: https://skinworldwide.com/collections/organic/products/karin-robe?variant=3518190026779 but I think these are getting mostly sold out as they’ve been for sale since the summer. But I find them very pretty and super soft. I know they are more expensive but the few pieces I’ve bought I don’t regret at all. I don’t work for them or anything like that but I’ve searched and searched also for nice organic clothing for women. I also like Coyuchi very much.

    1. Hi,
      Just be careful with Rawganique as I was considering purchasing there before but there were quite a lot of bad reviews. I think they were mainly about customer service and being ignored when you’d purchased something and had an issue with. Not necessarily their products. I didn’t feel comfortable purchasing there after reading reviews.

  9. Great list! I use Annemarie! I love my Kleen Kanteen cup as well. We use and my husband really likes Lodge cookware. Once you get the hang of washing (or rather not washing them), they really work like non-stick. I’m not sure I understand your post about Numi tea?? I have their teas, but your post says…”All other organic teas I have found hemp cellulose in their tea bags.” Am I undersanding Numi makes the tea bags out of hemp cellulose, where other companies say they use it, but just add the cellulose “into” their tea bags?? Kinda like wines added wood chips to their wine barrels for that French or American wood effect on wine? I can’t do Crunchi…they use dimethicone and for me, that is a big no. It might work for others, but I’ve had too many issues with the skin on my body after using lotions with it for many years. It’s hard now to maintain a normal skin barrier. Otherwise, it looks really clean and that can be hard to find. What a wonderful gift and resource to us for you to put this together (not to mention the time in reviewing many products to make or not make the list!)! Thank you so much and Happy Thanksgiving!

    1. Thank you, Mary! It was a typo and corrected it. Thank you so much for pointing it out. I really appreciate it. Happy Thanksgiving! ~Irina

  10. Thanks for this great list! I was disappointed not to see Marie Veronique on the list of skin care. Has that company fallen out of favor with you? I’ve started using most of their anti-aging line based on your review of the Gentle Retinol Serum. Do you think the True Botanicals Repair Serum is better?

    1. Hi, Jody: thank you for asking. I still like Marie Veronique products… However, I believe that True Botanicals serum is more effective. I am 45 and have to use only the best skin care products as I want to continue looking 10 years younger. Plus, I was able to interview True Botanicals COO and became very confident in their desire and ability to do the right thing. ~Irina

      1. Thank you so much Irena. I value your diligence and knowledge! Now is a good time to try True Botanicals. I plan to do just that. One can’t stop time but good care can certainly forestall some of it’s effects.

  11. Irina, I really appreciate you updating this list every year. I look forward to ordering many of these products for gifts and I’m so thankful for the discount codes.

    1. Thank you for your feedback, Lorie! We are currently updating the Holiday Gift Idea guide again. So, be on the lookout for new codes and products!

  12. Hi, Irina!! First I would like to say thank you for all your work!!!! Probably half of the brands I use are thanks to you, starting from organic pajamas to organic clothes, to pots, to organic mattresses and pillows , and ALL of my skin care!!! I am truly truly grateful to you and your guides and your ebooks ( and I purchased all of them). THANK YOU!!!!!
    A question please: now I am in a search of wool comforter and I see you have 2 here : holy lamb and sols and last year you had a different brand recommended in your holiday gift. Please tell me your personal opinion on which one you most like.
    Thank you again
    Galina

    1. Hi, Galina:

      I’m really glad that you decided to get a wool comforter. I think they are the best. One of the Savvy Consumer Circle members speaks very highly of Sol products including their wool comforter. But it looks like that at the moment they offer only twin sizes. Holy Lamb, on the other hand, offers a variety of options in prices, sizes, warmth, and they even have a dual-sized comforter. My son sleeps under a Holy Lamb comforter and he likes it. I spoke with the owner of Holy Lamb and even called the mill that processes their wool so I think their premium wool is safe enough if you can’t afford certified organic wool. Does it help? ~Irina

  13. Even though Christmas is still some months away, we have to start thinking about it, about the food that should not be missing in the kitchen and its accessories, the decoration of the house and, of course, the gifts for the whole family, the latter being very important to take into account the contributions of this article.

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