organic lifestyle

Seven Planet will sell Grace & Ivy product line

Big news for Grace & Ivy!

The wonderfully green retailer, Seven Planet is going to be carrying our line of products in their Portland store! Here's how they sum up their story:

seven planet™ is the world’s first chain of green general stores. It is the foremost green and sustainable marketplace for consumer-based products sold within both virtual and traditional storefronts.

I spent the morning talking with them and we should have our stuff on their shelves by next week. They will also be selling Grace & Ivy via their online store.

Seven Planet has some great events coming up...check it out...here.

This is not your average eco-corner store!

Enjoy these shots of their ultra organic space in NW Portland.

Some of their amazing suppliers include, Preserve - home products,  Naturally Knotty- a fabulous eco apparel line, Missionary Chocolates - yummy organic and vegan plus many other fantastic environmentally conscious companies. Go check it out!

Portland may be gray most of the year but we really get this whole GREEN thing. Gotta love that!

xo,

Ivy

Green cleaning

Good morning.

I am so over paying a bunch of money for "Green cleaners". It's so easy to make your own...here's some recipes I like to use. I got these from a great organic lifestyle magazine that I subscribe to: Mary Jane's Farm. My neighbor was reading it on her front porch one day and I asked to take a look. It's very charming, vintage-y and full of great info and ideas.

Glass cleaner

1/2 teaspoon liquid Castile soap

3 tablespoons white vinegar

2 cups distilled water

Mix together and pour into a 16 oz spray bottle. I like to add lemon essential oil to further help cut grease and leave a fresh natural fragrance. You can find Castile soap at drugstores and health food stores. I usually buy the Dr. Bronner's brand.

This cleaner works wonderfully on all your glass and counter tops too!

Dishwasher Detergent

This works so beautifully!

1 cup Borax (in the laundry aisle)

1/2 cup baking soda

6 drops lemon essential oil (optional)

Combine and add powder to your dispenser as usual.

Bonus: Fill your rinse dispenser with white vinegar for super sparkly dishes!