This post is written on behalf of Wild Mint Shop. Opinions are my own
Nowadays when we hear the words organic, eco-friendly, or toxic-free we have images of foods and products that are good for our bodies and will not hurt the environment. Twenty years ago when I heard the word organic I thought of my high school or college chemistry classes not of food. When I saw the word eco-friendly it usually referred to groups of people that went around saving endangered animals or the rain forest it didn’t refer to products or chemicals that didn’t harm the environment. And when I saw the word toxic-free it would remind me of crayon boxes not of shampoo’s or plastic drinking bottles.
I guess it is safe to say that over the past 20 years the world has become allot more environmentally conscious. As this has happened our enviro-vocabulary and I like to call it has expanded. Imagine asking a store clerk 5 years ago if that plastic baby bottle was BPA free. They would have looked and said, “BPA what?” However over time things have changed. It is now common to go into a supermarket pick an item off a shelf and it will say things like, “gluten free, organic, eco-friendly packaging, made with recycled cardboard, BPA free, non-toxic, non-carcinogenic, etc….”. I think it is a good thing that we are seeing more and more companies that are becoming eco-friendly and socially responsible.
A couple of years ago you had to go to a specialty store to find most of your organic foods and produce. Now most supermarkets have either a special section dedicated to those products or they are mixed in with the more generic products. Also we are seeing supermarket chains expand that are dedicated to healthy living products. Another place that has seen the expansion of organic and natural products is online. The amount of websites in this area has expanded exponentially over the past couple of years. It is exciting to see so many homegrown merchants out there selling their organic and/or enviro-friendly products. Recently one of my friends introduced me to one of these websites.
About Wild Mint Shop
The name of the site is Wild Mint Shop and you can find them by clicking on this link Wildmintshop.com
They are a family owned business that is based out of Plantation, Florida. The top of their site states that they have natural, eco-friendly, and organic products. Natural that was one of the words I didn’t mention earlier. It’s a word that is so prevalent nowadays you see it almost everywhere. Anyway getting back to Wild Mint shop. I recently took a visit to their website to see what it was all about. The site is very well organized and easy to navigate. There are many different ways to search and find products by clicking and scrolling on their links. For example when you click on the kitchen & home section pages of products come up on the screen. The first product I opened is Natural Home Stainless Steel Cookware.
The description says it is Natural Home’s cookware is made from high-quality recycled 18/8 stainless steel and is an eco friendly and toxin free alternative to PTFE-coated non stick pots and pans.
You can then narrow down the product selection by type; such as bake ware, tableware, food storage, or entertaining. The bake-ware that won’t leach harmful chemicals into your food, is PTFE-free, PFOA free, and PFC free. You can also select green cleaning products, brands, materials of the products and features. So if you wanted to find products made of bamboo you would click on the link and a wide assortment of bamboo products would appear.
I liked their Babies and Kids Section where you can find Eco-friendly, non-toxic natural toys. If you need baby bottles they only sell glass or stainless steel baby bottles, BPA Free and are a good alternative to plastic and will keep your little ones chemical free.
Since my kids are bigger I ordered these Eco-Vessels Stainless steel bottles with straw tops. I got the small pink for my 7 year old and since my son is 11 I got him an adult size.
These bottles have sleek design and very good looking plus I feel good knowing that these are recycled bottles, BPA free and made from quality stainless steel. In addition they are insulated and keep the beverage cold up to 36 hours. Next time I will go on my bike ride I will test out the adult bottle 🙂
They have more in baby and kid section – Organic Cotton Onsies and Blankets, cloth diapers, kid cups, bottles and sippy accessories, lunch and food containers and more! Even the kids backpacks. When I looked at their backpacks I found them good looking, roomy, sized for kids ages 5 to 10 and are PVC free, phthalate free, and lead free.
Oh and don’t forget to check out their Bath and Body Care Section to view the selection of non-toxic and safe natural body care and natural baby products for moms and babies! I got these Do Natural Shampoo and Body Wash for my kids. They are priced at $13.49 each and packed with certified organic and natural ingredients to gently cleanse hair and body without stripping natural oils. The ingredients list says it is made from Water, coconut and corn, Aloe plant, Sunflower oil, pomegranate, Hibiscus, Green tea, and berries.
Overall I was impressed with the wide assortment of products Wild Mint Shop has available on their site. Some of the products come from companies you may be familiar with such as: Thermos, American Kitchen, Anchor Hocking, Tom’s of Maine, and more. Most of the companies are smaller and may not be the familiar such as: Pangea, Valley Green Naturals, LooHoo, SKOY, and Lunchbots.
Bottom line if your looking for a great place to shop that offers eco-friendly, natural, organic, BPA free, and a whole lot more key word products than Wildmintshop.com is a place to shop. Don’t just take my word for it, check them out and see what’s happening. Wild Mint Shop kindly offered a special discount and coupon code for you: 10% off orders and always free shipping over $49 with code: KIDS. It expires 12/16/13
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Wild Mint has generously offering a giveaway to one of I Love My Kids Blog Lucky reader a $50 gift certificate to Wild Mint Shop as well as 2 Reusable produce bags made from Organic Cotton! If you are looking for toxin free, eco friendly products whether is is for the kitchen, tabletop, baby & kid or bath, Wild Mint shop is one stop for shopping.
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Disclosure: I received a product samples from Wild Mint Shop, all opinions are 100% honest and my own.