Monday, March 31, 2008

Charlie's Soap - Green Cleaning's Best Solution

Charlie's soap is an environmentally friendly alternative to conventional cleaning and laundry care products. This small family company has just exploded due to the great product they have produced. The non-toxic formula works well to remove grease, blood, mildew, grass, red clay and even poop, which makes it great for cloth diapers. It is a favorite of moms everywhere and makes laundry so much easier and dare I say...pleasant even! The almost 3 pound bag can do up to 80 loads of laundry! Now that's some serious cleaning power!

It is so important to have safe, non-toxic cleaning and laundry products in the home. With Charlie's Soap All-Purpose Cleaner, Powder and Liquid Laundry products you get the assurance of a safe and natural product that really works. It's biodegradable, safe for septic systems, non-caustic, rinses residue free, and it is flame retardant. Who could ask for anything more?

We've got great prices on Charlie's Soap products at 90210 Organics. The more you buy, the more you save! Try it today!
Happy Eco-Shopping!

Oscar & Belle Limited Engagement

Oscar & Belle is a wonderful, ethical, organic company providing elegant and stylish organic clothing for babies from newborn to 24 months. Owner and designer Anna Gustafson's desire was to show that organic and eco-friendly clothing need not be dull and boring but instead beautiful and full of life. It is obvious from the classy designs portrayed in the Oscar & Belle line that Anna has accomplished her dream.

We are proud to offer these timeless originals through April 17, 2008.

Please view our site to see the other Oscar & Belle items that we offer.

Happy Eco-Shopping!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Maidenlove Eco-Elephants - Safe Toys for Your Family

We can't think of one child who wouldn't want to cuddle up with a Maidenlove creation! Elephants have long been a favorite of kids everywhere. Each Maidenlove stuffed elephant is lovingly hand crafted with eco-friendly, re purposed fabric and materials and filled with 100% natural wool. Many of Maidenlove's elephants are one-of-a-kind, made from designer Maya Greven's personal treasure trove of fabrics that she has collected over the years.
We love that Maidenlove is an environmentally friendly company. Maya supports local farmers from small area farms and even donates a portion of her proceeds to The Circuses Fund.
Why Wool, you ask? Wool is a renewable resource and also sustainable. It has many health benefits and has a calming affect on the body. It can lower the heart rate, it is antimicrobial, chemical-free, resistant to mold and even flame resistant. These soft, cuddly elephants will be an instant favorite.

My kids' birthdays are all coming up and I know what they are getting!

We are thrilled to be able to offer Maidenlove at 90210 Organics. We update the stock frequently because the one-of-a-kind items sell out quickly. If you don't see a color you are looking for, feel free to contact us and we will forward your request to Maya.

Happy Eco-Shopping!

Friday, March 21, 2008

Green Apple Baby - Organic, Inspirational Clothing For Your Little Blessing

A couple of months ago, while researching online for organic baby and toddler clothing that we would like to carry in our store, I came across Green Apple Baby. A smile immediately spread across my face as I read the words on each shirt that seemed to jump out at me from my computer screen. Beautiful words like "I am Loved", "I am a Genius", "I am a Miracle", "I am Divine", and "I am Inspiration" brought peace and joy to my heart. I quickly searched for the contact information for Michael and Kelly Guenther, owners and founders of Green Apple Baby and inquired about carrying their line. In a world filled with hate and war, the goal of Green Apple Baby is to bring a positive, earth-friendly message into the hearts, minds, and lives of parents and their sweet, natural babies.

Green Apple Baby tees are 100% organic cotton and printed with water-based inks. They are grown and sewn in the United States. We are happy to present the "Messages of Love and Inspiration Collection" now available at 90210 Organics...

No matter who you are or where you are in life, these t-shirts will bring a smile to your face each time a child you love wears them.

Happy Eco-Shopping!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Hip & Organic T-Shirts by SustainabiliTee Now at 90210 Organics!

If you've ever longed for a really comfy tee that you could feel good about wearing, we've got your back! Introducing SustainabiliTee, the brain-child of designer and screen printer Emily Dodge. In 2007 with just one investor backing of $1000, Emily's dream of bringing her beautifully simple, nature-inspired designs to the world became a reality. Each tee is hand-dyed with low impact, non-toxic inks on either 100% organic cotton or Eco-Heather, which is an earth-friendly fabric mix that includes organic and recycled cotton. SustainabiliTee proves that being eco-friendly is cool! Check the back of each SustainabiliTee for the trademark little green tee. That's how you know it's authentic! These fun and funky tees also come ready-to-wear and washed in Seventh Generation laundry detergent. Just open the package and put on your SustainabiliTee!

Here are just a few of the designs available at 90210 Organics:

You can view the full collection of SustainabiliTee's including organic baby onesies and toddler tees on our website.
We know you will love these tees as much as we do!
Happy Eco-Shopping!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Natural Product Expo and Kee-Ka, Inc

This weekend we attended the Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim. We were thrilled to find many new organic products for our store that we will have available soon. We even met Jordan Rubin, Best-Selling author of "The Maker's Diet" and "The Great Physician's Rx for Health & Wellness". He is currently on his nation-wide, "Perfect Weight America" Tour and gave us each signed copies of his new book. That was very exciting since Sarah is a Certified Biblical Health Coach and received that certification from Jordan Rubin's Biblical Health Institute.

Also at the Expo, we had the pleasure of meeting Amy Schrader, owner of Kee-Ka, Inc. in person for the first time. The name Kee-Ka is reminiscent of the lovely babbling of infants. From start to finish, Kee-Ka strives to be environmentally friendly in all company practices. They use 100% certified organic cotton, low-impact dyes, fair trade, and even eco-friendly packaging. Another very notable way Kee-Ka gives back is through their generosity with St. Jude's Children's Hospital. They donate products and are even planning a line of organic clothing featuring the artwork of children who are patients in the hospital. Companies like this are paving the way for a sustainable future. Thank you Kee-Ka for your contributions to the environment and the children. We are proud to share in this industry with you.
Kee-Ka's line of adorable organic bedding, hooded towels, and ponchos are available at 90210 Organics.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Linscope Original Natural Stone Jewelry

Have you ever watched those glamorous red carpet premieres and coveted the gorgeous jewelry worn by the starlets only to realize that you would never be able to afford any of it? I know I have! Now you can be glamorous without breaking the bank with Natural Stone Jewelry by Linscope. New Jersey based jewelry designer, Linda Scoppetta is the very talented creator of Linscope and "My Need 2 Bead". Each piece of jewelry is personally handcrafted by her. Jewelry making is her passion and each design is unique and very special. We are honored to carry this line of one-of-a-kind, original jewelry exclusively at 90210 Organics.

Natural stones have long been cherished by some for their healing properties. Stones like Amber are used to soothe teething babies just by holding it next to their faces. Amethyst is known for its purification and uplifting properties.

We don't know about all that but we do know that we LOVE this jewelry and know that you will too. Here are just a few of the winter line that we have in stock now. We are getting the spring line in next week and cannot wait to show it off.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Warm Up with Sweet Memories Quilts - Smq Organics

Here at 90210 Organics we take pride in being able to offer handmade products that are crafted by mothers just like us. Jennifer Ois is the creator of Smq - Sweet Memories Quilts - and makes each one of her beautifully hand knit designs with love, attention to detail and local, organic materials. Jennifer has taken eco-friendly up a notch! Being "green" is important to this Toronto mompreneur whose inspiration for Sweet Memories Quilts was her mother, an award winning quilter.

Some of the Smq items available at 90210 Organics are:

Smq Organic Bunny Blanket Buddy

Smq Organic Dish Cloth/Exfoliating Wash Cloth

Smq Organic Unisex Baby/Toddler Strawberries 'n Cream Hoodie

We encourage you to browse our store and check out all the other Smq products we offer.

Happy Eco-Shopping!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

ScooterBees Shoes - A Truly Eco-Friendly Shoe Now Available at 90210 Organics!

Recently, Jennifer and I were contacted by Sandy Eng, the creator and designer of ScooterBees Shoes. It was perfect timing because we were searching high and low for truly eco-friendly baby shoes. We were sold on Sandy's ingenious designs right away. We are thrilled to now offer the entire Scooterbees Shoe line.

What are ScooterBees, you ask?

ScooterBees is a patent-pending shoe design.

These shoes are easy to put on your baby because they completely open up
to easily fit little feet of different widths and thicknesses. Not only that... but they are eco-friendly, really!! What can be better than a cute baby shoe that protects the environment, you ask? :) We have the answer: A cute baby shoe that teaches shapes! Yes, ScooterBees shoes have inter-changing flaps (or pages) that are hand-painted with educational art such as the shapes shown on this shoe. Your babies will be learning and saving the environment while they are dressing... WOW, that's impressive!

At 90210 Organics we would never leave you with out the complete 411
on the eco-friendly materials used for this shoe, so here goes:

ScooterBees shoes are made of luxurious Sensuade Fabric. This fabric is a micro-suede produced without the use of harmful solvents and made with 100% post-consumer as well as post-industrial polyester. This fabric also resists wrinkles, fraying, shrinking, and spills! Ok, one more thing before we let you go...

ScooterBees shoes are lined with a naturally anti-bacterial and anti-fungal
Bamboo velour fabric that is oh so soft! Not only that but the soles of these shoes are made with TPE. Thermal Plastic Elastomer (TPE) is an anti-slip and water-resistant material.

But is it eco-friendly? Yes! TPE is made of carbon and hydrogen making it a degradable material. No harmful chemicals are used in it's production. It is free of PVCs, latex, chloride, dioxins, and pthalates!

Feel like you have to have this cute, educational, comfortable,
and good-for-the-earth shoe, right now?!

Don't're not the only one. :)

Here is how the shoe pages work:

So, if you are like us and just have to buy these shoes, check them out at 90210 Organics!

Happy Eco-Shopping!

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Easter is in Two Weeks! We've Got You Covered with the Latest from Twirls & Twigs and Edible Baby!

We are no longer carrying Twirls & Twigs as of 3/14/08. We are very sorry for the inconvenience this may cause our valuable customers.
Can you believe that it is almost Easter already? It feels like we were just opening Christmas presents! Here at 90210 Organics we want you to be prepared with all the latest organic fashions and cute accessories. Order now to be sure you receive it in time for the big day.

Here is an adorable tee by Edible Baby that is sure to have your mouth watering for an organic, fair trade chocolate bunny.

Looking for something a little more formal? Look no further than these beautifully elegant dresses by Twirls & Twigs. Made from organic cotton, soybean lycra, bamboo, and recycled lace, these dresses are sure to please every little girl.

Fairy Dust Dress

Fairy Dust Dress - Pink

Spinning Flowers Skirt

We hope you enjoy these designs as much as we do!

Happy Eco-Shopping!

~Jennifer & Sarah

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Enjoy 10% off at 90210 Organics

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Sarah Outlaw & Jennifer Arana

The Proper Feeding of Babies

This article was written by Sarah Outlaw, Co-Owner of 90210 Organics for Natural Life We thought that it would be of interest to our natural mommy readers!

Obesity has become an epidemic in our country. What is even more alarming is that it is our children that have made this statistic the way that it is. A recent study has shown that health complications from being overweight from childhood on may lead to this generation of children dying before their parents. Parents need a wake-up call as to what is happening all around them. Major food companies must be held accountable for the blatant propaganda that they target at our children to sell their horrible junk food. All health conscious individuals must act now to make others aware of the facts surrounding food and children so that this sad prediction never becomes a reality.
What can you do as a parent now while your children are young to prevent them from becoming obese? Learning how to feed them properly is the number one way for them to stay healthy and at an ideal weight. It does take extra effort to prepare healthy, nourishing meals but our children are more than worth it. This week begins a two part series on the proper feeding of babies and children. There is so much information that just is not true out there. If we are going to feed our children in such a way that they will not end up a statistic, then we must be armed with the truth and know exactly how and what to feed them.
Feeding children properly begins in the womb. A pregnant mother’s diet should consist of plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, sprouted whole grains, organic (preferably raw) dairy, grass-fed and free-range meats, plenty of pure water, and fresh juice. Pregnancy only lasts for 40 weeks but if you are fortunate to plan ahead for pregnancy, you can change your diet in advance. It may seem a little extreme, but cut out coffee and soda completely. Caffeine is not good for a woman trying to conceive and it is not good for a growing baby. Cut out all artificial sweeteners completely. There is no place for them in your life. Think fresh, organic and local when choosing produce and preparing meals.
When your baby is born, the absolute best food for her is breast milk. There is nothing on this planet that can come close to the perfect food that breast milk is. It does not matter what the formula companies tell you, their manufactured, highly processed products do not even come close. Breast milk even acts as a medicine for your baby. It contains antibodies and builds the immune system. It is a fact that breastfed babies have fewer respiratory illnesses, fewer ear infection, fewer intestinal problems, and urinary tract infections. There are substances in breast milk that enhance the parts of the brain that dictate intelligence and also aid brain development. Breast milk also protects against cancers, leukemia and yes, even obesity. Because pesticides can pass through breast milk, it is very important that a mother eat organically while breastfeeding.
Most pediatricians worth their salt will tell you to breastfeed for at least one year. The American Academy of Pediatrics recently changed that recommendation one year and beyond, or “as long as is mutually beneficial”. They also state that the longer a child is breastfed, the less likely he is to become overweight. This is a fact that we breastfeeding moms have know for awhile, but it usually takes the mainstream media a lot longer to catch on. Many mothers have decided that extended breastfeeding past two years is even more beneficial to their children. Society tends to look down on mothers who breastfeed for more than two or three years, but there are more and more people that are praising the benefits and silencing the objectors.
When a baby is ready, and only the baby knows when the time is right, introducing solids can be a great adventure. In natural mothering circles, we believe that starting a baby on cereal is not the best way to introduce solids. It just does not make sense to go from breast milk, the perfect food to processed cereal. Starting babies on cereal too early can lead to gastrointestinal problems, allergies, asthma, eczema and other common ailments. Some babies are ready for solids at six months; some may not be ready until ten months to one year old. Making your own baby food out of fresh, organic and local fruits and vegetables is always the best way to go. Jarred baby food is not fresh and really not adequate for regular feeding.
The best foods to start baby on are avocado, banana, sweet potato, and egg yolk. Do not give egg whites to start with because many babies will have an allergic reaction. The yolks are fine and contain many nutrients essential for growth and development. Choose organic, pastured, free-range eggs whenever possible for optimal nutritional value. After those foods have been introduced and a few months have gone by, introduce squashes, peas, vegetable soups, peaches and nectarines (organic of course). Giving carrots to infants younger than six months can actually be dangerous because of the high levels of nitrates present. Babies have less stomach acid than adults and when nitrates enter the stomach, they turn toxic. These toxic nitrates convert hemoglobin that is in red blood cells to methemoglobin. Methemoglobin cannot carry oxygen and a baby can become asphyxiated. If you have ever heard of Blue Baby Syndrome, nitrates are what cause it.
When a baby gets to be about one year of age and seems ready, introduce other fresh foods and even raw milk and kefir at this time. Most babies will not want it and if you are breastfeeding, there is really no need to supplement with other milk until later. Many babies will not want to eat meat until after a year. If you introduce a food that your baby does not like or has an allergic reaction to, wait awhile and reintroduce that same food. Sometimes, she just was not ready. As a side note, do not be afraid of butter. Putting organic butter on cooked sweet potatoes for example helps unlock all of the carotenes and vital nutrients. Butter is also a wonderful source of medium chain fatty acids which help in brain development. Also after a year old, a baby is now finally ready to handle grains. Sprouted whole grains are the best because they are more easily digested by the body. Grains in themselves are a leading contributor to obesity because the carbohydrates turn into sugar and ferment in the gut. Whole grains are better, but again sprouted grains are the number one choice.
Feeding your growing baby should be a positive experience, an adventure even. By planning ahead and making up your mind to breastfeed, make your own baby food, and choose only organic, fresh and local ingredients whenever possible, your baby will receive the best start in life that you can possibly give. You will have set him on a path to good health and have introduced him to a wide variety of good foods that will not only nourish his body but will also make him a better eater as an adult. He will be less picky and more likely to make wise food choices.
Stayed tuned as next week we discuss the proper feeding of children, toddlers to teens.

For more information on healthy children, please consider the following resources:

The Complete Organic Pregnancy by Deirdra Dolan and Alexandra Zissu
Child Health Guide by Dr. Randall Neustaedter
Generation XL by Dr. Joseph Mercola and Dr. Ben Lerner

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Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Fleurville Launches Spring Collection - Featured at 90210 Organics

90210 Organics welcomes spring with Fleurville's brand new eco-friendly diaper bags and tote colors.

Eco-friendly bags are important because they help the environment instead of hurt it. This line of bags that we carry use recycled plastic bottles and other reusable materials that put less of a strain on the Earth's natural resources. Here are just a few of the new colors offered.

The Lexi Tote

The Sling Tote