please, pleeaase, remember to order early
so you can order online from
a certified organic AND fair trade company!
Our top picks:
California Organic Flowers
C'mon! How can my little bunch of roses hurt?*
Actually, we're talking about a multi-billion dollar global enterprise.
farms, workers' complaints of nausea, skin eruptions,
headache, dizziness and fainting...
all symptoms of pesticide exposure!
In California, flowers rank sixth among all crops
causing pesticide illnesses. It's especially troubling that
many of the workers in the flower industry are
women of child-bearing age, who are more vulnerable to
the effects of pesticides, as are their babies.
Mmmmmm, now doesn't that smell like romance?!
'Regular' chocolate (produced standard 'Big Ag' companies and methods)
is an environmental nightmare compared to organic chocolate.
Conventional cacao tree cultivation uses more pesticides
than any other factory farming process except cotton.
And in addition to using synthetic pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers,
regular chocolate usually contains high fructose corn syrup,
wax, artificial flavors and colors, and other unappetizing ingredients.
And all the afroementioned worker's health issues are exacerbated by
low pay and very unhealthy working conditions
if it's not Certified as Fair Trade.
Ooooh, so seductive!
Now now that you've got the chocolate and roses covered,
here's another possible option to hint at an evening of romance;
consider this stunning elegant eco candle,
from Danya Decker!
(discovered via the fabulous Awakened Esthetic blog!)
And I would be remiss if I didn't offer my suggestion on how
to make it a beautifully memorable Valentine's Day...
It's Beau Monde Organics 2nd Annual Sweetheart Sale!
25% off your purchase of $70.00 or more on our Scarves
We'll include a complimentary Gift bag, too!
Use Code 'SWEET25'
(and will help support The American Cancer Society) Shop Now! Valid through February 18th!
(February sales benefits The American Cancer Society)
till next week, live beautifully!