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[Not Your Mama's] Spring Cleaning

Spring cleaning is a necessity, but you don't have to suffer through it. This year, try pampering your home and body with all-natural, environmentally friendly products for a new ritual of rebirth.

1. Murchison-Hume

These made-in-the-USA hand and home products are the brainchild of former fashion editor Max Kater. A focus on natural, gentle ingredients coupled with chic design and luscious scents puts Murchison-Hume at the top of our Spring cleaning wishlist.  

2. Seventh Generation

Seventh Generation's bio-based home and baby care goods combine high-end, hard-to-find quality with the ease and convenience of being available at your local supermarket and pharmacy. The dish soap bottles are made from recycled milk jugs, and the company is certified cruelty-free by the CCIC's Leaping Bunny program.  Bottom line: safe for humans, animals, and the earth.  We dig it.

3. Nobody But Joe

Why drink coffee when you can bathe in it? Nobody But Joe's coffee-based body scrubs are just the kick you need to hit the ground running in the morning. Choose from three SoCal-inspired exfoliants (Venice Beach to revitalize, Malibu to rejuvenate, or Sunset to invigorate), or purchase a variety pack to try your hand at NBJ's week-long +cleanse.

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4. Nourish Organic

Nourish makes "food for healthy skin," a.k.a. certified-organic body products with ingredients lists that remind us of a fresh summer salad. Turn to cucumber, watercress, avocado, almonds, and mint the next time you need to cleanse, rehydrate, or luxuriate.

5. The Honest Company

We know Jessica Alba is your friend in your head (she's ours, too), but that's not the only reason we're crushing on The Honest Company. Honest has you covered with products to safely and gently clean every surface in your home -- from the kitchen counter-tops to your little one's bum.  Their "My Essentials" bundle is our favorite housewarming present, and the "Baby Arrival" gift set is sure to win a smile (and happy tears) from the new mom on your block. 

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6. Jones County Road

Jones County Road has everything your man needs for his own Spring spruce-up: handcrafted beard oils, bar soaps, and fresh sprays. Mwah! Also, needless to say, the design is on point.

7. L'Occitane

For 40 years, L'Occitane has been an ambassador for Provence, creating elegant fragrances and delightful luxuries out of lavender, verbena, rose, and peony. 

The L'Occitane Foundation helps visually impaired people worldwide and also supports the "economic emancipation of women" in Burkina Faso (where L'Occitane sources its Shea butter), so your purchases have a larger global impact. As if you needed an excuse to try a new volumizing mist.

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8. Yes To, Inc.

Remember when Mama told you to eat your fruits and vegetables? Well, we're telling you to say "yes" to grapefruit lip balm, tomato body wash, and blueberry hand soap.  Yes, yes, and yes!

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9. Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day

Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day's back to basics approach is this: smells great, works great, is great.  Offering a wide range of scents from honeysuckle to sunflower to red clover, Mrs. Meyer can do your dishes, wash your clothes, and even freshen up your living room for a whole-house clean that will make your Mama do a happy dance.

10. J.R. Watkins

America's original apothecary manufacturer has been producing soaps, spices, and cleaning solutions since 1868.  Light a few candles and end cleaning day in the most relaxing way possible - submerged in J.R.'s menthol camphor bath soak. You've earned it!

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