Organic Christmas Tree

🎄Christmas Tree: Real or Fake?

We all want the safest Christmas tree. Which one is really the safest option? How do we choose the safest Christmas trees for our family?

Which Christmas Tree is better for the environment? Real or Fake? 

  • A.C.T.A~ The American Christmas Tree Association, representing sellers of Fake Trees claims: The environmental impact of a fake tree is lower than that of a real if you use it for 5+ years.

  • N.C.T.A ~ The National Christmas Tree Association, representing the sellers of real trees claims: a tree made out of oil, turned into PVC plastic in China, and shipped over a boat, cannot be better than growing a real tree.

 

🎄Fake Trees

PVC Artificial trees: worse option 

Let's start to say that Artificial trees are made of PVC (polyvinyl chloride) a type of plastic. It can contain harmful additives such as LEAD a neurotoxic and PHTHALATES, hormone disruptors, and both are classified as “carcinogenic to humans”. Plus they have flame retardants. They often come with CA prop 65 warning

According to CNN: " "If the artificial trees are used for a longer lifespan, that balance changes," Finton told CNN. "And I've read that it would take 20 years for the carbon balance to be about equivalent."

That's because artificial trees are typically made of polyvinyl chloride plastic or PVC. Plastic is petroleum-based and created at pollution-belching petrochemical facilities. Studies have also linked PVC plastic to cancer and other public health and environmental risks."

PVC - alternative Christmas trees: worse option 

Made of polypropylene (PP) or polyethylene (PE), even they are safer types they may still contain lead and flame retardants.

A newer alternative is made with 64% polyethylene.

  • They are made with plastic PVC

  • They contain  Lead

  • They contain flame retardants

  • They are not recyclable 

  • They end up in landfills.

  • 90% are shipped from China

  • They are carbon emitters

While the purpose of a tree is to clean the air. 10 million artificial trees are purchased each season.

 

 

🌟🎄Real Trees 

The issues with Conventional Real Christmas Trees are the pesticides and herbicides, but they are still a more eco-friendly and safer option than fake trees made with petroleum coming from China.

🎄Cut Tree: not the best option

When are sold cut they are a waste of resources: planting, fertilizing, and watering need to be taken into account for real trees.

According to CNN: "The real tree grows, it absorbs carbon dioxide from the air. Protecting forests and planting trees can help stave off the worst impacts of the climate crisis by removing the planet-warming gas from the atmosphere.

If trees are cut down or burned, they can release the carbon they've been storing back into the atmosphere."

7 million real trees will be dumbed in January rather than recycled.

🎄Potted Tree: a better alternative

Even they make you believe that cutting down a tree for the Holidays is not a big deal since these Christmas trees are not cut down from wild forests on a large scale but they are crops grown on-farm like lettuce or corn, I don't agree with this! They could sell them potted and be less polluting by not creating this use and throw away system. A potted tree can be reused for years.

A live tree is better than a cut tree! I always felt sorry fr these abandoned trees left on the street after the holidays. 

A 5-6 FT tree takes just under a decade to grow. The trees provide many benefits to the environment, cleaning the air and providing watersheds and habitats for the wildlife. They grow best on rolling hills that are unsuitable for other crops.

Three are expensive right now because fewer were planted during the recession in '08.

Another reason to buy a potted tree, they are too precious to be cut and be discarded on the curbs.

  • ✅ PVC-free 

  • ✅ Lead-free

  • ✅ Flame retardants-free

  • ✅ CA Prop 65 warning free

  • ✅ They are Biodegradable

  • ✅They are a carbon sink

  • ✅They smell so good

  • ✅ They are real

  • ✅ They can be repurpose

  • ✅ 15-30 million harvested each season from the farm

In conclusion 

Real Christmas trees are a much more sustainable choice than artificial trees. You can buy or rent it.

🎄Live Potted Tre ~ Good option: when you buy a live potted tree is better from a responsible, local tree farm. Ask them their practices, if they use pesticides. Let them know you prefer organic trees. We demand and support organic farming.

Potted Christmas tree is the better choice, it is more authentic, has a real smell, it has been working to improve the environment until it reaches your door by purified air and absorbed C02. It is life and you will have fun by taking to care of it.  New York Time

🎄RENT a Live Potted Tree ~ Better option:

in the  USA 

 

CANADA
Evergrow Christmas Tree

In the UK

 

🎄Organic Live Potted Tree ~ Best option: the best option is a Live Potted Tree from Organic Farming, you can enjoy it years after a year or plant it outside when it is too large for your outdoor decorations!

 Organic Christmas trees locations

✅ Pesticides and herbicides - free 

Green Promise

Washington State

Seattle 

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Peppermint Twist Essential Oil Candles

✨Are you looking for a truly organic candle for the Holidays? Their smaller size 6 oz. Tins make a great stuffing idea!

🍃 Great! This only MADE SAFE® certified candle on the market is for you! Free of any and all toxins are known or suspected to harm human health, animals, or ecosystems!

It is Handmade in the USA, without paraffin (petroleum derived), no artificial oils, no lead, and soy-free (pesticides)!

Beautifully made in their smaller size offered: 6 oz. Tin and  burn time: 20 - 25 Hours and  with its characteristic wooden wick 
✨Made by Fontana Candle Company, it is the only candle on the market that has all certified safe ingredients, including the wooden wick!

🌸 Their steam distilled Peppermint oils are blended with Sweet Orange oils to create the beloved holiday scent of candy canes.

💫Naturally hypoallergenic, with a calm, steady flame 🔥, this candle cleans and purifies indoor air with aromatherapy! It melts releasing a super relaxing fragrance. Even when it is off, you can feel its fragrance!
INGREDIENTSCleanest ingredients on the market: 100% natural, made with beeswax, pure coconut oil, essential oils:

Peppermint oil: MENTHA PIPERITA (steam distilled)

Sweet orange oil:  CITRUS SINENSIS (sweet orange)

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Organic Cranberry  Body Lotion 

🌿Achieve all day skin nourishment with our exclusive microbiome friendly Cranberry Prebiotic Body Lotion! With potent anti-aging antioxidants, skin softening fruit oils, cold pressed Cranberry oil, vitamins and Acadian Sea Kelp, this is the perfect formulation to feed the skin for a healthy, radiant complexion. Ideal for sensitive skin issues, allergy prone skin, eczema, rosacea and keratosis.  Their promise continues to never use any parabens, harmful toxins, synthetic chemicals, artificial fragrances and never tested on animals.

🍃Ideal for sensitive skin issues, allergy-prone skin, eczema, rosacea, and keratosis.

INGREDIENTS: Filtered Water, Aloe Vera Juice – Organic- (Aloe Barbadensis), Cranberry Seed Oil- Organic -(Vaccinium Macrocarpon), Lemongrass Oil – Organic ( Cymbopogon Flexuosus), Grapefruit Seed Oil – Organic – (Citrus Grandis), Almond Oil – Organic – (Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis), Coconut Oil – Organic- (Coca Nucifera), Evening Primrose Oil- Organic- (Oenothera Biennis), Grape Seed Oil – Organic – (Vitis Vinifera ), Apricot Oil- Organic – (Prunus Armeniaca ), Vegetable Glycerin, Vegetable Emulsifier, Candelilla Wax, MSM, Steric Acid, Asorbic Acid, Shea Butter – Organic – (Butyrospermum Parkii), Vitamin E, Citric Acid, Acadian Sea Kelp.

NOTE: I checked with this company and their citric acid is actually from real fruit rather than cheaper lab-made citric acid derived by mold. 

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Sjaak's Organic Christmas Candies

🎄Looking to sweeten your holidays with organic chocolate?
🍬Here is my favorite chocolate brand! I discovered this brand years ago, it was sent a chocolate box as a gift with an organic shampoo company order.
🍃I was glad to see that they were USDA Certified Organic. I never heard of them before. We tried and we were amazed by their taste: they tasted natural without that over-sugared taste! 👏
It was a collection and all tasted sooo good, 😋 so I decided to research them online and I discovered so many great things about them!
1. Their entire collection is USDA Certified Organic.
2. Their sugar is made without bone char. (Sugar bleached with animals bones, found in conventional candies and chocolate!)
3. They are VEGAN, they are able to create everything without animal products! That means they are more eco-friendly than other brands!
4. They offer allergy-free products such as nut-free portions!
5. Women-owned company making candies that they would give to their kids!
6. Their packaging is super cute and PLASTIC-free!!
7. California prop 65 warning free.

8. Gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, gelatin-free, corn-free
9. Hand made In California
10.🍃They also focus on soil biodiversity and water preservation!💦
💖For all these reasons, they are my number 1 choice and recommendation!
I asked them for a promo code for you: PRETTYORGANICGIRL!
They have a super cute Christmas collection! 🥳

Under The Canopy Organic Gifts
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They make beautiful, affordable, authentic products that make the earth — and every room in your home safer, healthier, & more stylish.

Products that are beautiful and better for you should not be exclusive to people with deeper pockets. They believe everyone should have access to organic goods that keep themselves, their families, and their planet healthier.

They make that happen through a vertically integrated supply chain, a team focused on smart design and retail partners who reach you where you regularly shop.

They are GOTS Certified Organic, the most prestigious and rigorous certification in the textile world, they use at least 97% organic cotton, non-GMOS, from toxicity-free and heavy metal-free.

They are also Forest Stewardship Council Certified for their woodbine products

Their gift page offer super comfy and affordable

  • Organic Robes

  • Organic Pijamas

  • Chunky Knit organic throw

  • Organic Sheet Sets

  • Organic Cotton towels

They also have an under $50 gifts section

With them, you are giving the best gift that shows love and care for the family and friends and for the planet!

Avocado Organic Dog Pillows
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🌿This Organic Dog Pillow is 100% GOTS organic certified, anti-odor, and biodegradable.

They fill the organic cotton canvas liner with 100% natural buckwheat hulls. The liner’s zipper feature makes it easy to add or remove filling to ensure a firm, contouring cushion for your dog to lay its head. And the durable organic cotton cover is simple to unzip and wash. Pair your pillow with our Organic Dog Bed and our amazing Dog Bed Frame.

🌿This is the pillow of your dog’s dreams. The perfect size for any pup, the Organic Dog Pillow features 100% GOTS organic certified cotton and organic vegan plant materials, so it’s good for your best friend — and the planet. The soft, organic cotton cover is anti-odor, sweat-absorbing, and can be easily removed and washed. Inside, the vegan buckwheat filling — which meets the global standard for safety — provides firm, contouring support that will transport your dog right into dreamland.

🌿And because it’s made with all-natural materials, it’s completely biodegradable, chemical-free, and PETA-approved.

MATERIAL: 100% GOTS organic certified cotton and organic vegan plant materials. 💕 🐶