New Products and great design are what fill this week's Weekly Grommet Wrap-Up - and every one of these items can make one heck of a unique gift idea -- so dig in!
Most of us have a stash of old alkaline batteries just waiting to be recycled or, even worse, headed for a landfill. It's time to rethink and recharge. Lou Lentine, founder of Viatek, told us about a way to bring old alkaline batteries back to life, safely and without overheating or short-circuiting the cells. His smart charger is called the Renu-It Disposable Battery Regenerator and it is a simple, convenient solution that’s easy on the environment and easy on our wallets. ($38.95) Buy Renu-It here.
Sage, lavender, chamomile and coconut oil sound more like ingredients in a facial cream than a household cleaner, but that’s the beauty of these incredible green cleaning products from Better Life. More than 99% of the ingredients used in Better Life’s products are natural or derived from natural, renewable resources. There’s nothing toxic. No sulfates, ethoxylates, petroleum-based ingredients, or volatile organic compounds. Their witty names and extreme cleaning power will win you over. (starting at $19.99) Buy Better Life green cleaning products here.
Runa got its start when American students Tyler Gage and Dan MacCombie teamed up with communities of indigenous Ecuadorian farmers to bring guayusa into other cultures and to provide the Kichwa people a sustainable, environmentally responsible way to market their culture's unique tea blends. In this way, Runa shares indigenous traditions on an international scale, and in turn fosters environmental conservation in the Amazon and positive social change for its people. You get delicious, organic, Fair Trade tea; they get economic and social progress infused with cultural tradition. (starting at $15.95) Buy Runa fair trade tea here.
Keeping baby safe is the top priority when it comes to baby-proofing, but that doesn’t mean you can’t safeguard with style. Today’s Grommet combines the science of baby-proofing with the art of thoughtful design. These baby-proofing products that integrate well with home décor. Screw and adhesive free installation to preserve your furniture. Designed to be portable for traveling. BPA-free, PVC-free, lead-free, and phthalate-free and100% recyclable. (starting at $7.95) Buy Rhoost child safety devices here.
Can you imagine a humidifier that’s extremely quiet, unobtrusive and attractive? You can’t? Just wait until you see the Humio. Shaped like a genie bottle, the Humio uses ultrasonic vibrations to release a cool mist and add moisture to the air. It’s an easy way to soothe the unpleasant aftereffects of dry, heated air -- such as nosebleeds, congested sinuses and itchy skin -- without turning a room into a sauna. There’s no boiling water or steam involved, which means you don’t have to worry about accidental burns. Plus, there are no filters to replace. The Humio also includes an LED light that can change colors, adding ambiance to any room. ($79.95) Buy Humio here.