New Healthy Essentials
Healthy Cleaning Products
Twist makes dye-free pads with plant-based materials, not synthetics. $1.39 for 2; twistclean.com.
A Better Life’s coconut-oil-based Einshine keeps stainless steel bright. $7 for 16 oz; cleanhappens.com.
Common Good sells dish soap and other eco-cleaners in bulk. $5 for 12 oz; commongoodandco.com.
Bon Ami’s liquid cleanser gently scours everything from steel to porcelain. $3.60 for 25 oz; bonami.com.
Made from biodiesel by-products, Further soap is used at L.A.’s Mozza. $12.50 for 8 oz; furtherproducts.com.
Whether plain or chocolate-covered, Fruit Bliss’s plums are especially tender. $3 for 6 oz; fruitbliss.com.
Justin’s cups use dark chocolate and organic peanut butter. $6.25 for 3 packs of 2; justinsnutbutter.com.
Coated with cashews, Brad’s Raw Foods chips stay crunchy. $7.50 for 2.5 oz; bradsrawchips.com.
Nut bar creator Kind makes not-too-sweet granolas in snackable clusters. $6 for 11 oz; kindsnacks.com.
SeaSnax’s salty, crispy sheets of nori have only 16 calories per pack. $9 for six .18-oz packs; seasnax.com.
Healthy Beauty Products
Cowshed moisturizer has a surprising skin nourisher: quinoa. $50 for 50 ml; cowshedonline.com.
Whole Truth’s mask contains antioxidant-rich goji berries. $12 for 2 oz; wholetruthsolutions.com.
Super by Dr. Nicholas Perricone makes its face wash with açai, a “superfruit.” $30 for 4 oz; spalook.com.
Avocado pumps up the anti-aging effects of Malin + Goetz’s cream. $72 for 1.7 oz; malinandgoetz.com.
Lush’s Body Conditioner softens skin with argan oil and cupuacu butter. $30 for 7.9 oz; lush.com.
Cascal blends in non-alcoholic fermented juices for sweetness. $1.25 for 12 oz; wholefoodsmarket.com.
Alo’s honey-sweetened drink is filled with hydrating chunks of aloe. $2 for 17 oz; amazon.com.
Chia seeds make GT’s cherry kombucha pleasantly thick. $4 for 16 oz; at health food stores.
Blue Print Cleanse now sells its juices at select Whole Foods. From $7 for 16 oz; blueprintcleanse.com.
Tom’s Handcrafted’s quinine syrup is nicely bitter and great in seltzer. $12 for 200 ml; tomshandcrafted.com.
Fruits to Save the World
Some people believe that this starchy tropical fruit, which is high in fiber and minerals like calcium, could help provide people with needed calories. One tree can produce up to 450 pounds.
Popular in Jamaica, this creamy fruit is native to West Africa, where people use the underripe flesh to make soap and the seeds to kill parasites. Ripe ackee could add nutrients to diets.
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This melon, an ancestor of watermelon, grows wild in the Kalahari Desert in southern Africa and is a great source of water. Breeders are using the fruit’s drought-resistant genes to create new melon varieties.