Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Oprah's 2007 Favorite Things goes Green and Natural with Claus Porto Soaps and Shaklee Green Cleaning Products

After watching today's Oprah's Favorite things, I was very happy and pleased to see the consciousness and marketing of green friendly, organic and natural products make the list this year.

These all-natural, bath-sized shea butter bars distributed by Lafco New York are a labor of love. They have been created by the Claus Porto's family-run factory in Portugal for the past 117 years. The jumbo-sized soaps appeal to the senses with beautiful wrappers and 17 magnificent scents, from honeysuckle to grapefruit fig. "They make great hostess gifts," Oprah says.

The oldest and most prestigious soap making factory in Porto, Portugal, CLAUS PORTO was founded in 1887 by two world renowned chemists: Ferdinand Claus and Georges Schwedder. Together they created the base for what was to become one of the most important soap making factories ever. The factory today is still family owned and run by the great grandson of Achilles de Brito. At this 117 year old company, the family continues with the great soap making traditions that were a matter of honor for the original founders, containing the highest quality ingredients including the shea butter they are very longlasting and aromatic with a high concentration of fragranced and essential oils.

All Claus Porto Products are Not Tested on Animals.

The Shaklee Green Clean, Smart Clean and Safe Clean Products are conscious of global health and wellness. Their philosophy is : HEALTHY HOME, HEALTHY YOU,HEALTHY LIFE

Every Shaklee bottle is designed to make you healthy. But we're not just talking about ingredients. Here's what else goes into their products:

Over $250 million in clinical testing, research, and development
Over 83,000 quality tests every year
Over 100 scientific papers, 90 of them published in peer-reviewed journals
And quality far beyond industry standards, which sets the bar for the whole natural nutrition industry.

As the number one natural nutrition company in the U.S., they've been making people healthier for over 50 years. And we've made it part of our job to make the planet healthier along the way.

Shaklee was doing it back when green was just a color and biodegradable was barely a word. In fact, as early as 1960, we made one of the first biodegradable household cleaners ever. And we were the first company in the world to obtain Climate Neutral™ certification and totally offset our CO2 emissions, resulting in a net zero impact on the environment.

The most popular item on Shaklee's list is:

Safe for you, your home, and your planet™

Go to your cupboard right now. Pick a cleaner, any cleaner. Does it contain sodium hydroxide, phenol, ammonia or formaldehyde? These–and more–may be toxic. Toxic as in dangerous, as in hurtful, as in not very clean at all. Toxic chemicals in home cleaner ingredients needs to be avoided. The home is no place for stuff like that. So start by getting rid of those troublemakers. Responsibly, of course. Then call in Get Clean. When you welcome Get Clean into your home, none of those hazardous things come with it. So you can be sure you’re letting in products that care as much about your family’s safety as you do.


No harmful fumes
No volatile organic cleaning compounds
Formulated without hazardous chemicals such as:
Hydrochloric acid
Sulfuric acid
Sulfamic acid
Petroleum distillates
Sodium hydroxide
Butyl cellosolve
Phosphoric acid
Chlorine bleach

Healthy Being Products distributes Shaklee products. Individuals can purchase Green Clean and Smart Clean directly from Healthy Being Products.

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