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!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 9 Eco-friendly Christmas gift ideas

 
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Billions of Christmas gifts are exchanged across the globe each year, and many of these are discarded.

To make sure your present doesn’t end up in landfill/trash, choose wisely and go for a gift that’s eco-friendly, ethical and sustainable.

It’s cool to care about the planet and your fellow human beings, so have yourself and encourage your nearest and dearest to have an eco-friendly Christmas.
Click on the link below to start Christmas journey towards eco-living and sustainability:
https://ecominded.net/ethical-christmas-gift




 
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How can we be sure these items are sourced from a sustainable economical community, and not recyclable?
 
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How about a living Christmas tree?

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Ian Flatters wrote:How can we be sure these items are sourced from a sustainable economical community, and not recyclable?



Most of the products at ecominded.net are produced in Russian ecovillages of Kin's domains, please read more about them here:
https://ecominded.net/russian-family-homesteads
 
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Eric Hanson wrote:How about a living Christmas tree?

Eric



We don't sell living Christmas trees. What do you mean, Eric?
 
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Yuri,

A local garden store by me sells living Christmas trees.  They come with their root ball all wrapped up in canvas and packaged in a planter.  One decorates and waters like any other Christmas tree, then when the holiday is over, we take it out and plant it in the ground.

The tree is never cut down, it is planted and therefore a living Christmas tree.

Eric
 
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I think it's a good idea, Eric! :)
 
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A nice gift is a homemade pomander, Such as an orange studded with cloves and treated with rare oils and spices such as ambergris, frankincense and myrrh and coated with cinnamon and other spices. Wrapped in a gold ribbon held in place by pins and cured in a dry place, it is a an attractive gift that will remind the recipient every time they smell it.
 
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I had another thought,

Several years at I was preoccupied with planting my orchard and fruit patches.  Complicating matters, we almost always travel for Christmas, a 7-8 hour journey.  We also stop at two sets of grandparents.  The whole trip is typically 5-7 days long, two Christmas’s and a LOT of stuff to pack.

For a time, one of my favorite gifts to ask for was bare root stock.  The beauty of this is multi-fold.

1). I really wanted/appreciated the plants.

2). The price was very reasonable

3). HUGE DEAL HERE!!! There was no packing involved.  The “gift” was a sheet of paper with a picture of the plant, along with the gift receipt and an estimate of the delivery date.

I loved getting these gifts and really loved the fact that neither my relatives, nor myself had to pack anything substantial!!

Yuri, I hope this counts towards your idea.

Eric
 
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Yuri, does the kendra toothpaste have a flavor to it? If so can you describe it?
 
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wayne fajkus wrote:Yuri, does the kendra toothpaste have a flavor to it? If so can you describe it?


Wayne, Kedra toothpaste has cedar resin and cedar nut oil (Pinus Sibirica) flavor as these are main ingredients of the toothpaste.
I don't know how to describe it. I like the flavor myself and I have been using Kedra-3 for many years now. It keeps my teeth healthy, I did not visit a dentist for more than 20 years. It even removes tooth stone naturaly.  
 
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Nicole Alderman wrote:Yury, what is tooth stone? Is it the same as what we call a cavity? Or maybe plaque?


In the dictionary it is called dental calculus or tartar
 
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My friend Mikhail, developing his Kin's domain in Vedrussia ecovillage, use wooden presses to make absolutely outstanding cold pressed oils,  that have wide range of nutritional and healing properties: Hemp seed oil, Pumpkin seed oil, Sesame seed oil, Walnut oil, Hazelnut oil, Almond oil, Apricot kernel oil, Cedar nut oil, etc.
All these oils are now available in bulk quantities, 0.5 litre, 1.0 litre and more and you can get them at an extremely favourable prices: https://ecominded.net/organic-oils - place an order now!

In addition to all the benefits you can also apply coupon code Xmas-20 at checkout to get 20% additional discount: https://ecominded.net/ethical-christmas-gift The offer valid till December 24th.



 
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Ethical eco-friendly hemp backpacks, bags and wallets: https://ecominded.net/hemp-shoes-clothing/bags-accessories - place an order and share with friends
 
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Ethical eco-friendly hemp backpacks, bags and wallets: https://ecominded.net/hemp-shoes-clothing/bags-accessories?page=2 - place an order and share with friends
 
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