Sunday, July 28, 2013

PODE!: Droplets of Nature's Eco-Friendly Products

I have always been partial to all-natural, Filipino-made products. Whether it be beauty products from Vanilla & Company, cleaning products from Messy Bessy, heck, even all-natural sound amps from Loudbasstard, I believe the best way to lessen your carbon footprint and doing your part to keep the Earth clean and green (whatever that shade is nowadays), then there's no reason why we shouldn't be doing it. And if those all-natural products come from Filipino ingenuity, then all the better.

For this PODE! (Project: Overcome Domestic Entropy!) I have a new favorite all-natural, proudly Pinoy brand I wanted to share, and that is Droplets of Nature.

Droplets of Nature, Inc. is a company that distributes eco-friendly and family friendly products. Targeting the growing number of families that value the use of healthy and naturally formulated consumer products, but are looking for less expensive alternatives.

Eco-friendly Dishwashing Liquid (P75)

My love affair with Droplets of Nature started a couple of years back with their all-natural Dish Washing Liquid. I absolutely abhor washing the dishes, but with this dish washing soap, washing up isn't as grueling since I love how it smells!

The dish washing liquid is made from potato/corn based surfactant, which is listed as Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) by the US Food and Drug Administration. This stuff is also Paraben-free, Phosphate-free and free from SLES and harmful chemicals.

Highly concentrated, a tiny drop is enough for up to six plates, or mix five tablespoons of the stuff with a cup of water for an economical wash. The only downside to this is it can be a bit tough removing very oily dishes, and you may need a bit of hot water and a lot of elbow grease to scrub away the pan grease.

Beauty & Bright Facial and Body Lightening Moringa Soap (P114)

I'm not a fan of body-whitening anything - I've been a pasty translucent white for way too long - but this bar soap made me see the light. With seven all-natural skin lightening and beautifying extracts and the combination of three potent extracts and three types of power oils, this helps naturally lighten skin. Mostly I can't stop using it because of the mild minty smell. It reminds me a little bit of Lush's now defunct Green Demon bar soap.

Hand Sanitizer (P69)

The hand sanitizer comes in two scents - the girly pink one smells like baby powder, while the blue one has more of a strong eucalyptus scent, perfect for guys.

Droplets of Nature's hand sanitizer is made from plant-based lactic acid, fruit-based alcohol and essential oils. The plant-based lactic acid acts are the main anti-bacterial ingredient, so the smell of alcohol isn't too strong. The essential oils also acts as natural moisturizers, safe enough for even a baby's hands.

In this day and age, with everyone feeling the effects of global warming and eco-friendly products like that of Droplets of Nature being readily available to the public, there is no reason for anyone to still use products laden with harsh, unnecessary chemicals. This is especially important if you're living with dogs or have tiny humans crawling around the house.

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Droplets of Nature
Droplets of Nature is available at Cash & Carry, Landmark, DutyFree Philippines, Finds, Bora Budget, Pepper Jack, Echostore, International Freeport, Numa, Baby Land, Baby Steps, Buy Low Supermarket, Pioneer Supermarket, Daily Supermarket, South Supermarket, Shop Pinas, Sesou, Crossing Department Store, Gana Vida, Health Nest, and Opta Cooperative