June 07, 2022 2 min read

As the national housing market continues to peak, many are settling into their dream home. 

 

More than 6 million housing transactions were completed in 2021, according to Statista Research Department, and 5.95 million homes have already been sold this year. 

 

That’s a lot of happy new homeowners.

 

Whether it’s a welcomed neighbor or recent newlywed, a thoughtful gift basket is a wonderful way to celebrate this milestone purchase. The selection of environmentally friendly items for the home has exploded in recent years, offering smart alternatives to basic needs. Essentials that top the list include:

 

• Bamboo Accessories: Classic natural bamboo wood fits into any home décor. Bamboo is sustainable and renewable, durable and easy to clean. Consider soap dishes, tissue holders, dish racks, cutting boards and utensil organizers. 

 

• Eco Broom: An environmentally friendly take on a traditional staple in the home, plastic-free brooms are long-lasting and durable, made with natural fibers such as beech, horsehair, wood, corn, bamboo or eucalyptus wood. Available in hand-held varieties with a dustpan.

 

• Kitchen Essentials: From aluminum foil and waxed paper to reusable storage bags and food wraps to paperless towels, kitchen items can be recycled, unbleached, non-toxic, plastic free and responsible.

 

 

• Indoor Plants: Plants not only improve indoor air, according to a NASA study, they can also be therapeutic. Researchers have found that growing greens can reduce stress and boost overall comfort. Succulents, in particular, increase humidity, which helps relieve dry, itchy skin and also can prevent colds and coughs.

 

• Lavender Scent: Candles, sachets, air fresheners, essential oils, tea, you name it. Lavender health benefits are plentiful. Research studies have revealed that lavender helps us sleep better, calms the nervous system, improves our mood and even kills bacteria, thanks to its antimicrobial and antiviral properties. 

 

LooHoo Wood Dryer Balls: No home is complete without the tumbling of LooHoos in the dryer. These all-natural alternatives to dryer sheets, which come in a variety of colors, are not only functional and environmentally friendly, they’re a natural fit in the laundry room. 

 


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