Modern Sprout is a line of windowsill planter boxes for home gardeners. The self-sustaining boxes use a hidden hydroponics system to grow plants automatically. They come in several constructions, like High Gloss White and Reclaimed Wood. The company has also added Garden Jars, mason jars that use a passive hydroponic system called “wicking” to bring water up to plant roots.
BerryBreeze helps keep food fresh two to three times longer than normal. The small device goes in the refrigerator and uses activated oxygen to neutralize mold, bacteria and microorganisms, while eliminating odors and maintaining freshness. It also defuses ethylene gas.
Ark Naturals has introduced Brushless-ToothPaste Singles, a line of chewable bones for dogs. The bones contain a toothpaste center to control plaque, tartar, and bacteria causing bad breath, and are also easily digestible. On the outside, breath-freshening ingredients include chlorophyll, cinnamon, vanilla and cloves. Ridges scrub teeth and massage gums. These products are offered in two sizes, Large and Small-Medium.
Make your own jerky or dog treats with the Excalibur Clear Door Dehydrator, which allows you to view progress without interrupting the drying process. Available with five or nine trays, the dehydrator includes an adjustable thermostat for maintaining the perfect temperature for preserving nutrients in fruits and vegetables or properly dehydrating meat products.
SRP: $269.95 (five trays).
Juice whole fruits and vegetables quickly with the Whole Slow Juicer from Kuvings. Designed in silver, white and red, the Whole Slow Juicer extracts the nutrients from the whole fruits and vegetables, delivering four times the nutrition from eating them whole, says the company. It has a 240-watt, low-speed motor for strong, but quiet operation.
J.R. Watkins has created Moisturizing Dish Soaps. The soap is made with natural ingredients that deliver high-performance suds and eliminate grease and dried-on foods. The formula also includes vitamin E and aloe to nourish the skin.
indigo Smokehouse Strips from PetSafe are made with real, premium chicken and bacon that are sourced from the USA. These USDA-inspected smoked and cured treats are free of byproducts, wheat, corn and soy and have no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives. The treats are vacuum-sealed for safety and freshness.
Smooth 8’s Cleansing Water drops naturally neutralize the acidity of any beverage, including water, alcohol, coffee and juice, which Smooth 8 says stimulates detoxification and can contribute to weight loss and clearer skin. Detoxification can also lead to a boost in mental clarity and energy. Each 1-oz, 600-drop bottle retails at $19.95.
All Natural Kanberra Wipes from Kanberra Group are a new addition to its line of tea tree and essential oil products. According to Kanberra, one wipe can clean surfaces by degrading mold, fungus and bacteria and can also neutralize odors. They contain no chemicals or bleach. 30-count roll SRP: $8.99.
ADK Packworks now offers The Grocer, an eco-friendly basket with a semi-rigid internal frame and a flat bottom to keep your groceries standing upright. The insulated bag stands tall and folds small and has three carrying options.