New organic gardening kits, called Real Organic—Real Easy, from Bethel Organics, include everything necessary to start an organic garden. The Seed Starting Kits contain seeds, soil tablets, fertilizer, wooden plant markers, a garden almanac and DOT planting pots. Instructions on planting are included in each kit, such as the tomato and basil kit. Other seed combinations will be available seasonally.
A new dish detergent is now available from Earth Friendly Products. The DuoDish Detergent can be used for machine and hand washing dishes. The product is salt-free and all natural, as well as free of phosphates, bleach, petroleum, ammonia, formaldehyde and 1,4-dioxane. The detergent is available in 25-oz. bottles.
Seventh Generation has introduced new disinfecting sprays and wipes. Available in a multi-surface cleaner and basic disinfecting wipes, the company says the botanical-based products kill 99.9% of germs. The cleaners come in a lemongrass and thyme scent. 60 Lake St., Burlington, VT 05401, www.seventhgeneration.com
Mini Bakes are all-natural miniature baked dog biscuits from Zuke’s. They come in three flavors: turkey ‘n taterz, peanut butter ‘n blueberryz and chicken ‘n cherryz. The biscuits are wheat and corn free, according to the company.
Packaging 2.0 launched a line of hinged deli containers that are made from 100% post-consumer recycled PET plastic. The company says the containers are strong and durable, making them suitable for food service applications. The lid is attached and the container is re-sealable.
OrderDog presents Order Express, an ordering efficiency service. Inventory items are scanned and orders transmitted via telephone, then purchases are put in to vendors automatically. It only requires a scanner, telephone, and a fax machine (or e-mail) to receive the order details.
Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day releases two new liquid hand soap scents. The soaps, now available in apple and honeysuckle scents, contain aloe vera gel, olive oil and a blend of essential oils. The soaps are made from plant-based formulas and are meant to be aroma therapeutic, according to the company.
FreshPax System, a new sorbent solution that combines oxygen scavenger and moisture management capabilities, is now available from Multisorb Technologies. FreshPax can extend shelf life and maintain food characteristics such as flavor, aroma and texture and can be tailored to individual applications.
Heart Beat and Company LLC now offers the Betti Pot, an eco-friendly nasal cleansing system made from non-toxic and recyclable materials. Its design is easy-to-use and sends a stream of warm water and sea salt through the nose to clean the sinuses “while reducing inflammation of nasal passages to provide relief from congestion,” says the company. The product is available in five colors.
World’s Best Cat Litter announces an overhaul of its packaging, Web site and logo to go along with changes in product names. The changes emphasize the whole-kernel corn litter’s high-performance odor control, clumping and natural ingredients.