So Fresh and So Green

No need to scout to the runways to realize that green looks good on everyone and everything, from sea-foam scrubs to quaffable apples.

Suds yourself to a gleam with natural, organic products from Bali-based Sensatia Botanicals (The Still Point, 7009 Carroll Avenue, lower level, Takoma Park; 301-920-0801), which incorporate the island’s rich resources, like minerals, spices, fruits, vegetables, sponges, and sea salt from local harvesters and farmers.

Once you’re scrubbed and ready, throw on something freshly laundered by Greener Cleaner of Del Ray (2210 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria; 703-717-9118). The new shop offers dry-cleaning, laundry, and an assortment of eco home cleaning products.

skin it!

Abandon bulky Tupperware for LunchSkins, reusable baggies made from cool printed fabrics. They’re durable, dishwasher safe, and won’t give you cotton mouth. They’re perfect for holding sammies, carrots, and tofu dogs.

Settle down for a civilized glass of wine from Virginia’s Chateau O’Brien (The Winery, 317 South Washington Street, Alexandria; 703-535-5765). The young winery makes small-production vinos and an apple vintage according to biodynamic and organic practices.

up in the clouds!

Show yourself in the finest light: Roost’s cool, sustainable Bamboo Cloud Chandeliers are designed by a young Thai artist, produced by fishermen, and named after clouds.

It’s a sage decision.

1626 U St NW
bt 17th & New Hampshire Sts
Washington, DC 20009
1 Columbia Ave
Takoma Park, MD 20912