Shining a Light on Sustainability

Lighthouses have been guiding mariners home since the times of The Iliad and The Odyssey in the 8th century BCE. They may have begun as fires on top of hills, known as beacon fires, but they have developed quite magnificently since the times of Homer.  Considered...

How to Conserve Energy in the Summer

Summer is officially here, and while soaking up the sun is great - soaking up too much energy in your household isn’t. Not only is this extremely damaging to our environment, but it’s also costly. Here are some eco-friendly tips and tricks to help conserve...

Eco-Wins for World Environment Day

Happy World Environment Day! Today, we’re celebrating the environment wins we’ve had in the past year. Now is the time to look back on what we’ve accomplished and motivate ourselves to continue in the fight against climate change, one issue at a time. May this...

Eco-Friendly Energy

Energy is not something we really think about. It’s there, it’s all around us and we take it for granted. Just step into your kitchen - see that coffee pot that you turn on every morning? Energy. See the fridge that holds the milk for...

Natural Remedies for a Healthy Thyroid

  A properly functioning thyroid is essential to your overall health. If your thyroid is working overtime it’s known as hyperthyroidism; if it’s underactive, it’s known as hypothyroidism. These two thyroid disorders can affect way more than just your metabolism: they can be the cause of...

July 18 Questions with Stephanie Tourles

1.What is your name? Stephanie Tourles   2.What is your occupation? I have a blended career of several occupations . . . all woven together by herbs. I’m a licensed holistic esthetician; certified aromatherapist; an herbalist with training in both Western and Ayurvedic approaches; Maine certified reflexologist; and author...

Expo West 2016 – 18 Favs Roundup

Photo Credit: Michael Kravit The eco18 team recently returned from the world’s largest natural product event, the 36th Annual Natural Products Expo West trade show in Anaheim, CA. There were over 3,000 exhibitors and some 77,000 attendees—quite an experience! Natural Products Expo West is the preeminent show...

Eco initiatives: Climate Change

With the UN Climate Conference continuing to take place in Paris right now, eco18 wanted to dive deep into the talk of climate change and discuss what eco initiatives have taken place around the world in the past year. But first, what is climate change? When you hear...

Expo East 2015 – 18 Favorites

The eco18 team recently attended the 30th Annual Natural Products Expo East trade show in Baltimore, MA. Out of the 1,350 exhibitors, over 25 percent were new company launches. This year, the show saw a debut of over 400 new brands that utilized Expo East...