For the Green Mama, 'Bachelorette' Baby Bag
Though it may ring untrue that celebs are "just like us," it turns out that there are some green-leaning stars who care about the environment -- just like we do! And some of the more entrepreneurial have even launched their own eco-friendly product lines. Check these out for the celeb-centric friends on your holiday shopping list.
With their televised courtship, marriage and now Max in a baby carriage, Trista and Ryan Sutter have managed to stretch their fifteen minutes of reality fame. And in a good way. After building their own eco-friendly home, Ryan joined makeover mavericks on The Green Team, featured on EcoZoneTV. Meanwhile, Trista, mom to 15-month-old Max and pregnant with their second child, launched a line of stylish eco-friendly diaper bags.
For Concerned Parents, a Punky Baby Store
To let your fingers do the green online shopping, check out The Little Seed, Soleil Moon Frye's organic baby store. She may not be making the stuff but the erstwhile "Punky Brewster" sells knapsacks made from hemp, organic Can You Dig It? swaddle blankets and phthalate, lead- and PVC-free Green to Grow baby drinking bottles.
For the Eco Beauty, Model Eco Makeup
Longtime eco-activist and model Josie Maran liked the idea of nontoxic and earth-friendly makeup so much that she launched her own line. Allure magazine named Maran's paraben-and fragrance-free mascara best, but check out the luxuriously soft "bear naked wipes" makeup remover; everything comes in spiffy biodegradable packaging.
For the Sensitive, Raw Skin Care
Supermodel and raw food advocate Carol Alt produced a line of skin care that matches her lifestyle. Raw Essentials, sold on Home Shopping Network, contains no petrochemicals, parabens, preservatives, synthetic additives or fillers. Raw's line of stylishly packaged products includes a body wash, face wash and moisturizer.
For the Wine Enthusiast, Organic Pinot
As a paleontologist in Jurassic Park, Sam Neill hunted dinos, but in real life, the actor seeks the perfect grape. Since 1993, Neill has owned Two Paddocks vineyard in Central Otago, New Zealand, and two of his wineries are certified organic producers. This means the wine (and fruits and veggies) is grown without pesticides, herbicides or fungicides. "We are dedicated to producing sustainable, ecologically sound wine," Neill says in his engaging and often amusing blog. "We believe that red wine (in moderation) is good for you, and that it should be the healthiest wine possible." Cheers to that.
For the Pet Owner, Yep, She Loves Dogs
Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres is the proud owner of Halo, a natural pet food company. "Our [pet food] is all human grade," DeGeneres recently told Parade magazine. "It's all natural. And yes, you can eat it." So has she? "I have not tasted it," she admitted. "A lot of my people have. I have people tasters," she joked. "No, my life's going pretty good. I don't need to eat it yet. If there's some kind of earthquake or something, I can eat pet food."
For the Neat, Cleaning with Ed
Ed Begley Jr. uses the all-natural all-purpose cleaner from his Begley's Best cleaning products line to wipe down his "Hollywood Sage" kitchen countertop, made from more than 1,000 ground-up soda bottles. And for his energy-saving double-pane windows? Begley's Best Glass and Surface Cleaner -- it won't streak or leave a residue. To complete the package, throw in a copy of Begley's green lifestyle and advice book, Living Like Ed.