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Favorite Green Finds of 2012

We asked some Oklahoma business owners and bloggers for their favorite green finds of 2012. And they gave us some amazing answers, check them out below.

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“I love LaviShea because it really moisturizes my hands. I work with wool a lot, so the moisture really gets pulled out of my hands. This stuff is like magic… And it’s all natural and also vegan!”- Shauna of Bouncing Woolies


Rubbermaid Reveal Mop – No more wasted refills or harsh chemicals. I can now feel better knowing I can refill it with items right out of my pantry and I’m doing my part to help the environment. For more green tips check out Earth Day Tips 2012 “- Melissa of Consumer Queen

“My favorite green find of 2012 is Theraganics’ Shea Butter Cream. It’s such a rich and creamy product with limited ingredients. It’s great for my dry skin during the winter but not to heavy for summer use as well.” – Lisa of Retro Housewife Goes Green

“The Hygeia breast pump, is the only eco-friendly pump as they have a recycling program.” Taryn of Spirited Doula

“The vintage costume jewelry collection at Antiques Etc on Main Street in Ardmore, incredible vintage turquoise rings at Stash in Norman, the Lavender spritz & salts from Tall Grass Praire Soap Company & Marion’s Multi FowerHoney, Stratford, Ok.” – Dondi of Greenhouse and Muse Studio Vintage 

“I love Kleynimals. They are food grade stainless steel play keys for babies. They are completely free of lead, phthalates, BPA or cadmium. They are made in the USA and are assembled by a non-profit organization that gives jobs to developmentally disabled adults. I love them because I don’t like to give plastic toys to my kids, and real keys can have harmful chemicals. This is a great alternative, and babies love them.” – Elizabeth of The Changing Table

We would love to hear about your favorite green finds of 2012 as well, just share in the comments below or on our Facebook page.

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Review: Theraganics

Theraganics is a unique all natural soap shop in Tulsa. They feature a lot of great all natural products, things like soap, shampoo bars, bath bombs, lotion, and more. They use essential oils for the scents, which is a lot safer and more natural than a lot of other fragrances you will see in body products. And the best part? It’s a locally owned company, selling locally made products!

Stephanie Roudabush, the co-owner of Theraganics, told Green Oklahoma why she started Theraganics


“I suffered with terrible acne for over 15 years. I went to the dermatologist several times and used just about every prescription and over-the-counter treatment out there just short of signing the waiver to be put on Accutane. I had read about all the possible side effects, including deformities in children and thought to myself there had to be a better way. I started researching natural skin products and formulating my own in the kitchen. After a few months my skin had made a complete turnaround. I started sharing my soap and other products with family and friends who also had great results. I was inspired to share it with everyone by starting my own company to help people suffering from skin ailments, and showing them how simple can be effective, safe, and luxurious at the same time.”

Theraganics sent over a few things for me to try out and they were all great. The first item I tried was the bath bomb. The bath bomb is much larger than most of the bath bombs I’ve used, it lasted a really long time. Bath bombs are a lot of fun for kids and since these use safe and natural ingredients you can feel safe using them with your kids. Adults will love them as well!

I also tried some of Theraganics‘ shea butter cream and it’s amazing. It’s thick and creamy and ultra moisturizing. The one I tried was unscented which is nice for men, kids, and anyone sensitive to scents. It’s also good if you I using another scented item and don’t want your moisturizer to over power it.

My favorite item was the Lavender Fields soap. I had it sitting in my living room for a couple of days and it made the room smell amazing. It was hard to believe a bar of soap could give off so much of a lovely scent. I almost hated to use it because I liked how it was making the house smell. It is a nice soap, it lathers nicely, doesn’t leave a film and it leaves your skin feeling soft. And even though the bar has a nice strong scent the smell left on you is not over powering at all.

Overall I found Theraganics‘ products to be nice, safe, and high quality products. They are a company Oklahoma can be proud of! You can find their products in Tulsa at The Farm Shopping Center or on their website. You are sure to love what they have to offer.

Disclaimer: Theraganics provided the items for review but did not pay for the review. All views stated in this review are honest. Click to see our full disclosure policy.


About the Author


Lisa Sharp is passionate about green living, organic food, animals, and natural medicine. She is an environmental activist, green living expert, and freelance writer. In addition to being the founder and editor of Green Oklahoma, Lisa has a green living blog, Retro Housewife Goes Green. You can follow Lisa on twitter @Retrohousewife5 and Facebook.