I know. I KNOW. We're in the midst of a recession and we're opening a store? An e-store on AMAZON of all the behemoth places? Insanity! Why would we do this? Well, there are a few reasons:
1) We often get asked for product recommendations, and there's really no good place to compile that list. But an e-store is a good spot to pull it all together. For instance, both Renee and I LOVE Biokleen cleaning products, and we've written about that deep, abiding love several times. (Hello, Biokleen? You owe us.) Anyhoo, a lot of you probably don't have Biokleen stocked on your grocery shelves, so here's a way to try it. (And yes, we realize it's totally bizarre that Amazon only carries some stuff, like the laundry detergent, in packs of six. It would take you years to use up a six-pack because it's so concentrated. But if you had five friends...) And, lookee there! It's my beloved merino wool underwear! Right there in the store! Because if I can't share my love of merino wool undergarments with the World Wide Internets, then I could very well lose my membership in the Public Relations Society of Sheep, Lambs, Ewes and Other Fuzzy Animals.
2) We were really surprised and quite delighted that Amazon is selling such a good variety of green, non-toxic products on its site. Who knew? We'll be adding more as we troll its virtual aisles. And that might take years. Gee whiz Amazon is a big place.
3) We're too lazy to operate our own store.
Now don't get the wrong idea here -- Renee and I are loyal customers and hugely supportive of locally-owned stores. Please shop yours before you shop here. But if you just don't have access to many good ones, then there's an alternative. And that 5 cents we make off of your purchase will go to our childrens' clown college fund. (Actually, I know people who have been to clown college, and they are very funny. I would be delighted if my children chose this career path because, frankly, this world needs more educated clowns. I digress.)
So there it is, the EnviroMom store. Your feedback is always welcome. Thanks for shopping, and have a great day!