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Sustainable Living – Made to Matter Collection at Target

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We spend a lot of time outdoors, as an active family we enjoy spending time together doing things. My husband is the inspiration for many of these trips and he always manages to teach our girls something new and to have fun along the way. We want to teach our girls to love the planet and take care of it, we also want them to leave the world a better place.

With Earth Day just passing we are being extra aware about our environmental impact and rededicating ourselves to being more healthy and it’s important to us that we live a more sustainable lifestyle. One of the stores we like to shop at is Target, we can get everything from groceries to personal items. Target’s new Made to Matter Collection includes one of our favorite brads, Tom’s of Maine. All of the Made to Matter Collection products are free of artificial dyes, fragrances, flavors and preservatives, and are never tested on animals so you can feel good using them with your family. target tomsThe Made to Matter Collection is exclusive to Target so you can only find these Tom’s of Maine products in their store. Of course I also stocked up on our other favorite Tom’s of Maine products as well while we were there.
The Tom’s of Maine Made to Matter Collection consists of the  Luminous WhiteToothpaste. This toothpaste is their most advanced natural whitening toothpaste and is safe for enamel, and is gluten and paraben free.

dad on side with kidsA new pick that I will easily be stocking for my husband is the North Woods Men’s Antiperspirant. This is Tom’s of Maine’s first natural antiperspirant made for men that provides all day odor and wetness protection without petrochemicals, artificial fragrances, or irritation. It’s nice to know I can find products the are also safe and healthy for him so we can all spend more time together making memories. Also for new and just for kids is the Wicked Cool! deodorant, a must for our tween! new toms of maine products toothpaste deodorant kidsAs we head into the warmer months of the year it’s more important that ever to think about ways your family might have an environmental impact. How can you save water? What changes can you make to eat more plant based foods? How can we reduce the amount of chemicals we put back into the waterways and landfills?

These are all questions we ask ourselves and we really try to teach our children each and every day that little things do matter. Start simple things like planting a garden, recycling, saving water, and even starting a compost bin for your new garden.

One of the best things about shopping at Target is all of the great Cartwheel offers. Be sure to check out the cartwheel offer going on now.

What ways are some ways that your family trying to live more sustainably? 

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16 Comments

  1. Amy Desrosiers on May 5, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    We love Tom’s of Maine products and use them daily. The toothpaste is one of our favs!



  2. Dawn gibson-thigpen on May 5, 2016 at 11:24 am

    toms sounds like an awesome product. i am going to have to try them



  3. Janeane Davis on May 5, 2016 at 4:55 am

    It is always great when companies work together to take better care of our environment.



  4. patty on May 4, 2016 at 10:30 pm

    I love Tom’s of Maine toothpaste. We have it in the bathroom right now! We try to use as many eco friendly products as we can around the yurt.



  5. Dawn Lopez on May 4, 2016 at 10:29 pm

    I love shopping at stores for brands that are environmentally conscious. I think Tom’s of Maine and Target are doing a great job!



  6. Kathy on May 4, 2016 at 6:29 pm

    I love Tom’s products! The first item I can remember ever trying was the deodorant. I loved it too. They make such great natural products.



  7. Elizabeth Lampman on May 4, 2016 at 5:54 pm

    Tom’s of Maine is a fantastic company. The products are so good. I would recommend them to anyone.



  8. Tara on May 4, 2016 at 4:55 pm

    I love the “wicked cool” they use on some of their products!! Looks like they have a great line of products to choose from.



  9. Robin (Masshole Mommy) on May 4, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    I love Toms of Maine! I use a ton of their products 🙂



  10. Roxanne Morrison on May 4, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    The more I learn about Toms, the more I know I have to give it a try. Reduce, reuse, recycle… Natural products are a must.



  11. Shauna Torres on May 4, 2016 at 4:25 pm

    I love that Target offers Tom’s of Maine. It is one of the few products the whole family can use, even my daughter who has eczema. 🙂



  12. Jeanette on May 4, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    I have never tried Tom’s before. I have a lot of family members that love it. I may have to try it and just see how it works for me.



  13. Jeni Hawkins on May 4, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    Tom’s of Maine has some cool products! I just bought the deodorant last night, and really like it so far!



  14. Wendy @ ABCs and Garden Peas on May 4, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    I would love to try the Tom’s of Maine deodorant. Our kids have used their toothpaste in the past and liked it!



  15. Meagan on May 4, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    Toms of Maine sounds like such a great brand! Totally want to check out their deodorant.



  16. Melissa Ann on May 4, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    We recycle everything we can, and we reuse whenever possible. I also look for products that are made from recycled materials.