Echotopia Zero Waste Natural Cleaning Products
Lavender, Sage & Rosemary Laundry Powder
Soothing, calming scent, works in all washing machines, Contains natural cleaners, not dangerous chemicals, phosphates or fragrances, Safe for kids and sensitive skin.
Hint of Mint Hand Scrub
Fresh, enlivening smell, eliminates stains and odors, is exfoliating & moisturizing. Use after fishing, gardening, cooking, painting, mechanics and more. Hole in lid for easy sprinkling.
Lemon Thyme Scouring Scrub
Delightful clean aroma, has disinfectant properties. Is good for kitchen & bath surfaces such as sinks, stove tops and tiles. Daisy sprinkle lid for easy pouring.
Seed Rounds for Planting
Homemade artisan labels have a comforting, woodsy scent from drying in the Sun, and are made with old paper & native wildflower seeds from local gardens.
SATURDAYS a.m. Feb 11 & 25, March 11 & 25, April 8 & 22, May 13 & 27, June 10 & 24, July 8, Sept 9 & 23, October 14 & 28, November 11, 2017. More to come...
Dear customers, have you planted your EchotopiaSeed Rounds? See our FB album to help identify what's growing. And read on:
Seed Rounds represent our joint effort to offer host plants, and to feed songbirds, hummingbirds, butterflies, honey bees and other pollinators. Did you plant your Seed Round? What germinated? Did you receive new pollinator visitors? Please share your photos on Instagram @echotopiandiane or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with "SEED ROUNDS" in subject line. Include your zip code so we can begin to map out our progress. What's in our Seed Rounds:
Native perennials: Black-eyed Susan, Echinacea (or Purple Cone Flower), Butterfly Weed, Joe Pie Weed, Common Milkweed, Swamp Milkweed, Aster, Goldenrod, Bee Balm (purple and red).
Other flowers: Giant Marigold, Giant Zinnea, Evening Primrose (biennial), Lobelia, Purple/Red Clover.
Customers - thank you for your partnership and effort in Baltimore's unique zero waste and biodiversity-building-business model. Gratitude also to Blue Water Baltimore for pollinator garden workshops. To learn more about why I create and sell Echotopia Seed Rounds, read this Mother Earth News article: The Benefits of Growing Wildflowers
Sincerely, Diane, Chief Alchemist, Echotopia
In The News
Home, Green Home by Michelle Moncrieffe, "Baltimore Magazine" October 2015
Baltimore Based Sustainability Start Up Making Change Through Creative Activism by Daniel Stuelpnagel, "What Weekly" July 17, 2015
Why Choosing Toxic Free Cleaning Products Is a Good Idea by Laurel Peltier, "Baltimore Fishbowl" June, 11, 2015
"I use Echotopia Lavender, Sage & Rosemary Laundry Detergent and Echotopia Hint of Mint Hand Scrub - gentle and effective!" D.S., 2017
"I use Echotopia Lemon Thyme Scouring Scrub for my stainless steel kitchen sink and love it!" D.L.O., 2017
"You sent me a jar of Echotopia Hint of Mint Hand Scrub and I put it under the kitchen sink because we did not need it just then. C. pulled it out a week ago and now I don't see how we could possibly live without it, especially after working in the garden. It is fantastic - clean smooth skin after a day of hard labor." Sam, 2016
"I knew this Echotopia Lavender, Sage & Rosemary Laundry Detergent smelled great and was environmentally friendly, but I was not expecting it to work better than products from large-scale producers. When I pulled three items out of the dryer, stains that had been there for months were gone! So to my surprise, doing something that benefits the environment came at no sacrifice of performance. It actually restored clothing I had taken out of my office-wear rotation. It really works!" Betsy, 2015
"Our old, gross tile shower is sparkly white and new again! Thanks, Echotopia Lemon Thyme Scouring Scrub!!!" Krissy, 2015
"Love the Echotopia Hint of Mint Hand Scrub! Need to get more!" Julia, 2015
Zero Waste S/Heroes
Individuals: Curtis (Light St. Church Volunteer), Dr. Joe Adams, David Hart, JA, PW,JT, MW, Artist Diana Spencer, PW, Ashley Hufnagel, Shantonu Kindu, Uncle Bob, Neil Seldman, Cindy Farquhar, Nadine Nola, Rockaway the Dog, Krissy Ventre, Mike Cole, Iletha Jones, Katie Golden, Maria Mendoza, our 600+ customers!
Groups: Free Your Voice Group/Stop the Incinerator, Institute for Local Self-Reliance, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, New Economy Maryland, Chesapeake Sustainable Business Network, Impact Hub Baltimore, MD Chapter of Sierra Club, BNote Baltimore's Local Currency Association, Baltimore's Rueda de Casino Dance customers!