What are you waiting for? Check out these great deals for your health!

The deals from my friend, Frederic Patenaude, for his health products are available, once again, exclusively to my readers. Check them out before the discounts are removed, which could be at any time, without notice! Remember to use the coupon code for those products where indicated to get the discounts.

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Q and A Series: People, Products and the Health of Our Planet – Interview with Brad Kornelson, Co-owner of True Earth Paper Corporation

For the seventeenth interview, I have the pleasure of introducing you to Brad Kornelson, Co-owner of Tree Earth Paper Corporation makers of Silk’n Soft Bathroom Tissue, Facial Tissue, Dragon Towels and Bamboo Trays in business since September 2012.

Dialogue with Brad Kornelson, via email

Mindy’s question:

Glad you were finally able to send the products to me.

I also remember hearing on the show Dragon’s Den Canada, you were presenting the product, that the paper is a blend with cotton. I do not if that is stated on your site because I did not see it there. I hope it is not conventionally grown, as that is laden with numerous chemicals and pesticides and may be worse then BPA in the recycled paper products – I am not sure about that.
Please let me know asap because this matters to me.

Brad’s reply:

There is no cotton in any of our products. Originally, we launched Silk’n Soft with 70% bamboo and 30% cotton blend – the cotton was collected from the textile factories as a by-product from their fabric production and was destined for the landfill, we intercepted the raw cotton and used it in the bathroom tissue for added softness. Although we were not growing cotton for this and we were preventing the cotton from being sent to the landfill, we still received many consumer inquiries about the cotton and have chosen to stop using it. We stopped this process about 2 years ago. If you are finding any pictures on the net of our product that speaks of the cotton, it is outdated – so once again, there is no cotton in our products.

Mindy’s question:

Appreciate it, so what else is in the bathroom tissue besides the bamboo, to make it soft?

Brad’s reply:

Currently, there is a 70% blend of bamboo and 30% blend of bagasse (sugar cane) but within about 8-10 weeks we are relaunching our brand again that will be 100% bamboo. The trick to making it soft, has a lot to do with the embossing process (the pattern on the tissue) and the drying process, Yankee dryers versus TAD (Through Air Drying) systems. TAD dryers blow warm air through the wet paper – which puffs up the tissue, whereas, Yankee systems apply heat as the wet tissue rolls over a drum and does not push air through the tissue. Our factory continues to up grade their technologies and we keep getting better and better. I should also point out that we will soon be launching “Silk’n Soft Natural” – made from 100% bamboo without any bleaching or whitening process, we are going to launch this sku slowly, as we need to change consumers expectations that their tissue needs to be white. See the attached picture for reference.

Embossing unbleached 100% bamboo bathroom tissue from True Earth Paper Corporation

Embossing unbleached 100% bamboo bathroom tissue from True Earth Paper Corporation

Mindy’s question:

I used the dragon towel today for the first time to clean the wood floor. I used it wet, of course, and it cleaned well and is strong, but the hair and lint gets embedded in the towel and does not come out so easily with a hand wash. I pulled out most of the hair by hand. I am wondering whether it will all come out when put in the washing machine and do not want the lint to go on the other laundry, as I would put it in with my clothes, etc. I could not waste water to wash it on its own in the machine, as that would defeat the purpose of having a less environmental impact on the earth.

Brad’s reply:

We use the Dragon Towel mostly for cleaning around the kitchen and bathroom. We also have a long haired dog and find hair everywhere, I have not noticed hair sticking to the Dragon Towel, but then I might be so use to seeing it everywhere that I haven’t noticed. As far as the lint goes, it should wash out in the laundry or stick to the Dragon Towel if it is well embedded. The first comment I usually get from customers once they realize they can put the Dragon Towels in the laundry is skepticism as they think lint from the towel itself will be all over their cloths, but I assure them that will not happen. Once they run it through the laundry and dryer they are surprised. Even though we say on the packaging – do not put it in the dryer, we do put it in the dryer here at home with no issues. But the dryer will shorten the life of the towel.

We also use the Dragon Towel (dry) on the Swiffer instead of Swiffer replacements and then put it in the laundry – no complaints from my wife. I wish I could give you a definitive answer – but all I can suggest is that you try it and let me know the outcome.

Mindy’s reply:

The dragon towel washed out just fine in the washing machine with my other laundry and I did put in the dryer, too.
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Question #1: Tell me briefly about yourself and why you decided to get involved in the “health” industry?

My background in the grocery industry began when I was 14 and was hired by a local retailer to stock shelves, working part time at 32 hours a week while I continued school through to grade 12 graduation. After graduation I began my adult working career in sales. Working in the sales field with various companies and in 1980 I was hired by Lever Brothers, known today as Uni-Lever. Uni-Lever was the equivelant to Proctor & Gamble, we were fierce competitors then and this was truly the beginning of the sales and marketing knowledge that I have acquired over the years. I have been an entrepreneur for most of my adult life and have been self-employed as a manufacturers representative for the grocery retail industry (food broker) since 1996. The grocery industry began to change in my market area as the club stores grew and acquisitions reduced the number of independent retailers. I knew my brokerage business would eventually become threatened unless I made a move to expand my area of expertise and market coverage. As a broker, I represented one of North America’s largest tissue manufactures and I understood the size of the market both in Canada and the USA. My intent was to develop my own brand of tissue made from recycled paper, primarily because of the environmental benefit and percievably a lower price point. While I was in the process of sourcing off shore manufacturers, I came across bamboo tissue being marketed in Australia. After beginning to study the benefits of bamboo, I quickly realized there was a potential opportunity that had not yet been explored by others for the Canadian market. We sourced the manufacture and opened up dialogue with them. Eventually my business partner and I traveled to China for a meeting and the rest is history. Although the original intent to introduce bamboo tissue was motivated by the “business opportunity” aspect – the course that we entered into became more relevent as 6 months later, at the age of 52, I was diagnosed with prostrate cancer. Unfortunetly that “C” word (cancer) is used to many times during patient diagnosis, and it has a way of wakeing a person up when they have been given a second chance. I consider myself very fortunate, the cancer was caught at an early stage, I have been treated and I expect to be around for many years to come – making this world a better place.

Question #2: If you were stranded on a desert island and were allowed to take only 5 items with you (they can be food, books or specific products that are all health-related), what would they be and why?

Water distiller, fishing line, machete, rope and a Moso bamboo culm. Water distiller to produce clean drinking water, bamboo culm to grow bamboo, it will grow 2ft in one day. On day two I can make a fishing hook from the bamboo. Within 3 to 5 years, using the rope for binding, I should have enough bamboo to build a raft and float away – assuming that I want to be rescued.

Question #3: What one message do you want to share with the people of this world that is crucial for their ultimate well-being and longevity?

Global warming in no longer a myth – we need to reduce our carbon footprint now! Some scientist believe if the world grew enough bamboo and stopped deforestation, we could “reverse” global warming.

Questions #4: If someone could afford to purchase only one product at this moment to start their journey towards better health (food or health-related), what would you recommend and why?

A pair of running shoes. Exercise does more for the body then anything else I can think of. A healthy body leads to a healthy and energized mind and soul. A strong body, mind and soul will create the “trickle down” effect spinning off desires and motivations to make more changes and to become involved in what is going on around you.

Question #5: Tell me more about your business/company and/or products you offer to the public to help them achieve optimal health and well-being?

True Earth Paper began with bamboo toilet paper and household cleaning towels also made from bamboo. We quickly realized the amazing global benefits coming from this fast growing and renewable resource. It is a member of the grass family, it is not a tree. Bamboo is grown without herbicides, pesticides or fertilizers, it consumes 3-5 times the amount of CO2 and produces 3-5 times the amount of oxygen then the equivelant stand of forests. The Moso bamboo used in pulp is not a food source for the panda. We are now launching meat and produce trays to replace Styrofoam or polystyrene trays. Polystyrene is extremely harmful to our environment and human health. True Earth Paper Corporation is a socially ethical company. Our factories go through an extensive corporate and social audit to ensure there is no child labor and all workers are treated well, paid fairly and have the right to collective bargaining.

Question #6: What are your hopes/aspirations/dreams for the future health of the people and the planet?

I have faith in mankind. I believe as history has shown, we have the ability to overcome every obstacle, every challenge set before us. The environmental issues are being addressed and awareness is growing. Organic food production and consumer demand for healthy alternatives continues to grow at vast rates. I believe our children are growing up and living in a healthier world – but we still have a long way to go. My dreams are to see these improvements benefiting all globally and lifting 3rd world nations out of poverty through more and stronger fair trade initiatives. Education is key to addressing and solving every issue, knowledge is powerful.

Question #7: Who is your greatest hero and why?

My wife will agree with me, it is not one but two… our son and daughter. They began their journeys at young ages, 17 & 18, independent of each other, traveled alone to other countries, some are 3rd world nations working with the impoverished. They learned about the world, teaching, building, assisting those who needed help. Collectively they have traveled to Uganda, Congo, Sierra Leone, Palestine, Haiti, Phillipines and Guyana. All stays were a minimum of a month and some as long as 3 months. Living in the same conditions as the locals and paying their own way.

Question #8: Is there anything else you would like to share with the public?

You can, change the world! You really can, you need the desire and belief in yourself. One of the most memorable motivational stories that I have read serves me today as I often fall back on the story found in “How to Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive” – by Harvey Mackay
Quote/excerpt: Lesson 15
Believe in Yourself, Even When No One Else Does
Remember the four-minute mile? People had been trying to achieve it since the days of the ancient Greeks. In fact, folklore has it that the Greeks had lions chase the runners, thinking that would make them run faster. They also tried tiger’s milk—not the stuff you get down at the health-food store, but the real thing. Nothing worked. So they decided it was impossible. And for thousands of years everyone believed it. It was physiologically impossible for a human being to run a mile in four minutes. Our bone structure was all wrong. Wind resistance too great. Inadequate lung power. There were a million reasons. Then one man, one single human being, proved that the doctors, the trainers, the athletes, and the millions and millions before him who tried and failed, were all wrong. And miracle of miracles, the year after Roger Bannister broke the four-minute mile, thirty-seven other runners broke the four-minute mile, and the year after that three hundred runners broke the four-minute mile. A few years ago, in New York, I stood at the finish line of the Fifth Avenue Mile and watched thirteen out of thirteen runners break the four-minute mile in a single race. In other words, the runner who finished dead last would have been regarded as having accomplished the impossible a few decades ago. What happened? There were no great breakthroughs in training. Human bone structure didn’t suddenly improve. But human attitudes did.

Think about the stonecutter: He hammers at his rock a hundred times without denting it. On the hundred-and-first blow, the rock will split in two. You know it is not that blow that did it but all that had gone before. You can accomplish your goals… if you set them. Who says you’re not tougher, smarter, better, harder-working, more able than your competition? It doesn’t matter if they say you can’t do it. What matters, the only thing that matters, is if you say it. Until Bannister came along, we all believed in the experts. Bannister believed in himself… and changed the world. If you believe in yourself, well, then, there’s nothing you can’t accomplish. So don’t quit. Don’t ever quit. – end quote.

You really can make a difference, a simple way is to commit to a lifestyle change. Buy organic, challenge corporations, write letters, send emails demanding a better, healthier product. Recycle, re-use and reduce. Teach your kids, or listen to them if they are teaching you.

To learn more about this company and their products: http://www.trueearthpaper.com

Also, check out my video review: http://www.youtube.com/TheRawsomeVeganGal

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Q and A Series: People, Products and the Health of Our Planet – Interview with Niki Price, Co-Founder of inner-ēco™, Coconut Water Probiotic

For the sixteenth interview, I have the pleasure of introducing you to Niki Price, co-founder of inner-ēco™, coconut water probiotic, in business since 2008.

My Comments

I had started looking into consuming more fermented products that are beneficial to the health of our gut/colon/intestinal flora. I prefer to do it this way instead of taking a “pill.” I enjoy eating raw fermented sauerkraut because it tastes really good and is also good for you. I have reviewed a few different fermented food companies on my blog and also youtube channel. I have started to see in the health food stores liquid probiotic made with fresh coconut water and wanted to try it out for myself. I contacted this company, inner-ēco™, and they obliged to send me a coupon to get a bottle at my local health food store. They do not ship this product because it needs to be keep cold at all times because of the live cultures present inside the bottle. I am also happy that they package it in a glass bottle that is an amber color – which protects/preserves the ingredients inside from diminishing in value due to exposure to light.

The first time I had a spoonful of it, I really liked it and reminded me of ginger ale, except this is not carbonated, colored or made with any chemicals. It is a living food product! It comes in 3 flavors: Original, Tropical and Wild Berry. I tried the original because I wanted to have it without any added ingredients. I usually consume a tablespoon every day and have been for about 10 days, as of this being written. I can not say that I have noticed any specific change to my health, but I will still continue to consume it because I know it good for my physical health.

The only caveat, is that when I pour from the bottle onto my spoon, I always seem to lose some into the sink. There is no spout, so maybe I will use a glass under it, so I do not have to waste any. It is very precious and valuable and want it in my body and not down the drain. I mentioned this to Niki in an email and she mentioned that it is best to pour it in a shot glass.

Question #1: Tell me briefly about yourself and why you decided to get involved in the “health” industry?

My history involved struggles with candidiasis, my son had a compromised immune system due to too many antibiotics for chronic ear infections, and just having two young children who began drinking inner-eco regularly hardly EVER got sick.

My background is in elementary education. I am all self-taught in health. I’ve always been into health and nutrition and came across the recipe for coconut water Kefir out of a book called Body Ecology by Donna Gates. She is the pioneer, I figured out a way to package it and perfect the recipe.

Question #2: If you were stranded on a desert island and were allowed to take only 5 items with you (they can be food, books or specific products that are all health-related), what would they be and why?

I would want good clean water, my inner-eco, my green drink, fresh nuts and fresh fruit.

Question #3: What one message do you want to share with the people of this world that is crucial for their ultimate well-being and longevity?

Use good stress management techniques- take care of yourself by taking care of others. Pay it forward spread goodwill serve others.

Questions #4: If someone could afford to purchase only one product at this moment to start their journey towards better health (food or health-related), what would you recommend and why?

Any product that is GMO free!

Question #5: Tell me more about your business/company and/or products you offer to the public to help them achieve optimal health and well-being?

We offer a product that is fresh, clean of chemicals, pasteurization and healing to the soul and body. This product is about adding fermented foods into your diet. Our country is lacking this food group! Your gut is the foundation of your health often called, “the second brain.” Most of what we eat/lifestyle kills beneficial bacteria. Fermented foods/probiotics are about maintaining and building good bacteria. We spread good will throughout the world through our mission work. Read about Feed, Free and Educate on our website.

Question #6: What are your hopes/aspirations/dreams for the future health of the people and the planet?

That others around the world respect each other’s differences and all learn how to work together healing the world by giving to others who have less.

Question #7: Who is your greatest hero and why?

Dr. Martin Luther King who once said “the greatest sin of our time is not the few who have destroyed but the vast majority that sat idly by.”

To learn more about this company and their products: http://www.inner-eco.com

Also, check out my video review: http://www.youtube.com/TheRawsomeVeganGal

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The Importance of Oral Hygiene Health – Be Proactive!

The health of your mouth tells a lot about the health of your body, so before the problems start to arise, be proactive about your oral hygiene and now you can purchase some great information on how to do just that!

I just posted a new video on my youtube channel with the essential tools from Essential Oxygen, etc. (their Organic Brushing Rinse and Food Grade Peroxide) you will need for your dental health. Go to: http://www.youtube.com/TheRawsomeVeganGal

My friend, Frederic Patenaude has a great dental course on sale to my readers.
It is only available for a short time, so don’t delay!

Here is the info from Frederic:

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Other health products offered by Frederic, are on sale, as well, so check them out before the discounts are removed – which could be at any time, without notice! Remember to use the coupon code for those products where indicated to get the discounts.

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Health is Your Wealth – Great Products on Sale!

The deals from my friend, Frederic Patenaude, for his health products are available now, exclusively to my readers. Check them out before the discounts are removed, which could be at any time, without notice! Remember to use the coupon code for those products where indicated to get the discounts.

Raw Freedom

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How to Heal Dental Disasters:

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Coupon: MINDYGOLDISDENTAL
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Starter Kit

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How to Eat Well for Under $100

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Coupon: MINDY100
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Q and A Series: People, Products and the Health of Our Planet – Interview with Courtland Jennings, Founder, President, COO of Pickled Planet

For the fifteenth interview, I have the pleasure of introducing you to Courtland Jennings, “man wearing many hats,” Founder, President, COO of Pickled Planet, makers of fermented products since 2002.

My Comments:

I find great products in many different ways. Sometimes in a store, on Amazon, in a newsletter, through a “Google” search, etc. I found Pickled Planet at a raw vegan cafe. I looked in their cooler and being a lover of fermented foods, I wrote down their website and checked it out. It took a while to actually get the product, but it was well worth the wait. All their products are made with organic ingredients, vegan and raw. Packed in glass jars with some distinct and unique flavors. They make sauerkraut, kimchi and pickled vegetables (“Dilly Beans” are high up on the list of favorites that I sampled).

You can check out my video review where I sample four of their products:

http://www.youtube.com/TheRawsomeVeganGal

From their website:

The Pickled Planet Story

Pickled Planet was started in 2002 by Courtlandt Jennings, in the small hamlet of Ashland, Oregon. With a desire to make the best fermented products available to the world, the offer of a free kitchen to start in, the savings in his bank account, and plenty of local produce, Courtlandt started making tasty sauerkraut.

Our Mission
Our mission is to produce and sell lacto-fermented foods with a brand that inspires humanity and raises awareness of their importance in out diet.

Our Vision
Our vision is to help return balance to our living systems through the process of our business. We do so by providing a living wage to employees; buying produce direct from farmers, providing lacto-ferments and a path towards health for our customers; diverting waste streams out of landfills, using 100% organic ingredients, Using post consumer paper in our office and labels, offering bulk options and re-claiming jars; and most of all by building our business model around what helps the world, even if it costs more.

Why Are We Here?
Pickled Planet is a response to our modern world and its “diet gone mad” on hyper processed and pasteurized food and hyper imbalanced wealth distribution. We are in pursuit of a healthy balance between our species and all our relations, our human ecosystems and natural ecosystems, and the cyclical capture of solar abundance and the technological maintenance of lifestyles.

The way we see it, if microscopic lactic acid bacteria can bridge the gap from atmosphere, to barrel, to our guts, then we can bridge the gap between the bottom line and the planetary brine.
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Question #1: Tell me briefly about yourself and why you decided to get involved in the “health” industry?

My name is Courtlandt Jennings, I grew up in New Jersey but left in 1992 for the wider skies of the west. Health and personal development has always been central to my existence. At age 7, I started speech therapy to over come a stutter which taught me self discipline. At age 9, I found I had mineral and sugar imbalance in my blood and had to go on a special no sugar, no white flour diet. No one else in my family did this, so as you can imagine it was a real chore. My dad would take me to the health foods store, which in the early 80’s NJ was a hole in the wall. These two things were formative in my development as a conscious eater and being into personal development and exposure to the nacent natural foods industry.

Something else that was big in my early days was the family tradition of back rubs. We would always give each other back rubs, and this stuck for me and when I was 20 I took my first massage therapy training. Through the 90s I contined training and practicing massage therapy and so that was and still is a big part of my life, though now its just a hobby. My grandpa was an MD, my mom was an OT and I was and MT, so there’s a tradition of health care in my family as well as my own inclinations.

Once I turned 30 I realized I wanted to do something bigger than traveling and just kicking along, so I turned my passion for fermentation into a business. It was a perfect fit because natural foods were continuing to grow, my products ensured healthy guts and I could grow the business basically guilt free because what I was making was so healthy.

Question #2: If you were stranded on a desert island and were allowed to take only 5 items with you (they can be food, books or specific products that are all health-related), what would they be and why?

A lareg multi-tool utility knife (includes a magnifying glass), a solar stove/oven, a fairly large container, preferably rust proof like stainless steel, a large hemp tarp, and rope of several gauges…
I choose these things because they are basic holy 5 for survival, with them you can de-salinate water, craft hunting implements, protect yourself from the sun, and make most anything else you’d need.

Question #3: What one message do you want to share with the people of this world that is crucial for their ultimate well-being and longevity?

You are so much more than your thoughts, your body, and your stories. Find what is alive in yourself that is observing those things, continue being interested but not identified, and allow love to expand where ever it can. We are light and it is light that we share…and a healthy gut is one of the best investments you can make in your body.

Questions #4: If someone could afford to purchase only one product at this moment to start their journey towards better health (food or health-related), what would you recommend and why?

That would depend greatly on the person and where they were at…though if they are not eating fermented vegetables I would say that is a great start.

Question #5: Tell me more about your business/company and/or products you offer to the public to help them achieve optimal health and well-being?

Pickled Planet makes a great line of organic fermented foods that support a healthy gut, and provide enzymatic infusions that help lessen the speed of aging. We ferment everything for at least 5 weeks to optimize the strength of the probiotics and the enzyme count. We’ve been in business since 2003, making us one of the original artisan fermented food companies out there. We strive to pay a living wage to those that earn it, and the long range plan for the company is to become a worker-owned business. We use only post consumer paper for all our documents, and our labels, which utilize a zero waste application system allowing customers to tear off the label and recycle it again. We sell our products in glass jars, ensuring the product is less oxidized and as fresh as possible when opened. In our local area, we allow people to return their jars to us for re-use, we even get some in the mail occasionally, and have a discount pricing program to help make it affordable to those that need it.

In short, we aim to be a healthy cell in the body of the foods system, helping to heal the commerce system one business at a time.

Question #6: What are your hopes/aspirations/dreams for the future health of the people and the planet?

I really truly hope that we can come together as a unified planetary culture of inter-dependent nations, and we all realize and embody the truth of our earth body and our deep connection to it. A full reversal on unnecessary industrialization, the financial system, the consolidation of power and a deepening of ecosystem awareness and communing with nature and her cycles while providing our needs from them. We have all the tools and technology for a graceful existence, free from poverty and pollution, we just need to throw the bullies out of the playground, or at least put them in their place.

Question #7: Who is your greatest hero and why?

My Dad was my greatest hero for so many reasons I could not name them all, but he taught me how to work hard and be diligent, how to weigh options and make proper decisions and that being successful is doing what you enjoy, and he loves to laugh.

To find out more about the products and to order, go to: http://www.pickledplanet.com

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Update to my Vejibag Experiment

Last week I introduced you to Vejibag and had the owner answer questions about herself and the products on this blog. I also did a video on my youtube channel showing the product and mentioning an experiment I was going to do to see how well Vejibag works compared to plastic and compostable bags. I used the same produce in each bag so it would be a uniform experiment.

Some follow up questions I asked of Sally Erickson, the owner, before I started my experiment that I wanted to share with you.

The Rawsome Vegan Gal comment:
I will probably try out spinach (have some I bought that are pre-washed, so do I need to wash again) and celery in one of the Vejibags.

Sally’s answer:
I have had trouble with “3Xwashed” greens…I think that is because the washing process actually damages the greens because it is done industrially….So I wouldn’t recommend using pre-washed greens unless you are sure they are in good condition, not broken or bruised from the washing process.

The Rawsome Vegan Gal question:
I never asked, can I combine more then one produce item in a bag like what I mentioned or needs to be separate?

Sally’s answer:
As long as you don’t combine fruits and vegetables…just vegetables can easily be combined, even cut vegetables…Sometimes I put a cut cucumber, a cut carrot and salad greens all in one bag…works fine.

The Rawsome Vegan Gal comment:
Also I did not wash the bags, as you said to do so before first use.

Sally’s answer:
That’s fine…there is some “sizing” in the fabric from the mill. It will wash out with just water and I don’t think it has anything toxic in it…my supplier is all about organic so I assume there’s nothing toxic in it but I can’t guarantee…But I do feel sure it washes out with water.

The Rawsome Vegan Gal question:
I wanted to start the test today, but would not get to wash laundry till Thursday (that was last week that I am referring to) can I wash by hand with some natural soap and then use it?

Sally’s answer:
Sure.

The Rawsome Vegan Gal question:
Also, does the bag have to be completely full of produce for the best results or does not matter?

Sally’s answer:
Doesn’t matter. As the bag gets less veggies in it I just fold it over.

Now it is time to see the results of the experiment.
Please check out my youtube channel for Part 1 – Preview and Part 2 – Results

Youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/TheRawsomeVeganGal

Also the company is offering a very special discount of 25% off on all Vejibags to my viewers for 8 days only, between July 2nd and July 9th 2014 and will expire at midnight. You must use the coupon code: RESULTS (all caps) at checkout.

Don’t delay if you want to order these products before this deal ends next week.
Go to their website: http://www.vejibag.com

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