Women's Health JULY/AUG > Renée Loux, GREEN Your GRILLING

Green It!

UP IN YOUR GRILL

Renée Loux

YOU'LL FLIP OVER THIS ECO-FRIENDLY BARBECUE GEAR.

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1/ NIGHT LIGHT

Keep the shindig going after sunset with all-natural citronella torches by Big Dipper Wax Works. When one bug-repellant beeswax and soy candle burns down, pop another into the reusable bamboo base. $16, bigdipperwaxworks.com

 

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2/ BURN NOTICE

Traditional briquettes release 105 times more carbon monoxide than propane does. Lazzari 100 percent natural mesquite charcoal, made from ecologically harvested wood, is a carbon-neutral, flavor-enhancing alternative. $15 for a 20-pound bag, bevmo.com

 

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3/ BITES BE GONE

Deter unwanted guests–the creepy-crawly kind–with these genius geraniol insect-repelling wristbands. THey kep bugs at bay for up to 120 hours, no sticky sprays or harmful chemicals required. $5 each, bugband.net

 

 

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4/ WELL SERVED

Dishwasher safe and durable, each Preserve On-the-go recycled plate is good for hundreds of uses. $7 for eight, preserve products.com

 

 

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5/ BLOCK BETTER

Save your skin and the earth: Josie Maran Protect 40+ Daily Sun Protection is infused with argan oil (from the Moroccan tree of the same name), which can help reverse sun damage. $32, at Sephora stores

 

 

 

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6/ TOOL TIME

Bamboo-handled Verde tongs by Outset are as good for the environment as they are for a cookout. $10, Olive & Myrtle, oliveandmyrtle.com

 

 

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7/ NATURAL SELECTION

Made with pure cane sugar and fresh juices, Stirrings all-natural cocktail mixers are your shortcut to refreshing summer libations. $9, at Whole Foods Market stores

 

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8/ TRAY CHIC

Weatherproof and made of recycled materials, Soleil serving trays will stand up to whatever Mother Nature dishes out. $39 small, $82 large, bambeco.com

 

 

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ECO-GURU RENEE LOUX IS THE AUTHOR OF EASY GREEN LIVING. VISIT HER AT RENEELOUX.COM

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