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Truly-Life Eco Gifts

Truly-Life Eco Gifts Truly-Life is the ultimate urban garden with loofahs, herbs, and flowers grown and used in eco frien Farming is hard work - even in the city.

Just five miles south of the White House the tiny company Truly-Life is the ultimate urban garden. Owner Mellenie and partner Andy grow loofahs, herbs, and flowers which are used in their eco friendly skin care products. Mellenie is at the Old Town Farmers Market in front of City Hall on King Street every Saturday March - December. Products are also available from the online store and in local stores in the VA, MD and DC area.

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Study: Vinegar Kills Germs Just as Well or Better than Top 6 Commercial Cleaners
10/31/2022
Study: Vinegar Kills Germs Just as Well or Better than Top 6 Commercial Cleaners

Study: Vinegar Kills Germs Just as Well or Better than Top 6 Commercial Cleaners

Baking soda and vinegar will get anything cleaner and cheaper without the toxic chemicals Baking soda and vinegar are the only products you’ll ever need to clean just about anything from your bathroom, kitchen, floors and windows to peed mattresses. Below are 5 reasons you’ll never want to waste...

10/17/2022

A sign I made for one of my customers. It’s a great reminder that so many of our insects need plant debris to survive winter. So be lazy and don’t worry about cleanup until the weather is in the 50s come spring.

As you may know Truly-Life is moving the operations. The final step is to find an occupant for the house. Our happy home...
09/23/2022

As you may know Truly-Life is moving the operations. The final step is to find an occupant for the house. Our happy home is just half a block off Mt Vernon Ave. Some of our favorite aspects of this home - the front porch, extensive basement, and the garden space in the backyard. Contact for complete details.

Truly-Life bar soaps and soap infused loofahs are available at  632 N. Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. Check ou...
08/02/2022

Truly-Life bar soaps and soap infused loofahs are available at 632 N. Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. Check out this GREEN salon today.

Truly-Life products are available at The Old Town Shop. Visit them today for an authentic piece of Alexandria.
07/26/2022

Truly-Life products are available at The Old Town Shop. Visit them today for an authentic piece of Alexandria.

We have 900 bars curing and being packaged. If you've made a large order it may not ship or be available until after our...
06/27/2022

We have 900 bars curing and being packaged. If you've made a large order it may not ship or be available until after our closing date June 30 COB, but you will receive it. It's Mellenie's first time at closing down a manufacturing location. Thank you for understanding.

Best friends having fresh clover this morning. Simple pleasures.
06/17/2022

Best friends having fresh clover this morning. Simple pleasures.

One thing you can do today is detox your cleaning supplies. First, use up what you have. As you need to replace those su...
06/10/2022

One thing you can do today is detox your cleaning supplies. First, use up what you have. As you need to replace those supplies learn what is possible using natural ingredients because they won't cause cancer for humans, pets or the environment. Vinegar, lemon juice and baking soda can do most EVERYTHING. Simplfy and stay away from disposable items because we don't have space in our landfills for all these single use, expensive items. Detox your cleaning supplies and help save the planet.

Moisturize your skin with Truly-Life solid lotion bars. We're a plastic-free, chemical-free and bicycle delivery company...
06/09/2022

Moisturize your skin with Truly-Life solid lotion bars. We're a plastic-free, chemical-free and bicycle delivery company focused on your health and the health of the planet. Alexandria operations will close in 22 days. Last orders accepted COB June 30, 2022. Thank you for your support in this small GREEN business.

It's been a pleasure making your local skin care products for over 13 years. We will be closing down our Alexandria oper...
05/10/2022

It's been a pleasure making your local skin care products for over 13 years.
We will be closing down our Alexandria operations for Truly-Life with the last orders accepted on COB Thursday June 30, 2022. Our lovely home and permaculture garden will remain in Del Ray, but Andy and I have decided to embark on a new adventure in the Valencia region of Spain.
We're organizing coordinated retreats to Spain in the near future to share the peaceful Mediterranean lifestyle with meditation on the beach, yoga in a pine forest, hikes at twilight in the mountains, and food tastings with local drinks poolside. Rejuvenate your heart by helping an orange farmer and learn new ways to truly simplify your life and Green the environment. Let's take this adventure together! And of course, we'll load up your suitcase with soaps - the perfect travel gift. Thank you.

Truly-Life bath fizz - not just for baths. They make the perfect, relax your feet after a long day treat too. What could...
04/25/2022

Truly-Life bath fizz - not just for baths. They make the perfect, relax your feet after a long day treat too. What could be better? Soaking with a date. Available in Oh Peppermint, Lemon and Lavender. Enjoy ~

04/22/2022

Appreciate Mother Earth on this special day. Plant a tree, pick up some litter, reduce your energy consumption, volunteer for a clean up, bike or walk instead of driving, recycle and donate usable items instead of placing them in the trash. We only have one planet to save. Let's get started.

Give a Sample Soap Box for your next gift. Everyone can use soap. It contains zero plastic packaging.  It's handmade in ...
04/18/2022

Give a Sample Soap Box for your next gift. Everyone can use soap. It contains zero plastic packaging. It's handmade in Virginia. It's locally sourced ingredients. It's only $10. It's perfect.

One thing you can do today is let your yard go back to natives. We often call them w**ds, but many of those w**ds are ac...
04/12/2022

One thing you can do today is let your yard go back to natives. We often call them w**ds, but many of those w**ds are actually edible and full of nutrients. Check out the benefits of dandelions including fighting cancer! The irony is that people spray this w**d that fights cancer with Roundup, which causes cancer. If you don't spray chemicals on your yard insects, wildlife and nature have a fighting chance to survive. What's more important to you? Let go of a need for a perfect lawn and help save the planet.

We've decided to not return to the Old Town Farmers Market. This has been our home every Saturday morning since 2010. Pr...
04/11/2022

We've decided to not return to the Old Town Farmers Market. This has been our home every Saturday morning since 2010. Products are still available at the retail stores, our online store and for curbside pick up. Thank you.

Ready for a Spring shave? We've got you. Check out our Shaving Lather Kit or a Shaving Lather bar on Truly-life.com toda...
04/05/2022

Ready for a Spring shave? We've got you. Check out our Shaving Lather Kit or a Shaving Lather bar on Truly-life.com today.

We just got this picture of a friend's new family member munching on a Truly-Life lip balm. We're not exactly sure why d...
03/21/2022

We just got this picture of a friend's new family member munching on a Truly-Life lip balm. We're not exactly sure why dogs love them, but at least you know they're chemical-free. You are super cute Blaze!

In honor of International Women's Day - this was Olha of Kyiv Ukraine. Her estimated birth was between 890 - 925. She wa...
03/08/2022

In honor of International Women's Day - this was Olha of Kyiv Ukraine. Her estimated birth was between 890 - 925. She was the ruler of Kyivan Rus for 17 years. She died on July 11, 969. Women around the globe do have inspirational leaders from the past - you just have to search for them. Help women return to power. Remember girls are not bossy, they're showing early signs of leadership just like any boy.

One thing you can do today is reduce your use of fuel. As we watch people being killed in the war, we can help by reduci...
03/07/2022

One thing you can do today is reduce your use of fuel. As we watch people being killed in the war, we can help by reducing our demands for gasoline and natural gas. Why? Russia is a provider of both fuels to many parts of the world. The less we use, the more our resources can be offered to others. Russia is not only killing innocent people, it's also killing animals (domestic and wild) and OUR environment. Please consider walking or biking. Turn down or turn off your heat. Reduce your fuel consumption and help save the planet.

03/04/2022
We are struggling to function as one man murders people and holds the world hostage.
03/03/2022

We are struggling to function as one man murders people and holds the world hostage.

03/02/2022
03/01/2022
Check out the talents of Janis on Etsy with these fun Face Scrubbies in red and white. They are 100% cotton - what's not...
02/25/2022

Check out the talents of Janis on Etsy with these fun Face Scrubbies in red and white. They are 100% cotton - what's not to love? Visit today at https://etsy.me/3p0gTNc

One thing you can do today is not use landscape fabric. You need to hold back w**ds, but you can use paper or cardboard ...
02/24/2022

One thing you can do today is not use landscape fabric. You need to hold back w**ds, but you can use paper or cardboard to hold back w**ds under soil and or mulch. Landscape fabric is plastic and will never allow biodiversity and healthy soil to exist. We need less plastic in the world. Please consider reducing the level of plastic with every purchase you make. Use biodegradable solutions to help save the planet.

Our sweet boy has recently lost his eyesight. It's amazing how quickly his instincts switch to using his whiskers to nav...
02/23/2022

Our sweet boy has recently lost his eyesight. It's amazing how quickly his instincts switch to using his whiskers to navigate. His companions also do a great job of taking care of him. Together, they are still busy generating wonderful fertilizer for our garden. Let us know if you need some.

02/17/2022

Who's got cabin fever? We definitely do!!!! Despite it being 70 degrees outside, we're inside making soap infused loofahs. In just four weeks they'll be fully cured and ready to enjoy, along with Spring!

We just re-stocked  with Truly-Life products in their new location, across the street. It feels just like a shop from 10...
02/16/2022

We just re-stocked with Truly-Life products in their new location, across the street. It feels just like a shop from 100 years ago. You've got to check them out.

Love makes everything better.
02/14/2022

Love makes everything better.

02/10/2022

Our order deliveries to zip 22301 usually arrive in less than 60 minutes. Yes, we do bicycle around parked Amazon trucks all the time and it feels GREAT.

One thing you can do today is stop considering a teardown as an acceptable option in 2022. According to the Chicago Metr...
02/09/2022

One thing you can do today is stop considering a teardown as an acceptable option in 2022. According to the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP), demolition and construction accounts for over 25% of the solid waste that ends up in U.S. landfills each year. Tearing down a structure not only adds to the climate crisis, it expands the housing McMansions, removes open ground space, increases flooding, destroys historic character and eliminates the elderly, blue collar workers, and multigenerational families. Is that the goal? How important is it to have a brand new structure? Stop believing the person that financially benefits when they tell you there is no other option except teardown it down. You need an unattached third party professional.
Did you know that was on target to be torn down in the 1980's?
We all love to travel outside the U.S. and visit 600 year old structures, but why can't we make improvements on what exists? We can.
Stop thinking the new building will be so much more energy efficient than this old place. Wake up and see this is the only planet we have. Start making improvements and help save the planet.

We can't wait to return to the garden this Spring. Our compost has accumulated over the winter and we're saving paper an...
02/08/2022

We can't wait to return to the garden this Spring. Our compost has accumulated over the winter and we're saving paper and cardboard. This will be the second year of our no till permaculture garden. The soil is getting super rich with biodiversity organisms. Are you excited about Spring?

We're thrilled to be working with more AirBnB hosts in the area. If you're staying in Alexandria - the chances are incre...
02/08/2022

We're thrilled to be working with more AirBnB hosts in the area. If you're staying in Alexandria - the chances are increasing that our soap is in the shower. Some luxury stays offer the entire Truly-Life essentials kit - soap, shampoo / conditioner, deodorant, lotion, bath fizz, lip balm, lavender sachet and a smudge stick. Enjoy an authentic Alexandria stay!

After 14 years - our family favorite soap is still Lemon Thyme. We love the fresh hint of lemon that fills the air as we...
02/04/2022

After 14 years - our family favorite soap is still Lemon Thyme. We love the fresh hint of lemon that fills the air as we're washing. Discover this bar with your next order ~ as we dream of Spring.

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✨12 Days of Small Business✨
Who doesn't like an extra gift during the holidays!? Meet Truly-Life Eco Gifts, a business offering healthy products all while being environmentally conscious. ♻Learn more🔽

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Though a tad late I want to thank Mellenie for hosting us on Sunday at her Truly-Life Eco Gifts garden oasis. Lots of fun gathering w friends and neighbors discussing gardening and GREEN living. A lot of little differences can make a big one!
Happy Friday! 😎 Check out this lovely gift tag from Green Business Network certified small company Truly-Life Eco Gifts!

We love what you make and even better, we love your dedication to the planet! 💚
T - 4 days until bidding for Phoenix Phrenzy goes LIVE!⏰Thanks to Salsa With Silvia and Truly-Life Eco Gifts for donating some “phabulous” items to our auction! Check out our latest round of sneak peek items here, and go to our website at https://secure.qgiv.com/event/phrenzy/ to see more awesome item reveals and register. Get ready to join the Phrenzy!

An actual in person event happened tonight with the wonderful hosting of Truly-Life Eco Gifts’ Mellenie Runion! (Thank you, Mellenie Runion!). The FDW monthly shares met outdoors for a beautiful night, practice and enjoying Mellenie’s wonderful skin care products. So awesome to see everyone again!
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Happiness is opening a NEW bar of Lemon Thyme soap.
Thanks Truly-Life Eco Gifts for this one -- "Please consider treating wild animals and pets in your care without added color to help save the planet."
Remember excitingly opening the breakfast cereal and reaching in to find the prize?
Well we've joined up w Del Ray neighbor Truly-Life Eco Gifts to get a prize in your hands. We’re adding a sample of their handcrafted eco-friendly soap to each carryout bag. Enjoy, just add water!!!
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