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 friendly skin care products. 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. Farming is hard work - even in the city. 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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Healthy lotion bars you can sample September 14 @lostboycider for Mom's Night Out. Have a drink and moisturize your skin...
09/13/2021

Healthy lotion bars you can sample September 14 @lostboycider for Mom's Night Out. Have a drink and moisturize your skin with clean ingredients. We're a plastic-free, chemical-free company located in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria.

Healthy lotion bars you can sample September 14 @lostboycider for Mom's Night Out. Have a drink and moisturize your skin with clean ingredients. We're a plastic-free, chemical-free company located in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria.

Join us Tuesday, September 14th at @lostboycider for Mom's Night Out with cider and shopping with local businesses. Trul...
09/10/2021

Join us Tuesday, September 14th at @lostboycider for Mom's Night Out with cider and shopping with local businesses. Truly-Life will have a lotion bar for samples and fantastic skin care. Come have a drink with us while WOMEN RULE the night.

One thing you can do today is take the plastic with you. If you visit a hospital or doctors office and get a gown to wea...
09/09/2021

One thing you can do today is take the plastic with you. If you visit a hospital or doctors office and get a gown to wear chances are it will be in a plastic bag. That plastic bag will go straight into the trash, which is inside a plastic bag, which goes into another plastic bag. Do your part - stuff your bag in your pocket. Take it with all the other thin plastic bags in your home to a nearby grocery store that recycles bags. Plastics are out of control. Recycle plastic bags to help save the planet.

One thing you can do today is take the plastic with you. If you visit a hospital or doctors office and get a gown to wear chances are it will be in a plastic bag. That plastic bag will go straight into the trash, which is inside a plastic bag, which goes into another plastic bag. Do your part - stuff your bag in your pocket. Take it with all the other thin plastic bags in your home to a nearby grocery store that recycles bags. Plastics are out of control. Recycle plastic bags to help save the planet.

Are you starting a new relationship? Did you know natural pheromones play a big part in finding the right match for just...
09/08/2021

Are you starting a new relationship? Did you know natural pheromones play a big part in finding the right match for just you? Those chemical compounds that every person releases, they are sending messages. Instead of masking your pheromones - go natural. Truly-Life offers unscented soap, lotion, deodorant and even bath fizz. Try just being you and see what happens next.

Are you starting a new relationship? Did you know natural pheromones play a big part in finding the right match for just you? Those chemical compounds that every person releases, they are sending messages. Instead of masking your pheromones - go natural. Truly-Life offers unscented soap, lotion, deodorant and even bath fizz. Try just being you and see what happens next.

We're celebrating Labor Day weekend by relaxing deep in the woods. Do you have plans?
09/04/2021

We're celebrating Labor Day weekend by relaxing deep in the woods. Do you have plans?

Have you ever looked right past the beauty in front of you? This is the Mount Jefferson Trail just one block from us. Lo...
09/02/2021

Have you ever looked right past the beauty in front of you? This is the Mount Jefferson Trail just one block from us. Look at this beautiful path in the middle of our tiny city. Be sure to see the wonderful little spots around you. Take time to appreciate your neighborhood, it's worth a second look.

Have you ever looked right past the beauty in front of you? This is the Mount Jefferson Trail just one block from us. Look at this beautiful path in the middle of our tiny city. Be sure to see the wonderful little spots around you. Take time to appreciate your neighborhood, it's worth a second look.

09/01/2021

Did you know sea water can heal irritated skin, reduce inflammation, dermatitis, rosacea, psoriasis and eczema? Your skin was designed to appreciate the ocean and the saltwater benefits your mental health. Take advantage of a quick dip.

We were delighted to have Nicole from @redesign_in_a_day visit the garden. She was checking out the loofahs, herbs and f...
08/31/2021

We were delighted to have Nicole from @redesign_in_a_day visit the garden. She was checking out the loofahs, herbs and flowers in our tiny space. Nicole's store sells Truly-Life products and so many home treasures. Discover at redesigninaday.com.

We were delighted to have Nicole from @redesign_in_a_day visit the garden. She was checking out the loofahs, herbs and flowers in our tiny space. Nicole's store sells Truly-Life products and so many home treasures. Discover at redesigninaday.com.

One thing you can do today is turn off your boat. Boat engines burning fuel are producing carbon monoxide just like a ca...
08/30/2021

One thing you can do today is turn off your boat. Boat engines burning fuel are producing carbon monoxide just like a car. Most boats on the water remain running even when they aren't moving because "it's powering our music" or "we're not sure the motor will restart". Since we're in extreme climate crisis and every single minute of pollution matters, maybe run music through your phone. Maybe use that phone for boat service. The next generation deserves less complacency and more progress for a future. Stop idling your boat to help save the planet.

One thing you can do today is turn off your boat. Boat engines burning fuel are producing carbon monoxide just like a car. Most boats on the water remain running even when they aren't moving because "it's powering our music" or "we're not sure the motor will restart". Since we're in extreme climate crisis and every single minute of pollution matters, maybe run music through your phone. Maybe use that phone for boat service. The next generation deserves less complacency and more progress for a future. Stop idling your boat to help save the planet.

The hardest working bunnies are cleaning one another. Caring for a pet or person can actually lower your blood pressure....
08/27/2021

The hardest working bunnies are cleaning one another. Caring for a pet or person can actually lower your blood pressure. So take some time to care for someone today. COVID continues, a phone call is a great way to connect and care from a distance.

The hardest working bunnies are cleaning one another. Caring for a pet or person can actually lower your blood pressure. So take some time to care for someone today. COVID continues, a phone call is a great way to connect and care from a distance.

Did you know trees can shield your skin from the sun, keep temperatures cooler in the summer, clean the air of pollution...
08/26/2021

Did you know trees can shield your skin from the sun, keep temperatures cooler in the summer, clean the air of pollution and the roots reduce flooding and mudslides? YES, we need trillions of trees. Please consider planting a tree for good health. Trees make a difference.

Did you know trees can shield your skin from the sun, keep temperatures cooler in the summer, clean the air of pollution and the roots reduce flooding and mudslides? YES, we need trillions of trees. Please consider planting a tree for good health. Trees make a difference.

08/25/2021

In production today: first pour of our Eco Lip Balm. Once cooled the paper tube gets topped off. The lid and label are the finishing steps before they're off to market. Available in Plain Luscious and Oh Peppermint - both are perfect for kissing.

Good things are worth the wait. Getting fit takes time. Eating right and drinking plenty of water improves your skin and...
08/24/2021

Good things are worth the wait. Getting fit takes time. Eating right and drinking plenty of water improves your skin and general health. Each day is a new opportunity to make great choices to improve you - for yourself.

Good things are worth the wait. Getting fit takes time. Eating right and drinking plenty of water improves your skin and general health. Each day is a new opportunity to make great choices to improve you - for yourself.

One thing you can do today is recycle your wire hangers. Wire hangers are normally not accepted in regular recycling. In...
08/17/2021

One thing you can do today is recycle your wire hangers. Wire hangers are normally not accepted in regular recycling. Instead of tossing them in the trash contact your local dry cleaners. Many dry cleaners will accept wire hangers to be reused. Make an effort to reuse wire hangers and help save the planet.

One thing you can do today is recycle your wire hangers. Wire hangers are normally not accepted in regular recycling. Instead of tossing them in the trash contact your local dry cleaners. Many dry cleaners will accept wire hangers to be reused. Make an effort to reuse wire hangers and help save the planet.

Giving a usable gift that is 100% biodegradable is a great choice in 2021. This custom wedding favor includes plantable ...
08/16/2021

Giving a usable gift that is 100% biodegradable is a great choice in 2021. This custom wedding favor includes plantable paper hearts, small bar soaps, fabric sachet and terracotta pot. Show how much you care about the environment today with Truly-Life.

Giving a usable gift that is 100% biodegradable is a great choice in 2021. This custom wedding favor includes plantable paper hearts, small bar soaps, fabric sachet and terracotta pot. Show how much you care about the environment today with Truly-Life.

Relaxing in the hammock with high energy Winnie. We love hanging out with this curious little one. She's always ready fo...
08/15/2021

Relaxing in the hammock with high energy Winnie. We love hanging out with this curious little one. She's always ready for a new adventure.

Relaxing in the hammock with high energy Winnie. We love hanging out with this curious little one. She's always ready for a new adventure.

Let's have some fun getting clean. Make your bathroom whimsical, light and inviting. Pick up three bars of soap from Tru...
08/13/2021

Let's have some fun getting clean. Make your bathroom whimsical, light and inviting. Pick up three bars of soap from Truly-Life and lather up for a good time.

Let's have some fun getting clean. Make your bathroom whimsical, light and inviting. Pick up three bars of soap from Truly-Life and lather up for a good time.

08/12/2021

Bessie & Minnie getting some special yogurt treats. These are the hardest working rabbits in the DMV. Each day they produce organic fertilizer for our entire Alexandria garden. In addition, they give us endless amounts of joy.

08/11/2021

Our Angora rabbit Minnie just got a new haircut. She's not very happy with us right now. Honey bunnies.

One thing you can do today is clean the refrigerator. The dusty coils on the back of your refrigerator can increase ener...
08/10/2021

One thing you can do today is clean the refrigerator. The dusty coils on the back of your refrigerator can increase energy consumption by 30%. Clean your refrigerator to save money on your utility bill and help save the planet.

One thing you can do today is clean the refrigerator. The dusty coils on the back of your refrigerator can increase energy consumption by 30%. Clean your refrigerator to save money on your utility bill and help save the planet.

Rich, dense, moisturizing lotion bars made with creamy unbleached beeswax. Available in Lemon, Lavender and Plain Sensit...
08/09/2021

Rich, dense, moisturizing lotion bars made with creamy unbleached beeswax. Available in Lemon, Lavender and Plain Sensitive. Love your skin with healthy skincare today.

Rich, dense, moisturizing lotion bars made with creamy unbleached beeswax. Available in Lemon, Lavender and Plain Sensitive. Love your skin with healthy skincare today.

Stay calm with lavender. Our sachets are not just for your pillow. Use them in the dryer, under the rug, in your handbag...
08/06/2021

Stay calm with lavender. Our sachets are not just for your pillow. Use them in the dryer, under the rug, in your handbag, gymbag, clothing drawer or even your pocket. The buds release essential oils as they get pushed around, so give it a tiny squeeze when you need a boost. How do you use lavender?

Stay calm with lavender. Our sachets are not just for your pillow. Use them in the dryer, under the rug, in your handbag, gymbag, clothing drawer or even your pocket. The buds release essential oils as they get pushed around, so give it a tiny squeeze when you need a boost. How do you use lavender?

Want to positively impact your health today? Walk or bike to do your errands. Select unprocessed foods for meals. Consid...
08/05/2021

Want to positively impact your health today? Walk or bike to do your errands. Select unprocessed foods for meals. Consider drinking water at least once a day. And certainly read the ingredients of what you put on your skin. We have hundreds of opportunities to better care for our health today.

Want to positively impact your health today? Walk or bike to do your errands. Select unprocessed foods for meals. Consider drinking water at least once a day. And certainly read the ingredients of what you put on your skin. We have hundreds of opportunities to better care for our health today.

Here's to your health. Join Kay in the Truly-Life garden for yoga. Contact @kay_earthyogalife for full details. Our heal...
08/04/2021

Here's to your health. Join Kay in the Truly-Life garden for yoga. Contact @kay_earthyogalife for full details. Our health is everything, take care of yourself.

Here's to your health. Join Kay in the Truly-Life garden for yoga. Contact @kay_earthyogalife for full details. Our health is everything, take care of yourself.

In production today, our Eco Lip Balm. This huge paper tube holds 1.1 ounces of product, so it will last a very long tim...
08/03/2021

In production today, our Eco Lip Balm. This huge paper tube holds 1.1 ounces of product, so it will last a very long time. When finished drop it in the nearest compost bin or straight into the soil. It contains zero color dyes, zero chemicals and zero plastics. Love & more kisses please. Available at truly-life.com.

In production today, our Eco Lip Balm. This huge paper tube holds 1.1 ounces of product, so it will last a very long time. When finished drop it in the nearest compost bin or straight into the soil. It contains zero color dyes, zero chemicals and zero plastics. Love & more kisses please. Available at truly-life.com.

One thing you can do today is address the plastics when buying produce. Many of us have mastered the reusable shopping b...
08/02/2021

One thing you can do today is address the plastics when buying produce. Many of us have mastered the reusable shopping bags. If not, please consider it. The next step is how to handle produce. Option one is to not bag anything. This is a little tricky at the check out, but not impossible. Option two is using newspaper to separate items and keep them together for the register. You may not receive any weekly flyers or newspapers, so this may not be possible. Option three is use washable mesh bags. Most have their weight on the label, so that can be deducted at the scale. They make thoughtful gifts too. Avoid single use plastics today and help save the planet for tomorrow.

One thing you can do today is address the plastics when buying produce. Many of us have mastered the reusable shopping bags. If not, please consider it. The next step is how to handle produce. Option one is to not bag anything. This is a little tricky at the check out, but not impossible. Option two is using newspaper to separate items and keep them together for the register. You may not receive any weekly flyers or newspapers, so this may not be possible. Option three is use washable mesh bags. Most have their weight on the label, so that can be deducted at the scale. They make thoughtful gifts too. Avoid single use plastics today and help save the planet for tomorrow.

Look to the sky. How's your day measuring up? Sunrise at the @oldtownfarmersmarketalx was fantastic. The temperature is ...
07/31/2021

Look to the sky. How's your day measuring up? Sunrise at the @oldtownfarmersmarketalx was fantastic. The temperature is perfect for outdoor shopping. Truly-Life has a wide variety of eco-friendly products today until noon.

Look to the sky. How's your day measuring up? Sunrise at the @oldtownfarmersmarketalx was fantastic. The temperature is perfect for outdoor shopping. Truly-Life has a wide variety of eco-friendly products today until noon.

Each Truly-Life bath fizz contains a kiss of olive oil. This keeps your bath or foot soak silky smooth and moisturizing....
07/30/2021

Each Truly-Life bath fizz contains a kiss of olive oil. This keeps your bath or foot soak silky smooth and moisturizing. Try one today, available in Lavender, Lemon and Oh Peppermint. Handcrafted in Alexandria, Virginia.

Each Truly-Life bath fizz contains a kiss of olive oil. This keeps your bath or foot soak silky smooth and moisturizing. Try one today, available in Lavender, Lemon and Oh Peppermint. Handcrafted in Alexandria, Virginia.

Each product at Truly-Life is hand crafted with care. We want your experience to be refreshing and we guarantee it. If y...
07/29/2021

Each product at Truly-Life is hand crafted with care. We want your experience to be refreshing and we guarantee it. If you're not happy please let us know. We will refund your purchase.

Each product at Truly-Life is hand crafted with care. We want your experience to be refreshing and we guarantee it. If you're not happy please let us know. We will refund your purchase.

Meet Mellenie, the person behind Truly-Life. When she's not working in the garden or making products, she enjoys hiking ...
07/28/2021

Meet Mellenie, the person behind Truly-Life. When she's not working in the garden or making products, she enjoys hiking and exploring new areas. Check out her eco-friendly small business just outside Washington DC today at truly-life.com.

Meet Mellenie, the person behind Truly-Life. When she's not working in the garden or making products, she enjoys hiking and exploring new areas. Check out her eco-friendly small business just outside Washington DC today at truly-life.com.

Keeping skin care simple. All our bar soaps are made with coconut and olive oil. This simple base gives us a consistent ...
07/27/2021

Keeping skin care simple. All our bar soaps are made with coconut and olive oil. This simple base gives us a consistent skin moisturizer. We add garden elements for skin benefits, color and interest. Essential oils are added to enhance your bathing experience. This bar is Fresh Meadow which includes turmeric with essential oil hints of rose and jasmine. All online orders this week include a quarter bar sample of Fresh Meadow. Enjoy.

Keeping skin care simple. All our bar soaps are made with coconut and olive oil. This simple base gives us a consistent skin moisturizer. We add garden elements for skin benefits, color and interest. Essential oils are added to enhance your bathing experience. This bar is Fresh Meadow which includes turmeric with essential oil hints of rose and jasmine. All online orders this week include a quarter bar sample of Fresh Meadow. Enjoy.

One thing you can do today is demand elected officials take action against plastic pollution. If there was ever a time t...
07/26/2021

One thing you can do today is demand elected officials take action against plastic pollution. If there was ever a time to communicate concern to our government it's today. Contact your local leaders to ban single use plastics in your community. Reach your state leaders about promoting a potential plastic processor in the state. Message your U.S. Senators and ask what they are doing to address the plastic tsunami happening. Plastic pollution is impacting public health and the economy. We need this issue to be a priority. Visit senate.gov to find out how to reach your U.S. Senators. In addition, stop buying plastics. Seek solid solutions that come in non-plastic containers. We are all too smart to allow this to get any worse. Demand change in plastic pollution from elected officials to help save the planet.

One thing you can do today is demand elected officials take action against plastic pollution. If there was ever a time to communicate concern to our government it's today. Contact your local leaders to ban single use plastics in your community. Reach your state leaders about promoting a potential plastic processor in the state. Message your U.S. Senators and ask what they are doing to address the plastic tsunami happening. Plastic pollution is impacting public health and the economy. We need this issue to be a priority. Visit senate.gov to find out how to reach your U.S. Senators. In addition, stop buying plastics. Seek solid solutions that come in non-plastic containers. We are all too smart to allow this to get any worse. Demand change in plastic pollution from elected officials to help save the planet.

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111 East Randolph Avenue,
Alexandria, VA
22301

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Happiness is opening a NEW bar of Lemon Thyme soap.
Megan Victoria
Missing your products since we moved to Florida a year ago. Nothing compares to what you make. I have recommended so many people to you and will be placing an order in the next five minutes. Thanks for making such great soaps and lotion bars..
Love having these wonderful products in the store!!!!!!!
Thank you Mellenie for the wonderful treats! Love your all natural products. Thank you for having us at your beautiful place today!