In the recent years we've been hearing a LOT more about re-using items, about recycling and about earth friendly products! As a young child, I hardly ever remember recycling items...and definitely never heard the term "green" or "eco-friendly!" But these terms and the popularity of being sustainable and buying products that are safe and reusable is rising by the year...and that is a GREAT thing! With growing landfills and the threats of toxins around every corner, I must admit that I am a big supporter of eco-friendly products that are safe, natural and my favorite...RE-USEABLE!
Upaya Naturals is a Canadian company where you'll find a wonderful selection of products that will naturally make you and your home healthier. We received a product that may seem small, simple...even fairly insignificant...but I think we all know that every little bit counts! Upaya Naturals has a great selectuion of reusable drinking straws that are hand-crafted from borosilicate glass. I received a blue smoothie straw, and LOVE it. I must admit...I was a little hesitant to use glass straws at first - because after all, wouldn't they break easily? However, the glass straws from Upaya Naturals have definitely fufilled their guarantee against breakage. I have dropped it several times - cringing each time as I thought it would surely shatter, but was VERY happy to discover that it really is not as breakable as I first imagined! The straw has zero chips, cracks or scars on it - even though I have used it every day and dropped it at least a handful of times in the past few weeks.
Some of the benefits of using reusable straws are:
~ Glass drinking straws are a great way to limit your exposure to toxins from plastics!
~ MUCH less of the plastic straws will end up in the landfills!
~ Want to drink more water? Drinking with a colorful glass straw makes it more fun...and easier to get those liquids into yourself and your kids
~ Kids love these glass straws too...so much easier to convince them to drink green smoothies, juiced veggies, etc!
~ According to speech therapists, glass straws help kids with oral development making it easier for them to learn to articulate and pronounce words
~ Trouble with stained teeth? A glass straw is a great way to have your beverages bypass your teeth as you drink those cups of coffee, tea, etc.
~ These glass smoothie straws are PERFECT for any of those thicker beverages, smoothies or shakes
~ Re-usable straws make great (and affordable) gift ideas
~ You'll end up saving $$$ in the end since you won't have to buy re-usable, plastic straws any more!
Personally, I have completely enjoyed using my glass smoothie straw from Upaya Naturals! Each day I drink a nice big cup of thick, homemade kefir with my glass straw. It's our first re-usable smoothie straw and it definitely adds a new dimension to drinking smoothies or cups of delicious kefir! You can also order a carrying case (bring your straw along to restaurants, camping trips, travelling!) and a cleaning brush for your straw. They take only seconds to clean with the brush!
In addition to reusable straws, Upaya Naturals also carries a fabulous line of raw & vegan food products as well as plenty of helpful kitchen tools and more!
Upaya Naturals has a special on for all USA customers (and some remote areas in Canada). If you live in one of these areas, Upaya Naturals will cover up to 50% off your regular expedited shipping costs on orders over $100!! (some exceptions apply like fresh or frozen items)
Upaya Naturals is giving away a transparent coloured smoothie straw (in either navy blue, pink or green) to one of our readers! The straw will also include a carrying case and cleaning brush! In order to enter please follow the instructions in the form below. Open to Canada and USA! Contest ends February 28, 2013.
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