Remember how when you were a kid, the coolest things came in kits: magic, chemistry, those crazy little looms you made potholders on? Well, finally there’s a company making grown-up versions that are just as fun and much more useful.

Founded by two sisters confronted with breast cancer, Eco-Me specializes in 100-percent natural, do-it-yourself kits containing everything you need to freshen your house, body, pet or baby without the hazardous toxins and chemicals found in conventional products. In addition to specially blended cleansers, powders and scrubs, each refillable kit has its own essential oil blend, made with scents like lavender, chamomile and lemongrass.

Story by Jessica Tzerman. This article originally appeared in Plenty in July 2007. This story was added to in September 2009.

Copyright Environ Press 2007.