Best of Show: Top 11 Health Products at Natural Products Expo West 2011

MARCH 13, 2011 – by Laurie Sanchez at

It was hard to narrow down our all-time favorite health products from Natural Products Expo West this year.

There were so many creative new items — many focused on being environmentally friendly, BPA-free, chemical-free, natural, made in the U.S., or other wonderful goals.

But we came up with our favorites: From a new type of feminine protection to environmentally-sound sandwich bags, we present our roundup of what intrigued us the most — the absolute “Best of Show — Product Category”:


Poppy’s Naturally Clean All Purpose Spray Cleaner

(Mari Cartel’s fave)

Why we love it: I don’t like chemical cleaners. Quite frankly, they scare me. I hate breathing them, touching them and using them around my family and animals. So when I ran across the Poppy’s Naturally Clean booth at the Natural Products Expo West, I had to try it. Named after owner Victoria Kheel’s English Bulldog, Poppy’s is a Los Angeles based company that offers a host of cleaning products. The products were a labor of love for Kheel, who wanted to clean her home without chemical ingredients as well as reduce the chances of poisoning the world.   I tried the All Purpose Spray Cleaner, which is similar to 409, right there at the Expo. It cleaned up the mess. And best of all — there was no horrible smell or scrubbing my arm off.  

Where to find it: Whole Foods or directly online,; $4 for the cleaning products or $8.99 for the laundry detergent.


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