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What celebrity moms are doing to go organic

Michele Borboa, MS is a freelance writer and editor specializing in health, fitness, food, lifestyle, and pets. Michele is a health and wellness expert, personal chef, cookbook author, and pet-lover based in Bozeman, Montana. She is also...

Eco-friendly celeb moms

Celebrity moms aren't just making movies and striving for Hollywood accolades, they are working hard at being eco-mommies. From organic food to organic baby toys, celebrity moms are not only raising healthy eco-conscious families, they are making the green movement famous. Read on for what celebrity moms are doing to go organic.

Organic food

Gwenyth PaltrowOscar-winning actress Gwenyth Paltrow, known for her long-time commitment to all things organic, has recently launched a website Goop.com with the focus to "nourish the inner aspect" according to her food philosophy of eating locally, seasonally and always organically – the way she feeds her daughter Apple, 5, and son Moses, 3.

Nicole Richie, who just announced that she and Joel Madden are going to give their daughter Harlow a baby brother or sister, wants her family to eat organic food. Madden was recently spotted at the Brentwood's Farmers Market toting organic bread, fruit and vegetables.

One of the most high-profile moms Angelina Jolie is said to insist on organic foods, reportedly part of her success in quickly dropping her baby weight after her and Brad Pitt's daughter Shiloh, who is now 2, was born.

Actress Julia Roberts, mother of twins Hazel and Phinnaeus, 4, and son Henry, 19 months, isn't just feeding her family organic food, she is feeding them foods from her own organic garden, according to blog Celebrity Moms as a way to teach her children about where food comes from. Nicole Kidman, mother of baby Sunday Rose, is reported to also grow her own organic veggies.

In October 2008, People magazine reported that actress-model Elizabeth Hurley, mother of 6-year old son Damien and dedicated supporter for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, is developing a line of low-fat organic products produced on her bio-dynamic farm in the English countryside.

Organic clothing

Jessica AlbaEco-celeb moms want to deck their kiddos in only the best eco-friendly wear. Brooke Shields and Jenna Elfman have been reported to rely on BabySoy, clothing made from soybean fibers and renewable materials, in addition to other organic products. Jessica Alba, mom of baby girl Honor, was seen purchasing organic baby clothing from Kicky Pants and Pixie Lily.

Actress Courteney Cox Arquette, mother of Coco, 4, and husband David Arquette leven aunched their own organic clothing line propr.

Organic bedding

You can rest assured celebrity eco-babies are soundly sleeping in top-notch organic bedding. In addition to organic baby wear, Jessica Alba was also reported picking up Sage Creek organic crib sheets among other organic items when she nearing Honor's birth.

When Jamie Lynn Spears was expecting her daughter Maddie, sis Brit picked up the tab for organic bedding and baby blankets made by Robbie Adrian and the two Spears sisters were also spotted in renowned celeb baby store Petit Tresor picking up organic blankets, towels and PJs.

Other organic baby items

Nicole RichieWhen Nicole Richie and Joel Madden launched their Richie-Madden Children's Foundation in 2007, 100 needy moms and moms-to-be were presented with $200,000 worth of goods by Richie and Madden, including organic cleaning products as part of their mission to spread awareness for family health care, nutrition and education.

Eco-conscious celebrity moms Laura Dern, Gwyneth Paltrow and Sheryl Crow are reported to rely on organic baby lotions, with Sheryl Crow, who is a fan of Seventh Generation cleaning products, taking it a step even further with an eco-friendly baby shower featuring everything eco from non-paper, email invites to botanical party favors.

Former Punky Brewster star Soleil Moon Frye, mother of Poet, 3, and Jagger, 1, even launched her own organic baby store The Little Seed, that sells knapsacks made from hemp, organic Can You Dig It? swaddle blankets and phthalate-free, lead-free, and PVC-free Green to Grow baby drinking bottles, among many other eco-things.

These are just a few of the many eco-celeb moves to raise healthy families with organics. Other celebrity moms to watch are Mariska Hargitay, Jennifer Garner, Jennie Garth, J-Lo and many others (it's hip to be celebrity eco-mommies).

Visit Going Green for more eco-friendly info!

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