When starting a new project in your home, using the right material is crucial. When choosing products, it’s good to keep in mind the many advantages natural products have. Eco-friendly materials such as clay, wood, or sand have been used often in construction. Using natural products reduces the amount of harmful environmental effects that can result in the manufacturing process. Minimizing the amount of processing reduces the carbon cost. Carbon cost results from embodied energy, which is all of the energy that is consumed from the manufacturing process to the transportation and application, etc. Man made products require a lot of energy to produce, polluting the environment. Since natural products are most often found locally, less transportation is required which is cost efficient and beneficial to the environment!