The Easy Way to Go Natural & Non-Toxic in Your Home
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The Easy Way to Go Natural & Non-Toxic in Your Home
My family has been on a real journey over the last few years to make our lives healthier and much less toxic.
It all started for me when I was in college and had to write a research paper on harmful ingredients in our food supply. I decided to write about Partially Hydrogenated Oils. Back then they were barely on the radar of the average consumer.
Fast forward almost twenty years later and almost every mom who shops for her kids’ food knows about hydrogenated oils and stopped buying foods that contained them. And because buyers stopped buying them, the makers stopped making them.
One win for the consumer – one huge loss for big business!
Years later we all saw the same effect happen with toxins like BPA’s and Parabens. Again, manufacturers took notice and removed these toxic chemicals from many of the products they make.
The Real Problem with Going Natural
The problem is there are just so many more chemicals and toxins hiding right in our family’s food, lotions and body washes, toothpaste, and household cleaners. Just to name a few!
Here are the most toxic ingredients hiding in your daily household cleanersand detergents! Get ready, it’s a shock to your senses.
And the process of being able to trust what we buy at the store is a long and very unreliable road ahead because of something called greenwashing.
Greenwashing is simply what happens when a company spends more of their time, money and resources to appear more like a natural and eco-friendly brand than they actually are.
How many product lines do you see being brought to market by regular companies that have a “natural” look to them? So many product packages with green leaves on the cover!
It’s shameful because many of these products fool us into thinking they’re better and safer but they are seriously just as toxic.
In fact, many of these so-called natural companies coming to the market are just companies either created by or purchased by major manufacturers. For example, Burts Bees is owned by Clorox and Love and Planet is owned by Unilever.
I wonder who’s really making the decisions in those companies? Hmmm.
The Natural Household Products My Family Loves
If you want to take the right steps toward removing harmful toxins from your home, there’s a right and an easy way to do it.
The first is to do your research and know what’s in your family’s household products. And the second is to get to work.
There are three ways to transition your family to a nontoxic lifestyle:
- Find and buy truly natural household products for your family. Most of these can be found on Amazon but are usually much more expensive.
- Make your own DIY natural cleaners. Many of these are very effective and not necessarily hard to make. However, making your own cleaners takes time… time you may not have.
- Buy all your family’s natural and safe cleaners and basically everything else you buy like toothpaste, body wash, deodorant, and more from a company who makes things easy. This is the method my family swears by!
Less than a year ago my husband was talking to a friend who told him about this really amazing shower cleaner he found. Yes, real conversation.
This led him to share that he literally found the motherlode of natural and safe products that smell amazing and actually work just as good and in some cases better than his previously used toxic cleaners.
My husband was listening… I was NOT. I was totally happy buying my greenwashed products I bought at Target. I mean, I’ve gotta keep going to Target, right?
Fast forward a bit and after doing my research I did a very brief face-palm and was all-in. We decided to go the truly hassle-free route and buy the total home conversion kit.
When our big box came we were so excited. Here’s a video of our unboxing and everything that comes in the Home Conversion Kit…
And after using the products, I’m amazed at how effective these products are. And the best part is, my kids can now get in on the cleaning action without me worrying about exposure to chemicals and fumes! Here’s my daughter holding her cleaning guns!
Here’s an honest and unsponsored review of Melaluca products by the mama behind Today’s Mama where she compares her current natural products to these.
And below is their Ecosense Clean without Compromise guarantee. All their cleaning products are totally free of these toxins. And all their fragrances are derived from natural ingredients and essential oils.
We all should be able to have the peace of mind that what we “clean” our homes with isn’t poisoning our family at the same time. That’s not really clean then, is it?
How to Shop for Wellness Products
What I love about Melaleuca is they are simply an online wellness store. Nothing more… nothing less. You can buy all your family’s cleaning, personal and wellness products you already buy with no additional cost or unwelcomed toxins.
And you don’t have to drag the kids to the store either. Do all your shopping in your PJ’s if you want!
Simply click here and fill out the form to get more information on how to order your own products!