I used to scoff at my aunt who had to have everything "all-natural" and "organic". It was weird and we all rolled our eyes at her. Until I got educated. Now, she is one of my major resources when I'm looking for something with clean ingredients. Why the change?
Our world, our daily household products, are loaded with carcinogens, neurotoxins, and endocrine disruptors and we see the damage right in front of us, but most of us ignore it.
Our young girls are reaching puberty at earlier and earlier ages, and instead of stepping back and asking "why", our medical system just changes their standard to what is considered "normal".
Unexplained infertility will effect 1 in 6 couples. That means, the couple has been unsuccessful at conceiving for a year or more and none of their medical professionals know why.
The U.S has the most lax regulations in the WORLD on what ingredients companies can use in our products. In fact, Johnson & Johnson has been banned from other countries because they do not meet their ingredient safety standards. Yet they are one of our leading brands in the personal care product industry. In our BABY products!
The toxic caution labels on things like children's make-up kits should be enough to make you put it back on the shelf with a "hard pass", yet BILLIONS are sold and given to our young girls as the perfect gift and we wonder why they end up having painful periods, acne and difficult or irregular cycles.
It is disgusting what is allowed in the foods we eat, the products we put on our skin, and chemicals we clean our homes with. Ingredients that are known to cause abnormal cell growth (know anyone with cancer?), neurotoxins (what was I coming in here for again?) and ingredients known to mimic estrogen and prevent our body from using its own natural hormones
We are exposed to more of these toxins in a year, than those born before the 1950's had been exposed to in their whole lifetime. Being mindful of what we put in and on our bodies is one small step that makes a WORLD of difference to your health. Choose wisely.
My top 3 areas of the home for easy swap-outs:
1. Fragrance, parfume, perfumes, any and all things with synthetic scents. REPLACE WITH essential oils and diffusers. Be savvy about buying these though friends, as the industry has been tainted with opportunists who try to push a synthetic version off as the "real deal" to get a piece of the billion dollar pie that is trending hard core right now.
2. Cleaners. The greenwashing that happens in the cleaning aisle is disgusting. If you want a SAFE, natural, yet EFFECTIVE plant-based cleaner that you don't have to worry about calling poison control or using in a well-ventilated area, in a brand you can trust, keep reading.
3. Medicine cabinet. There are 2 ways of dealing with ailments. You can suppress the body's immune response to shut off the symptoms, which usually creates more illness....OR you can support the body with the natural tools it is ingeniously designed to know how to use so it can repair and restore itself to its original design of perfection.