I went all in with green living just a few years ago. It was the cumulation of a couple of things that happened which brought me into “my awareness” as I call it. I started wondering what the hype was with “organics” and if it was really a thing or just another sales tactic. My mom was diagnosed with a brain tumor for the fourth time, my little one was suffering from Eczema and then one day my friend Angela said to me, “Did you know they wash chickens in chlorine?”
Pretty much from that moment on I was on a quest to know and went hardcore all-in. I went crazy turning over all of our products including toothpaste, deodorant and Tupperware containers. I threw out the kids fluoride and hydrocortisone cream. Out went the Clorox wipes and the stainless steel cleaner. Dryer sheets were a thing of the past. Forget refined sugars – they didn’t even stand a chance. I started making my own toothpaste and makeup, I didn’t eat out, I wouldn’t even look at processed or refined food. Vinegar became my best friend. Those were the dark days…. Then after some time and some serious label reading, I realized I could actually rejoin society and still make safe decisions for my family.
This world is filled with toxic chemicals. They are in our food, makeup, personal care products, our kids crayons, the paint on our wall, in plastic water bottles, the varnish on our furniture, on our kids PJs and in the mattresses we all sleep on. Why? Well no one is running the show in the world of cosmetics. The list of harmful ingredients that are banned for use in the US has not been updated since 1938. Companies that make cleaning products are not required to list all their ingredients on their labels. And with the food industry, well lets just say palms are greased, and money runs the show. There is a monopoly happening in the US food industry and if we don’t take control and create a demand for local, organic, non-GMO foods we will loose these essential resources.
The list of egregious and endless crimes against humanity goes on BUT the more we know, the better choices we can make for ourselves and our families. We can make a difference by voting with our dollars and creating a demand for the world we want to live in. A world the way it was intended to be enjoyed.
Everyday more organic options, healthy restaurants, products, food stores and resources are becoming available. Join me in making these discoveries and come share what you know, I am passionate about making a change and I need your help. Lets do this!
Cover photo by Monkey & Squirrel, 2018