So five years ago I started realizing there were toxins EVERYWHERE. I was trying to figure out how to treat my baby’s eczema and it led me down a path of no return. After realizing that my 4-week-old baby’s skin reaction could have been triggered by the flame retardants in his PJ’s, chemicals in his mattress, toxins in our laundry soap, parabens in our baby lotion, dyes in his diapers, milk proteins in my breast milk – I mean my whole world came crashing down on me as I realized we were going to have to make some serious lifestyle changes. Honestly, it was pretty depressing. I love convenience items and saying goodbye to takeout, conventional baby creams + soaps and going from a “grab and go” lifestyle to a DIY/homemade approach was overwhelming and isolating. It wasn’t until I was able to connect with some like-minded people and started seeing health improvements that things started getting fun again.
The Green Gurls Club
This is where me and my friend Suzi come in. You can check out her story at Gurl Gone Green. We know this period of time: when you want to make some healthy changes but don’t know where to start. It can be confusing and downright hard. So we have teamed up to take the “HARD” out of living toxin free and put the “FUN” back into doing it. Over the past 5-7 years we have tried and tested nearly every nontoxic deodorant, shampoo, lotion, diaper cream, sunscreen (etc.) under the sun. We have researched and cross referenced ingredient after ingredient, talked to formulators, brands and like-minded friends and at the end of it all: We have IT.
And what is IT? Well, we know what’s clean and we know what WORKS. And we are going to show you how to detox your life, one product at a time. Keeping it simple, easy and fun. Welcome to The Green Gurls Club. Membership is free, all you have to do is say, I WANT IN!
First up? The Green Gurls Club is kicking off with an inaugural 30 Day Detox Challenge. During these four weeks members will get an email every week highlighting one personal care product category like shampoo, lotion, deodorant etc. The Club will deliver:
- A master list of toxins to avoid
- Product swap recommendations at both luxury and budget price points
- Access to member-only giveaways and coupon codes galore
- Approval to join our exclusive Facebook Group where members can meet like-minded peers and get daily detox tips
- A LIVE meet-up with Suzi and Lisa every week to talk shop and answer questions
- A lifetime membership to The Green Gurls Club and first dibs on upcoming challenges + classes
And at the end of these 30 days you will have a renewed sense of confidence when it comes to buying personal care items. No more going back to your trusty old toxic standbys. You will have found healthier alternatives that work and won’t compromise your health or the health of your family. And these swaps may even surprise you! You may find that not only are they nontoxic but they work even better than your go-tos. Or those blemishes on your back and shoulders have cleared up. Or you stopped getting canker sores – seriously! It’s happened to us!
So don’t get overwhelmed thinking you have to toss it all and buy everything new with no idea where to start. We are here to take you through this transformation ONE product at a time. You can make this as big or as little of a time commitment as you like. Some people may prefer to take our recommendations and run with them and others may want to ask why and kind of get to the root of – why would a company do this to us!? Either way, this experience is totally customizable.
Our vision for The Green Gurls Club is two fold. We want to support club members during their transition, making this a fun and memorable experience. We want you to feel confident reading labels, be proficient in cutting through the greenwashing mumbo jumbo and really just take control of your buying decisions and buying power.
Why is this so important to us?
Good question! Well let’s look at the big picture. We are all raising next generations together. We are seeing diseases proliferate at a rate we have never seen before.
- 1 out of ever 68 US births, a child is born with Autism – CDC, 2014
- The prevalence of childhood eczema in the US is 10.7% overall and as high at 18.1% in some states – NationalEczema.org
- Auto Immune diseases are more prevalent than ever with over 2 million people in the US with Celiac and another over 2 million with Hashimoto’s – AutoImmune Registry
- Abut 1 in 8 US women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime – BreastCancer.org
- 99% of breast cancer patients have parabens in their body – Mercola.com
- IBS is the most common disorder diagnosed by gastroenterologists and accounts for up to 12% of total visits to primary care providers – AboutIBS.org
And this list goes on and on. I personally want my sons and their children to be healthy and live long and prosperous lives. And one way we can support that is by NOT BUYING toxic products. We can’t control environmental exposures but we can control what we bring into our homes. If everyone in the world stopped buying Big Macs for 1 week, guess what, there would be no more Big Macs. Two words: OUT OF BUSINESS.
And that’s the thing. Whenever you take out your cash card, credit card or that 2 dollar bill you have been holding onto since you were 8 – and you place that currency down on the counter in exchange for goods? THAT is your vote. That is your ballot. That is your voice.[clickToTweet tweet=”Buy nontoxic goods. Your buying power is your vote. That is your ballot. That is your voice. Use it!” quote=”Buy nontoxic goods. Your buying power is your vote. That is your ballot. That is your voice. Use it!”]
Make your voice heard by choosing nontoxic products for you and your family. Not only will you reap the immediate benefit of having a cleaner home and a healthier family but you will be placing another stone on the foundation of the world we are building for generations to come.
Cut to the chase!
Okay so I heard you say it the first time: I WANT IN! Well you already have your ticket in sisters – it’s called your email address! Pop your email in below and consider yourself in. We will send you a welcome video with an overview of what to expect followed by 5 weekly emails over the next 30 days. We are all doing this challenge together starting on June 15th so get on it!
Join The Green Gurls Club 30 Day Detox Challenge!
Detox your life one product at a time.
You’re in girl! Now check your email for a welcome video from Lisa and Suzi!
If you arrive late that’s okay – you can still sign up and we will catch you up to speed so you can join right in.
We are so excited you are here!