Today is the perfect day to share with you why I live my life the way I do. I decided when I had children that I wanted to give the healthiest environment that I possibly could so that they could thrive.
I cook almost every meal, from scratch. We eat very few prepackaged foods because I want to know what they are putting into their bodies. I buy our meat and veggies from local farmers so I know how these animals were well cared for and I know for certain what they were fed. I clean our home without toxic chemicals, and am very careful about the products we clean our bodies with.
I very much believe that all of the chemicals we subject ourselves to on a daily basis have an effect not only on our bodies but on the earth as well. As a parent it is my duty to protect my children from them. If you are still thinking in your head that she is a little crazy and really a little Windex isn’t going to hurt anyone, then you are fooling yourself. It’s OK if you want to bury your head in the sand, that is your life and your an adult. But your children don’t get to chose.
Windex contains 2- butoxyethanol which is listed in the U.S State of California as a hazardous substance found to be carcinogenic. So really how good to you feel using Windex when you NOW know that it is potentially carcinogenic. And let me tell you that Windex is among the least concerning of the traditional cleaners. As soon as I started investigating the contents of my cleaners I was totally freaked out and stopped using them instantly. I urge you to start putting thought into the products you bring into your home. Unfortunately it isn’t easy to find out what your cleaners contain. The best way that I have found is to google the product and then the letters msds, which stands for Materials Safety Data Sheet. It is required by law to have a list of the ingredients. Then once you have the ingredient list google the name and read what it’s effects are.
My job as a parent is to keep my children safe. Safe does not mean hiding my head in the sand and pretending that these risks are not real. THEY ARE.
Not only are these traditional cleaners toxic in our homes but they are toxic when they are produced. During the production of these chemicals there is a large amount of waste water produced containing chemicals that destroy our environment. Not to mention the plastic that must be produced for each individual bottle of Windex, which is then added to the huge mountain of plastic bottles that are tossed each day.
I am not telling you this to scare you. On the contrary, I am sharing this with you so that you have the knowledge and power to make the right decision for you and your family. Ignoring this information is a choice. You are choosing to discount what I am sharing with you. Maybe you feel like it’s ok to expose yourself and children to these chemicals. Maybe you are telling yourself that she is making a mountain out of a molehill and you have been using these for years with no problems.Whatever your reasons I hope you feel confident in them because as I mentioned before, your children don’t get to chose. What would they want?
You may think that switching to non- toxic is more expensive well that is not necessarily the case. Take a look at this.
and check out how switching can save some serious plastic from the landfills.
And what about the company where the products are produced? 100% carbon neutral. That’s right they offset 100% of their carbon emissions.
And did I mention that they work?
Don’t believe me? Oprah, Dr. Oz, and Dr.Wangari Maathai (Nobel Peace Prize Winner) to name a few, have teamed up with Shaklee because of their outstanding standards to high quality, earth friendly products.
OK, OK enough already. If you are ready to make the change here is a great place to start.
The Get Clean Starter Kit is the package I started with and I highly recommend it. It has been over 2 years that we have been using exclusively Shaklee products. I loved them so much that I started to work with the company as well. We share the same values so it just made sense.
Because I want to make it easy for you to make this change, in honor of Earth Day, I am offering you a Free Lifetime Membership with ANY PURCHASE, which will give you 15% off your orders for a LIFETIME. Start making the right choice for your family today.