Natural is a big buzz word in our lives today. With so many things labeled natural, it’s hard to know what natural claims you can actually trust.
You can walk down any store aisle today that has food, cleaners, even mattresses and you’ll probably see the word natural somewhere on the label. The problem is not all naturals are created even. Becoming a label ninja can be whole thing in your life but to me, it’s a very important thing to do!
WHY NATURAL IS SO IMPORTANT TO ME
Keeping my life aligned with a natural lifestyle is important to me for two reasons. I want the products that I use to be safe for my family and safe for the environment.
SAFE FOR MY FAMILY
This is a snapshot of a weekly grocery delivery. Raw milk, local non-sprayed strawberries, local peaches, local full-fat ice cream and pastured eggs. Fresh, full of enzymes and as close as possible to the way nature intended.
I want to create a space in my home where my family can flourish. Keeping them healthy is super important to me. Knowing that the products we eat, inhale, slather on our skin and come in contact with in any way are safe. I need to know that if my children walk across a floor that I’ve just mopped, they’re not soaking toxins in through their feet. It only takes 30 seconds for those toxins to go from their feet to their bloodstream. That scares me.
Many other products can disrupt the different systems in the body. Phthalate, for example, is a product found in many personal care products & detergents and can disrupt the endocrine system. This system produces the hormones that regulate the body’s growth, metabolism and sexual function. It’s so important that we’re not giving our body anything extra to fight off, especially with everything going on in the world today. If you’re interested in learning the safe products my family uses, you can find that here.
SAFE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
I really think we have a responsibility to be good stewards of our planet. I’m nowhere near perfect and know I’ll never be but I do try to be as low waste as I can. More than that, I try to be as low toxin as possible. There is a season for everything and in some seasons I do better than others but knowing that I’m doing my best works for me. Just like with my family, I don’t want to contribute to the toxins entering our environment.
I don’t think that dumping out mop water that’s full of garbage toxins either down the sink drain, toilet or out in my yard is a good idea. These toxins can seep out into the groundwater and affect our environment. I want to know that I’m not adding unnecessary havoc to the world.
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