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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Going Green??

Go Green?  Why?  How?

Being in the "go green" industry for so many years, I think it's just part of who I am.  I can't tell you how many people I speak with daily who say the same thing... "I just don't know where to start.....I don't want to go store to store trying to find products to make my home environmentally friendly."

It doesn't have to be a hard thing.  There are so many small things that we can all do everyday that will make a big difference.

Look at the cleaners you have in your home.  Really look at them.  Are they safe going down your drain?  Chances are they aren't.  Manufacturers today are promoting "green, safe products"... but who can you trust?

I trusted the commercials for many years... baby shampoo being safe... spraying the disinfectant in baby's room and on baby's toys... the products are marketed to moms as being safe.  But, are they really?  How do we know?  We don't really... we need to do our own research. 

I did this research and ended up ceasing shopping from most manufacturers that spend millions of dollars to advertise their products on TV.  What are commercials for?  Well, to sell products right?  So, are all commercials giving correct information? Hmmmm.  How many times have I heard the old saying..."He's a car salesman... his job is to sell the car... he'll say whatever to sell that car..."  (no offence to car sales people!)... BUT... how is this any different than commercials??  They are actors who are getting paid to make the products seem irresistible... the script was written for them... COME ON!  Are we really that naiive to believe everything we hear/see on TV??

When we become pregnant, we want the best for our baby... the safest crib, high chair, car seat, toys, etc... But what thought goes into shampoo, body wash, bubble bath, lotion, laundry soap, cleaners we clean the home with?

We all want our homes clean with baby there... disinfect that home. 

Think about the smell... think about the fumes... think about the residue that's left on the surfaces you are cleaning.

Read the labels.  Find out what's actually in that bottle. 

So, going back to being green... it's easier than you think.  It's simply about making a decision and making it happen!

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