Have you thought of going green with ALL of your household cleaners? The best thing you can do for you and your family is to switch to healthier alternatives; 7th Generation, Bio-Kleen, Planet, Method, Shaklee, etc. We run a Green household and have for many, many years and the switch is not that hard. We use Planet for our dish soap, Charlies or Maggies Soap Nuts ( I am in LOVE with these!!)for our laundry and Shaklee, 7th Generation, Bio-Kleen, Earth Friendly Products (they make a great alternative to bleach, OXO Brite) and distilled Vinegar to clean the house. I use Thieves Oil from Young Living which is incredible for a myriad of things; anti-bacterial, coughs, household cleaner, etc. Did you know that all of the toxic fumes from your commercial household cleaners leach out from the cabinets in your kitchen and bathroom and spread through the whole house so that EVERYONE breathes them in? Shocking, right?!
We also use non-toxic personal care for the whole family. For mom and dad we use Lavera shampoos and skincare, 100% pure body lotions, Pangea soaps, Terresentials deodorants and body wash and Spry toothpaste. I use only non-toxic makeup like Lavera, Afterglow and 100% Pure. For the kids I use Earth Mama Angel Baby, Weleda, and The Natural Dentist toothpaste.
There are many great Green books out there and a personal favorite is, Healthy Child Healthy World (www.healthychild.org)
I have a store, Belly Sprout, where we carry some of these products, like Charlies, Maggies Soap Nuts, Weleda, Earth Mama, etc. We also opened up a non-toxic Beauty Bar where we offer mini-facials and makeup applications using only natural, organic products. We have an event coming up on October 11th. Check out our site for more info on green living (www.bellysprout.com).
You can get so many products now at Target, Henrys, Costco and even some local grocery stores!
At first it may seem daunting to make the switch, but products and information are much more accessible now than even a few years ago. You and your family will be healthier for it! If you have ANY questions, contact me. I love helping families to choose healthier options and this is what I do daily at my store! Good luck!