Since the launch of ButterUp I’ve made a conscience effort to not only convert my skin and haircare regimen to all-natural/organic products, but my everyday household items as well. I recently watched a documentary on Netflix called “The Human Experiment”. It makes a bold claim that we are on the verge of a great chemical disaster. It almost portrays consumers as lab rats, subject to clinical trials with everything we eat, drink, breathe and use for our everyday lives.
According to the documentary, there are more than 80,000 chemicals available in the United States and only 5 have been regulated by the EPA. With the increase in manufacture use of these toxins to make more products quicker and cheaper, it’s no doubt in my mind that there is a connection to the overwhelming increase in serious health issues, especially among children. Cancer, ADHD, asthma and food/environment allergies have increased by more than 50% over the last 45 years.
This documentary struck a chord with me. My favorite aunt, Jeannette, was a housekeeper and a smoker for most of her life and inhaled toxic smoke and cleaning fumes for decades. She often mixed household cleaners together and the fumes would be so strong it would make me gag. She was diagnosed with liver cancer at age 45 and eventually lost her battle to it despite the doctors positive outlook on her condition. I am convinced that those years of chemical exposure is what made her sick. Her story is one of the reasons I’ve switched to using safer household and beauty products made without toxic chemicals.
Please start paying attention to labels! Manufactures do not have to prove a chemical is safe to get it into the market. Products that contain diethanolamine (DEA) and triethanolamine (TEA) are often used in mainstream cleaning products. They can penetrate the skin and cause all kinds of havoc and we not even recognize it.
I personally recommend Melaleuca products. The company is an online wellness club that provides quality, toxic-free products delivered to your door within a few days (think Costco shipped to your home like Amazon products). They are also both the manufacture and the store, so they can provide their high-quality products at great prices. There’s no fancy advertising and marketing schemes, just simple products that work. You’d be amazed at how simplicity can last longer and work so much more effectively than chemical ridden products. I encourage you the check it out! For the month of July you can sign up for the year for only $1. Click the link below or contact me for more information.
I’d love to hear your thoughts! Tell me ways you have switched to a healthier and toxic-free lifestyle!