Hidden Chemicals at Home
Posted on September 04 2020
While I was hanging these out I thought of YOU.
Do you know, without a doubt, that you are washing your clothes in a natural powder or liquid?
Because I will be the first to put up my hand and say that for too many years I had no real idea. Actually, I thought I was choosing from the supermarket shelves quite well. I chose the ones that said things like 'environmentally friendly' 'sensitive skin' 'hypoallergenic' 'nontoxic' and my old favourite- the sensitive washing powder with almond milk (when you look closely there is no almond milk at all!)
I have said it before. I trusted "them" that they wouldn't sell me something that could have harmful toxins, could cause allergies or make my family sick. I gave away all of my power.
It's not straight forward-there is a lot of greenwashing that goes into their marketing:
"using misleading information to gloss over bad behaviour"
"conveying a false impression or providing misleading information"
Which means that you need to read between the lines!
Once you start to look into the chemical cocktail and read up about possible side effects (I love the app Chemical Maze) YOU get to make an informed choice about what is right for your family.
Funny enough....since switching to a natural alternative we have not had any problems with allergies, eczema, itchy red skin etc. But I can tell you that after 4 years of using a real natural washing powder- I can smell the fragrance on clothes that have been washed in a chemical cocktail. I can't sleep in sheets that have been washed in fabric softener because my eyes and skin itch and I sneeze all night.
I have been going through all of our little newborn clothes from storage (it's been 4 years!) and giving them a wash before putting away into draws.
That's when I started to think of YOU. When I started to feel sad that some children are suffering from skin conditions and allergies that could be helped by finding a natural alternative.
Naturally, I have to share my favourites here with you. Take a look, try them out and empower yourself with the knowledge of what is really in your cleaning gear.
If you are after a DIY washing powder I have the recipe on our website for the one I use with my family- I also sell this in 500g bags for you to try and see if it suits your family.
Another amazing choice is the family owned brand KIN KIN. I love all of their cleaning products and TRUST them. We no longer stock these products online but you can grab the washing powder over at LIVE PURE & SIMPLE. Nardia has the whole KIN KIN range for you and is all about cutting the toxins from your life!
Have you already made the switch? Experienced a difference in your health from it? I would love to hear where YOU are on the journey xx