When the doc gave the news we had to overhaul our life, to say it was overwhelming was an understatement… and short term costly
From going organic as possible, getting rid of all cleaners used, changing body care, vitamins, all supps for fam, detergents, soaps, etc.
It was a lot, it’s STILL a lot, there’s a TON of avenues to go down yet as we keep it one step at a time
So many products are advertised as “naturally-derived” and “biodegradable”, putting a spin on words while they greenwash products to sell you.
The use of chemicals in cleaning products is unregulated
Instead the ingredients are concealed under the term “fragrance”.
These chemicals are linked to all kinds of health issues like:
Cancer and so much more
Out of some 62,000 chemicals approved for use in the US, only about 300 have been tested for safety
When out and about, the free version of Think Dirty app allowing you to scan barcodes is great.
Followed up with ewg dot org.
If you were still on the fence, did you know, S.C. Johnson & Son, agreed to pay a large sum in a class action settlement for misleading people to believe their products were non-toxic? There were over a dozen Method products included that were purchased between May 14, 2016 - May 13, 2021.
Method All-Purpose Cleaner
Method Squirt + Mop Hard Floor Cleaner
Method All-Purpose Cleaner for Dog
Method Bathroom Cleaner
Method All-Purpose Cleaner for Cat
Method Wood for Good Daily Clean
Method All-Purpose Cleaning Wipes
Method Dish Soap, Method Smarty Dish
Method All-Purpose Cleaning Wipes for Dog
Method Smarty Dish Plus
Method All-Purpose Cleaning Wipes for Cat
Method Squirt + Mop Wood Floor Cleaner
Method Daily Granite Cleaner
Method Foaming Bathroom Cleaner
Method Stainless Steel Polish
Method Glass + Surface Cleaner
Method Heavy Duty Degreaser
Method Wood for Good Polish
Method Daily Shower Cleaner
While courts didn't rule in either parties favor, they agreed to a settlement to avoid trial. Read more about it here
We’ve been using:
Dr. Bronner’s for soap and baby wash.
Rocky Mountain Soap is another we enjoy, but a bit pricer.
Branch basics for cleaning.