Cleaner Living: Learn a Toxin a Day to Keep the Doctor Away

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Understanding what toxins may be lurking  in products we use on ourselves and our families and what alternatives are out there either in the store or in your kitchen cabinet are important for Working Moms to know for several reasons:

  1. Companies care about a bottom line, not necessarily your family.  So to save time and/or money they use chemicals that are toxic to your health.  As a mom, you want to protect the ones you love from dangers, even the ones that hide in a soap bottle.  Also, your kids also need a healthy mom/parent who will be around for a long time, so it is important to take care of you too.
  2. There are lots of alternatives on the shelves, you just need to know what to look for on the label and what to avoid.
  3. You can look great, feel great, and spend more precious time with your kids!  Many of the natural alternatives I have described previously in this blog will save you time without scrimping on looking and feeling good about yourself.
  4. You CAN save money!  No need to go to those expensive natural food stores and stock up on expensive products.  You can put the money you save towards better things for your kids or family (or a special splurge for a hard-working mom)!

There are so many things we need to worry about that affects our health and that of our families.  You will not be able to eliminate everything, but if we can reduce some toxins we will all be better off in the long run!  So, that being said, for the next 12 days I will be highlighting a different toxin that lurks in many of the products on the shelves today.

Toxin #1- Phthalates

Toxin #2- Retinyl palmitate (Vitamin A)

Toxin #3- Oxybenzone

3 comments on “Cleaner Living: Learn a Toxin a Day to Keep the Doctor Away”

  1. Thank you for doing this! I feel like I need to take down notes and check my products but this is something I may not have ever looked into on my own. I think a lot of people just assume that if it is on the store shelf, then it is safe.

    1. Thanks Patty! It can be overwhelming, but hopefully this guide helps to narrow some things down. At the end I will try to compile a list of all of the toxins by the names they are found in on labels as a kind of shopping guide.

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