Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Easy Living

Easy Green living...
www.naturebox.com is a company that delivers healthy snacks to you monthly for $19.95!  They will refund your money if you are not satisifed!

www.honestbaby.com I heart this company!  Recentlycelebrity mom, Jessica Alba started Honest Baby offering a monthly subscription for families to receive non-toxic, petrochemical free productsIt's great! I get the fun graphic designed chlorine-free diaper bundle and the family essential bundle.

began my research of petrochemicals after I became a Mom. It's so crazy how you see the world differentlyKids learn by putting everything in their mouths and by touching thingsWatching Caymus do this made me think twice about what he was digesting through his largest organ, his SKIN! I started reading what ingredients were in my skincare, lotion, shampoo, and household itemsand what I found was Crazy! They were loaded with petrochemicals! So I began searching for a cleaner option.

started by carrying a list of ingredients to avoid in my purse until I began to remember the long names by memoryJust because, something is Organic doesn't mean it is the best productYou have to do the research. I found a website, http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ where you can search through 77,000 household products by name and see how they rank, with 10 being the worst for youThis website really helped me clean out all the bad products in my house, which then led to finding an online website called, www.vitacost.com. It's amazing for household products like Seventh Generation, Jason's, Tom's, Avalon Organics, and California Baby for sometimes half the cost! I order all my toiletries from them and have it auto shipped monthlyDone. Free Shipping

The petrochemical industry is unregulatedso you have to do your own research!
For example:
Check out these Huggies Naturally Refreshing wipes- on http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/  they score a 7!  Which is very high for cancer, developmental & reproductive toxicity, allergies & immunotoxicity, and Other HIGH concerns: Biochemical or cellular level changesEndocrine disruptionContamination concernsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs),MiscellaneousOccupational hazardsOther MODERATE concerns:CancerOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)Other LOW concerns: Enhanced skin absorptionData gapsEcotoxicology

Seventh Generation Wipes scored a 1!  That's a big difference!
Think about it: Your baby is in his/her diaper for 24 hours a day!  
(from kimberly synder.net, author of The Beauty Detox Soultion a nutritionist and beauty expert whom has been featured on The Dr. Oz Show, Good Morning America and many more)
Why are conventional diapers harmful?

1. Dioxins – Many baby diapers are bleached with chlorine, resulting in remaining traces of dioxins. According to the World Health Organization, dioxins are “persistent environmental pollutants” that can cause an array of health problems including developmental delays, damaged immunity, hormone interference, and certain cancers. Even if dioxins don’t wind up in the diapers after bleaching, they do wind up in the water and thus, the food supply, creating an environmental health problem from the manufacture of diapers.
2. Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) – Many disposable diapers release VOCs such as ethylbenzene, toluene, and xylene. According to the EPA, some VOCs are carcinogens. Others can cause neurological problems, eye irritation, and decreased immunity.
3. Sodium Polyacrylate (SAP) – The absorbent center in disposable diapers is made from SAP. Once used in tampons, SAP was responsible for the cases of Toxic Shock Syndrome associated with the products. SAP also irritates skin, can cause staph infections, and may be related to other health problems, as well.

Diapers and the Environment

diapers and the effect on the environmentMany parents feel the convenience associated with disposable diapers mitigates the negative environmental effects the diapers have. As I previously mentioned, dioxins are one of the unfortunate side effects of diapering with bleached disposable diapers. The other environmental issue is their lake of quick biodegradability. Disposable diapers wind up in landfills and won’t break down for about 500 years. Likewise, because the diapers contain human waste, they may contain viruses and bacteria that can seep into the groundwater.

www.farmhousedeliverycom for weekly/biweekly deliveries of fresh produce from local farmers. $37.00 per week.  I love this company because not only do you get fresh produce delivered, but they send out recipes and storage tips for your weekly bushel.

An educational and artistic way to share time with your favorite kid!  Caymus loves getting mail or packages... Kiwicrate delivers a new craft Monthly!  We love seeing what's in the box...

http://tattly.com Send these fun, non-toxic, temporary tattoos to someone special! We ordered these for Valentine's Day and they were a hit!

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