We all know we should be using natural cleaners. But, when you’re a busy mum it takes time to read all those labels! It’s great that kids today are becoming much more environmentally conscious. Maybe you’ve heard your kids say something like this – “We don’t want to do anything to hurt the dolphins, Mum.” Both my girls are very aware. They pick up rubbish and don’t use plastic straws, because they don’t want them to end up in the ocean and kill dolphins.
Just recently we had a talk about the plastic toys that supermarkets give away and how these just end up being thrown away when the next big thing comes around. The girls even know there’s a spot in the ocean where there’s so much plastic accumulated that it’s as big as an island.
Kaitlyn was telling me she is a VSCO girl now as they care about the environment and only use metal straws. Apparently it’s the latest trend for tween girls. Have you heard of it? Only my girls have been doing this all their lives. The great thing is, neither of them can remember a time when we weren’t using natural cleaners.
Kids are cleaning up their act, we should too!
So, some kids are getting the idea. But, as adults we also need to be more conscious of the environment. From what we use, recycle, reuse to the toxic chemicals that are in our cleaning products. Yes, that’s right… toxic! People say, “Surely the authorities wouldn’t let them put dangerous chemicals in the products we can buy?” But you and I both know when there’s a dollar to be made most companies will do whatever it takes.
The worst thing is these chemicals end up in the ocean and not only pollute our pristine waterways, they affect the hormones of fish and dolphins. That’s because they contain endocrine-disrupting chemicals like fragrances, parabens and pthalates. (Just between you and I… it’s not only fish and animals that these endocrine-disrupting chemicals affect. Human beings – big and small- are damaged by them too!)⠀
Do natural cleaners REALLY clean?
People ask me if natural cleaning products actually work, as they’ve tried them before and they didn’t work as well as the supermarket ones. I can only tell you what has worked for me. I switched to the Young Living Thieves range of products a few years ago and I’ve never looked back. Quite simply, they’re amazing. The Thieves Household Cleaner contains ingredients that allow dirt, mould, germs, etc. to be removed and washed away and they don’t harm the #dolphins one little bit! . Win win!
There’s never been a better time to clean up your act and get rid of those toxic cleaning products. The best way? Order a Healthy Homes Kit from Young Living. It’s got all the Thieves natural cleaners you need to replace the bad stuff in your home. You can order it today, right here.