Sunday, January 24, 2010

Norwex Party & Healthy Living

I understand that there are chemicals that are toxic to our bodies in the products that we use. I didn't understand how bad it truly is until I attended a Norwex party Friday night. If you've never heard of Norwex, they are a company started in Norway who's "mission to improve the quality of life by radically reducing the use of chemicals in personal care and cleaning."

As Liz, the consultant went through each of her cleaning products and explained how bad the chemicals are in traditional ones, I started sinking more and more into myself. I never understood dryer balls. What was the point? Uh, the point would be to not use dryer sheets that are extremely toxic! WHAT?! We've been using them since I was a kid!! NO MORE!

On top of that, I stopped using antipersperant. I've known for a long time that it's bad for us to not sweat. I wasn't that concerned really. I'd wanted to stop using it and actually went looking for just deodorant and couldn't find any. That was several months ago. I stopped cold turkey on Saturday. I actually ordered the Norwex Crystal Deordorant. Thank goodness I'm not a big sweater!

So, why am I writing this post? Because I'm really making a committment to changing our lives and the amount of toxins we're putting into it. As a mom, it really freaks me out the chemicals already affecting my kids!

The change will take time and research! I want to make sure the claims of companies are true and as safe as they might claim to be. I tend to be pretty cynical and have a hard time trusting large corporations. Let's be honest, everyone is out to make a buck or more. That stated, our lives are worth more than what we're putting into them now chemically!

If you have any suggestions or companies that I should try out, let me know! I'm open to ideas.

*This post is mine alone and was not to soley promote Norwex. They are mentioned here because of the party I attended on Friday. If you are interested in learning more about Norwex, let me know and I can refer you to someone who sells it. (I don't receive anything from referals).


Michelle the Norwex Greenavore said...

Great to read your post about Norwex. I enjoyed looking over your blog too and look forward to popping back. I am a Norwex consultant in Spearfish, SD and I have seen the look you probably gave after learning about the chemicals used in the cleaning products in our homes when there are great non-chemical alternatives (like Norwex!) out there. Especially those dryer balls - what's in fabric sheets is just plain chilling.

Here's to a green clean in 2010!

Michelle Kane COMING SOON!
Twitter: greenavore

Penelope said...

I'm with you, I've become very cautious about chemicals, water, and also don't use anti-perspirant anymore...instead I use a natural deodorant with "alum" (I hope that isn't as dangerous as aluminum, it's touted as safe). Thanks for this info!

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