Take Mindful Momma's Toxic Toiletry Challenge

I've been trying to go more natural with everything the last twelve years.  Having a skin cancer scare or any kind of cancer scare will do that to you!  Although I haven't been perfect, I do what I can~~and let's face it~~going all natural, all the time can be expensive.  That's why I became an independent consultant with Lemongrass Spa.

The products contain NO parabens, phthalates, sulfates, gluten, SLS or isopropyl alcohol.  Plus, they are never tested on animals.  They are made with 97 - 100% natural ingredients and some products are even 100% organic.  I love that I get a 25% discount and that it's only $25 per month to stay active with the company.  My friends and I can buy our favorites each month and stay active.  So even though going more natural can be expensive, it helps me to have that discount on my favorite Lemongrass Spa products! If you're interested in getting your own discount or selling Lemongrass Spa, leave me a message or check out my website and send me an email through my Lemongrass Spa website via the "Contact Me" form.

We like to use the term "Ditch & Switch."  Ditch your old chemical-laden products & switch to products that are as close to chemical-free as possible.

That being said,
there are a lot of companies out there that use natural ingredients and less of the chemicals that are known to be carcinogenic.  You can begin by just switching one product out, whether that product comes from Lemongrass Spa, Aubrey Organics, Dr. Bronners or Burt's Bees. The point is, do what you can, as you can.  I suggest switching something that has the biggest impact first and then go from there.  A lot of chemicals can be absorbed through your skin, especially in the shower when the warmth and steam open your pores.  So, maybe your first switch out could be body wash or soap.  I find that soaps last me longer and can be less expensive than body wash.  
Lemongrass Spa soaps are $7.50 or 3/$21.

Even if I can't afford to buy the chemical-free soap twice a month, I can buy one bar of soap a month and cut my exposure in half.  Progress is progress.  Then, maybe your second "Ditch & Switch" could be your body moisturizer and so on and so forth. 

I LOVE that Mindful Momma has a chart all ready for you to print out so that you can begin to make the switch.  You can list your current shampoo, soap, lotion, etc. and look it up at the EWG (Environmental Working Group) website to find it's rating and begin to look for healthier switches.  The ratings go from (1 - 2) which is "low hazard" up to (7 - 10), which is "high hazard".  The EWG is the same group that brings us the "Dirty Dozen" and "Clean Fifteen" for shopping for produce. 

You can sign up for Mindful Momma's email to receive a copy of her Toxic Toiletries Challenge, which includes a printable wallet guide and chart to switch out to safer personal care products. Click on the picture below to be taken to her email sign-up form.

What steps are you taking to move in the chemical-free direction?

Disclosure: This post contains links to my personal consultant webpage for Lemongrass Spa. If you order through my website, I will earn a commission.  My family and I thank you.

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