Day 14. - Cleaning & Body Products...No More Chemicals!
Natural cleaning products for the house & body perform as well or better than chemical based products and are now on retail shelves across the globe.
As manufacturers fill a growing market niche, your local grocery store is now putting on its shelves natural, chemical-free products for cleaning anything and for improving your skin. As always, be sure to read the complete list of ingredients, consider the packaging and size for eco-friendliness while purchasing products with truly nature-friendly ingredients and containers.
Even old school chemical companies are finding their way into the green market. Whenever you see the word 100% biodegradable, you should feel pretty confident that it is not going to harm the eco-system, but read the ingredients just in case. It is worthwhile to know what products contain so you have something to compare on your next purchase, since some natural based products perform better than others and often can cost more too. Getting an effective product does not have to cost more or compromise desired results.
Skin & Hair
Avoiding chemical hair sprays, cosmetics including nail polish (especially important for pregnant women) is better for you and the Earth as the Phthalates from these products are responsible for human toxicity, cancer and are leaching into our waters. Both you and the workers at these hair & nail spas are exposed to high amounts of airborne chemicals. Some spas have begun to address these issues, and supporting their efforts is the way to encourage the changes. Ask your spa or salon what their plans are.