I'm an Ambassador for a Toxin-Free Generation
Have I told you that I'll be helping to spread the word about Seventh Generation products this year? Cleaning products we can all get behind... because they are safe for the environment and for our family!
Since its inception, Seventh Generation has been strongly rooted in a mission to inspire a revolution that nurtures the health of the next seven generations. The company derives its name from the Great Law of the Iroquois that states, "In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations." As a pioneer in corporate responsibility, we want our products to make a difference, from development through to production, purchase, use and disposal.
Did You Know?
Chemicals of concern take a toll on the planet and though these effects may not be seen immediately, we know they await future generations. Switching to/Using plant-based products is a small and easy way to make a difference now. If every household in Canada and the United States replaced one bottle of 2.95L 2X concentrate petroleum-based laundry liquid with Seventh Generation’s 2.95L 2X concentrate plant-derived product, we could save 48 million litres of oil – the equivalent to taking 30,000 cars off the road for one year.
Seventh Generation’s cleaning and personal care formulas are biodegradable, comprised of a high level of plant and mineral-based materials, and free of harsh solvents, dyes and synthetic fragrances. Instead, this brand uses essential oils and botanical extracts in their fragrances to create a fresh and pleasant aroma.
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And now a special message:
Seventh Generation and Shane Koyczan introduce...
Visit www.seventhgeneration.ca/toxinfree to find out how to join Shane Koyczan and Seventh Generation in the Campaign for a Toxin-Free Generation.
Seven Simple Tips to Live Life More Toxin Free:
1. Once a week, open all the windows in your house for five minutes.
Like you, your house needs to breathe. No matter the season, open all the windows in your house for at least five minutes once a week to release the vapors and bring in the fresh air.
2. Avoid recycling receipts.
They may look like paper and feel like paper, but they shouldn't be recycled like paper. They could contain BPA (Bisphenol A) that will contaminate the other recyclables in the mix. Either throw receipts into the trash or go paperless to avoid them all together.
3. Use glass containers for lunches and food storage.
There is no situation where the phrase “could leach into your food” is desirable. Even beets leaching into our mashed potatoes become a meal-breaker for some so why tolerate potentially harmful chemicals leaching into our foods from plastic containers?
4. Choose a good, old-fashioned mug for your morning coffee.
Grinding trees into pulp, compressing them into paper and then chucking them into landfills after just one use seems, to put it mildly, inhumane. Consider switching to a reusable cup or mug.
5. Your nose knows; trust it.
If something gives off a scent that makes you cringe, it’s probably a good sign to step away. More likely than not, you’re smelling a Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) and the less of those you inhale, the better.
6. Get a plant and improve your indoor air quality.
Plants like what you exhale, you like what they exhale. Symbiosis. It’s a win-win.
7. Beware: “unscented” is not the same as “fragrance-free.”
No healthy relationship is ever based on secrets and some synthetic fragrances, including the nefarious “unscented” fragrance, can contain hundreds of secret chemicals, none of which are shared with you. Improve your label literacy and be aware of what’s really inside the products you buy.
I look forward to sharing my 'natural' cleaning experiences with you all this year!