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Happy Friday, I am so glad to be here sharing with you all a post one been thinking about for a bit. I haven’t really talked much about it on the blog about how I am trying to switch out products and use safer options. I have recently made the switch to a few things last year and some new things for the New Year & I am loving the switches so far.
First switch I have made to use safer products in our home is using Beautycounter. I found out about them in 2017 and was immediately drawn to it because of the mission statement. To get safer products into the hands of everyone. I became a consultant immediately, and wanted to share the mission with all the people I love and those who I come across. I became pregnant with Kai, which you can read more about him HERE. Once we found out that his diagnosis was technically a fluke, I knew that I needed to change things. I started wondering what could have caused it? Was it something I put in my hair, put on my face, washed my clothes in. There is no regulation in the Beauty industry, the U.S. has only banned 30 products or harmful chemicals. While at Beautycounter there is a Never List that is made up of more than 1,500 questionable or harmful products that we never use & you can see some of those HERE. At Beautycounter we are not just makeup, we are a movement. I hope you check out my personal website with Beautycounter and chose to switch to safer products for yourself and your family.
I have recently in the New Year made a commitment to get rid of all my plastic in my house. From plates, to cups, ziplock bags, etc. The reasoning behind this is the Bisphenol A (BPA) in the plastics. There has been studies in animals that shows that it is hazardous to them. I came across an article from a Harvard blog which you can read HERE. While the FDA has been back and forth on if it is harmful or not. The U.S. Centers for Disease and Control (CDC) says there is 93% detectable levels in Americans 6 years and older. BPA is not just from one source, you can get it from water bottles, dishes, plastic container bags etc. So I have slowly started to “CLEAN” out my home. In the study in animals the dangers that possibly come from the exposure of BPA include abnormal development of the brain, breast, & prostate. Other studies link the chemical to infertility, feminizing male organs in utero, and early puberty in females. This can all be found in the article I linked above. BPA is an endocrine disruptor that may interfere with the body’s endocrine system. They produce adverse developmental, reproductive, neurological, and immune effects in both humans and wildlife. With all this being said I have decided to get rid of all my plastic cups first. We have enough stainless steel and glass cups to be able to drink out of. Switching over to safer one step at a time is the easiest way we can do it. Trying to do it all at once can be expensive. I have also slowly been getting snack bags that are reusable for the kids and myself. The next thing I’ll be getting rid of is my plastic food storage and switching to glass. I have included a link HERE from my shop that are some of the safer options to chose from. Beautycounter recently also shared to cut back on plastics and shared another website called Plastic Oceans that has lots of information as well.
Thank you for being here and reading my first blog of the year 2019. I am going to be around more often his year & I can’t wait.