Give your age-old New Year’s resolution a reboot with this easy guide to a toxin-free home in 2019!
Is it just me or are New Year’s Resolutions losing their sparkle? Between previous failed attempts and recycled resolutions from new years past, it’s time for something newer, healthier, and fail-proof! Whether you’re a fan of making resolutions or not, I think we can all agree that the start of the new year is the perfect time to re-evaluate and refresh our daily behaviors for the year ahead. That’s why we’re sharing 4 realistic resolutions for a non-toxic New Year (that’s also better for the planet, too!)
Isn’t it ironic that most household cleaning products contain seriously unhealthy and dirty chemicals? The same toxins we avoid in paints and varnishes also have places in our home cleaning products. I know, it’s really hard to overlook the sweet smell of a Hawaiian summer breeze in snuggle-soft laundry. Or to comprehend that there’s around 2 pounds of flame retardants and formaldehyde in your seemingly innocent memory foam pillow. But these harmful chemicals are proven to cause serious health damage, like cancer, hormone disruption, infertility, birth defects, allergies, asthma, and organ failure. Plus, we pay a lot of money for these health-damaging products that also skyrocket our utility bills and wreak havoc on the environment.
Below are five resolutions you can choose from to help minimize your daily dose of toxins and help you save money while saving the planet in 2019. Cheers!
I Resolve To ….. CLEAN UP MY LAUNDRY ROUTINE!
Our nation’s leading brands of laundry products contain hundreds of carcinogenic chemicals, namely sulfates, parabens, phthalates, phosphates, dyes, and synthetic fragrances.
The perfect detergent switch is to our Sensitive Skin Fresh Laundry Detergent Pods! We’re certified by the EPA’s Safer Choice program because they’re made with only clean, safe ingredients that don’t compromise on cleanliness, softness, or good smellingness. It’s mildly scented with essential oils and plant extracts that are 100% safe for people with allergies and skin sensitivities.
Instead of dryer sheets, try our 100% natural Wool Dryer Balls. They are extra large, last for years, and are the best way to soften and freshen laundry naturally! We source our wool from humanely sheared New Zealand sheep, then it’s hand-felted, and shipped directly to us without any dyes, chemicals, or fragrances.
I Resolve To ….. SPEND LESS ON EVERYDAY NEEDS.
How much money do you spend on household utilities? What if there was a way to ~lessen~ the cost, without sacrificing the frequency of laundry (specifically)? Many laundry brands design their products to be inefficient and wasteful with thinned-out formulas that cause you to use more with every load. This wastes water, electricity, and your products run out sooner. This increases your monthly bills and causes paper and plastic waste, too.
That’s why we’ve designed two laundry solutions to give your wallet a break! For laundry detergent, our Sensitive Skin Laundry Detergent Pacs are a winner. Our formula is 3X more concentrated and come delivered in single-use, pre-measured pods that are biodegradable. Basically, more powerful cleaning ingredients = less water waste + less detergent waste.
For a money-saving drying method, try our Natural Wool Dryer Balls. Not to brag, but they reduce wrinkle, static, tangling, and drying time by 30%! Goodbye wasted electricity and dryer sheets scattered around the house, you won’t be missed.
I Resolve To ….. LIGHTEN MY ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT!
Being eco-friendly can seem like a lot of effort, but reducing your ecological footprint doesn’t have to involve a lifestyle overhaul including eco-friendly cars and energy-saving appliances. There are plenty of simple, affordable, and fun ways you can lessen your impact on the Earth right now! Most of us are big offenders of using “throw away” plastic and paper household items: plastic detergent bottles, plastic fabric softener, dryer sheets and their boxes… our eco-friendly laundry essentials make it super easy for you to put zero effort into going green!
For detergent, our single-use Pacs are made with 100% recycled plastic. From what’s inside to the compostable cardboard box
Instead of dryer sheets, you guessed it: Wool Dryer Balls! Ok, maybe you didn’t guess that. Our 100% natural Wool Dryer Balls last for thousands of loads (about 3 years) and rid your home of the toxic polyester papers that were filling up your trash bins. Better for you, better for the environment!
I Resolve To ….. DETOXIFY MY SLEEP SPACE!
No one ever really thinks of their pillow as a main source of toxins, but did you know that one foam pillow contains up to 2 pounds of flame-retardant chemicals and formaldehyde? Talk about gross! Scientists have linked these hazardous chemicals to a laundry list of health consequences like alzheimer's, hormone disruption, infertility, birth defects, breathing issues, and cancer. And since we spend over a third of our lives in bed, the purity of our pillows really matter.
We make our pillows with certiPUR-US certified foams, which are hypoallergenic and meet strict health standards. They are guaranteed to be made without formaldehyde, flame retardants, mercury, lead, heavy metals, ozone depleters, phthalates, and VOC’s. AND it offers next level comfort that brings your spine into perfect alignment!
Lessening our exposure to harmful chemicals in everyday products from laundry needs to pillows is important because they all add up. Flash back to your last grocery store trip: you strolled down the aisles, picking up laundry detergent, fabric softener, dryer sheets, freshening spray, and maybe a festive candle for ambiance. That’s how many different kinds of chemicals will go into your home. And that’s not even counting the pillows, dish soap, the body wash, the hair products, the deodorant. The list goes on and on. And that’s why we are passionate about bringing healthier home alternatives that are affordable and just as effective. We hope our toxin-free products spark a happier and healthier year for you and your family!
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