If you’re anything like me, you worry to some degree about the toxic chemicals your family comes in contact with everyday. You’re curious about more natural living, but you’re also overwhelmed by the perceived effort and expense.
I used to think the answer to living naturally was DIY. Don’t get me wrong, doing it all yourself is great – you know exactly what is in the products in your home and on your body. Often times it saves money (though sometimes it really doesn’t!). If you love a good DIY project, that’s awesome.
But here’s the thing, it’s totally okay if DIY is not for you. It’s not for me, either. After years of buying all the thing to make all the potions, I realized that most of these ingredients went to waste because I’m not passionate about DIY. After the thrill of searching Pinterest to find a recipe and ordering the necessary supplies, the reality of a busy life sets in and the ingredients are added to a bin in the linen closet, never to be thought about again.
One day I pulled out said bin from the closet and realized I was becoming some sort of crunchy supply hoarder. Beeswax? Zinc oxide? I couldn’t tell you the first thing about what to do with these supplies. So I listed them on my Buy Nothing group and let go of the need for natural living perfection.
Once I finally admitted to myself that DIY is not for me, I starting researching natural products that are available for purchase. There are many brands that are providing products for those of us who are concerned about toxic chemicals. Which means there’s also a ton of marketing and it’s hard to decipher what really is worth purchasing.
I quickly found that I am passionate about sharing DIY-free natural home products and natural body products that are effective, safer than conventional options, and relatively affordable and easy to source.
If you’re overwhelmed by the options out there, let me help you! I love to research products and find the most effective ones so that you don’t have to spend your time doing so. I’ve partnered with Beautycounter for safer skin care and makeup options, and I’m always on the lookout for new companies to share with you.
Maybe you want to go all in, or maybe you’re looking to change one product at a time. Either way, moving towards more natural living is a great way to improve your family’s health.
Check back frequently as I’ve got many articles planned this fall to support your efforts around living naturally.
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