Do you ever think about your lifestyle as something that was created by a bunch of suits around an advertising agency table somewhere? For as long as any of us have been alive, culture has been created by ad agencies all over the world. If you sneeze and say, hand me a Kleenex, they’ve got you. Corporations are well aware if they can get their product to be part of a culture, they have a life long winner. Coke, Pepsi, Jello, Kleenex, ChapStik, and Rollerblades are all words we use even if the product is something else.
The thing about culture is that many people don’t realize there is any kind of alternative. They grew up with their parents using certain products and doing things a certain way. Without ever giving it any thought, we accepted many items our parents used. This is all well and good, unless the products bring with them dangerous toxins.
The large chemical companies have done their best to get their products into the cleaning culture of America. Ever dust your home with toxic chemical sprays? Ever clean with toxic germ killers? It is so insane to me that people will introduce toxic chemicals into a living area they are “cleaning”. Our body has an immune system to take care of bacteria, viruses, and other germs, but our system is taxed heavily by dangerous chemicals. It is not an even swap.
Cleansers, solvents, soaps are all big business. Chemicals make huge profits. It is their interest to sell as much of it as they can. I just do not believe that it’s smart to use toxic chemicals in one’s living space. I wish more people realized that one possible reason for the huge increase of disease is due to our willingness to embrace toxic chemicals in our everyday life. My simple rule is, if you would not eat it, do not use it or store it in your home.
Petroleum, gasoline, isopropyl alcohol, solvents all make up our everyday body products, household cleaners, and car care products. How often do you wear gloves when you pump gas? The glove compartment was invented to keep gloves in. The gloves are to protect you when you pump toxic gasoline. We get so used to the everyday chemicals, we have forgot how toxic they are and forget to protect ourselves when we contact them.
So clean with pure soap and water. Put cheap vodka in a spray bottle, and clean glass, counters etc. with the ‘food grade’ alcohol cleanser. There is no need to use anything in your home that is not food grade. Everything you clean with has a food grade alternative. When one is no longer slowly killing themselves with toxic sprays, cleaners, lotions, shampoos, deodorants, perfumes, and have replaced them all with simple all natural products one can change their ‘deathstyle’ into a lifestyle. When you pass on these new healthy habits to your children, a whole new happier and healthier culture will come of it. Every move you make has an effect on the future.
With all this in mind, I try to stock the purest body products on earth at our store NaturalHealthSupply.com. If you know of a better product, let me know, I’ll look into it.