I haven’t told Kevin this yet. I have a plan to be more environmentally conscious. I don’t think he’ll have any objections. My grand plan is to start replacing all the products we use — shampoo, body wash, cleaners, etc. — with ones made with organic and natural products.
My business caters to businesses in the “natural health and wellness industries.” At least that’s what my website says. My focus is on environmentally- and socially-conscious businesses, organizations involved in education, wellness, spirituality. I need to be one of those businesses myself.
But it’s not just about that. I’ll admit I’m still fairly clueless about what I eat and slather on my body on a regular basis. For myself and the kids, my food goal is no corn syrup, hydrogenated oils, trans fats or artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. I buy a lot of organic products and found a list somewhere about which fruits and vegetables are the most safe and most toxic.
For a lot of household and beauty products, though, we’re not so picky. I don’t use bleach. It creates dioxins. And while a lot of things we use are at least unscented or the brand that appeals to folks looking for something a little more natural, Aveeno body wash is still produced by Johnson & Johnson and contains all the laureth sulfates they can squeeze in the bottle.
So, slowly, as I figure it out, we’re going more green. We probably won’t be perfect at it and will screw things up from time to time. But from diapers (7th Generation for Berry, not sure what to do for Duncan as they started leaking for him ages ago) to light bulbs to baby wash, we’ll be more conscious about what we buy and use. Not sure I’ll be able to give up my Mr. Clean Magic Erasers, though…