They’re in the foods that we eat. In the packaging that our foods are wrapped in. They’re in the cleansers and moisturisers we use on our skin, in the paint on our walls, and in the water that we drink. Heck, they’re even in the water we bathe and shower in.
I’m worried about them. Are you?
I want to be toxin-free.
Three years ago I began a quest to make my pantry toxin- free. One foodstuff after another, I replaced the chemical drenched substances we’d been eating with certified organic food. Or food that had at least come from a grower whose environment and ethos I knew and trusted. I packaged my food in glass instead of plastic.
I’m still on that journey. But I’ve since learned that toxin-free living is about far more than the food in your pantry.
To combat the chemicals in my family’s drinking water, I bought a water filter. To combat the stress of schedules and mortgages in our mainstream life, my family bought an off grid plot where we can grow lots of our own food, harvest mont-toxic rain water and live mortgage free.
I’ve stopped using shampoo, and now wash my hair with the same certified organic ingredients that I’m happy to eat. If you wouldn’t put it in your mouth, think very carefully before you put it on your skin. That’s what I’ve learned.
I’m also learning alternatives to soaps and cleaning products, toothpastes and mainstream clothing. You name it, I’m questioning it with this one agenda: does it contain toxins?
Going toxin-free means resetting the budget for items I used to buy as cheap as possible. It’s expensive. It’s a big mountain of learning to climb in your forties.
What’s more expensive though is managing the disease my child acquired from the toxins in his environment. The ones we all live with, every day. What would be even more expensive to me is watching my child, or any of my family, suffer more from the toxins drenching mainstream life.
I want change.
And I’m ready to start in my own closet, pantry, and backyard. I’m not an expert in any way. Just a clueless mama with a passion to make things toxin-free for my family.