Changes!

 

Let us start with one of the biggest changes first! We have decided to join the Seminole County Regional Chamber! What a HUGE welcome we have received! So many new contacts and partnerships have been made!

 

Got a chance to hang out with these local celebrities while at their annual Expo. What a great time for all! For more information, please go to https://seminolebusiness.org.

 

Let’s talk laundry

Wow! Wow! and Wow!

First off, lets just say how hard it is to be a human! Be a nice person, make sure you eat your veggies, don’t do this, don’t do that….

We have SO many rules! Now I am talking smack about laundry soaps and fragrances? Well, I am here to help in detoxing your home.

Let me introduce myself. My name is April N. Babb. I started Maid to be Green cleaning service. I am a mother of 4 awesome children and have a passion for life. I just want to make it better! I was tired of so many commercials trying to sell us on TV, so I stopped cable, that was about 7 years ago for me. I stopped buying as much fast food, eating so many sweets and then stopped buying so much unnecessary items for my home. I almost started in a minimalist lifestyle. Then, my spouse and I started working together and I found myself as a Social Media Manager. So, Facebook and Pintrest came around to me and I was addicted to making things and reading articles. I had a serious craving for learning new things, I taught myself to cook with the help of my family and You-Tube. I also found myself reading about cleaning products and air fresheners. I started finding out all the lies that the big corporations are telling us. I learned so much in a short time, and it made me angry! The more I read, the more I shared with my family and friends. I am slowly changing my friends one by one…

 

Now that we have that out of the way, lets answer some questions about laundry soaps!

I go off this website ALOT: www.ewg.org   They give a rating system from A to F. This was a guide for me in my awaking for products and much more. I admire the fact the President and Co-Founder has been an active lobbyist for the past 20 years on environmental and public health.

I also LOVE www.gimmethegoodstuff.org  I love this company so much! What an amazing team. The founder Maia James, has a lifetime experience with natural living and is now sharing that with US!

So, with all the research I have done I tend to gravitate towards any free and clear laundry soap. Personally my favorite brand is Seventh Generation I use a bunch of Seventh Generation items, manly because Target sells them… and I LOVE Target! They run buy 3 get one free about once a month (heads up!).  NOT all Free and Clear is the same.

 

Just click on the pictures or the follow the blue links. I hope this helps and clears up so confusion about what to use or not use. This is how I started! Now, I am writing my own blog 🙂

Gimme the Good StuffEWG

Let’s talk about Fragrance!

Let’s talk about fragrance people.

Here are some cold hard facts about how bad the one word FRAGRANCE can be…

Fragrances added to many cleaners, most notably laundry detergents and fabric softeners, may cause acute effects such as respiratory irritation, headache, sneezing, and watery eyes in sensitive individuals or allergy and asthma sufferers. The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health has found that one-third of the substances used in the fragrance industry are toxic. But because the chemical formulas of fragrances are considered trade secrets, companies aren’t required to list their ingredients but merely label them as containing “fragrance.”

The word fragrance:  In the U.S., manufacturers can legally hide hundreds of synthetic chemicals in the one word—“fragrance”—without revealing what those ingredients are!!!!!  How is this legal?

It’s referred to as a “trade secret” in the industry. But really, it’s simply a loophole that is as big as Texas! This excuse to not label fragrance ingredients was initiated in an era when the major fragrance houses lobbied to protect their secret formulas made from flowers and oils. But those days are long gone. What the government is protecting now are manufacturers who have a license to poison the American public with more than 3,000 chemicals that are being absorbed, inhaled, and ingested daily.

So, please do yourself a favor: Read your ingredients.  Please stop using popular fabric softeners that keep your clothes fresh smelling for 7 weeks…. Why do we need this? You wonder why so many children and Adults have breathing problems and sudden allergy attacks, well there you have it!

This brings up why I decided to make the switch myself, I was SICK all the time! I want to enjoy my life, not be sick in bed with nice smelling sheets!

April N. Babb 6.7.17