Navigating your way through the rabbit hole that is YOUR wellbeing. It's yours and no one is going to look out for your wellbeing better than you. Mindsets are shifting and the consumer is building up at the power and awareness about the products on our grocers shelves. We see new information becoming exposed in relation to the Canadian Food Guide - do you know that it is completely outdated, incorrect and even slightly fabricated? There are shifts in the food industry where every dollar we spend as consumers we are voting for change. Our money talks, my friends. In September 2016, we witnessed the FDA ban 19 different chemicals deemed to be inefficient to their claims of antibacterial properties, which will force manufacturers of hand soaps, toothpastes and the likes to have these chemicals removed from their products in ONE year from that date. Not that same day. Not the next day. Not two weeks' notice. ONE YEAR. That is not enough!
Why is it so important to be an empowered and informed consumer?
Walking down the aisles in your local grocery store you were still able to purchase a banned product for those 12 months - and in some countries these products are not even banned yet... If someone was completely unaware of this information, why wouldn't they reach for the product they're used to purchasing, of course, assuming it was completely safe to be using in their home . People think if it's on the shelf to be sold it must be safe. We thought that, too. It's devastating to find out that we were wrong. Manufacturers have some sneaky ways of legally slipping some seriously toxic stuff into our every day products.
Think about this. It wasn't mandatory that these manufacturers report to their customers with a sticker that says "BANNED SOON!". That should alarm us, folks. This is the same issue I have with manufacturers not having to divulge the information about the chemicals used in the umbrella term, Fragrance. Manufacturers AND the government are aware of the safety concerns. Understanding that exact concept was the turning point. That was when Young Living became the only answer for our family. It became the only answer for how we could grow a Network Marketing business. We had to share what we knew so other people could make informed decisions, too.
It has been important to advocate for clean, wholesome products for years now because of this reason and we will continue to do so as we grow and learn. What else on the shelves of our stores that we have been using blindly for our entire lives have the potential to be causing us harm? How can I not write to you, share with you what I come to find out when there are perfectly good solutions that our family uses every single day devoid of anything synthetic or toxic. People, friends, family, my loves. Listen, please. You do not need to use dirty products. Not to clean, not to eat, not to be beautiful. There are clean solutions. Plant based products.
There isn't any data related to how these chemicals, like Triclosan, affect humans, apparently. We know that if these products are being banned by the FDA there must be a little more to it than simply figuring out that Triclosan and the other unnamed 18 chemicals don't support the antibacterial claims they're used for. What we can do instead is make damn sure that we're steering clear of an experiment. Do our research. Be educated consumers. Vote with our dollars. Stand up for what is right. Share our stories. Offer solutions. Hold hands. Be better humans.
What can we do to avoid Triclosan?