I am passionate about the future (and current status) of our planet and the health of it's people. I don't know why it is necessary to use chemicals in our foods and our cleaning products when there are better and safer options. Actually, I do know why - it comes down to making money, the corporates are greedy and don't think about "the people or the planet". The sooner we can spread the word on natural products that actually work (see below) and organic foods that are nutrient rich and are not genetically modified like so much of our food is, the better. I think most of you would be horrified if you knew what was in our foods without our knowledge. A few years ago, I purchased a little booklet from Greenpeace that listed many of the GM (genetically modified) foods. I thought I had a sound knowledge of what I was feeding my family. Boy did I come down to earth with a thud. I thought I was doing the right thing in buying good old fashioned "butter" for example. Well obviously butter is much better than margarine (margarine is one molecule away from plastic!!!!!!!) but to my horror good old Allowrie butter is full of GM ingredients. Best to go for organic butters that are fortunately in nearly every supermarket now.
I have been using natural, safe cleaning products for a few years now. Two of my faves are Murchison-Hume and Tri-Nature.
Murchison-Hume's products are spectacular. They actually do what they say they will, and their packaging is very glamorous. I use all of their products but one that I particularly like is the "Boys Bathroom Cleaner" - yes with 3 boys, I can testify to it's efficacy.
An Australian company started by the very entrepreneurial Max Kater and her husband Peter. A Sydney girl (American ex-pat) who obviously had a very clear vision and went for it. The company is now exporting all over the globe. I am also pleased to see Murchison-Hume is on TVSN (my beloved shoppping channel on FOXTEL) and has a show scheduled for this Saturday at 3.30pm.
Tri-Nature have many cleaning products, but the one I like the most is their dishwasher powder. If someone has been unlucky to have been diagnosed with cancer, one of the first things the Oncologist will tell them is to stop using dishwashing machine powder (e.g. Finish) because it is so toxic. Go figure? Why is it on the market in the first place?????????????? Tri-Nature's dishwashing powder is so safe you can actually eat it.
Thanks to Julie over at "Being Ruby" for her inspiration on a recent post re "protecting our waterways". If you would like to see this very thought provoking ad (below) , please scroll down to the bottom and turn off my playlist first.