Have you ever asked yourself the question, “Why is living and buying green important to your family?” I find myself asking this question every time I’m at the grocery store making decisions. Organic or local? The only blueberries in the store are not organic, but they are one of the worst offenders. What to do?  Sometimes I can spend five minutes reading bread labels, checking to see if whole wheat is the first ingredient or if it uses high fructose corn syrup.

Although it takes time, I think our family will be healthier in the long run by making greener choices. I like to think of it as preventative medicine.  I may pay a little extra now, but I’ll make this sacrifice instead of paying for it later with health problems. There are too many unknowns and new ingredients in our environment, I would rather air on the side of caution. Especially when it comes to my kids.

When it comes to conventional cleaning products,  I find the smell of so many overwhelming. What’s really in them to make them so fragrant.  Where does that smell go?  If it’s getting into the air in the store, it’s certainly going to get into the air in your home.  Over the past few years, we have walked away from traditional household cleaners to more eco-friendly, safer options.  We often buy ones from Seventh Generation as I believe they make a big effort to choose the safest options available, while still creating products that work. 
Seventh Generation created this little video about what’s really lurking in your household cleaners…and what’s not in theirs. It will make you think twice about what you put in your grocery cart.

Now I’ll ask you the question, “Why is living and buying green important to your family?” 
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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Seventh Generation. The opinions and text are all mine.

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  1. Jenny Bradford says:

    You know, it's not even the health effects for me as much as I really feel I am sending a message to the companies I am NOT buying from. And the more I educate people about how to avoid buying from companies with poor practices, the more of an impact we can make…

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