Why I tossed my shampoo, my window cleaner, my furniture polish…and you should too!


I know this is going to sound a little crazy, but bare with me…  Go grab your window cleaner, your furniture polish, your hand soap, your shampoo and whatever other cleaning products you have laying around the house.

No, seriously! Go get them, I’ll wait right here while you collect them…

Okay, you’re back! Now turn all the products around so the labels are facing you. Then go to www.takethetoxictest.com/toxicfreeproducts and start checking out how dangerous the ingredients listed on those labels really are.

I took the Toxic Test and my household had a dangerously high toxicity score! Your house might too. I had no idea these products contained so many dangerous ingredients that affect our Brain, Nervous System, Immune System and our Skin.

Now that I know the truth, I’ve thrown away all of my chemical-laden cleaning products and replaced them with Organic, All-Natural and Toxic Free alternatives. I’ve started using this handy app from the Environmental Working Group to make sure the new products I buy are truly safe.

Because I care about you, I wanted to share the Toxic Test with you. So do me a favor and visit www.takethetoxictest.com/toxicfreeproducts to learn more. I’ve made the switch to healthier alternatives, like products from Mommy’s Club- A Healthy Home Company, and I hope you will too!

Fact:  It takes 26 seconds for your skin to absorb the chemicals you touch and start effecting 4 of your major organs?  Another fact, after testing the umbilical cord blood of 10 babies, there were chemicals found that were banned over 30 years ago… How do you suppose those got into a an unborn baby’s body who has not taken a breath or been out of his/her safe space?  Because of US the parents.  You may not be a parent yet, or perhaps you already have been… But if you think about it, if it takes that long for a chemical to linger around, we need to act now to eradicate that which we do not know will harm each other and the generations to come, especially with ADHD on the rise, childhood brain cancer and Autism on the rise, infertility (for both men and women on the rise) among a host of other things…

I speak to you from the heart… As I dealt with a terrible hormone disruptor disease called endometriosis, which is also on the rise, after 7 surgeries and a total hysterectomy at the tender age of 27, I am left unable to have children.  Prior to that I suffered with infertility, now I wonder was it what was around me? Was it what I was using to wash my hands, the perfume I used, the dish soap I purchased.  With 2 kids in the house and one of being a daughter, I would never want her to go through the same thing, so if you ask me point blank am I glad I made this change for the better?  I will answer – you bet your sweet cheeks, I am and would have done it earlier had I been educated.

All I can do I pass this nugget of education to you and hope you will take it and run.  www.takethetoxictest.com/toxicfreeproducts  Get your products, go through it, get your score, and follow the links on what healthy changes you can make to avoid further damage.

Crispy mall bangs and Mall hair, oh my! Listen in to what The Healthy Home Co. has to say tonight…It’s #opposite #TBT

Join us for a Corporate tonight at 9pm EST

It’s Thursday or #TBT but we want it to be #opposites as we want you to move forward and away from the #toxic lifestyle you had and on to a safer and better one!  Remember the damage you did to yourself when you thought ‘helmet hair and crispy mall bangs’ were cool?  
 Join us tonight at 9:00 pm ET for our Healthy Home Company corporate call where they will guide you through how to become #toxic-free.  Get trained on how to use The Toxic Test by Mommy’s Club CEO, Bill Glynn, learn about the excitement we have planned in May for our Spring Leadership Meeting and much more! I can feel the excitement is building as already, as great things are happening.  Another call means another corporate call which means another chance for any and all of you to join us and hear all the new and upcoming news and eventsyou don’t want to miss this, get some insight on how you can make the changes to provide a healthier environment for your family and loved ones.
The call-in information is:
Phone Number: (860) 970-0010 
Access Code: 671-306-916
Remember this is your brain:
Join me at http://www.nontoxicclub.com and it will not have to be like this!!




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Millennial Momentum

Simple fact: The National Cancer Institute finds that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.

The generational term “millennial” has become quite a buzzword since Neil Howe and William Strauss’ book Millennials Rising, published in the year 2000, and Joel Stein’s TIME Magazine cover story, The Me Generation, published May 20.

So why so much fuss?

Forbes Magazine reported in May that Millennials make up 22 percent of the mom population in America.  EWG, knows that that many of their readers are mommy bloggers and eco-friendly young parents.  But EWG reports on toxic chemicals in everyday products appeal to anyone who doesn’t want to increase her risk of cancer or consume chemicals that disrupt the hormonal system.   A study by Pew called Millennials: Confident, Connected, Open to Change reported that 35 percent of young women use the Internet for health information. These women, and their male cohorts, can use EWG’s Enviroblog for this vital health information. With their smart phones, Millennials can scan the barcode of personal care products while shopping and find EWG’s Skin Deep ratings of what they’re considering buying. We’ve made sure our website reads clearly and easily on Smartphone devices so you can get information on farm policy, Toxics legislation and tracking facts at your fingertips.

ewg mobile app


This generation is beginning to realize that they don’t have to lead a foundation to support a non-profit. And they don’t necessarily have to serve in a top position on the Hill to spark political change. Tech-savvy Millennials can use the upcoming Skin Deep Mobile App to choose safer products and help move the market. They can visit EWG’s online action center and sign petitions to be delivered to members of Congress. Just a few clicks on the website, and you’ll see that EWG tells stories that empower people to follow issues and make changes.

And EWG has empowered people in a unique way. Hey, media, want to call them narcissistic, lazy, and selfish? Think again. Millennials are all over the map, and they have entrepreneurial ideas and activist spirits running through their blood. They are building momentum.  Excited to see how they will work together to protect human health and the environment for the generations that follow.

Adapted from Natalie Apcar for EWG


Chemicals that should disappear from cosmetics | Environmental Working Group

Chemicals that should disappear from cosmetics | Environmental Working Group.


EWG’s New Year’s resolution for cosmetic manufacturers:  shed bad actor ingredients that disrupt the hormone system, cause allergies and may accelerate skin cancer.

Scientific studies link phthalate exposure to reproductive abnormalities in baby boys, reduced testosterone and sperm quality in men and early puberty in girls.  Animal experiments underscore their toxicity to the reproductive system.  Where might you encounter these pernicious chemicals?  In some cosmetics fragrance mixtures. Since the law doesn’t require full disclosure, you have no way to know when phthalates lurk in that bottle of lotion.  To be on the safe side, buy unscented personal care products.

Formaldehyde releasers
Some cosmetics chemicals are designed to react with water in the bottle to generate a little formaldehyde, a preservative, to keep the product from growing mold and bacteria.  But formaldehyde is a potent allergen  which the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the World Health Organization consider carcinogenic. Formaldehyde releasers include DMDM hydantoin, imidazolidinyl urea, diazolidinyl urea, and quaternium-15.  Where do you find them?  Shampoos, conditioners, bubble bath and other personal care products—even those intended for children.  A 2010 study found that nearly one fifth of cosmetic products contained a formaldehyde releaser. Johnson & Johnson, a personal care products giant, is phasing out formaldehyde releasers under pressure from health advocates. We hope other cosmetics makers will follow J&J’s lead.

Parabens are used as preservatives in some cosmetic products, but so-called “long-chained” parabens can act as estrogens and disrupt hormone signaling. A recent study (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3855500/) by scientists at the Harvard School of Public Health linked one type of paraben to impaired fertility in women.   Johnson & Johnson agreed to stop using most parabens in 2012, but they can still be found in numerous cosmetics.  Read the labels carefully to spot products that contain parabens, especially the long-chained varieties—propylparaben, isopropylparaben, butylparaben and isobutylparaben.

Triclosan and triclocarban
Triclosan is a bacteria-killing chemical used in Colgate Total toothpastes (to prevent gingivitis), liquid hand soaps, body washes, clothing, cutting boards and other household goods.  It has been shown to interfere with thyroid signaling and male and female sex hormone signaling. Triclocarban is the active ingredient in some antibacterial bar soaps. Researchers have linked it to reproductive abnormalities in laboratory animals. Last month, the federal Food and Drug Administration announced that these chemicals should not be considered safe or effective in antibacterial soaps and body washes and gave manufacturers time to substantiate their claims or phase them out of the market [triclosan.  We hope to see other companies do the same.

Retinyl palmitate and retinoic acid
Retinoic acid is used in anti-aging skin creams. Retinyl palmitate, a related chemical, is added to roughly one-quarter of the sunscreens in EWG’s Guide to Sunscreens database. [link
government scientists have found that these chemicals speed the development of cancerous lesions on sun-exposed skin.  The results suggest that people who go out in the sun while wearing retinyl palmitate creams and sunscreens may be at an increased risk for skin cancer. Instead of restricting these chemicals immediately, the FDA has ordered additional testing.  EWG recommends that you avoid products containing retinoic acid and retinyl palmitate.

Hair straighteners with formaldehyde or formaldehyde-like chemicals
Some hair straighteners can contain as much as 10 percent pure formaldehyde.  The cosmetic industry’s own scientific advisory board has warned against formaldehyde-based hair straighteners. The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued warnings and fines to numerous salons that use them, exposing their workers to intense, and potentially cancer-causing, formaldehyde fumes.   Some nations ban formaldehyde-based hair straighteners. Yet some small companies persist in making and selling them to unwitting consumers, and the FDA has failed to take punitive action. People who want to straighten their hair or undergo a “smoothing” treatment should find out if the salon uses a product containing formaldehyde, also called methylene glycol. If it does, avoid it.

Lead acetate in men’s hair dye 
Lead acetate in some men’s hair dyes, such as “Grecian Formula” products, can increase the body’s lead level. Because lead is a potent neurotoxin, lead acetate has been banned in Canada and the European Union. The FDA should restrict lead acetate in hair dyes. In the meantime, consumers can use EWG’s Skin Deep database (link:
http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/) to find lead-free hair dyes.

One more New Year’s resolution: the FDA and Congress should develop tougher requirements for proving cosmetic chemicals are safe before coming to market. All too often, products are on the market for years before scientists catch up with possible hazards in their formulations.  Once hazards are suspected, the FDA moves at a snail’s pace in regulating potentially harmful ingredients. Responsible manufacturers can voluntarily remove these ingredients and we hope they will. Ultimately, it’s up to consumers to read labels, vote with their pocketbooks and force the market to change for the better.

80,000 Chemicals (A MUST SEE 3 minute video)

80,000 Chemicals (A MUST SEE 3 minute video)

Definitely a must watch if you want to know what we are tricked into buying thinking we are safe and our family and loved ones are getting the bestguess what 80,000 chemicals says we are wrong. Time to watch and WAKE UP!

Many of these chemicals are present in the foods that we consume and present a health risk and can cause health problems. To help your body defend itself against the toxins and pollutants of modern life, Lifestyles developed a powerful antioxidant supplement called Nutria containing key vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. When taken together with Intra juice, the ingredients have a powerful synergistic effect, including better absorption and increased reaction in the body.


Opportunity Needs you to call!

Opportunity Needs you to call!

Opportunity needs you to call! (Yes, every now and again we have to put in a weeee-bit of effort) but it could be the call that changes your life- Whether it is to better the environment you live in, your friends and family lives. It’s a call with a purpose!

How to Read Cosmetic Ingredient Labels VIII

Perla and Dom:

Great blog on how to look for harmful ingredients, this along with the EWG Skin Deep app you can become educated on what is in a product. What is the difference between Non-Toxic vs Toxic Free… Check it out.

Link back with us to purchase truly healthy products at http://www.nontoxicclub.com

Originally posted on Nature's Pulchritude:

Today you are looking at a shampoo that you have recently seen various advertisements about.  Your Label Poise is increasing and you are curious to see how “naturally infused” this product is, because just a few months ago you probably would have purchased it without checking.  Remember, I am teaching you Label Poise –how to walk the walk, talk the talk, and buy products that meet YOUR standards, whether natural, organic, or safe enough.

Here are the tips I gave you in my first seven posts on how to read ingredient labels:

  1. Ingredients are listed by quantity in the formula, from greatest to least, based on standards by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
  2. Ingredients are listed using the International Nomenclature of Cosmetics Ingredients (INCI), therefore they are listed using scientific nomenclature, or    binomial nomenclature (latin; taxonomy) for ingredients derived from plants.
  3. How ingredients are derived is seldom listed on…

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Nature made it, Living Nature just bottled it!

Visit www.nontoxicclub.com to see our newly released line of Living Nature cosmetics:entire line of lv make up

Perfect for a home party, make-up consultations or just to enjoy. (You may purchase it in a bundle as shown or individually) It includes one of each Living Nature product in each shade.

  • Six Eyeshadows: Kauri, Mist, Sand, Shell, Tussock and Slate
  • Two Eye Pencils: Flaxseed and River Stone
  • Two Mascaras: Black and Brown
  • Eight Lipsticks: Coral Sea, Dusk, Laughter, Morning Sun, Precious, Sandstone, Summer Rain and Warm Wood
  • Two Lip Pencils: Laughter and Morning Sun
  • Four Foundations: Pure Beige, Pure Honey, Pure Sand and Pure Taupe
  • Four Pressed Powders: Summer Bronze, Deep, Medium and Light
  • Two Blushes: Cool Winter and Warm Summer
  • Two Eyeshadow Compacts

Members get a 20% discount off of retail.

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EXTRA, EXTRA! Read all about it….All natural, toxic-free and organic make-up!

Mommy’s Club and Living Nature partner up for a first of its kind venture! Living_Nature me We are at it again!  When was the last time your skin felt natural, clean and refreshed EVEN WITH MAKE-UP on?  Well, I am here to tell you if you cannot think that far back, start thinking forward because we are launching our latest partnership with Living Nature, who for the past 27 years has led the world in natural, safe, and effective skin products. When you realize the average woman using synthetic skincare and makeup products applies around 168 chemicals to her skin each day, AND that your skin is the body’s biggest organ, it begins to make perfect sense to take great care to make the best skin care and beauty choices you can. Living Nature was founded on the principles of creating safe, effective, best natural skincare that actually helps retain skin health and overall physical well being, rather than risking skin irritation and a host of other potential health problems now widely recognized as being attributable to the known carcinogens, neurotoxins and endocrine disruptors commonly found in synthetic (and many pseudo-natural) product ranges. For many of us, our lives have moved so far away from nature, we have lost something of our intrinsic connection to what’s naturally good for us. Living Nature natural skin care and beauty is a way to find your way back. (PSSSS- how many of you can say that about your current make up…do some research) Here is some information about the ingredients they use in their products…

“We use some of the world’s most remarkable ingredients, but what we leave out is just as important. We have a very simple mantra: if there’s any question about an ingredient’s safety, we simply will not use it.

In Living Nature products you’ll find no:

  • Endocrine disrupting synthetic preservatives such as:
    • Parabens
    • Ethelhexyglycerin
    • Hydroxymethylglycinate
    • Iodopropynyl butylcarbamate
    • Methylchloroisothiazolinone
    • Methylisothiazolinone
    • Unigerm
    • Suttocide
  • Neurotoxic preservatives like phenoxyethanol
  • Harsh surfactants like sodium, ammonium and lauryl/laurethsulphates
  • Petrochemicals, including PEGs, paraffin and other glycols
  • Silicones, Mineral oils, artificial fragrances, grain alcohols
  • Phthalates
  • Bisphenol-A (BPA)
  • Genetically modified or irradiated ingredients

“At Living Nature we are firmly committed to 100% natural skincare, free from any potentially harmful synthetic preservatives (such as parabens or phenoxyethanol). While many companies may claim that only small amounts of these synthetic chemicals are used, increasing research is demonstrating that it is the cumulative effect of these substances in the body that cause long-term harmful health effects.*”

“Living Nature products are naturally preserved, with a shelf-life of 2 years for our skin care (some cosmetics and Oils have a longer shelf-life). Many unique New Zealand ingredients have strong antimicrobial properties, and its the combination of these powerful, natural ingredients which we have used to preserve each product. The result: perfectly preserved, beautifully fragranced, 100% natural products.”

“Product purity is ensured by the stringent hygiene protocols of our Kerikeri factory – where we control every step of product development, formulation, testing and filling. Our unique packaging is also specifically designed to protect the contents from external contamination and contact with air.”

“We tell the truth about our ingredients, products and manufacturing because we have nothing to hide.”

*The 2010 President’s Cancer Panel Report ‘Environmental Causes of Cancer: What We Can Do Now’  is one of the most comprehensive independent reviews of the impact of toxins in personal care, and in the environment, on our health. But saying ‘all natural’ is one thing. Backing it up is another. Living Nature is certified natural by BDIH Germany – a world-leading independent auditor of natural skincare and cosmetics.   certifications for Living nature   certifications for Living nature2