Sunday, 26 July 2015

Are You a Naturalist?

What is a naturalist? A naturalist is someone who tries to choose natural alternatives where ever possible. They not only choose natural skin care and makeup but also try to go chemical free in many other aspects of their lives. Such as organic fruit and vegies, environmental cleaning products, menstruation products, growing their own produce where possible.

There are many aspects of our lives that have the potential to be green, and I'd go so far as to say 'back to the olden days' when we were using green products because the chemicals we have today weren't around then.

When I was a little girl (and I'm still fairly young) my mum taught me to clean the bathroom using only a natural bar of soap and a flannel. That was it. There was no bleach or domestos or pineoclean (kills 99% of germs - as well as any good bacterial defenses your body has). Just a simple bar of soap.

We had fruit trees in our yard (that we didn't spray) and herbs, and our extended family also had fruit trees and we'd make bottled sauces and pickled fruits and vegetables. To this day many of my family members choose to live this way.

We weren't 100% green, we still wore clothes dyed with harmful chemicals, we still wore makeup though it was very minimal, and used menstrual pads (luxury taxable items if you can believe that - and one way to fight that is to go green and reusable

These days it seems harder to go green because chemicals are in everything we touch and it seems our governments aren't really interested in protecting us from them. So it's up to us to be the change we want to see in this world. It's up to us to do our part and make as many changes as we can. Not everyone can grown fruit trees for example (if they don't have the space), yet there are other ways, many ways, to support going green.

Visit farmers markets (more and more are popping up) and purchase organic produce, purchase natural skin care, mineral makeup, wash your clothes before wearing them in green laundry soap, shop at opp shops - purchasing reusable clothing stops the manufacture of more clothes which helps reduce chemical dyes, sweat shops and wastage.

DITCH the big brands and big corporations who support the use of chemicals and have no intention of stopping, who don't support locally produced organic products, who don't have YOUR best interests and welfare at the heart of their existence.


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