Let's Review

I apologize for being gone so long -- no excuses, just an apology.  But here I am and I want to hear from you.  How do these issues affect you?  What are you doing about them?  Have you found alternatives for people to use to replace toxic products?  Let us know.  Please.

There are a number of issues in this blog and perhaps it's time to really clarify them and our purpose here.  First, the issues:

1)  Harmful, toxic ingredients in personal care products.
2)  Harmful, toxic ingredients in household (cleaning, laundry, and so on) products.
3)  The selling of said products to the unsuspecting consumer.
4)  The resistance (actually it's more like refusal) of the manufacturers of said products to clean up their products.

And then there's our purposes:

1)  To educate and inform consumers.
2)  To provide alternatives to toxic products.
3)  To work for change in the marketplace.

Wow.  That's a lot.  I think I'd like to do even more, that is, more than just blog about it.  I'm concerned that I'm preaching to the choir here -- not having any impact on the people who most need to hear about these issues.  Of course, there's always the matter of time and resources -- and courage.

It's important to me to remember that everybody is doing the best they can with the information they have.  I prefer to believe that folks who wear lots of perfume simply haven't gotten the message yet and don't know about the choices they have.  It's also important to "be the change you want to see in the world."  One of the changes I want to see is more compassion, so that's where I'll start.

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