Make Veritey’s Goodies, Baddies & Middle-of-the-Roadies List Your Own
Welcome to Veritey! We’re glad you’ve found us. We’re a blog and (soon-to-be-launched) website for finding trustworthy advice on products you can use in your home and on your body that are safe and harm-free. As a Mom, I know far too well, how hard it is to do the right thing when you’re in a rush. Even if you look for products that say they’re natural, even if you’re shopping at a healthfood store or even Whole Foods. It’s just not guaranteed that what you’re buying is truly healthy for you and your loved ones.
But don’t fret. It doesn’t have to be hard. We’re here to make being healthy simple, fast, and “think-proof”.
So, you ready to get started healthing up your home? We’ve got a list of products that we put into one of three columns. Our Red column, what we call the BADDIES, are products to ban from your home at all costs. Our Green column is for the GOODIES, products you can take comfort in using as they’ll never do any harm to you or your loved ones. And then there’s the middle-of-the-road column which lives somewhere between the two as the Yellow column. It’s filled with products that are either unavoidable in certain substances but that we don’t like and want you to watch your usage of it.
Now that you know how to use our lists, what are you waiting for? Go grab a piece of paper and a pen and start your own list. We’ll help you by ridding our homes of various offenders and replacing them with our products of choice instead. Search for products or by list however you find it most useful.
And write to us at VeriteyInfo@aol.com and let us know what products are on your lists that we should know about too.
Happy healthing up your home!
Rid your home of toxins: Say so long to Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
Each month I’m going to rid my home of one toxin. Or at least I’m going to try. This week it’s Sodium Lauryl Sulfate or SDS — which is a known skin and eye irritant and potential carcinogen. It can be found in your bathroom and probably your cleaning supplies. In toothpaste it has been found to promote canker sores. Lets start with the bathroom stuff because we’re using that ON our bodies. But the cleaning products are equally if not more toxic in our homes polluting the air so don’t forget to take this list over to your cleaning supplies and get rid of them.
Now, tne thing you don’t want to do is confuse SDS with the less harmful version Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLS). Though in the future I’d love to see us eradicate them all from our shelves it’s hard to find products free of Sodium Laureth Sulfate as it’s a common sudsing agent.
So what to do when you find this stuff? Write the name sodium lauryl sulfate on your own home BADDIES list (the red column). Put Sodium Laureth Sulfate in the acceptable but keep to a minimum, what we call the middle-of-the-roadies or the yellow, column.
And here are a few soaps for your GOODIES on the green list that are Veritey approved as they are SDS and SLS free:
- Basic Body Soap: Whole Foods Triple Milled Soap (for the body) is a very simple soap good for men, women and kids. We like the “milk” scent but there is verbena, lavender and more.
- Baby & Kids Wash: For kids another option is Shea Moisture’s organic raw shea chamomile & argon oil BABY wash & shampoo for the kids.
- Toothpaste for kids & adults: Tom’s of Maine brand toothpaste, which do contain (SLS) but they work.
Happy healthing up your home. Let me know how it goes. I’d love to know what you successfully replace your SDS products with. Leave me a note here or write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
And in the meantime, congratulate yourself and know you can breathe a little easier. You’re on the way to making your home a healthier place. Hurrah!