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Why we don't use some stuff.


One of the reasons we don’t use some products in our home is because of the documentary Chemerical, http://www.chemicalnation.com/content/. It opened my eyes to the chemical soup we can create within our homes. It follows one family as they go on a chemical detox. Afraid of having a dirty house in the near future, the mom goes and buys a bunch of traditional cleaners to do a “proper” clean right before they started their attempt. The husband didn’t let her do it though and put the cleaners in the garage. The shampoo that they washed their hair with, their deodorant, toothpaste and cleaning products all had to go. They learned how to make their own laundry detergent, deodorant, cleaners, etc… all to breathe a little easier.One of my favorite things that they talk about is air freshener. They suggest the technique OTW, or Open the Window.

So, Chemerical is one of the reasons we don’t use air fresheners or fabric softeners among other things. I highly recommend this documentary.


“Modern society will find no solution to the ecological problem unless it takes a serious look at its lifestyle.”

Pope John Paul II


About stephanieough

Wife, mom, concerned citizen of the earth. Striving towards intentional living rather than blindly following. Former Education Specialist for a corporation, I have now taken a step back to spend time with my family and work closer to home. Hoping to reduce our waste through refusing, reducing and reusing so that we will not have to recycle as much. Also, I love to explore zero-waste fast food and take pictures of my sucesses. I'm a fan of British comedies like Red Dwarf and Black Adder, Kevin Smith and his movies, Asian food, documentaries, biographies and going to Las Vegas on vacation. If someone told me I could only listen to the Beatles for the rest of my life I would die happy.


2 thoughts on “Chemerical

  1. Stephanie, thanks for writing about Chemerical. We are finally getting exposure for the film in the USA on Netflix and have some great new projects in the works.
    Check out our latest videos on our youtube channel takeactionfilms.

    Posted by Andrew Nisker | April 26, 2012, 6:00 pm

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