Natural Baby Wipes
I have been using other natural cleaning products for the past 5 years and I just recently started using your Enviro-One formula. Now that I have a newborn, I value using it more than ever! I use it to give her a bath, wash her hair, clean her bottles, wipe down her toys, wash her clothes and I even make baby wipes. Since it contains no dyes or fragrances, I have no worries about her getting any allergic reactions to it. When I wash her hair and it gets in her eyes, it doesn’t even burn her eyes. This stuff is amazing!!!
Our second visit to the Pediatrician, the doctor made a comment about how especially nice my daughters skin was and asked what I was using to bathe her with. Without even thinking about it, I said “Enviro-One Multi-Use Green Cleaner of course.” I was a bit confused because I thought, “Aren’t all babies skin nice?” Well that’s what I thought until I ran out of the Enviro-One baby wipes that I make myself and used instead some store brand baby wipes. In one week my daughter broke out in a really bad diaper rash. It was now clear to me why the doctor thought my daughter’s skin was so nice. Well you can guess what I did, I started making my Enviro-One wipes again. You won’t catch me using the store bought baby wipes again.
Thanks for making such safe and natural products available!
Gigi & Hannah
Here is a testimony from Robert B. of Tennessee, one of our long time customers. Thank you Robert!!!
I’ve been using this product for 18 years. Originally called “Planet Solutions” then “Botanic Gold”, now Enviro-one”. It is an organic, 100% natural product, vegetable based, that is an all-purpose product that can replace most other household products. It is antibacterial and bacteriostatic. It is alkaline and pH balanced for the human body. It is a colloid, not a soap, and also has commercial and industrial grades. It comes in a concentrate that you dilute with water 15-1 (15 parts water to 1 part product) and even up to greater dilutions for various applications. It will kill insects, often in seconds to minutes, by emulsifying their outer oily shell or coating. Ants and flies often die in seconds, wasps in minutes. Yet you can brush your teeth with it (thought it does not taste good) and even drink it highly diluted, to kill parasites, microbials, or alkalinize. Some insects may take longer to die… such as bagworm caterpillars on fruit and nut trees. I have opened their silk sack with a stick and sprayed this on them, it may take a few days, but they dry up like beef jerky; though a shop vac with a longer piece of pcv electrical taped to the shop vac hose is cheaper and assures none get away.[and that is my invention for the safest way to suck up yellowjackets, wasps, hornets, etc., from a 10-foot distance; and if they have a nest under ground or in a hole, you can rig it to stay in place and leave it on until they are all sucked up coming and going; I had such a huge colony, I vacced up over 10,000 and burned the shop vac out leaving it on so long. spraying this product into the end of the shop vac will help kill those that survive being thunked into the vac. Wasps are stronger fliers and have stronger legs and caution should be used because if you get too close to their paper nest and the vac sucks onto the nest, you can no longer vac up the wasps and then you are vulnerable. Generally, from 10 feet away, yellow jackets will only attack the end of the pvc by their nest, and not follow the pvc down to you; wasps it seems are a little smarter and maybe see better? Wasps require more caution.]
I add it (along with essential oils) to plain equate brand NON-SUGARY mouthwash. Everything does not and SHOULD not taste sweet or be fluorescent colors. Those flavors and colors are generally poison. Mouthwash is not a milk shake or jewelry. It doesn’t need to taste sweet or look pretty. It’s job is to kill bacteria. Essential oils (such as peppermint, black birch, tea tree, oregano, thyme, rosemary, etc. all help kill bacteria and also freshen the breath; and adding xylitol will also help kill bacteria and help remineralize and recalcify the teeth, and some peroxide is also good to add). Just say “no” to pretty colored POISONS.
I use it as my shampoo, with added essential oils. Many chemicals in toothpastes, soaps, and shampoos are toxic and your body stores these toxins up in the organs. Sodium lauryl sulfate, etc. A Google search will give plenty of information on the toxic chemicals (especially in antibacterial soaps, anti-perspirant, deodorant, shampoo, toothpaste) which should never be used. Any product with aluminum or alum (in any form) should not be ingested or used on the body either as a wash or a lotion or a deodorant. If you have body odor it is a sign your body needs to detox. Don’t cover the smell up, deal with the organ cleansing. You would not give a termite riddles house a mere coat of paint, would you? Treat the cause, not the symptom. Get rid of the spider, don’t merely clean up the cobwebs.
It can cure rashes of unknown origin. A drop of the concentrate placed on a bandaid and over a wart, adding a new drop at least once during the day, can painlessly remove warts in under 2 weeks (larger, deeper warts may take longer). 100% safe, most effective cure for head lice. It should not be sprayed on good furniture or painted surfaces because it may damage the finish… good bug degreaser for windshield. Can also be used on pets and livestock or yourself if there is a wound, sore, etc., to prevent infection. It also deodorizes / neutralizes the source of odor. If sprayed on plants to kill insects, it should be diluted more, closer to 60:1, and do a test area on the plant and wait a few days to see how it affects the plant. Some plants are more tender than others and may require even 100:1. Some commercial orchardists and veterinarians have used it, as have some hotel chains, carpet cleaners, oil change chains, and even military, for degreasing, cleaning, sanitizing, decontaminating, etc.
These statements are not approved by anyone or any self-appointed agency, nor the company, and I am not giving medical advice, but merely explaining how I have used the product for 18 years.
A gallon may seem expensive, but it is a concentrate so it makes well over a dozen gallons. Most bathroom and kitchen cleaners are toxic and even deadly. The skull and crossbones was deceptively removed from products for marketing/money-making reasons, replaced by mere words such as “caution”, “warning”, “danger” (each with its own specific meaning, of which the average person is entirely ignorant). One of the most dangerous household cleaners is the average dishwasher detergents, in which a mere taste can kill an adult, so even a crystal or two that falls on the floor can possibly kill a baby or a pet if ingested. Whether you use this product or not, realize just how deadly many household products are and take appropriate precautions.
Ann M, is a cancer survivor and a valued Enviro-One customer. Here is what she have to say…
“Being a breast cancer survivor, I had re-evaluated my life & my enviroment. I am an avid reader of health articles & made many health giving changes. One has been to replace my toxic cleaners with Enviro-One Multi Use Green Cleaner. It does a fantastic job on our glass enclosed shower doors & walls. It leaves everything sparlking & removes soap residue. I use it on all my kitchen appliances & counters, I cannot say enough on the importance of removing harmful cleaners we use daily from our lives. It is up to us to make wise choices to protect ourselves & our families. Enviro-One is the way to go!”
Thank you Ann for the sharing your comments! We are happy we could provide you with a save non-toxic cleaning solution.
Here is what Christy from The Cleaning Valkyries company had to say about Enviro-One…
“I launched my residential cleaning service two and a half years ago with the mission of supporting the health and well-being of all involved. As I researched products that would be in line with our company, I looked for superior products that really work, are economical on the business level, and that would keep our work-force healthy and promote the health of our customers. I discovered Enviro-One, which quickly became the cornerstone of our product line. Used in a 20:1 solution, it is our best All-Purpose cleaner, easily addressing handprints on walls and woodwork, spills on kitchen counters and marks on cabinets. In the 5:1 solution, it is a superior grease-cutter. The concentrate is so economical that one gallon lasts us nearly a year, costing far less than any other solution we have found. We absolutely love it! Because it is non-scented and non-toxic, our teams and our customers are truly delighted with the cleaning experience. We are proud to feature Enviro-One as one of our hand-picked, non-toxic products. It is truly the backbone of the fresh, bright cleanliness which is our signature. Thank you for creating this terrific cleaning product!”
“This Soap is absolutely amazing! Our kids came home from school with lice one time and we tried all kinds and many different solutions over-the-counter to get rid of them. Nothing worked. We decided to give this soap a try, and we were absolutely amazed, I got rid of the lice. We love it that the soap is natural, safe for kids and not full of chemicals like most other products.
We have also used it for stain removal and laundry, it works really well.
We really recommend it.”
Simona H., Florida
The Food and Drug Administration proposed a new rule today that would require manufacturers behind products like Cetaphil, Dial, and Softsoap to prove that antibacterial soaps are safe for long-term daily use, and that they more effectively prevent illness and the spread of infection than their non-antibacterial counterparts. Because right now, they probably don’t.
According to the FDA, there’s reason to believe that antibacterial soaps and body washes don’t work any better than regular soap — and could actually be harmful to users:
Although consumers generally view [antibacterial] products as effective tools to help prevent the spread of germs, there is currently no evidence that they are any more effective at preventing illness than washing with plain soap and water. Further, some data suggest that long-term exposure to certain active ingredients used in antibacterial products – for example, triclosan (liquid soaps) and triclocarban (bar soaps) – could pose health risks, such as bacterial resistance or hormonal effects.
Under the new rule, soap makers would have to provide clinical studies and other proof to the FDA showing the preventative-health advantages of antibacterial soap in order to keep marketing the products. The FDA notes in their statement that alcohol-based hand sanitizers remain a good alternative to soap and water. The FDA is inviting “consumers, clinicians, environmental groups, scientists, industry representatives and others” to weigh in on the rule during a comment period, which will last for more than 180 day. The rule should be finalized by 2016.
Many of the common cleaning products available in you local stores are poisonous, cause allergic reactions, or create dangerous fumes. So what’s a household to do?
Some people have chosen to rid their homes from these toxic cleaners by making their own natural cleaning products. However, these natural homemade cleaners may not work great on all surfaces.
Our Enviro-One formula has proven to not only be safe but have been tested on over 200+ surfaces. With just one solution, you can clean your kitchen, dishes, floors, counters, bathrooms, sinks, tub toilets and much, much more. Visit our User Guide page to see some of the many applications.
The Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families coalition represents more than 11 million individuals and includes parents, health professionals, advocates for people with learning and developmental disabilities, reproductive health advocates, environmentalists and businesses from across the nation.
Learn more about The Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families coalition and join in the effort to toxic cleaning products from entering our homes and workplaces.
What’s causing your allergies? Most people respond, “It’s that time of the year.” While allergies can be triggered by pollen, you might be suppressed to learn that allergies are triggered by a compromised immune system caused by the food we eat, personal care products and cleaning products.
If you think you know what’s causing your allergies, let us know.
Glass Cleaner are Toxic
Did you know that most glass cleaners on the market uses toxic ingredients that can be harmful to your health. Check out your bottle of glass cleaner to see if it contains any of the following ingredients.
- Isopropyl Alcohol: Known carcinogen: cancer of the nasal cavity
- 2-Hexoxyethanol: May cause CNS depression and kidney injury; [HSDB] A severe skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; “The substance may have effects on the blood.” [ICSC] An irritant; May be absorbed through skin; [MSDSonline].
- Ammonium Hydroxide: Can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract.
- Propylene Glycol: Causes CNS depression. A mucous membrane and severe eye irritant.
If your glass cleaner contains these or other toxic ingredients, it is recommended that you switch to a cleaner containing only natural ingredients.[Source: http://hazmap.nlm.nih.gov]
This clip details some of the concerns with bisphenol-A (BPA), found in many common household items like canned foods and plastics.
Please take a moment to watch and share this video — help your friends and family avoid toxic chemicals like BPA that are linked to breast cancer.
4 Natural Ways to Clean your Fruits and Vegetables
Long gone are the days of simply washing your produce under running water and popping it into your mouth. In the toxic world that we live in, it takes more than just a quick visit from H2O to wash away the grim and chemicals that are present. Even the organic varieties should be meticulously cleansed, just because they are free of pesticides doesn’t make them truly clean. Below are four easy ways to clean your fruits and veg.
4 Natural Ways to Clean your Fruits and Vegetables:
Homemade Vegetable Wash: Pure lemon juice and raw apple cider vinegar contains natural antibacterial and antifungal properties. When used together in this wash, they have the ability to kill germs and bacteria without altering the taste of your crops. In a clean spray bottle, mix together 1 tablespoon of organic lemon juice with 2 tablespoons of raw apple cider vinegar and one cup of water. Shake and then spray all over your produce. Rinse with water and then consume.
Let you Produce Soak: Leafy greens are particularly dirty because they tend to collect dirt. Produce such as kale, spinach, chards, herbs and celery should be washed by soaking. Place your leafy greens in a bowl filled with cold water and let it soak for a few minutes; this will loosen all the dirt, allowing it to sink in the bottom. After a few minutes, rinse and proceed to cooking.
Soap it Up: Some produce are sold with a waxy film on their skins. In these cases, a soap wash is the ideal option. With the aid of a natural, mildly abrasive sponge and a natural food safe soap (pure vegetable glycerin is ideal) wash your produce by scrubbing the skin softly, and then rinse with water.
Store Bought Washes: There are natural washes available, specifically made to clean produce. Make sure to choose a veggie wash made with only natural ingredients because it makes no sense to wash your produce with synthetic chemicals.
Enviro-One Fruit & Vegetable Wash: There are many natural fruit and veggie washes available in your locals store, specifically made to clean produce. But the most natural, most powerful cleaner on the market is the Enviro-One Fruit and Vegetable Wash. It contains no harmful synthetic chemicals. It also remove harmful pesticide, fungicide & herbicide residues, waxes, oils and deadly bacteria such as E. coli and Salmonella.
Taking the time to properly wash your fruits and vegetables before you consume will cut down on the risk of illness. At first the process may seem time consuming, however, once you get into the habit of washing your produce, doing so will become second nature.
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By Susan Donaldson James via Good Morinign America
Scientist Susan Kay Murphy started her graduate career in vaccine development but after the death of her 3-year-old son Kyle from a rare form of liver cancer in 1994, she switched to epigenetics, the study of how genes can be turned on or off.
“That was a better way to honor the memory of my son,” said Murphy, who is on the faculty of the Duke Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy.
Her son’s cancer — “one in a million” — was linked to epigenetic changes in his cells, a disruption that can be triggered by chemicals or hormones, especially in the early weeks after conception.
Kyle was born at 26 weeks and weighed a little more than a pound after Murphy developed eclampsia, but his disease did not show up until years later.
“I watched my tiny son with all these plastics getting nutrition because he was too small to feed,” she said. “Everything they used was pretty much made out of plastic.”
Today, Murphy is doing research into the long-term health effects of exposure to chemicals in children. Her 21-year-old son has autism and her 15-year-old daughter was diagnosed with ADHD.
Recent studies in mice suggest what a mother eats or her exposure to chemicals can turn on a switch that predisposes the child to future disease, she said.
And, just recently, Murphy had a mastectomy and is undergoing chemotherapy for aggressive breast cancer, even though there is no family history.
Murphy worries that every day, Americans are exposed to a barrage of chemicals that can damage their reproductive systems and show up decades later in their children.
“It could have been my diet,” Murphy said of their health problems. “We lived next to a freeway in Charlotte and diesel fuel has been implicated in autism.”
She points to “multiple” exposures to lead and asbestos while renovating an old house; second-hand smoke from her husband; and the pesticides in the California fields where he grew up. Murphy said she was also exposed to chemicals and radiation in a vet clinic and the lab where she did research.
“We have such limited understanding of this in the human population because we are all a bag of cumulative exposure from childhood,” she said. “We all have levels of it. No one is immune in modern society.”
Now, a powerful documentary produced and narrated by activist-actor Sean Penn, “The Human Experiment,” argues that there are dangers from the “chemical load” in seemingly innocuous household products like cosmetics, deodorant, cleaning fluids, shampoo and even toothpaste.
Its world premiere is Sunday, Oct. 6 at the 36th annual Mill Valley Film Festival in California.
The film cites skyrocketing rates of autism, breast cancer and infertility and questions the role of some 80,000 chemicals used legally in the United States and the uphill battle against powerful interests of industry to curb the chemicals.
Co-directed by Dana Nachman and Don Hardy, a former Emmy-winning TV news team, it tells the stories of three women affected by chemicals and the activists calling for sensible, science-based research and greater regulation to protect public health.
“Most products we have in our homes are not tested for safety,” said Nachman, 41 and a Los Altos-based filmmaker. “Providing data that a product is safe and then putting it on the market is what happens in pharmaceuticals. That should be the burden of proof [in household and industrial chemicals] to avoid scientific catastrophe.”
The film follows a young woman diagnosed with breast cancer; another with polycystic ovary syndrome, struggling to get pregnant; and one with a nonverbal brother with autism.
They, too, wonder how chemical toxins may have played a role these health problems.
The film looks at several chemicals that have been linked to disease in humans and are still in legal use.
Bisphenol A or BPA, is an industrial chemical that has been present in many hard plastic bottles and metal-based food and beverage cans since the 1960s.
Toxicity studies have shown “some concern” about its effects on the brain, behavior and prostate gland in fetuses and young children, according to the Food and Drug Administration.
The EPA is currently investigating BPA, which has estrogen properties and is an endocrine disrupter, for human health risks.
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is used in building materials as well as vinyl clothing, and has been linked to cancer and immune system damage. Several national companies have begun to transition to PVC-free packaging.
Since 2004, there has been a national phase-out of bromated flame retardants that are used in sofas and in electronics. The chemical can end up in breast milk and body fat, causing thyroid and reproductive damage. Particles can fall to the floor and leave dangerous dust.
The heart of the film is the Congressional debate over reform of the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act, which requires that chemicals must be scientifically proven to be dangerous before they can be taken off the market.
“In Europe they use the precautionary principle that you take caution before putting things on the market,” said Nachman. “They test them. We err on the side of industry, putting things out there assuming they are safe–assuming they are innocent until proven guilty.”
In the United States, chemicals like lead, for example, in fuel, paint and other building materials, were on the market for years before they were found to cause neurological problems and were banned by the EPA under the Substances Control Act.
Andy Igrejas, executive director of Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families, a national coalition of parents, reproductive health professionals, environmentalists and businesses, praised the film.
“It looks at the fullness of the problem, not just one or two chemicals,” he said. “It looks at the big picture.”
“The whole system has broken down,” he said. “In the vast majority of chemicals, we just don’t know and they are still getting into products. If there is any major theme in science in the last 20 years — some chemicals are toxic at very low doses, not just when you are working in a factory, but they can be a problem for anyone.”
The group lists 130 chemicals on its website that have been identified by “authoritative bodies” as hazardous to human health. “They are known chemicals we come into contact with that are widespread,” said Igrejas.
Since Lautenberg’s death last summer, Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., chairs the committee that is handling the legislation.
But Safer Chemicals Healthy Families does not support the bill in its current form, saying that it needs “strengthening.” Igrejas said the bill is “flawed” and “not true reform.”
The measure, however, is supported by the advocacy group, the American Chemistry Council, which the film alleges “hijacks the science” by funding safety studies and pouring millions of dollars into the defense of industries, using slick public relations tactics and strong lobbying to fight stricter regulation.
“Unfortunately, this film appears to present an often-repeated and overly simplistic view of chemicals and disregards the science associated with chemical exposure and decades of research regarding disease,” wrote the ACC in a statement for ABCNews.com.
“It paints an incomplete and distorted picture of current chemical regulation while ignoring the essential role that chemistry plays in making modern life safer, more convenient and more fulfilling.”
The ACC, which has not seen the documentary, according to the filmmakers, argues more than a dozen federal laws govern the “safe manufacture and use of chemicals.”
“All new chemicals must be rigorously evaluated by EPA before manufacture,” it said. “The notion that 84,000 chemicals are being used in commerce without any safety testing is simply inaccurate, yet it is often used as a fundamental argument in films like this.”