Why We Took the Green Beaver Pledge

winter-family-skating-pledgeSo, our family just took the Green Beaver Pledge, and it goes a little something like this:

  • We will use natural baby personal care products
  • We will use natural household cleaners
  • We will not use synthetic air fresheners
  • We will not use aluminum-based antiperspirant
  • We will read Green Beaver’s list of harmful personal care ingredients (seriously – it’s a very interesting read – you can check them out HERE)
  • I will gradually switch out my conventional personal care products for natural products

Why you ask?

We’re a really busy family.  I know… I’m pretty sure just about every family could say that, too. In our case: we have two young kids, my husband works (a lot), and I work from home on two separate businesses (you know in my spare time).

And here’s the thing. We love spending time together outside, and we know that the decisions we make today have a material impact on our ability to stay healthy as a family, and to preserve the spaces we love to enjoy outdoors.


But, let’s not kid ourselves. Busy moms, with busy families don’t have a ton of time to spare. We need simple, effective solutions that we can incorporate into our daily lives that make a positive impact on both our health and the health of our planet. The products we use have to be easy, and they have to work.

We’ve been lucky enough to find a whole bunch of really great natural products we LOVE from Green Beaver – an amazing aluminum-free Citrus Deoderant, a fragrance-free Baby Wash, and some fabulous Diaper Cream, to name a few. Our plan is to keep looking for amazing, more natural options for our family in 2018 and we’ll be sure to share our finds right back with you!

So that’s it. That’s why we’ve taken the pledge. Transitioning products we already use to more natural, earth-friendly (and human-friendly) options is a simple change that we can make as a family. It makes a positive impact, and we can feel pretty darn good about it.

Note: This post was written in partnership with Green Beaver and we received compensation as part of the partnership. As always, all the thoughts and opinions are our own and we only share things we truly love with you!

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