More News….confusing ingredients.
Amber says I am always going on about ingredients! I thought about it, and it’s true…….
I really watch what I eat, and we grow most of our own food organically, yes, even our own eggs and wheat. So, I am just as watchful about what goes ON my body.
Forget the beautiful ads, or the claim that it’s all natural, or organic, or bio-dynamic. Just look at the first few things on the ingredient list, although I found this too can be confusing. On my recent trip to the States, I was in a garden mall where they were demonstrating a new moisturizer.
I tried some. It smelled and felt wonderful….so, I went in and looked at the label. It was confusing because there were about 40, I kid you not, 40 ingredients. That didn’t confuse me, OK, maybe a little. But, 20 of them were really GREAT ingredients; natural, organic, herbal and pure. But, the other 20 weren’t just average, or not so great, they were quite awful! Was this a great product, or not????
I then read a piece in the paper that the Sierra Club was lobbying to make the manufacturers of ‘natural’ household cleaning products list ingredients. They don’t have to tell you what is in your window cleaner, laundry detergent, tile or tub cleaner.
Apparently many of the so-called ‘natural’ cleaners DO list their ingredients. But Sierra Club is trying to make them list percentages. What does this mean? I don’t know for sure. But I would guess that maybe some not-so-great things may be there in large amounts, while the advertised ‘great’ and ‘green’ ingredients may be there in really small amounts, making these products really no different from the ungreen normal products, which incidentally are much cheaper.
So, Good Luck, Sierra Club! I hope I have the info correct, as I misplaced the actual article…..but things like this make me feel there is light at the end of the tunnel, and someday soon we will all know exactly what is in everything!!!
p.s. you can just use white vinegar to wash your windows!