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Happy Tuesday friends! Today, is all about deciding to make healthy swaps for the toxic products we currently use. I know that this can be overwhelming. It was for me when I started 6 years ago… the important part is that I started. I didn’t do it all in one month. I didn’t spend thousands and switch out everything at once. I picked a lane and chose to do better in one area at a time. Now, I had no guidance when I chose to do better and I actually made a lot of bad choices. I switched out my personal care products first and just started using things that had “organic” and “all natural” on the bottles. I didn’t know what I didn’t know and that’s that our personal care industry doesn’t regulate those terms. So, the companies that sell them, target people like me who want to do better but don’t know to check the ingredients. Once I realized that I was lied to again, it really discouraged me and I dove deep into learning what ingredients are safe and which ones to steer clear of.
What I created this blog space for is to be a space that ya’ll can reference as needed when you are switching out products to safer. I wanted ya’ll to be able to skip the confusion that I went through and still are navigating in certain areas and be able to do better easier than I did. I am still working on cleaning up different aspects in my life and I am so happy to share them as I do so. I am not perfect and this journey is NOT about perfection but progress. I suggest choosing a lane and starting somewhere when you want to make positive changes. I went with foods first, skincare then cleaning products and I’ve made changes continuously since. AS I HAVE BEEN ABLE TOO. This isn’t a race but a marathon. Pace yourself… don’t let it overwhelm you. If you ever have any questions please feel free to ask me. That’s what I am here for!
these photos are from a recent shoot I had with Amber Coker, you can check out her photography on her facebook page linked here OR by going to her instagram @ambermcoker.