Break Out Your Happy Dance: Microbeads are Banned!

Microbeads are the tiny, abrasive balls that you may have in noticed in your toothpaste or exfoliant. These plastic balls are too small for water filters to remove and nineteen tonnes of them are dumped down drains each year in New York alone!


They’re polluting our water ways and blocking the digestive system’s of the turtles, seabirds, fish, and invertebrates who are consuming them. If you enjoy dining on mussels or fish, there’s a good chance you’ve been consuming them too. Though the microbeads themselves are not toxic, they accumulate in the environment and absorb toxic chemicals like polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), which are linked to harmful effects on the immune system, reproductive system, nervous system, and endocrine system. First mercury in tuna, then radiation from Fukushima, now plastic and PCBs; as an avid seafood lover, I’m as disappointed as you are.

So…why are we doing a happy dance?

At GO-NAYKED, we’re well aware of the negative effects that many personal care products have on our health and the environment. But, instead of dwelling on the damage that has been done, we’re choosing to focus on how we can make a difference. If we don’t celebrate the small victories along the way then we might lose the mojo that we need to keep fighting and when it comes to microbeads, a happy dance is in order.

Through consumer driven change agents like ‘’, ‘the story of stuff project’, ‘’, ‘’, and many more, our voices have been heard. The US federal government has finally passed the Microbead-Free Waters Act, banning microbeads and their biodegradable plastic alternatives. The best part: it’s not just the government that’s listening to us; big businesses like Procter & Gamble, Unilever, Colgate-Palmolive, L’Oreal, The Body Shop, and Loblaws have realized that they need to meet the demands of their consumers and are voluntarily phasing microbeads out of their products. That my friends, is a true victory! So dance with a friend, dance alone, you can even dance Nayked, because the personal care industry is about to get a little bit greener and a little bit safer.

Don’t Lose Your Mojo

The micro-bead phase-out will begin in July 2017 and the full ban will take effect in January 2018; we can keep the momentum going in the meantime by refusing to use products that contain microbeads. To see if your products contain plastic, check the list of ingredients in your cosmetics, sunscreen, body wash, toothpaste, skincare, and household cleaning products for polyethylene or polypropylene.

You can also fight for change by joining consumer driven campaigns like those mentioned above and refusing buy toxic products. Check out our blacklist to see which ingredients you should avoid and support companies who refuse to use toxins in their products by shopping at We’ll do our part to keep you dancing, by providing updates about positive changes in the industry that you can share with your family and friends.

Natural Deodorant that Works

You know what is great about being a kid? Yes all the normal live free, play all day, and make games out of everything kid life but you need to think a bit more obvious. The best thing about being a kid is not stinking! Kids don’t have the stinky armpits. They can run, play all day, dig in the dirt and mud, and still at the end of the day smell like sweet little roses. Unfortunately as adults… we stink… but there are solutions.


Solution 1 – Go Hippie

One of the great, or not so great, things about being a true bonafide hippie is that you believe your natural scent is there for all to enjoy. You don’t need, want, nor wear deodorant or perfumes. Your natural scent will do the talking and as long as your meals are pure and your life low stress you can maintain a sweet smell. Some folks can actually pull this one off!

Solution 2 – Hit the Normal Store

For me it was junior high when my dad had to have the “talk”. After a long day of school and gym I came home and apparently didn’t smell as sweet as a hippie. He pulled me aside, handed me a tube of Old Spice and said this is deodorant; you rub it on your pits and your parents, friends, and importantly girls will not want to flee your smell. What dad didn’t think about and probably was unaware of were the crazy chemicals found in that bar of deodorant.

Regular Deodorant Ingredients = Bad

One of the primary ingredients used in all deodorants is Aluminum. The metal is intended to physically block sweat by plugging the pores. It has also been linked to increased breast cancer and potential Alzheimer’s risks. Another toxic ingredient, covered by Marko in detail here, are Parabens. These are simply bad and have huge potential risks to humans.

Deodorants also can contain propylene glycol a petroleum based product, Phthalates, and Triclosan – a freaking pesticide!

To reiterate you now have the choice of smelling like a hippie OR poisoning yourself… what to do?

Solution 3 – Go-Nayked

Honest Deodorant and a few other companies found in our marketplace are producing deodorants using natural ingredients devoid of the harmful chemicals. They even avoid the natural versions of the harmful chemicals and produce a deodorant that keeps you dry and smelling great.

Users have commented that these products work surprisingly well with a few caveats about application and length of stay. It is recommended that you apply and allow to dry before wearing a shirt and that you touch up the application every 10 hours or so. In the end just like regular deodorants there will be a learning curve to find the right product for your body type.

So now you can smell sweet as a kid without poisoning your body with harmful chemicals. That is worth the effort… isn’t it?

You Can Have a Natural Smile – Brush Your Teeth with Natural Products

Where do they get that pearly white look? Ever wonder why movie stars have such glimmering white teeth? Brushing your teeth is a habit taught from early childhood to prevent tooth decay and cavities. Go back just a couple decades and the natural hue of teeth was more yellow than pearly white. What has changed?


Thanks High Def

As with all things modern amenities have changed the way we look at people and the world. With super high definition TVs and celebrities always looking to standout from the crowd the subtle differences can make all the difference. Use Kim Kardashian as an example of someone who has built a financial empire on looks alone. What would have happened to her “career” if her teeth were yellow?

Imitate or Go-Nayked

We started looking around at what the secret of the stars white teeth is and you know what we found? It comes down to money. Basically stars use professional dentists to get their pearly white smiles. For everyone else the over the counter stuff really doesn’t work (and in some cases is very dangerous).

The danger in all the new over the counter toothpastes and mouth washes is found in the harsh chemicals and cleansers included to try and whiten or disinfect your mouth. The resulting concoction is poisonous and the packages carry clear and conspicuous labeling advising against swallowing! So let’s get this straight… to get a pearly white smile you have to either spend a bunch of money at a dentist to the stars OR you have to risk your health by brushing with toxic chemicals and poisons!? There has to be another way.

Another Way to Clean Your Teeth

It turns out there is another way. Bet you didn’t realize that the bulk of the cleansing properties of brushing is derived from the toothbrush bristles themselves. The application of toothpastes is to apply additional cleaning and polishing agents to the tooth via the brushing action. If you have learned anything over here at it is that there are many natural alternatives to the harsh chemicals of standard products… no different for tooth brushing. Check out the oral section of the Go-Nayked marketplace to discover toothpastes and tooth whitening products that have cleared our stringent standards.

Real Purity, Peelu and Primal Life all offer naturally sourced ingredients and all do away with fluoride. Making the switch to a natural toothpaste will require some trial and error to find the brand and flavor that best suits your tastes and all four of these are so uniquely different that they offer you a real decision set to choose from.

Let us know which one you choose and your experience with the brand. We love hearing from and finding great natural products to help you. The next time you are watching a star on TV with pearly white teeth recognize that they paid a lot of money for that smile and also put their body through some harsh chemical baths to get the smile. You on the other hand are choosing to take the natural approach to a clean and beautiful smile.

Are Your Cosmetics & Cleaning Supplies Endangering The Environment?

As improbable as it might sound, your moisturizer and the laundry detergent are contributing as much to polluting our environment as do vehicular exhaust and tannery effluents!


Perhaps not on the same scale but cosmetics and household cleaning supplies do have a definite impact. We don’t usually consider them as pollutants but they are surreptitiously and steadily harming our water and air. We are better informed of their impact on our personal health but they pose a greater danger to our environment – during the course of their manufacture, in their use and in their disposal.

Beauty Products and the Beastly Truths

Personal care products like body lotions, shampoos, soap, and other cosmetics are laden with harmful chemicals. Formaldehyde, a carcinogen, is found in baby shampoos, traces of lead are present in lipsticks, and phthalates and parabens are found in several deodorants, nail polishes, skin creams and soaps. These chemicals can cause diseases and disrupt our reproductive and respiratory systems. For a complete list of toxic chemicals used in cosmetics, visit <Link to ingredients>

But how do cosmetics affect the environment? It is because cosmetics and petroleum are intrinsically linked. The basic ingredients in many cosmetics are petroleum and mineral oil that have their origins in fossil fuels. Facial foundations, cleansers and moisturizers contain mineral oil. Fragrances in lotions, creams, perfumes, and shampoos are made of aromatic hydrocarbons. The chemical additive propylene glycol that locks in moisture in cosmetics is also a petroleum compound. Isopropyl alcohol, another derivative, is an antiseptic found in toners and cleansers. Aerosol deodorants diffuse chemicals into atmosphere. So, we are using fossil fuels in several ways and contributing to degradation of our environment, albeit inadvertently!

Packaging and Disposal of Personal Care Products

Just look at the plethora of tubs, bottles, and tubes of various shapes and sizes that populate your dressing table. They are made of strong material so that they don’t degrade by the very product they are holding. When empty, these containers are discarded. They pile up in landfills and can take several hundred years to break down. Always opt to buy cosmetics that are made with natural ingredients and packaged with bio degradable material.

Coming Clean with Hazards of Cleaning Supplies

Household cleaners that are used to degrease, sanitize, wash clothes, bleach, and clean windows and surfaces are also polluting agents. They are responsible for smog, are dangerous to children, and affect the quality of drinking water. Nitrogen, ammonia, and phosphorus are called the ‘Volatile Organic Compounds’ and are very dangerous. Even after waste treatment they still pose a potential health threat when they merge with waterways.

Occupational Hazards for Workers

Not all toxins are listed on the label that lists the ingredients used. Some formulations are kept secret as they are considered ‘industry trade secrets’. This prevents the consumers from making well-informed decisions. But more crucially, the workers in the manufacturing plant are also kept in the dark about the toxicity of the ingredients! Regular exposure to such a toxic environment can pose a huge threat to the health of these workers.

Be the Change

You know petroleum is a non-renewable resource of energy with only a finite supply. It is an established fact that many cosmetics and domestic cleaning agents contain harmful chemicals and neurotoxins that have serious consequences, not only on your health but also on the environment. As responsible global citizens, it is time we consciously stop patronizing products that affect our wellness and wellbeing.

What better time than a New Year to start afresh and go the pure and natural way! This year, resolve to remove all toxic products from your life. Replace them with natural and non-toxic products. and resolve to stop supporting companies that put their workers at risk, by making them handle highly concentrated toxic ingredients during manufacture.  Just Go-Nayked!

Toxins in Baby Products, Mum’s the word?

Your child is the epicenter of your existence. You love your baby unconditionally and the search for suitable baby products starts well before the baby arrives! You want nothing but the best for your precious cherub! You draw a list of the safest bath products, the mildest body lotions and creams, and the gentlest of oils and baby powders from popular brands. The thought of gently massaging her soft skin with these sweet-smelling products brings a smile to your face…


What if you learned that the ‘mild’ and ‘gentle’ products actually contain toxic chemicals that are a real threat to the health and wellness of your child? These popular baby products lead us to believe that they’re indispensible for a baby’s soft skin, but nothing can be farther from the truth! Studies show that these toxins are likely to enter the bloodstream if used regularly. In fact, they cause more harm than good. It is better to use fewer chemical-based products and include many that are natural and non-toxic. offers you several such options. Take an informative tour!

Effects of exposure to toxins

The first few years are crucial for your child’s development. At this stage, the baby’s central nervous system and immune systems are still developing and are more vulnerable to the adverse effects of noxious chemicals. Their body is incapable of eliminating toxins. Moreover, children have a skin surface that is almost double that of adults’ per unit of their body weight! So their skin can absorb more chemicals. They also breathe in more air than adults and therefore, expose themself to even more chemicals by inhalation. These can cause long-term health problems in a child. So, it is vital to avoid or limit your baby’s exposure to toxins via personal care products like soap, powder, cream, shampoo, and diaper wipes. Opt for natural alternatives.

Chemicals to watch out for in baby products

  • Mineral oil: This is the byproduct of petroleum processing. It is found in baby oils and it wraps around the baby’s skin like plastic, thus affecting the skin’s ability to release toxic materials. Mineral oils are usually mixed with artificial fragrances.
  • Talc: The mineral talc occurs in rock mass formations in combination with other minerals, including the toxic asbestos. It is almost impossible to isolate talc from asbestos during mining. So, the carcinogenic asbestos is bound to be present in any product containing talc, including baby powder. Talc is a drying agent known to be a lung irritant and a carcinogen.
  • 1, 4 dioxane and ethylated surfactants: This chemical is not intentionally added during manufacture of a beauty product (therefore, conveniently not mentioned on the list of ingredients). It is a by-product that is obtained when ethylene oxide, a known carcinogen, is added to the other chemicals to ‘lessen’ their harsh effect. Almost 57% of all baby soaps are contaminated with this toxin. Steer clear of ingredients with the letters, ‘eth’ – polyethylene glycol, polyethylene, sodium laureth sulfate, ceteareth, and PEG.
  • Parabens: These are preservatives that are added to many personal care products to prevent the growth of bacteria. But they are also linked to hormone disruption and skin irritation. They are found in baby soaps, shampoos and moisturizers.
  • Propylene glycol: This chemical enhances penetration and is easily absorbed by the skin. It may be carcinogenic. Used in wiper fluid and also to de-ice airplanes, it is very often found in baby wipes! Watch out for polyethylene glycol (PEG) and polypropylene glycol (PPG).
  • Fragrance:  These are generally made of coal and petroleum-derived synthetic chemicals. They are added to mask the odor of other chemicals in the product or to create a specific fragrance. The loophole is that manufacturers are not required to reveal the chemicals used in the fragrance! Fragrance is added to disposable diapers, baby wash, powder, lotions, diaper ointments and shampoo. Exposure to fragrance may lead to asthma in babies.
  • Triclosan: Many products labeled as ‘antibacterial’ contains this chemical. It is an endocrine disruptor. Found in antibacterial soaps and body wash for babies.

This holiday season is a great opportunity to spread the goodness of natural baby products! offers you a range of products that are manufactured responsibly and will be wonderful gifts for babies. Visit our marketplace and avail of our amazing seasonal offers!

Primal Life Organics – Back to the Roots of Skin Care

The skin care industry has a lot of choices to offer us; products could be natural, non-toxic, chemical-free, vegan, or more recently, Paleo… hold on, Paleo (diet) sounds familiar but Paleo skin care? Yes, you read that right! The word Paleo means “ancient, early, prehistoric, and primitive”. Paleo skin care regimen is gaining popularity as it involves using natural ingredients in their raw and fresh state to nourish and heal skin, just as it was in primal methods. introduces you to Primal Life Organics, a company featured in our marketplace. It specializes in Paleo skin care products that are in pristine state and of impeccable quality.

Commercial Skin Care vs. Paleo Skin Care

Commercial skin care products typically include one or more of the following chemicals: Parabens as preservatives, Polyethylene glycol (PEG), Phthalates as solvents, FD&C pigments and colors, Benzoyl peroxide in acne products, and DEA, MEA, TEA as foam boosters. These chemicals are linked to cancer, skin allergies, birth defects, infertility and learning disabilities.
Mother Nature has endowed us with an abundance of fresh ingredients. Several ancient civilizations across the globe have used natural products to heal and nourish skin. Paleo skin care uses the healthiest food sources for the body that are real and natural. The Paleo logic is simple: If something is safe enough to eat, then it should be safe to use it on your skin too, and vice versa. It is fresh, organic, gluten-free, non-toxic, vegan, and, it works!

Primal Life Organics –The Fresh Concept

Most of the skin care products that are mass-manufactured are loaded with a profusion of artificial preservatives to prevent the growth of bacteria and mold in the product. The potent, healing powers claimed of such ‘natural’ products (fortified with toxic preservatives) bought off a store shelf are debatable indeed!

In contrast, the shelves are always empty of products at Primal Life Organics! Why so? It is because they only stock up the ingredients. All products are made fresh, on order. A product that is made has already been sold! So, there is no necessity to add preservatives. The products are veritable powerhouses of nutrition because their sources are fresh and real.

Hallmarks of Primal Life Organics

Fresh and real – these are the hallmarks of Paleo skin care, as advocated by Primal Life Organics. “Our skin is programmed to recognize and respond to natural ingredients that are healing and safe.” By using fresh and real Paleo products, you can eliminate the harmful chemicals in the other skin care products. This will give you the opportunity to realize the magic of Primal Life Organics on your skin and your long-term health! The products are suitable for all types of skin.

Primal Life Organics was created by Trina Felber, an experienced nurse who is passionate about her commitment to develop skincare products that use only fresh, natural ingredients that were used by our primal ancestors. Fully aware of the dangers posed by chemical cosmetics, Trina envisioned this pristine line of skin care products that can help you live non-toxic, naturally!

Take a look at the fresh and nutrient-dense range of Primal Life Organics products available now at our Marketplace.

Choosing a Better Soap for Body, Hair, Mind, and the Planet

“In all we do, let us be generous, fair, and loving to spaceship earth and all it’s inhabitants. For we’re all-one or none.” This is Dr. Bronner’s slogan, and it is as relevant today as it was in 1948 when the company was founded. At, we value people from all walks of life and all corners of the world, and we proudly support other companies that share this view. That’s why we’re shining the spotlight on an independent company that lives and breathes this ideology. Dr. Bronner’s uses their amazing soaps to spread a message of peace and unity, reminding us all that little things can make a big difference.

The People

The Bronners are an eccentric family who have embraced their quirks to create a brand that is unlike any other. Thanks to their unconventional products and business practices, they’ve created the top-selling organic soap in North America. The company’s founder, Dr. Bronner, was a soap-maker and a passionate activist who was intent on spreading his plan for world peace. After being institutionalized for his apparent rantings (some thought that he was as crazy as a fox), he escaped (ninja style) and created Dr. Bronner’s soap company. This company is currently run by his grandsons, whose similarities to their grandfather are exemplified by their nicknames: ‘The Crazy Fox’ and ‘The Ninja’. These men have remained true to their grandfather’s vision of the company, bringing Dr. Bronner’s unprecedented success.

The Product

Given the fantastic people who run the company, it isn’t surprising that Dr. Bronner’s soaps are nothing short of amazing. Like the brand and the people, the products are one-of-a-kind! Their soaps are much more concentrated than commercial soaps and contain the perfect blend of olive oil for softness and coconut oil for lather. Their products reflect their mission to be fair and loving to spaceship earth, showing that this company practices what they preach. Their soaps are made with natural ingredients that are sustainably produced through ethical sourcing and fair trade, do not contain any animal fat, and are biodegradable and nature friendly. Using their products is a great way to show your love for yourself, other people, other animals, and the planet.

Not to mention the versatility of the product, 18 different uses from hair, laundry, dishes,  body wash to name a few, and their fans have found countless other uses, making a bottle of Dr. Bronner’s soap a must for every household.

The Packaging

Mixing old school simplicity with progressive activism, Dr. Bronner’s unique packaging is the hallmark of the company. Dr. Bronner’s peace plan that he believed in so passionately is printed in small font across the product labels, spreading his philosophy of peace and oneness. Labels of ‘so-called’ healthful personal care products are of great concern to our staff at; while food products have strict legal requirements for the use of terms like ‘organic’ and ‘natural’ on their labels, those regulations do not extend to the personal care industry. We support Dr. Bronner’s because they advocate for organic integrity in personal care and their ingredients are made from certified organic materials.

Dr. Bronner’s has fought for a marketplace where consumers are not misled into purchasing toxic products in disguise. At we are proud to present such a marketplace. Help support this movement by going nayked before you get clean and purchasing approved Dr. Bronner’s products at our Marketplace.

Does Your Breakfast Cereal Contain BHA and BHT?

Weekday mornings are hectic! Amidst the chaos that ensues, breakfast is the most neglected. Forget breakfasting like a king, we barely manage to grab a bite! In the scant moments that can be spared, enjoying a hearty breakfast is impossible. Thankfully, there are breakfast cereals and an assortment of snacks that keep us going. They are convenient and are fresh in their boxes and bags. But they also contain BHA and BHT – suspected human carcinogens. Would you rather choose convenience over toxicity? That’s a tough one! helps you decide.


What is BHA?

Butylated hydroxyanisole is a preservative that keeps oils in food from oxidizing and becoming rancid. Oxidation alters the color, odor, and flavor of food. It also reduces the nutrient content of food. BHA is found in breakfast cereals, meats, butter, chewing gum, dehydrated potatoes, and other snacks. Disturbingly, they are also found in cosmetics, petroleum products, animal feed, and food packaging!

How safe is BHA?

As BHA is almost indispensible in our processed foods as an additive, it is prudent to be concerned about its effects on our health. It is considered “generally recognized to be safe” or GRAS, by The Food and Drug Administration. It has been approved for use in various foods up to 0.02 percent of the oil or fat content of the food. For dry food like cereals, the FDA has set different limits. Take a look at this link – FDA Limits

Laboratory studies on rats and other animals have shown BHA to be carcinogenic (cancer-causing). The National Toxicology Program surmises that this preservative could be ‘reasonably anticipated’ to be a human carcinogen. In Europe too, BHA is an approved food additive but is categorized as a potential endocrine disruptor. Studies have reported adverse effect on sperm quality, lowering of testosterone and thyroxin levels, and decreased growth in rats.

What is BHT?

Butylated hydoxytoluene is also of the same family as BHA. It is added to food as a preservative, very often with BHA. Though there is no conclusive evidence suggesting it as a carcinogen, studies show that rats that were fed with BHT had developed lung and liver tumors. There were developmental and thyroid changes observed in these animals. The motor skills and coordination of these rats was also affected. On comparison, BHT seems the lesser evil. It bears the GRAS label too!

Know Your Facts

Additives that are ‘presumed’ safe by the government are classified as GRAS and don’t need to go through the pre-market review and subsequent approval. This could be perfectly understandable for harmless, natural additives like thyme or pepper, but to enlist additives with debatable safety like BHT and BHA as GRAS is unsettling to say the least. It is possible for manufacturers to obtain a GRAS status even without informing the FDA at all! It is entirely up to the consumer to check the facts.

  • Check the product label for BHA and avoid it. A wide range of foods contain this additive, including preserved meat, snacks, and chips.
  • Avoid products with BHT, especially if the product also contains BHA.
  • Use the EWG’s Food Scores to find foods that don’t contain either additive.
  • Try to eat fresh food or the food that has been minimally processed. Usually, they are more nutritious!
  • Look out for packaged foods that use vitamin E as preservative or better still, use no preservative at all.
  • Read these articles for more information about BHA, BHT, and other commonly used additives.

Add years to healthy living by subtracting additives from your food! Visit the Marketplace to find breakfast cereals and treats that are good for you and free of toxins.

Snack Food Without the Guilt

As an avid outdoors-man I am always on the lookout for great tasting and easy to store snacks. I have already covered Clifbar brand foods and their great taste and flavor but like anything, too much of one thing breeds boredom. We were testing a few natural food products and I fell in love with this Almond bar from Sage Valley.


The problem with most snack foods is that they are made with processed ingredients and fillers to hold them together and keep their freshness. When researching and testing products for we actually take in to consideration these filler ingredients because, amazingly, they have the biggest impact on your overall health. For example a friend was drinking one of those sugary soda drinks advertised in between and during X-Games competitions. This company advertises to extreme sports fanatics with catchy commercials showing people doing all these amazing things… implying that the drink is the reason for their “awesomeness”.

The problem with this drink are the ingredients. Looking at the label the first on the list is water (carbonated) next and most shocking is High Fructose Corn Syrup followed by ingredients that would make Marko flip (he is our resident Pharmacist – read his recent post here). Basically Mt Dew is one of the worst products you can allow in to your body! The problem with other energy drinks and foods sold on standard store shelves is that they are not much better. For active healthy individuals what can you do? and get some of these Sage Valley bars.

In a nutshell… get it… these are what you or I would make if we knew how and had the time. Almonds, toasted coconut chips, diced apricots, honey, whole grain crisp brown rice, and brown rice syrup all combined in to a tasty snack. The easy to access wrapper and small form factor make them perfect pocket stuffers to grab while on the go. With 190 calories the bars pack a punch with 12 grams of total fat and very low sodium content. The only caveat with the bar is that it has a bit of sugar from the honey and rice syrup totaling 17 grams with 11 of them from sugars… it would be a one meal snack for low carb dieters.

For a 2-3 hour biking or hiking outing these bars are a perfect second snack. They rotate well as the first bar 45 minutes in with the complex natural sugars giving your body a nice spike to keep you chugging along. You can then rotate in a good protein drink or bar 45 minutes later and a recovery snack of nuts and meat after the workout. We have been approving and adding a number of great protein choices to the marketplace recently and invite you to peruse the options available by clicking here.

For your next adventure trek grab some of these Sage Valley Almond Bars and hit the trails feeling good because you are eating well. Learn more about the Sage Valley Almond Bars by clicking here and ordering yourself a box of these tasty treats. Being an outdoorsy person does not require eating and drinking the junk marketed to you… take control of your diet.

Household Cleaning Supplies – Natural vs. Chemical

Are you a responsible citizen who is concerned about environmental pollution? It is a huge problem that needs to be addressed with urgency. Exhaust from vehicles, emissions from factories, and effluents from industries are all wreaking havoc on our environment. You really want to do something but just don’t know where to start the clean-up? Begin at home. It is a matter of greater urgency!


You’d be surprised to know that the pollution within the walls of your cozy home is worse than that in the world outside! It is important to clean your home but are you creating a more toxic environment in the process? Take a peek inside your mop closet. On an average, a household has around 3 to 25 gallons of toxic chemicals; most of them are found in household cleaning supplies. Are these sweet-smelling cleaning agents the cause for many a malady? Is there an escape from these toxins? investigates…

It is unfortunate that no law makes it mandatory for manufacturers to list the ingredients in a cleaning product or test them for safety. The ingredients are regarded as ‘trade secrets’. Government regulations protect this ‘secret’ rather than protecting the health of humans. Of course, there are warning labels galore; POISON, WARNING and DANGER are too generic and don’t provide adequate information. Nor do they give us an idea of the long-term effects these products would have on our health. Using these cleaning agents for a long time can cause irritation of the respiratory tract and even Asthma. It is a disturbing fact that younger children are much more vulnerable to these health problems than adults.

Laundry detergents, window cleaners, air fresheners, hardwood floor cleaners, stain removers, odor removers, dishwashing soap, bathroom cleaners, disinfectants, trash bags, plastic dishes and containers, paints, herbicides, pesticides, dry-cleaning chemicals, paper towels  and the non-stick surface on frying pans – almost all these cleaning supplies (and the list is nowhere near complete!) contain hazardous carcinogens. Degrading foam in cushions and furniture can release PBDEs (endocrine disruptors) into the atmosphere, adding to its noxiousness.

Alkyl phenols are chemicals used in the industrial production of detergents and other cleaning products. They have been extensively researched and are shown to affect development of mammary gland in rats. Fragrances used in Laundry detergents and fabric softeners could cause severe allergy, headache, irritation in the eyes, nose, throat and lungs. About a third of the substances used in such fragrances are toxic. If it smells so good, something must be fishy!

Let’s face the dirty and dangerous side of household cleaning supplies. These chemical cleaners pose a real threat to your health and well-being. Wouldn’t it be great to clean your home with non-toxic and natural products? Thanks to, you can! The first Natural & Non-toxic Product Marketplace brings to you, a choice of cleaning products that are totally devoid of harsh chemicals, toxins, preservatives, and GMO ingredients. These Natural cleaning products are of the finest quality and are affordable. And, they are biodegradable! For more information on our natural cleaners for home and body, read our blog.

Molly’s Suds Laundry powder is ideal and safe for your clothes AND your family. It is composed of five ingredients that are natural – Sodium carbonate sourced from the Green River Basin in Wyoming, unrefined sea salt, sodium bicarbonate, magnesium sulfate (heptahydrate), and organic peppermint oil (optional). True to the vision of, this super concentrated powder is long-lasting, with just a tablespoonful required per load, and washes 120 loads per bag. This natural product has no chemicals and does not irritate sensitive skin. It is gentle on your clothes too!

Visit our Marketplace at and check out Molly’s Suds Laundry powder. Wash loads and loads of clothes – safely, gently, and naturally!