April 22, 2017 3 min read

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 Did you know that many ingredients in common products, have been linked to allergies, asthma, and other long-term effects like reproductive harm and cancer? Chemicals found in them may be impacting the way our hormones work by either mimicking estrogen, androgen or thyroid hormones, or by stimulating or blocking production of these hormones when the chemical is absorbed into our bodies.

"No Chemicals, No Dyes, No Worries", isn't just something we say at Veeda, it's also great advice. Whether it’s Earth Day or not, here at Veeda we know that going green isn't just good for the environment, it's also good for us. The pursuit of a simpler, healthier lifestyle often has as much to do with what each person chooses to leave out as it does with adding new routines and habits. 

Here are some of our favorite healthy, eco-friendly tips!

Natural Cleansers: Ditch harsh cleaning products and switch to eco-friendly options like vinegar, lemons and essential oils.

  • White vinegar – it is both acidic and acts as a natural disinfectant – a wonderful all-purpose cleaner. You can use it on stains, floors, windows and counter tops.
  • Baking soda or sodium bicarbonate -Useful for cooking and baking, this alkaline powder also very effectively cuts through grease and oil. It is best used when mixed with just a little bit of water or liquid soap to use as a cleansing cream.
  • Lemons – to clean, disinfect and shine up surfaces. Lemons are acidic and naturally bleach things slightly with a fresh aroma.
  • Olive oil is great for polishing wood surfaces, while essential oils lend a lovely smell to many products, when used carefully and sparingly.

Your body, home and the planet will thank you for using these dirt-busting, non-toxic, all-purpose items.

Food Swaps: Substitute beans or lentils for meat in one meal a week, switch from white rice to brown, and skip the juices in favor of whole fruit. Easy and ecological, these food exchanges will not only make you feel better inside, but give a boost to the environment too.

Channel Your Inner Chef: Enjoy making and eating home-cooked meals. Restaurant meals and prepackaged foods often use more resources and are less healthy. Control portion sizes, reduce food waste and be sure your meals use sustainable ingredients by making it yourself.

Take a Hike (Or a Bike): Just because you don't bike everywhere doesn't mean you can't. If it's just going to be a “short drive,” think about hopping on a bike or walking instead. Reduce your carbon footprint for quick trips and small errands by ditching the car.

Shorten That Shower: Speaking of workouts, cleaning up after one is a good time to use all those water-saving suggestions you've heard through the years. You can save gallons of water for every minute you turn off the water when you don’t actually need it. Also, cooler, shorter showers are gentler on your skin or when in hurry make sure to pack our feminine wipes for that fresh and clean feel on the go. Put a bucket in shower to capture clean water and use it to water the plants.

Get a Little Green Friend: Another way to clean is by getting a new houseplant. Not only do plants help green your décor by bringing the outside in, they can increase oxygen and remove toxins from the air.

Ditch the Devices: Get away from the computer, unplug your devices and get outside! Our electronic gadgets are great, but they suck a lot of power. Plan some unplugged activities and you'll find yourself saving energy, relaxing your mind and maybe squeezing in some exercise too.

Sometimes it's all about getting back to basics. When it comes to cleaning your house, your make-up and feminine hygiene routine, less is definitely more ... not less cleaning, but cleaning with less harmful ingredients. Or better yet, zero harmful ingredients. 

Now take a moment to check the ingredients on your tampon box. If it’s a box of Veeda tampons, you’ll see that the one and only ingredient is all natural cotton.  Better yet, they are non-GMO, hypoallergenic all natural cotton tampons.

What's your favorite healthy green habit? Share your favorite tips for going green @VeedaUsa or on Facebook and help us create happier bodies and a better environment.

Happy Spring Cleaning!


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