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With Earth Day coming up, it’s common to feel a certain social responsibility to help make the planet a better place to live in for ourselves and our children. However, kids need consistency so urging them to do something to protect the planet once a year may not be the best approach. As I was thinking about how I wanted to approach sharing the concept of Earth Day I decided I would start making an effort to show them every day different ways they can make a difference to better their health and the environment.
Cakes has really been outspoken lately about her desire to pitch in and help out with the housework. Not one to say no to help cleaning, I gave her a few chores which would help out but that she quickly tired of. There’s only so many times you can clean baseboards with socks on your hands before wanting to do something more. I wasn’t ready to let her help with anything that involved more than water for fear of exposing her to harsh fumes from cleaners.
Limiting exposure to chemicals isn’t just for cleaning your house, it’s for cleaning your body as well. I wouldn’t willingly slather harmful chemicals all over my children, so ensuring that their laundry is washed without chemicals and their hair and bodies are cleaned without them is so important. Once again, Ology had me covered and I was able to find laundry detergent that I’ll use with my dryer balls, as well as Ology White Pear & Cucumber Shampoo, Conditioner, Oatmeal & Honey Bar Soap, and Lavender Castile Soap. I love all the products the products we picked up because of how effective and affordable they are.
- Fill an empty foaming soap dispenser (that you’ve saved to use again, of course) with water, leaving about an inch and a half to spare.
- Then, add 3 tablespoons of Ology Lavender Castile Soap to empty container. Don’t add the soap first or the entire mix will foam and bubble over making it impossible to get the right consistency.
- Insert pump, tighten, and slowly swirl mixture to combine.
- Wash those hands!
Don’t forget to teach your kids to celebrate Earth Day every day by stressing the importance of recycling. We’ve recycled as many items as we’ve been able to since my daughters were born, but giving that little extra commentary about why you’re rinsing out the Ology bottles (which are made from 100% post-consumer materials) or breaking down Ology toilet paper rolls is super important just to reinforce that message and the message to protect the planet on Earth Day and every day.
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How do you teach your kids about Earth Day?