For almost six years now, I’ve been teaching my boys to “Just say NO!” (to chemicals). They have grown up learning that there is a better way to live; a way in which we can clean with water and a cloth, a way in which we can wash our hands the old fashioned way with soap and water rather than reaching for antibacterial wipes or hand sanitizer.
I love the fact that my kids are being influenced by the values I’m teaching them about saving their health and the environment by avoiding toxic chemicals. I love that they feel sad when they see someone buying dryer sheets or antibacterial wipes at the grocery store. Most of all, I love that my boys are growing up as AMBASSADORS FOR CHANGE!
Last November, I wrote about Celebrating the Norwex Dream Team and how my boys got up in front of a room full of 100 plus Norwex consultants and shared what they loved about their mom working as a Norwex consultant and leader. They both shared their desire to educate other kids on how “chemicals are bad.” My oldest son said “I never used to know how bad chemicals are. Now I do, and I want other kids to know too.” That’s amazing to me! They see the problem, and they want to bring about change in the world around them.
My younger son was once giving a friend a quick tour around our house. He stopped half-way up our stairs, turned to his friend and said “Oh – and we don’t have chemicals here. We use Norwex, so it’s safe.” He was in Kindergarten at the time, and my heart just melted at how sweetly he was assuring this other little boy that he was safe in our home because we don’t have toxic household chemicals.
As the boys grow older, their ability to educate others increases. My younger son’s elementary school has a policy of having the kids use hand sanitizer before lunch. Teachers know that our boys are not allowed to use antibacterial wipes or other chemicals in school, so my little guy’s teacher asked him if he was allowed to use hand sanitizer. When he said “no,” she told him that he could wash his hands with soap and water before getting in the lunch line. (Read the FDA statement HERE that says they don’t even have evidence that tricolasan in antibacterial soaps provide any benefit over washing with regular soap and water).
What thrills me is that the longer he is declining the hand sanitizer – the more his classmates join him in the line at the sink to wash their hands with soap and water. His actions as a young child are creating a ripple effect of change in his classmates. By simply saying NO to chemicals, he’s teaching his peers that there is a better way! We recently decided to supply the classroom with our amazing Norwex Peppermint Foaming Hand Soap. The kids love the light scent, and the natural formula makes it a perfect choice for the classroom!
If you’re reading this and hearing about Norwex for the first time, I want to thank you for stopping by. I would love to chat one-on-one about how you can remove chemicals from your home and create a safe haven for your family! Please contact me by phone or email at your convenience.
If you’re reading this and wondering how you can become an ambassador for change by sharing Norwex as an Independent Sales Consultant, you can read more HERE or Contact Me; I’d love to provide some honest, no pressure information on how our business opportunity works. For the month of September, we even have a RISK FREE sign up opportunity where you can take the Norwex career for a test drive while deciding if it’s right for you.
Thanks for stopping by, and I encourage you to think about how YOU can create a ripple effect of change in your circle of influence. If a small child can do it, we all can!