Easy Changes That You Can Feel Good About for Your Family

We all want to use products that you can feel good about using for your family. Yet, have you ever stopped to think about what might be hiding in the food you serve your family or the cleaning products you use? It can be frightening to step back and look at the ingredients. You want to make the best decisions for your family, but where do you even begin? Before you allow yourself to become overwhelmed, let’s look at some easy changes to keep your family safe.


Switch to Organic Foods

It’s no secret that our food is being sprayed with dangerous chemicals, chemicals that are coming under scrutiny due to harmful, even fatal side effects. One of the best things you can do for your family is to switch to organic foods. Organic foods may be a bit more expensive, but isn’t it worth the extra cost to provide your family with safer food? Because more and more families are on board with the organic movement, the prices are coming down. Many stores offer store brand organic foods that are very affordable.

Choose Safer Cleaners

Choose Cleaners with Simplified Formulas

Another movement that has been sweeping the nation is to switch to cleaning products with simplified formulas. Wipe your counters down with a mix of white vinegar and water to sanitize naturally. You can also use baking soda and hydrogen peroxide to remove stains from clothing. Even Cascade is getting on board by offering a new product called Cascade pure essentials. These dishwasher ActionPacs  provide the same level of cleaning you’ve come to expect from Cascade but with a simplified formula. Cascade pure essentials is infused with biobased ingredients and perfumes in the formula are infused with essentials oils that offer a light citrus aroma in two refreshing scents: Lemon Essence and Orange Blossom. It is also free of phosphates and chlorine bleach. We have always been Cascade fans in our family, so when they came out with this new line, we were ecstatic.  I love supporting companies that look out for the well being of my family as much as I do. This is an easy switch and a brand I love. From now through May 25, save $1 off any Cascade pure essentials item (bag or tub) with this online coupon on Kroger.com here.


Use Essential Oils

We all like a home that smells good. Why not use essential oils in your home? Essential oils can be all-natural and can have added health benefits. You want to use caution when using essential oils aromatically when you have pets though, especially small pets, such as reptiles and hamsters.

Make the Switch to Water

Yes, we all know how important water is, but is your family actually drinking it? Many parents make the switch to juice, which is also loaded with sugar, or lower-sugar alternatives. Unfortunately, lower-sugar alternatives usually contain artificial sweeteners which can have nasty side effects. Instead, why not slowly switch your family over to water? Purchase a water pitcher that has an infuser insert and add strawberries, watermelon, lime, lemon, or even cucumbers. Water flavored naturally is not only refreshing but a safer option than store bought drinks.


You’ll be amazed at how easy it can be to switch to these alternatives for your family. It might be the cleaners you use or even the food you serve. Regardless, you can make a huge difference.

This post is sponsored by Cascade but all opinions are my own.

Kami Nelson