Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Skinny Bitches take on the World

It's marketing - calling us Skinny Bitches, and those girls have nailed it. I love them. And I love their wonderful new book, 'Skinny Bitch: Home, Beauty & Style: A No-Nonsense Guide to Cutting the Crap Out of Your Life for a Better Body and a Kinder World'.

I've been taking a lot of notice lately about organics and environmentally friendly products. Probably in no small part because in my new (not really new anymore.. but you understand) job I'm responsible for ordering all the cleaning products, the stock etc.. and we try to make everything we purchase sustainable.  It's a task, let me tell you! We are a nation of convenience - and while making things easy is great, it does come at an expense. That expense is quite often the very environment we live on and in!

So when I came to read the Skinny Bitches latest book, I'm excited (they rock!), I'm scared (there's so much crap out in the world!) but also very inspiring (we can make a difference!).

I had no idea about the toxins in our very own wall paint. I had no idea about petroleum being in my fave paw-paw ointment. I had no idea what petroleum really even was and why it was bad for us. I had no idea about the chemicals in my own washing detergent.  I mean, everyone uses this stuff, right? Well yeh, they do, but it doesn't mean they're the best things to use!

I am only now discovering that plant-based dishwashing liquids are actually really good, they don't harm the environment (like regular ones do) and that there are so many things we can make a difference in. THANKS to my gorgeous green girl friend for introducing me to a lot of this stuff. THANKS to wonderful work places which encourage green living for all. THANKS to the internet (hehe) and twitter and social media that share amazing sites and further inspiration.  Aren't we blessed?

Namaste x

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