When I was pregnant with my eldest daughter, my awareness of the dangerous chemicals that could be in our home and environment was heightened. My desire was to give my young daughters a healthy environment to grow and play in. Not only was I unaware the magnitude of dangers typical cleaning products held, but I liked how they had made my home smell and feel. The scent had made it feel CLEAN, and eventually, I began to realize that I had affiliated the smell of chemicals with cleanliness. I suppose this makes perfect sense, as the only way I had been taught to clean was with chemicals. As well as our smell being our strongest of our senses gave me the false sense of “If it smells clean, then it must be clean”!
Like many, I assumed if these common household products were sold in stores they must have been approved safe to use. However, the skull and crossbones plastered across thousands of cleaning products indicate something different. Children are still dying from the fatal effects of under-the-counter household cleaning products and “more than 7 million accidental poisonings occur each year, with more than 75% involving children under the age of 6!” —The Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons. After doing extensive research on the effects of chemicals in household cleaners, I decided I NEEDED an alternative. That’s when I discovered Norwex! The CHEMICAL FREE way of cleaning. I was thrilled and to further my delight, I discovered hospitals were using them too! I instantly fell in love with the products and what they were all about. I could not wait to share the fantastic news of a chemical-free-future with others. Read more about my story: “Why Norwex?”.
Delores VandenBoogaard is an Independent Norwex Sales Consultant from Edmonton, Alberta Canada with customers and consultants throughout Canada and the United States including; New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Quebec, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Prince Edward Island, North West Territories and Ontario. She also has customers and team members in; Michigan, Texas, California, Massachusetts, Florida, Arizona, Missouri, Colorado, North Carolina, South Carolina, Idaho, Washington, New Hampshire, Iowa and Maine.