Creating A Safe Haven

Creating A Safe Haven

During my first pregnancy, after three years of marriage, my husband offered to clean the shower for the first time.  He didn’t want me inhaling the strong fumes in the enclosed space of our shower stall.  I realized then, if it wasn’t safe for me to use these products while I was pregnant, how could they be safe for me to use when I wasn’t?  I had been cleaning regularly with the typical, department store products.  I had an arsenal of cleaning products I become accustomed to cleaning with.  I was using the same products my mom used to clean my childhood home.

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Picture from: www.theallergymom.com

It is often when children enter our homes that chemical awareness really kicks in.  However, without knowing the alternatives we have, we continue to wash, wipe, and spray chemically laden products onto the surfaces that our children touch, lick, smell, and inhale everyday.

To this day, I have yet to hear a parent claim they would like to expose their children to a greater number of chemicals.  However, we smile and take pictures of our babies kissing the bathroom mirror, licking our windows, and blowing bubbles in the bathwater. Have you ever watched your child eat food off of the counter and stopped to think; how did I clean that surface?

Health Canada reports that, “Household chemical products are among the top products responsible for injuries and deaths in children under the age of five years”.

“Not long ago scientists thought that the placenta shielded the umbilical cord blood…  researchers at two major laboratories found an average of 200 industrial chemicals and pollutants in umbilical cord blood.”  Read more… at Environmental Working Group.

It was to my great relief that Norwex offered products that would diminish our exposure to these cleaning products for our family’s future. I no longer have to worry about what I last sprayed on a surface, or what kind of chemicals my family will inhale when cleaning.

It delights me to be raising a generation that knows how to clean, without depending on harmful chemicals to get the job done.  When our daughters join me for a weekend at a local Trade Show, they’ll tell the skeptical, potential customers that they do not recall anything being used in our home other than Norwex.  They will often grab the mop and say, “our family has been using the same one since 2004!”.

Information is powerful.  As long as there are stores full of cleaning chemicals, I have a job to do!  I will educate others, one home at a time!

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My Family

Resource: Health Canada

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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.

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Is Your Home a Chemical Free Zone?

Is Your Home a Chemical Free Zone?

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 of 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. 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 to clean. 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?”.

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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.

 

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The Solution

The Solution

If  your anything like me, chances are you can’t relax until everyone else’s needs are met and the house is clean. I find it much easier to relax when my home is clean, but keeping it looking freshly cleaned can be very time consuming. Well, I used to feel this way until I discovered NORWEX!

Truth be told, I now actually ENJOY cleaning!  When making the switch to clean with Norwex products you are reducing your cleaning time in half or less. You simply clean your home with water and a cloth, that’s it! My goal is to improve the quality of life for everyone I meet, by simply changing the way they think about cleaning.  I am intentionally increasing their awareness to the dangers of exposure to harmful chemicals.  

Norwex has grown and evolved for me personally over the years.  It started as my solution, to replace chemicals in our home with a healthy alternative.  It also became our financial solution.  Norwex provided a steady income for our family, as we had three girls in four and a half years.  

Educating my customers about Norwex has been rewarding, but there was a hidden surprise for me in this business.  As a passionate user and Norwex educator, it was only natural to invite others to help me spread the word of Norwex.  One person can make a difference in their own circle of influence, but a TEAM can affect the globe.    While helping other consultants launch their businesses, I could of never imagined the reward of joy I would receive. Mentoring their development and watching them succeed has been so gratifying.   To see families achieve financial freedom, their celebration and satisfaction to pay off debt, to take their family on a dream vacation, move to an acreage with horses and surprise their spouse with a huge gift!  The income generated from Norwex, has been the financial solution for many families!

I’ve had a one track mind since 2006, I have been driven to educate society about their options! Cutting their cleaning COSTS by 90% and reducing their cleaning TIME by 75%…  simply by making the switch to NORWEX.  Norwex can be your solution too!

I am delighted that many homes across North America have now discovered Norwex to be their solution! 

“May 2008 Delores VandenBoogaard, leader of  The Solution Team, became the first Vice President Sales Leader  for Norwex Internationally.”  Norwex 2008

“November 2013 Delores VandenBoogaard leader of The Solution Team, became the first Executive Vice President Sales Leader for Canada.  She is the fourth to earn this prestigious level as a Norwex Black Jacket globally.”  Norwex 2013

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DID YOU KNOW? 

“Over 150 chemicals found in the average home have been linked to allergies, birth defects, cancer and psychological abnormalities.” Consumer Product Safety Commission

“80 thousand new chemicals have been generated from a decade ago, they were never assessed for human impact.” B. Nicoliasen

“Chemicals have replaced bacteria as the main threat to health. The diseases we are beginning to see as the major causes of death in the latter part of (the 1900’s) and into the 21st century are diseases of chemical origin.” Dr. Dick Irwin, Toxicologist, Texas A&M University.

 

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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.

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