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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About Me…

About Me…

Every day I wake up to my dream job; I am so thankful for the incredible opportunities Norwex has provided me with. Being a part of the company has made saying “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life”, 100% true.  I LOVE the teaching and everyday learning Norwex has implemented into my life, as it is my privilege to help others, and make a difference in their lives.  I am honored to be the Leader of The Solution Team of fabulous consultants across North America.  Our team has been awarded as the Top Norwex Team, Nationally and Internationally multiple times since 2007.

My approach to success is simple.

  • Educating and inspiring consumers is a passion. You wouldn’t believe the number of people unaware that they have a choice to live a life without harmful household chemicals.  It is my desire to teach them.
  • There is no better way to improve yourself than to help improve others. I happily mentor, coach and equip my fellow Norwex consultants with the tools they need to achieve their dreams and goals.
  • “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”(M. Meade.) Our team of health conscious consultants wanting to make a difference is ever growing. Join our Team!
  • Norwex has given me a career with a purpose, flexibility so life can have balance, and self-employment with an excellent income.
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Norwex National Conference 2010

My Family:

I married my high school sweetheart two years after graduating high school.  Doug and I were blessed with three amazing daughters.  When our oldest daughter was born, she was diagnosed with a rare syndrome, preventing me from returning to my full time career.  I embraced the stay-at-home mom lifestyle and enjoyed the gift of raising our girls.  Finances were tight, as all one income families can attest. Shortly after, I started in the Direct Sales industry in 2001. It has provided our family with flexible hours and income ever since, so there has never been need for hired-care.

In 2013, I saw the influence my career had on my family.  When my team was promoted to the first Norwex Black Jacket nationally, Norwex Head Office asked my husband and daughters to speak at the Corporate Celebration.  It brought tears to my eyes as they shared what Norwex has meant to them over the years.  Our youngest said she loved that her mom was able to attend all her field trips, and how family always came first.  Our middle daughter expressed her gratitude for the part-time job and income she earned, as Norwex is our family business.  She was also thankful that Norwex was positively affecting our environment for her and her family’s lives to come.  As a teenager, she also expressed her appreciation and awe of the Norwex product line, as her skin is free from breakouts and acne.  Our oldest told the room full of celebrators that Norwex taught her how to set goals.  She had seen first hand how goal setting helped her mom to achieve her dreams.  I am proud to share that she was the Valedictorian for her graduating class.  My husband thanked me for giving our family time, and balance, all while running a successful business.  He was grateful I had taught our girls a strong work ethic, determination, dedication, and the heart to help and serve others.  Each of them have blessed me with their words; I will never forget that special evening!

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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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