I’d like to say a big thank you to all those who came along to our first workshop in our new Happy Biome Studio on Friday night. I had lots of fun, and it was so nice to be surrounded by such wonderful, conscientious women, really wanting to make a difference in their sphere of the world.
I created our DIY toxin-free workshops, not just to share successful DIY recipes, and to teach how to make your own natural products. But also to raise awareness of just how toxic our lives have become. Toxins are everywhere, from the food we eat, to the products we put on our skin, the water supply, the air, furniture, bedding, cleaning products. Not to mention toxic thoughts, relationships, jobs, bad habits – these metaphysical toxins can cause just as much havoc to our physical, emotional and spiritual health, as chemical toxins. We live in an age where toxin-overload has become the bully in the neighbourhood – the one that causes many of our issues – from digestive problems, to depression, to autoimmune disease, to anxiety, fertility issues, cancer, even just the feeling of blah-ness. Unfortunately it’s pretty much impossible to escape ALL toxins in our life. But there are things you can do to make a real difference to your health and your happiness. I have found it remarkably easy to switch from toxic synthetic personal care and cleaning products, to natural ones. Unlike some foods which are difficult to ditch (think addictive foods like sugar and processed carbs), changing my, say, toilet cleaner was a piece of (uh, paleo?) cake. No one can ever say they were addicted to toilet cleaner, right? I’ve seen some wonderful results since making this switch to non-toxic products – my skin is no longer cracked, I’m not plagued with nausea when I clean the bathroom, and I feel a strong sense of empowerment knowing I am making a healthy difference to my life, my microbiome, my family and to the planet.
If you haven’t had a chance to come to one of our toxin-free workshops, we’ve just scheduled three in the next two months, all held at our Happy Biome Studio on 26 Lapthorne Close, Don (entry via Jiloa Way). Registration and pre-payment is essential so that we know we have enough space and supplies for everyone. Our last workshop sold-out, so make sure to book in early.
You are most welcome to come along and be inspired! Feel free to bring a friend.