OK – quick dilemma to share with you…(help me please!)
I have an entire box full of almost new cleaning and personal care products that I’ve opted to get rid of becuase of all the toxins they contain.
I kind of hate the idea of just throwing them away – it seems awfully wasteful – and I know a lot of people don’t have concerns about such things like we do…
So I’m pretty much planning to put them all out at our garage sale tomorrow for free – but including a sign that says this:
Everything on this table is free, mostly new and little used. We have decided to discontinue the use of these items as we are making attempts to limit toxins in our home – we don’t wish them to go to waste so if it is something you are unconcerned about, please help yourself.
If you are interested in knowing more about why we are doing this, just ask!
I would also include little cards if people are interested enough to take them that say:
We have recently made the decision as a family to limit toxins in our home – many of which can be found in mainstream cleaning and personal care products.
We have done this in attempts to make the healthiest possible situation for our daughter (and our pets!).
Instead of mainstream products, we have converted to using vinegar, baking soda and Castile soap for most cleaning projects in the home, which cost less and contain no toxins. We even use baking soda and apple cider vinegar to wash our hair!
If you want to learn more about why and how we are doing this, please visit our family blog at http://www.BecomingCrunchy.com.
As much as it may sound like it, it’s not really a plug for the blog – it’s just that it’s all organized so nicely here.
So – my dilemma is…
Should I even be trying to give the things away (cleaning and care products we won’t use anymore) knowing that they do contain toxins?
On one hand, I feel that if people don’t care it could be a nice gesture, and maybe get them thinking if they read our little signs lol (I couldn’t in good conscience just put them out there without saying anything).
On the other hand, I don’t know if it’s totally hypocritical to be ‘encouraging’ their use by giving them away.
So – I put it to the you. What do you think??
Thanks for your help!