There are many times in a woman’s life when crossroads inevitably present themselves. In retrospect, we all wished that we had made different choices at particular times in our lives, but modern life is complicated. Young women everywhere are faced with various conundrums on how best to look after themselves but conflicting arguments make it almost impossible to make any decisions at all. Somehow, we move forward and hope for the best. At some point though, we all encounter issues which are imperative to our greatest asset – our health and well-being. That crossroad is one which we cannot afford to take shortcuts on; education and being well-informed will ultimately be our best guide.
Something miraculous happens to a woman when she is faced with the possibility of bearing and raising children. We re-evaluate ourselves deep within and question who we are and the grand meaning of our place in the world. Giving birth and raising children is one of those life-changing events in every mother’s life which is constantly evolving, challenging us daily. A new baby represents hope and instinctively makes us want to be better people and live better lives.
For millions of women, going green and using natural and organic products is a lifestyle choice they take very seriously when they have a baby. Providing well for their beloved children and families means living free of chemical radicals which plague modern society. They prefer getting back to basics by consciously choosing products with ‘real’ ingredients such as locally grown fresh foods free of pesticides, clothes made of natural fibers free of synthetic dyes or processes, and using natural and organic toiletries such as natural soaps, herbal toothpastes, and holistic personal beauty products. Once they see the benefits and great results, they become advocates of living greenly for the rest of their lives, thus passing on this magnificent legacy onto their children. This virtuous philosophy is often shunned by many a ‘doubting Thomas’ who do not understand its true value, but are converted when they experience the power of natural products for themselves.
For far too long, we have been subjected to synthetic products claiming to be good for us. The evidence though speaks otherwise – increased occurrences of Asthma, Eczema, Psoriasis, and other debilitating conditions and diseases are some of the side-effects of the presence of toxic chemicals in our bodies. Smart mums have cottoned onto this and are saying ‘no more’ by purchasing natural and organic items to care for their families.
Out of ideas for an upcoming birthday or celebration? Offering a gorgeous hamper of natural body products or organic baby gifts is a simple and ideal way of showing your affection for family and friends and will be well-received. Natural products are easy to shop for, are inexpensive and work hard to nourish every part of the body. The USDA Certified Organic logo means that you can be sure the raw ingredients in the products were grown organically – the way Mother Nature had always intended it to be. There is something truly beautiful about being one with nature and you do feel better inside and out. At Charleston Naturally, we source and stock the best natural products and organic baby gifts for you and for those you love.
The organic revolution is well underway and smart consumers are opting for products which will help them and not harm them in the long run. Many mums who already use natural and organic products would not even consider using anything else on their babies. Children are precious and we need to improve on our mistakes of the past for their sake. Perhaps it is time to take a peek into our own cupboards and cabinets and rid our lives of all the chemical products we have accumulated. It is never too early or too late to make the right choice – go on, live naturally.