So you have one of those children. You know the type. EVERYTHING must be taste tested.
Check – this carpet tastes great mom. Check – the widow tastes fresh and clean. Check – the toilet seat has a slightly bitter yet palatable taste today.
I had one of those. She never stuck things into light sockets, she didn’t smear poop on the walls, and I could trust her NOT to get into my household cleaner supply. But yet, she was basically ingesting all the cleaners I used in her quest to LICK. ALL. THE. THINGS. And yes, she really did lick a toilet seat. Thank goodness I am a clean freak to the umpteenth degree.
But I’m not here today to convince you to ditch all of those chemical laden cleaning products. If you are a regular on my site, you likely are already using more natural products. I’m also not here to focus solely on quality cleaning products without the chemicals. Today, I would like to introduce you to a company that creates many different quality products that are all completely free of harmful chemicals.
In order for me to get excited about purchasing a product that I can (in theory) make myself for mere pennies from easy to source non-toxic ingredients, it has to be:
- Completely free of chemicals with no hidden “fragrances” or the like;
- Environmentally friendly;
- Safe if a little bit is ingested…say from licking a counter top right after cleaning it!
In addition, the ingredients must be sourced from reputable suppliers, the company must be transparent, and it cannot be some crazy huge conglomerate trying to pass as a “small business.” Bonus points if it is woman owned and run.
Do you remember my sweet friend Kelli who used to be a regular contributor on Hybrid Rasta Mama? After we left our home due to toxic mold, she sent me an awesome care package filled with goodies from the Ava Anderson line. Honestly, I had never heard of the company but after I did some research, I was pretty impressed. Always on the hunt for the best natural products on the market, I was excited to take the products Kelli sent and put them through their paces.
After I learned more about Ava, the founder, I knew that this was a company whose product line I could get behind. It would be worth your time to watch this TEDx talk titled, Toxic Baggage: A Journey to Healthier Living. Click on the video below to hear firsthand why and how Ava began her journey to find safer products, and how her research led to the launch of her business, Ava Anderson Non Toxic, in 2009. Trust me – it will make you fall in love with Ava and her mission.
Let’s start with those cleaners. You know, the ones my daughter used to lick off windows, counters, furniture, and even toilet seats. (Oddly enough she never licked the wood floor – just carpet!) I was fortunate to try a few different products and I must admit, I am smitten with the Hard Surface and Bathroom Cleaner Spray. It works so well and a little spray really gets the job done. My daughter decided she was going to clean the windows with it as well and I was pleased to see that it didn't leave a huge streaky mess, despite the fact that it isn't really a glass cleaner. The small bit of film that was left behind was easily wiped away with a dry cloth.
While I did not get to sample the products from the avaAUTO line, I absolutely want to add them to my next order and see how they perform. Trying to find a chemical free car wash is next to impossible. Not only are the ingredients ultra pure, safe for all makes and models, and environmentally friendly, BUT avaAUTO offers a NO WATER car wash alternative which just makes me oh so happy. Back in my old stomping grounds of Northern California, the water restrictions are quite tight with the drought and washing your car is now a violation. This no water car wash would be the perfect solution on all counts.
While the Ava line has everything you will likely need for hair/teeth/body care for women/men/children, I didn’t really get a chance to try this line out other than the Lemon Sugar Body Scrub and the Lip Balm. I really ended up liking the body scrub. It has a wonderful consistency and is smells amazing! I am sure I would have loved the lip balm as well but my daughter claimed it as her own and you don’t mess with anything that she has the land rights too. Based on my daughter’s constant use of the lip balm, I would say it gets a huge thumbs up!
If you have been looking for a company you can trust, then please take a moment to learn more about the Ava Anderson line of products. They are basically a one-stop shop for your home, garden, auto, pet, and personal care needs. And if for some reason, you are not in-the-know about why natural products are a better choice than conventional chemical laden products, please take a moment to check this out.
It is important to note that I am NOT selling these products. I am not a rep for the company. While I am technically “hosting” this event, I am not doing so as a rep. However, Kelli is generously offering me all of her commissions in an effort to help me with the exorbitant cost of rebuilding our lives after loosing everything to toxic mold. Because of this, I am paying it forward. If you place an order, you are eligable to receive any free product I have earned (dependent upon total party sales) along with any exclusive offers. In addition, if the event total reaches at least $400 after all orders are tallied, I am even GIFTING any of my exclusive hostess rewards to one of you! (See below for more info on what those gifts are). The only catch is that in order to be eligible for any and all freebies, discounts, and exclusive rewards you have to make a purchase through this link. It doesn’t matter if you spend $5 or $500 – I will randomly choose someone once the event closes. Please note – this is NOT a giveaway. (Continue on for the OTHER giveaway). I am GIFTING my hostess rewards to one person who places an order as part of this event. These look pretty good right?
If you would like to get started with this fabulous line of products, please visit: www.AvaAndersonNonToxic.com/Stewart. The Mystery Party Code that you will use at checkout is 69942. Here is a little graphic to help you make sure you place the order correctly. The name Hybrid Rasta Mama should appear in green if everything was entered correctly.
There is a pretty cool special this month as well. Check it out!
About that giveaway!
How would you like to try some of the awesome Ava Anderson cleaning products? Enter to win 1 Glass Cleaner & 1 Bathroom Cleaner along with the new Scrubbing Cleanser ($32 Retail Value) by using the Rafflecopter widget below. Giveaway is open until June 30th and winner will be notified within 3 days. Winner will have 48 hours to respond.
If you have any questions, just let me know. Thank you for supporting this awesome company and enjoy your product purchases. I am excited to hear about what you ordered so please share in the comments!