Aubrie Mindock

Professional skier, author of "When I Saw Heaven" and "Back Up On Skis," Olympic hopeful

Importance of eco-friendly

God truly made our mother earth special, beautiful and most importantly, our home. Our Lord gave us this world and everything in it to respect and take care of. We are supposed to protect mother nature and keep her from harm.

It saddens me to see our world slowly being destroyed. Pollution is harming out atmosphere and chemicals are destroying our land, waters, animals and us. We are being slowly killed by all the toxins and pollutants that we use on a daily basis. 

We are not supposed to live in a sterile world. I am not saying that you should never clean your home and that you should sleep in the mud but our world is not supposed to be free from all bacterias and all germs. Some germs and some bacterias are good. Probiotics are a great example of a healthy bacteria. 

Did you know that the harsh chemicals you are bringing into your home kills even the good stuff? Chemicals such as bleach kills literally everything it touches. Don't think that your home is the only thing that is affected by harsh chemicals. 

Your skin is your largest organ. It is made to protect, insulate and keep us dry. We have a lot of pores in our skin, which allows us to sweat and it soaks up things from our environment, including toxins. When we expose our skin to products such as tide and cleaning products our skin absorbs it and over time it creates free radicals. 

Free radicals are cancer causing. We often think of free radical damage caused by the sun, in the form of a sunburn, but free radical damage does happen from the very toxins you use daily. These free radicals from cleaning products can cause all kinds of cancers, asthma, burns in the throat from breathing them in, choking when inhaled, skin burns, eye irritation and blindness and the list goes on and on. 

This being said, it is possible to keep your home toxin free. You do not have to be scared of toxins anymore. There is an easy fix to this problem. All you have to do is switch to green products. Now, don't be fooled. Lots of so called green products are not really green. They are often over priced and not much better for you or the environment than the chemicals. 

I work for a wellness company and we have products that are not only eco-friendly, they are third party tested and patented. We do not charge an arm or a leg either and everything is concentrated so it lasts forever. 

If you want to know more about what toxins can do to your body or if you are interested in going green please contact me at

briemindock@gmail.com