A Natural Change with Tom’s of Maine

*This post was developed in partnership with Tom’s of Maine. All opinions are my own.

It’s not every day that I think about going natural with anything. Natural no makeup? No one needs to see that. Natural hair? I’ll spare you. But once in awhile I’ll see a post go up somewhere on social media and decide I need to make a change… a natural product change that’s better for me and my body. As a starting point I’ve been using Tom’s of Maine Long Lasting Deodorant because it’s been the best-selling natural deodorant for decades.

My biggest concern in making the switch to Tom’s of Maine Long Lasting Deodorant was, obviously, odor protection. Odor trumps even staying dry for me because anyone can change their shirt and look dry. If you become Stinky Sally there’s no going back from that – new shirt or otherwise. I’m outside a lot in the Summer… I have two kids very active in their sports and between tournaments and practices sweat is expected almost immediately based off of the humidity alone.

Tom’s of Maine boasts clinically proven 24hr odor protection using odor-fighting hops, the mineral zinc and only natural fragrances.

The new formula is paired with new and improved scents, and is free of aluminum, artificial fragrances and petrochemicals. Each persons body chemistry is unique and it’s important to note that if you’re used to using chemicals and artificial ingredients in your products your body will need time to adjust to a natural formula. Tom’s of Maine recommends trying the new deodorant for 3-7 days to give your body the time it needs to adjust so that you can better determine if this product will be right for you.

Another major selling point for me is that with every purchase Tom’s of Maine gives 10% of profits back to helping people and the planet. They also say no to animal testing and do not use animal ingredients. Their packaging is recyclable through local municipalities or the TerraCycle Tom’s of Maine Natural Care Brigade. In addition to deodorant Tom’s of Maine is also the leading natural personal care brand that makes high quality natural toothpaste, mouthwash, dental floss, deodorant, bar soap and baby care products.

In using a more natural deodorant it becomes the stepping stone to using more natural products and also showing my children how important it is to take care of their bodies and skin.

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*This post was developed in partnership with Tom’s of Maine. All opinions are my own.

3 Ways to Use Everyday Life to Teach Kids About Earth Month

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Teaching kids about Earth Month can easily be worked in to even the most hectic of lives by incorporating ideas and products into the things that we do every day anyway. The argument that there isn’t time to do your part just isn’t valid. We can all do our part in some way or another, beyond the recycling bin our community requires us to fill up and put out every week.

When you teach your children to help out in these small ways, even at a young age, they feel like they are contributing and are empowered to do more, learn more and educate others. As they grow and understand even more the contributions multiply. Imagine what can be achieved if they all do this? Below are a few ways you can begin to teach the little ones how to help the environment and stay healthy:

1.Educate. This isn’t done in a “school” way, but rather as you blow through your chores and errands look around you. Do you see a new tree that was planted? Let your kids know that planting trees helps the environment by providing oxygen. Before you leave the house have the kids run around and make sure all of the lights are off. As you load them into the car explain that doing so conserves electricity and saves energy, all of which isn’t easily replaceable. If your kids are anything like mine this will open the doors to a world of questions. If you don’t know all the answers check out the interwebs and learn together.

2.Personal Hygiene. During every day it all begins and ends with hygiene. Which is also always a battle. WHY do we have to force our kids to be clean?! To make my life easier I also look for products that are good for my kids and also fun.

Tom’s of Maine products are not only made with natural ingredients but they’ve also saved my butt in terms of getting my kids to brush their teeth on their own without a major bedtime battle. They love a good strawberry flavor and the Tom’s of Maine Children’s Silly Strawberry™ Fluoride Toothpaste also has adorable packaging… which obviously makes them want to use it even more.

As for the adults we go more for the minty flavors (though I can’t even lie I totally sneak the Strawberry when they’re at school).

Whole Care® Spearmint Fluoride Toothpaste

Whole Care® Peppermint Fluoride Toothpaste

Antiplaque & Whitening Peppermint Fluoride Free Toothpaste

Right now my kids are too little for deodorant but it’s also important as adults to teach by example. Plus kids are nothing if not honest and they’ll totally tell me if I smell. Tom’s of Maine Long-Lasting Deodorant in Fresh Apricot is not only effective but aluminum free. Once your kids are of age to wear deodorant themselves this is a great one to get them started on.

I found these products locally at Walmart.

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3. Read a Book. Even our busiest days end with a book. After a shower it’s the simplest way to wind down and get those babies eye lids to droop. Some of our favorite Earth Day books are Curious George Plants a Tree (my kids have always been obsessed with that mischievous monkey!) and Green Start: Little Helpers.

These are all things that can be done daily, year round – not just in April! How would you easily teach your kids about Earth Month?

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