The idea for our company came in an unexpected way. We had our daughter, Molly on Christmas Eve 2005 and she never took a breath of air. As a pediatric nurse and mom, it was a tragedy and I was so in need of answers. I started to do research about stillbirths, and found studies linking some of the causes to chemicals in the mother… from food and household products. The more I dug, the more I found. Medical studies, animal studies, mounting scientific evidence and human lab evidence that we are poisoned. I wondered why I never looked into chemicals before and how I thought organic food and grass fed meat was so necessary but organic chemical free shampoo… I barely gave it a thought. Sure I would buy a name brand “all natural” product here and there, but it was more for the fun of it, and now I know many brands were NOT truly all natural.
I went around the house grabbing the bottles of moisturizers and mascara and shampoo and started researching the ingredients, I was horrified to see the lack of research done. There are 80,000 chemicals approved for use in the USA (this number changes year to year) and only around 200 have been tested for human safety, and of those only on men, not women or children!
Did you know that Canada and Europe have banned many of the chemicals we commonly use in our household products because of their human toxicity? I’m talking about the chemicals in our baby shampoo not just our toilet cleaner. Interesting, yes?
Do you ever wonder why the cancer rate is so high and why neurological, endocrine and autoimmune disorders are at an all time high? Is it because we are just noticing it and diagnosing it more, maybe that is a small part of the bigger picture. It is undeniable that there is overwhelming evidence of the chemicals and pollutants in our environment, food and bath, body and cleaning products that are contributing to disease, cancer, disorders and infertility.
Most of us trust the governing agencies to protect us and not let us have access to products that contain ingredients that would harm us, right? I know our family did.
Our family has completely changed the way we live and what we buy largely for our children’s sake.
No synthetic fragrance in our home, no parabens, no SLES, disodium EDTA and several other unsafe toxins we have eliminated. A helpful website for any questions about the chemicals in a product is http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/. Google rocks too. Molly’s Suds Laundry Powder is rated “A” on the Environmental Working Group in their Guide to Healthy Cleaning.
It’s not easy, and it takes time to figure out which products to change and what you will like and not like. Laundry Detergent was an immediate no brainer for us. It’s used daily by everyone. I needed to figure out a way to provide the public with a product safe and affordable. Molly’s Suds was born. Named after our daughter, Molly, our inspiration. We know she is serving our mighty God today! Her actual footprints are on every package to remind you our products are safe for even your tiniest family member.
Molly’s Suds products have been tested only on friends and family, and our family dog.
I’ve been a Pediatric Nurse since 1996 and I have watched our nation’s children grow sicker. I’ve witnessed Autism in our own family and friend circles in only the past 8 years grow rapidly. I’ve watched childhood cancer and thyroid issues in children increase. Fluorosis is also on the rise because our government is pumping fluoride, a toxic after-war poison, into our drinking water, it’s unregulated and we are medicating ourselves with it daily. How much water do you drink everyday? Does your city fluoridate the water? There’s so much to learn, it’s overwhelming.
So follow our blog, we’ll even give you some healthy food choices and ideas for picky kids…it’s about treating our whole body right! Clearly we will have laundry tips and tricks and we will have some videos for you to view.
From our family to yours,
Thank you for choosing Molly’s Suds!