The New Normal

Social distancing has been an adjustment for everyone.


Many have begun working from home and homeschooling their children. We’ve put weekend brunches on hold, said our temporary goodbyes to restaurants, bars, and lounges, transitioned to online shopping opposed to leisure shopping at the mall, and several other changes that require isolation or distancing. We’re wearing masks and taking extra sanitation precautions, too.


Although our world is slowly transitioning to normal (very slowly, as businesses start to open again), our new normal certainly involves taking more precautions. From disinfecting the steering wheel of our car to sanitizing our linens to continually wiping the knobs in our personal spaces, we are actively making our environments cleaner and safer than before.


However – throughout all the cleaning and sanitizing, are you using products that are safe for your respiratory system and physical health?


It seems counterproductive to clean but utilize harmful products, right?


That’s a question I examined as I created Honeydipped’s cleaning product line.


Believe me, I want to protect myself and my loved ones as badly as you, but over the years, especially throughout my all-natural studies, I’ve learned the value and dire need of all-natural options. More importantly, I’ve learned the dangers of harmful ingredients. For years, prior to my Honeydipped days, I was quick to grab a common cleaner off the shelves at the grocery story and then use that cleaner to scrub my home. At this time, little did I know the harm I was causing myself. With time and education, I learned about the harmful ingredients in these common products.


Here’s a quick rundown of a few common harmful ingredients in your everyday cleaning products:


  • Phthalates: when absorbed, these go straight to the organs and disrupt the endocrine system.

  • Perchloroethylene, also know as PERC: Perc is a neurotoxin and has been known to cause dizziness, loss of coordination, and other symptoms, as this is classified as a possible carcinogen.

  • Triclosan: an aggressive antibacterial that disrupts hormonal functions

  • Ammonia: because this is almost always inhaled, users tend to develop asthma, chronic bronchitis, and other respiratory issues.


Briefing you on these ingredients is not a scare tactic.


If there’s anything I detest, it’s a fear factor! We're inundated with those on a daily basis already!


Identifying those ingredients is for educational purposes only. More importantly, I identified those ingredients to let you know that there are healthy, all-natural alternatives, alternatives that get the job down without the harmful side effects!


You see, there’s a common misconception that “all-natural” can’t cut grease, get the job done, sanitize, or disinfect, and those theories are all wildly incorrect, and I am proud to have created an impactful formula for our Tangerine + Colloidal Silver Disinfectant.


This product not only cleans but sanitizes and disinfects! Here are a few ways you can use this multifaceted product:


  • Disinfect and sanitize your steering wheel

  • Disinfect your grocery bags

  • Sanitize your hands and body parts upon entering your home

  • Clean countertops and other surfaces in your sacred spaces

  • Sanitize a play area

  • Disinfect your children’s toys


Truly, the options are endless, but what’s important to highlight is the fact that this product is safe on your body, linens, and sacred spaces.


Whether you utilize Honeydipped’s disinfectant, please do not opt to use harmful cleaners on your body or your loved ones. Don't do it, please don't do it (Drake voice). I understand the sense of urgency in wanting to keep yourself safe, but you are doing the opposite if you choose to spray chemical-filled products on yourself and loved ones.


As a wife and mother of four, I care deeply about my family and friends. I care deeply about our environment, too, and you are part of that special environment. My hope with this product is to provide a trusted, effective disinfectant that also removes the guesswork from reading a label. Your body deserves the best and so do your sacred spaces.


Don’t forget - all orders over $50 receive free shipping – just a small way for this small business to say THANKS. We couldn’t do it without you!


With care,

Ashli