How to leave a review on ITunes on your phone?
I often get asked: “But HOW do I leave a review. I can’t seem to find the place to do that?” And yes – ITunes makes it tricky! Here’s how to do it and thanks so much in advance: Don’t be “in your show” where you see all the episodes, you won’t be able to do it. Just go to general podcast app and hit the search icon. Type in Low Tox Life. DON’T click on one of the single episode /shows that comes up, click on the Low Tox Life square tile. Once clicked on that, you’ll see 3 tabs: Details. Reviews. Related. Click subscribe, then click reviews and there you can write your review. 2 words, 1 sentence, biggest AHA… Doesn’t matter, just for you to leave one is so much appreciated and helps us stay visible in ITunes charts and Thrive. Thanks so much guys, Alexx x
Firstly, a treat from this month’s show supporters…Nourished Life and Waters Co Filters
The strictest online beauty & lifestyle store when it comes to toxins. Irene and her team are 100% committed to finding the best products out there, they even have an in-house naturopath who can answer questions about supplements and how to use them. Shipping is free if you’re in Australia if you join the Nourished Life Club, and you can earn points as you shop and even for referring friends and writing a review, as well as getting access to special club member sales. It’s an amazing resource and well worth making a part of your regular online shopping list.
If you join the Nourished Life Club you’ll get 15% off your first order and you’ll also get free shipping if you’re in Australia.
Waters Co Water Filter (giveaway is now over)
A fantastic water filter that I deemed good enough to gift my sister when she fell pregnant. It filters out fluoride, chlorine, pesticide residue, harmful bacteria and there’s also coral and silica in the stage process to remineralise the water. A fantastic quality product with amazing ratings from people who own it and well worth your consideration if you’ve got filter shopping on the horizon.
We’re giving away one water filter – yes for free! Waters Co BMP 500 Benchtop alkaline water filter worth nearly $700. It has a 5.25L capacity and a gorgeous glass reservoir. Simply leave your comment below telling me why you believe in clean water. The winner will be announced on the 4th week of October.
If you’re not the lucky winner you can buy it for $629.95 on sale instead of $699 HERE until the end of the month!
New Low Tox Life “best of” packs
I have created a few packs which include my go-to products to get you started on your low tox journey with great savings: First to release though, my favourite reusables and Low Tox Face packs. Aren’t they gorgeous? There are a few more special packs coming but I just wanted to make it easy if you fancied asking your family for a low tox gift, or gifting something special to a friend to get started – the packs turbocharge your low tox efforts.
Now onto the show…
Every day people decide one day to explore what it might mean to ditch the nasty stuff and lower their toxic load across day to day life. I started 12 years ago and it was hard to find all the information and much of what was to be swapped didn’t perform well and felt like a poor cousin to my high performance ‘convenient’ cleaners and personal care products. Over time, environmental consciousness has exploded and so many beautiful businesses are producing low tox everything from mattresses to moisturiser, coffee cups to sunscreen and it’s getting what seems to be easier – until you realise that labelling loopholes allow for a lot of grey area and high tox ingredients, to be inside tubes and pots that say “natural” and “organic” on the front. I created GO LOW TOX to be a global resource to learn the low tox vocabulary, get across the latest research and feel that you know exactly what to swap to and where to get it and in today’s show, I wanted to invite a few past students to chat about how their journey has been in going low tox – the stress and confusion turned empowerment when like minded people get together and learn and grow together. I hope you enjoy their stories. Every day people are going to change the world and these are three short stories to prove it.
Want to get the nasties out of your day-to-day life? Confused by endless internet information, mixed messages and pseudo ‘clean’ products and wondering how to make a great choice?
October will mark the 9th LIVE round of the GO LOW TOX e-course done by over 2000 happy low toxers all over the world! Register for the course HERE.
Here’s a little snapshot of the juicy bits in today’s episode…
- Before doing the course, Claire was concerned about the amount of chemicals she was exposed to without knowing what to do or where to look.
- She found the programme to be very comprehensive, she felt supported throughout the course and liked the fact that she was empowered to look things up for herself. She started by changing her skincare and makeup and was surprised how much choice she found for natural cosmetics. She uses much fewer products now but feels fantastic about using them. She adopted the “phase out don’t freak out” motto throughout the course to implement changes slowly but steadily.
- Claire also decided to focus on what she could do instead of being panicked with what she couldn’t do. She now tries to buy from ethical companies mainly, deciding to use her buying power to make a difference. She feels a lot more discerning in what she buys and saves money as a result of more careful choices.
- Jess classified herself as a greenie before doing the course and realised while she did the course that there were a lot of products she thought to be “natural” that weren’t at all. She found the course to be a game-changer. She liked the fact that the course was simple and easy to understand, not using jargon and providing information in stages. She appreciated the various action steps that were suggested and the brand recommendations to make swaps easy. She loved getting in-depth information from experts through the various interviews.
- Jess was surprised how much better she felt once she started ditching products containing phthalates around the house. She hadn’t realised how much of these products she had lying around. She was pleasantly surprised by how easy it was to access beautiful, natural products and how much choice there is. Jess is also becoming more and more confident having conversations with people and asking questions or investigating the content of products before buying them.
- Jess stays positive by focusing on the small changes she can make. She overall feels less toxic and a lot healthier since she started this journey. She found it easy to fit the course in her schedule and liked the fact that she could access it at her own pace.
- Susan is another Go Low Tox alumni who believes in the course so passionately that she ended up gifting it to a lot of people around her. Before doing the course, she was trying to make more informed choices about her purchases but was finding it hard to know which product claims to believe. At first she felt a little overwhelmed to realise how much toxicity she had surrounded herself with over the years. She liked the suggestions to wait until things ran out before making changes as she felt it got a lot of pressure off the implementation of changes.
- She still has a long list of things to change, but she approaches it as a journey and celebrates the little swaps she makes every time. Although she started the course thinking it was just going to be about swapping a few products here and there, she realised pretty quickly that her mindset was shifting quite radically. She pretty much changed the way she looked at consumption realising she didn’t have to buy a lot of the things she used to buy. It made her crave a simpler lifestyle.
- She found that there was a bit of trial and error at first when she decided to change her beauty and household products in order to find the alternatives that she liked best. She loved the Facebook group and the product suggestions and reviews she found there, she thought it was a very valuable tool to navigate through the choice of natural alternatives.
And here is the link to join us for this round:
If you can’t wait to join the next round of GO LOW TOX e-course, register HERE
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Enjoy the show and thanks again for taking the time to rate and review the show – it’s like tipping the bartender and it means the world. (To do this from your phone, you can’t be ‘in the show list’ – go to the podcast search function and type low tox life, and then click on the show graphic tile, NOT an individual show link and on the next screen click ‘review’. Annoyingly roundabout, but hey. I figured I may as well help you out if you’re going to take the time to leave a review!)
Low Tox. Happy us. Happy planet