Please follow me on my quest for the year of supporting women. At the beginning of each month I will highlight one woman (or women) that I've come in contact with that owns a business, and that has touched my life in some way.
Another awesome business and owners I had the pleasure of meeting at the Shift-Con Wellness Blog Conference in California last October. They have come up with a solution for healthy cleaning and living for the whole family....and you know how I love that!!
Branch Basics - Marilee, Allison, & Kelly
Branch Basics Bio
We didn’t set out to sell soap. The three of us, in our own ways, experienced the damage that toxic chemicals can have on our health:
Almost 30 years ago, Marilee’s personal health struggles led her to study “Food as Medicine”, avoiding a kidney transplant. Years later, she applied this knowledge to her son whose exposure to pesticides at the age of 10 left him catastrophically injured and what doctors deemed a “bubble child”. Due to his sensitivities, Marilee was forced to remove all toxic products from their home and slowly her son fully recovered. She became a true mom on a mission and has helped thousands of people remove immune stressors from their diet and environment, giving their bodies a chance to heal. It’s her steadfast commitment to pure that drives the Branch Basics Quality Standards, which set the pace for all product development.
Allison sought the advice of her Aunt Marilee after experiencing unexplained chronic pain and loss of motor skills that over a dozen doctors could not diagnose. She made changes in her diet and environment and experienced tremendous relief, but it wasn’t until she removed all toxic products from her environment that she found whole-body healing and was symptom-free. Allison has now dedicated her life to helping others reap the same benefits of clean living and through her position as VP of Sales, she uses Branch Basics as the vehicle for spreading the message of the power of pure.
As Allison’s college roommate during her health struggles, Kelly witnessed the transforming power of eating pure food and using products without synthetic ingredients. All of the “normal” problems Kelly had experienced her whole life: dry and itchy eyes, painful menstrual cramps, headaches, etc. disappeared! Kelly is now passionate about helping others avoid unnecessary suffering. She serves as the VP of Product Development, overseeing product development for the company, so we can bring our customers more truly safe and effective solutions
Ditching synthetic ingredients from our own diets, homes, and body products radically transformed our lives and left us with a burning passion to help others do the same. In guiding people through this process of eliminating toxins, we found that there’s actually a really easy place to start: cleaning! It turns out that the “cleaning” products we buy to “clean” are often the most damaging to our health and by simply getting rid of them entirely and replacing them with truly safe alternatives, we can dramatically improve our indoor air…and thus our health.
The problem was there were no truly safe options. So we took on the challenge ourselves and teamed up with a formulator to create a cleaning solution based on three truths:
Everyone cleans. We wanted to provide a universal solution – something that everyone does and everyone can afford to change. We would like to see millions of lives changed by one simple solution!
Cleaning products are among the most toxic products in the home. “Cleaning” products are major contributors to indoor air pollution and are used everywhere: floors, counters, window, dishes, tubs – you name it. Their harmful “clean” fragrances linger throughout our home and their poisonous residues are embedded in the fibers of our clothes, pillowcases and towels. We had to provide a 100% pure cleaning option.
There were no truly safe effective cleaning products available. Almost all “non-toxic” products have synthetic ingredients or some type of precautionary label such as irritating to eyes, skin, or lungs and Keep Out of the Reach of Children. We had to provide a new standard of clean – “human safe”! No more dirt, grease, and grime, plus no more toxic ingredients!
Thus, Branch Basics Cleaning Soap was born! A soap so versatile it can replace virtually all toxic cleaners…so powerful it can degrease an engine…so pure it can be used to wash a baby. We’re so excited to share it with you!
I also wrote a review on their solution a couple of months back. Read what I thought of their Branch Basics Solution