@iamhome_healthyhome thanks for the best start to a Monday morning! It means a lot to have our efforts acknowledged 💚💚💚🌿🌏
Who do you trust? ☘️
On of the most enjoyable parts of what I do is finding and recommending healthy and environmentally sustainable products and materials for my clients’ homes. This can be hard due to a myriad of green claims, certification labels and safety data sheets that do not list all ingredients. This is why I love pockets of haven like Eco at Home with its extensive, well-researched and trustworthy home and lifestyle product range that supports healthy and sustainable lifestyle. A major part of Eco at Home is the supply of Natural Paints and Oils that avoid introduction of harmful chemicals into the home. The BIO Paints product range they stock is totally free of dangerous solvents, like toluene, xylene, glycol ether derivates; lead, aromatic hydrocarbons or styrene compounds; and has extremely low volatile organic compounds of less than 1gr per litre. The pigments added to base colours are natural mineral pigments that do not pollute the low VOC paint to the extend, that it is not a low VOC product anymore (which often happens in conventional low VOC paints). In conventional low VOC paints you can still find glycols, toulene, hydrocarbons, xylene, and ammonia which are exempt from VOC classification and thus still end up in paints and can give off hazardous vapours. Bio Paints breathe while conventional wall paints seal off the walls, which can promote mould growth. In fact, Bio Paints are based on natural clay, which helps clean the air. 🌏
Doris and Graeme are so nice and passionate about their commitment to support sustainable use of earth’s resources and healthy lifestyle that they patiently answered a million questions I had about low VOC and VOC-free paints, which they have probably heard millions of times before:-)) If you haven’t been to their shop in Willoughby (in Sydney), make sure to stop by, or visit them online. Besides healthy paints, you will find everything from green home cleaning, organic garden products to organic skincare, and green gifts, baby products, hemp bedlinen, books and so much more! WARNING!