What is Greenwashing?

“Greenwashing is the practice of making an unsubstantiated or misleading claim about the environmental benefits of a product, service, technology or company practice. Greenwashing can make a company appear to be more environmentally friendly than it really is.” You see the terms, “eco-friendly,” “organic,” “natural,” etc… but is it really true?

the no-no’s behind greenwashing
  • Hidden trade offs
  • No proof
  • Vagueness
  • Irrelevance
  • The lesser of 2 evils
  • Fibbing
  • False Labels

Did you know that Johnson & Johnson owns Aveeno?

Did you know that Unilever owns Shea Moisture, along with so many more.

Did you know that Seventh Generation is owned by Unilever?

Did you know Mrs. Meyers is owned by S.C. Johnson?

Did you know that Tom’s is owned by Colgate-Palmolive?

Do you know what all of that means? They’re GREENWASHED.

Another company is Burt’s Bees … they are now owned by Clorox.

Most of these companies start out as clean ingredient companies. Then over time they are bought out by larger companies to sustain production in large box stores. Then, slowly their ingredients list starts to change. 

Make sure you are reading your labels. 

Look up those crazy words on the ingredients list! 

You will be shocked to learn what is in products that are being marketed to us as “clean” and “green.”


Why is The Wellness Shop different?

The Wellness Shop stands by their products. They do not claim to be something they are not. All products are 100% clean, plant derived & non-toxic. You can always rest easy knowing these products will not cause any harm to you, your family, or your pets. To make you even more comfortable with the wellness shop; there has never been an insurance claim against any of the products!

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