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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Major Study Finds More
Dangers in Many Home Care Products

Watkins All-Natural Home Care Products are a Safe Alternative to chemicals that are dangerous to you, your family and the environment.

What's lurking in your household products? According to a recent study of more than 200 cleaning and personal care products, researchers have discovered estrogen-mimicking chemicals that can cause hormone disruption.

“These endocrine disruptors may disturb the way hormones work by mimicking estrogen, androgen or thyroid hormones, thereby stimulating or blocking production of these hormones when absorbed into the body,” according to Robin Dodson, a researcher at the Silent Spring Institute, who led the study. "This is the first large, peer-reviewed study that looked at hormone-disrupting and asthma-related chemicals in a wide range of consumer products," said Dodson. The results were published in a recent issue of Environmental Health Perspectives.

Some industry groups, such as the American Cleaning Institute, have raise issues with such reports, stating that they just “alarm consumers unnecessarily. " The study's authors, however, argue that they aren't instilling fear but raising awareness. “Something as simple as better labeling on products allow consumers to be more informed and make their own decisions,” believes Dodson.
J.R. Watkins is a shining example of such a practice. Way back in 2009, J.R. Watkins Natural Home Care product line received certification from the Environmental Protection Agency’s Designed for the Environment (DfE) program. Products meeting the DfE’s high standards are granted approval to display the seal on packaging. The DfE seal ensures consumers that cleaning products displaying the seal have been formulated using the safest ingredients for human and environmental health. By working closely with cleaning product manufactures, the DfE has diverted the use of more than a billion pounds of harmful “chemicals of concern.” in the last five years. Look for the DfE seal on J.R. Watkins Natural Home Care packaging.

Why are natural home care products important?

• Cleaning products are released into the environment inside your home and down the drain to the outdoors.

• 37% of Americans suffer from chemical sensitivities, skin rashes and allergies, many of them provoked by chemicals in cleaning products.

• Reactions can include; eyes watering, breakouts, skin rashes, coughing or sneezing uncontrollably.

• Asthma is the leading cause of emergency room visits and absenteeism in schools.

• Children breathe faster in proportion to their body weight than adults, making them more vulnerable to chemical exposure.

• Warm baths and showers open pores so that what we have cleaned with is more readily absorbed.

Clean out those harmful chemicals lurking in products under your kitchen and bathroom sink

For further information about all of Watkins All Natural Cleaning Products and how to order them in time for your spring cleaning ritual, click on the following link. It will take you into that section on the online catalog:

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Business Opportunity (expires 3/15/12)

Beware the Ides of March

It was a bad day for Julius Caesar. It could be for you, too, if you don’t heed the March 15 deadline to receive more than $145 to start your own Watkins part-time business.

If you didn’t sleep through that session of English Literature when Shakespeare's Julius Caesar tragedy was being discussed, you would know that on the Ides of March, in 44 B.C, Julius Caesar was assassinated at a meeting of the Roman Senate.

Before Caesar went to attend the meeting, he had been given advice by a soothsayer not to go, with the words, “Beware the ides of March.”

But Caesar didn't listen. Will you do the same? No, this is not a life and death decision, but it could very well be a decision that might determine whether you have an okay life or the life you really want.

March 15 is important if you ever considered starting a home business to help your family make ends meet. If you have lamented year after year, “I just don’t have the start-up capital necessary to launch a business,” that all might change this year. But you must heed the warning, “Beware the ides of March!”

That’s the deadline to invest just $39.95 to become a Watkins Associate. In return, you will receive your Welcome to Watkins start-up package, a free personalized web site setup, as well as three months of free web hosting.  That’s a $125 value. In addition, the men behind the Big Bear Country Store will toss in a $20 Watkins gift certificate that you can use to purchase some of Watkins best-selling products at wholesale prices. Turn around and offer them to friends and associates at the current retail price, and that $20 gift certificate will grow by 25%. In fact, you will earn 25% from every sale that comes through your own Watkins website.

Feeling a little overwhelmed by all this Internet marketing chatter when there seems to be hundreds of new sites going up every day with something to sell? Relax. We don’t have all the answers, but we are in the Watkins Success line with up-line managers who do.
We just jumped on this Watkins bandwagon a four, short years ago. We became managers just a few months later, and were named the 6th top new Associates in our first year, earning an all-expense paid trip to Hawaii. in the process. Today, together with our growing Associate team, we average more than $2,000 a month in sales, and with our additional bonus override every month, now collect some 40% of generated sales. That’s put us in the elite group known as the Watkins All-Star Team.

While the majority of our sales have come from local farmers’ markets and street fairs, that approach is evolving this year as we venture into online marketing of our website: www.BigBearCountryStore.com  With customers – and Associates – from coast-to-coast, we are slowly transitioning ourselves to become the All Natural (online) Country Store!

Please consider joining us before March 15 to take advantage of this excellent opportunity to start your own part-time Watkins business. (We still spend part of our days in the business of Big Bear vacation rental cabins). Give a call to our toll-free number 888-881-7372, and Alan can answer any questions you might have about taking this first, easy step to your own part-time Watkins business. It might just lead to marking more of those bills with your “PAID” stamp, and a lot less with “Overdue!”