So often in life we just amble along doing what we have always done. Well, I have questioned a lot of my regular life habits and found I was blindly following the mainstream and risking my family's health in the process.
Little things to question continue pop up on a daily basis. Just when you think you have it covered!
The other day the light bulb went on when I grabbed a bottle of cooking spray to grease a casserole dish. Why have I not checked this item's ingredients and what makes it come out of the can like that? It can't be a natural occurrence. And I was correct.
Even despite the fact that cooking sprays come in many varieties, some with more artificial ingredients than others and some with limited ingredients including organic olive oil, all commercial sprays are equal in that they use a propellant to get the oil out.
Propellants used in foods and beauty products contain CFC's that endanger our lungs and the environment. For instance the cooking spray I was looking at uses either isobutane or propane as its propellant. That just sucks. I don't want to eat that.
So needless to say that went in the trash. Manually spreading olive oil around a dish works just as well and no propellant. But sometimes I liked getting that fine mist coverage. So after a bit of research I found this Prepara Oil Mister . You add your own yuck free oil to the glass container and just manually pump it and out comes the spray. No propellants! Works like a charm and has been on my shelf working great for months. It seems to me that it doesn't use as much oil as the regular spray can either so your oil lasts longer.
Moral of the story is don't amble along. Question everything. You deserve to know and you deserve better.