5 Ways to Reduce Toxins in Your Home!
by Janice FERGUSON on Oct 11, 2020
Our bodies are constantly exposed to different toxins throughout our everyday lives, from our surrounding environment to the food we eat and the air we breathe.
It’s so important to be mindful of preventing these toxins where possible - particularly in our homes, where we spend the majority of our time.
If you’re interested in learning more about reducing the amount of toxins throughout your home, we’re here to help. Keep reading for 5 of the best ways to reduce toxins in your household and detox your home by making just a few simple switches and turning to natural, chemical-free ingredients instead!
Go natural with household cleaners
Many of the popular household cleaners available on supermarket shelves are jam-packed with chemicals, with some of them being hazardous to our health. The last thing you want to do is breathe in nasty chemicals each time you clean around the home.
Instead, go natural by creating your own toxin-free household cleaners! Natural ingredients like baking soda, vinegar and essential oils can all be used for chemical-free cleaning, from benchtops to bathrooms and glass windows.
Drink filtered water
Did you know that unfiltered water can actually contain harmful contaminants like chlorine, pesticides, fluoride compounds and even traces of assorted hormones and prescription drugs?
The best way to reduce toxins in your water consumption is to opt for a water filtration unit to remove any hidden chemicals. A water filtration unit in your home will ensure the water you’re drinking is 100% pure and chemical-free. Plus, you can also save money in the long run without having to buy bottled filtered water on the go - simply refill your reusable drink bottle to enjoy filtered water from home.
Make the switch to natural beauty products
When it comes to everyday beauty and wellness products like moisturiser, body wash, shampoo, conditioner and even toothpaste, it’s important to be mindful of any chemicals we might be rubbing in to our skin, hair and teeth.
Most mainstream wellness and beauty products can actually be replicated using DIY alternatives, such as coconut oil, jojoba oil, baking soda, Himalayan salt and essential oils. You can also purchase ready-made natural products like charcoal toothpaste, Himalayan salt soaks and more.
Ditch the pesticides
If you grow your own fruit, veg and herbs at home, step away from the pesticides! Did you know you can create your own pesticides to ward off insects using essential oils, rather than opting for chemical-filled products?
For example, peppermint, orange and cedarwood are known to repel ants, while lavender, lemongrass and rosemary can help with flies. For a good all-purpose spray, mix 10 drops each of rosemary, peppermint, thyme, lavender and clove in a spray bottle filled with water and shake well before use!
Reduce unnecessary plastic use
Some plastic products like water bottles, bags and lunchboxes can unfortunately contain BPA - a chemical used in the lining of certain plastic packaging.
Try to reduce unnecessary plastic use where possible by opting for reusable products like bamboo straws, beeswax wraps and reusable shopping bags that you can use again and again, or opt for BPA-free products like stainless steel lunchboxes.
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