You probably think of your home as a safe, warm space you can go to get away from the world at the end of the day. But when it comes down to it, your home probably isn’t as safe as you think. Even if your house is clean, it’s likely filled with any number of toxic chemicals you may actually be adding to by the products you use and habits you keep. And unfortunately, some of the biggest offenders are actually from some of the most commonly used household products, such as laundry detergent, surface cleaner, toilet deodorizer, candles and air fresheners, and hygiene products. If you’re ready to detox your home and eliminate as many of the toxins from your home as you can, follow these steps to create a cleaner, safer environment for you and your family.
Mix Your Own Cleaning Supplies
Commercial cleaning products are full of toxins that pollute the home every time they are used and can cause everything from skin irritation to hormonal imbalance and infertility. They are especially threatening because you not only absorb them through your skin, but you also breathe them in. Reduce the toxins in your body and house by mixing your own cleaning supplies.
The ingredients in most cleaning products you’ll want to avoid include artificial colors, artificial fragrances, sodium lauryl sulfate, triclosan, and chlorine. Baking soda and white vinegar are two of the simplest home cleaners you can use for a variety of purposes around your home. Adding drops of essential oils can add an extra element of cleaning power, and they smell good without the hazard of other cleaners.
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