Juicing is one of many ways that you can live a healthy lifestyle. Another, is to detox your home of any dangerous chemicals or substances that might be in it.
There are a variety of things that one might have in their house that can be harmful.
Cleaners, cosmetics and beauty products, bedding, and other commonly used items might be poisoning your living environment.
Along with watching what you eat and drink, you need to keep your attention on your immediate surroundings when trying to stay healthy.
As part of an overall plan to be well and vibrant, take a look at the following simple ways to detox your home:
Use Natural Cleaning Products
Choosing natural cleaning products for your home is essential if you want to stay healthy.
You can easily detox your living space by making sure you don’t use any cleaning agents with bleach or chemicals that are poisonous.
The Environmental Working Group (EWG) provides a list of many common household products, and it rates their safety.
I advise you to refer to it, and get rid of anything on their list that is dangerous.
Additionally, I recommend you go a step further and seek out only cleaning products that are advertised as 100% natural.
You can find these products at many health stores and online.
Cleaning products you should be checking for safety include kitchen and bathroom cleaners, dish detergent, laundry soap, fabric softeners, glass cleaners, carpet cleaners, and anything that your body comes into contact will breathe.
You can easily make your own non-toxic cleaners. Countertops, sinks, stoves, and even toilets can be scrubbed and wiped with natural solutions that include vinegar, lemon juice, baking soda, and some herbs.
You can find many ingredients for homemade natural cleaners on the Internet.
Choose Organic Linens and Towels
Most sheets, pillows, blankets, and comforters are made with cotton that has been treated with hazardous chemicals.
Traditional cotton products are also often colored with toxic dyes. To detox your bedding and towels, opt for products made with organic cotton.
Organic cotton is not grown with harmful chemical pesticides and fertilizers. It’s farmed through practices that keep the cotton pickers, the land, and the consumer healthy and safe.
Many people don’t know that conventional cotton contains 7 of the top 15 most toxic chemicals on the planet, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
A study by the National Institute of Occupational Safety says that there is a direct correlation between the length of time textile workers are in contact with toxic chemicals like formaldehyde, and the reported cases of leukemia.
Opt for bedding made from organic and toxin-free cotton, or choose some of those great hemp and bamboo products out there.
Also, make sure that any pillows you have are stuffed with natural fibers.
Clean up Your Beauty Routine
A very simple way to detox your home is to buy only beauty products and cosmetics made with natural ingredients.
Human skin has an amazing ability to keep itself clean and in balance, if given the chance. It needs gentle products.
Natural body soaps, scrubs, facial cleaners, lotions, moisturizers, and oils support healthy skin.
On the other hand, body, face, and even hair products (they wash off down your body) that contain toxic chemicals challenge the body’s state of health in many ways.
For one, the harmful substances in these products soak into our skin and into our cells. Human skin is like a sponge. It takes in everything that is put on it.
Skin is also our biggest organ. It’s a filtering system that works to keep us healthy, but if overwhelmed with toxins, it can fail to do its job.
What we put onto our body, as well as in it, contributes to toxic buildup or helps banish toxins we may encounter throughout the day.
Which is why it’s even important to opt for natural sunscreens. Sunscreen is supposed to keep danger (excess sun) away, not create problems for us.
These are just a few of the simple ways to detox your home.
It’s a good idea to also make sure your furniture, rugs, shower curtains (this is a big one), and even your clothing are not giving off toxic fumes or putting you in contact with dangerous chemicals.
Taking a day or two to fully check your dwelling, and make changes if necessary, is well worth the time spent.