Looking For Ways To Get Started For A Chemical Free Home?
Then you have come to the right place. How to Live a Chemical Free Life can seem a little daunting when you begin thinking about changing your lifestyle , house and most anything as toxic chemicals are just about everywhere. Its a fact of our modern life!
Here we share 10 easy ways, and yes, the emphasis is on easy, to create your chemical free home.
I would love to share ways to detox your home and at the same time detox your body in the process. These are some of the top things you can do RIGHT now to begin this journey to wellness and living a chemical free lifestyle.
1. House Plants
House Plants are an excellent way to reduce toxins in your home as they are natural air purifiers. By cleaning the air and absorbing the chemicals and off gassing around them, plants are able to convert them into food and energy.
The top plants are Philodendron, Boston Fern, Peace Lily, and English Ivy. It is recommended that homes have 2 house plants per 100 square feet of living space. And who wouldn’t like fresh clean air to breathe ?
Natural, time honored cleaning products such as vinegar, baking soda, lemon juice and organic essential oils are lovely non toxic solutions to clean your home inexpensively. These products are available at many stores and pharmacies.
3. Non Toxic Paints
Non toxic paints are a safe choice when it comes to painting your home. These products are available throughout various building centers and eco friendly run companies. This is one of the crucial areas in making a chemical free home as pretty much all walls are painted or covered with wall paper. Initially when they are applied they off gas toxic nasties which our skin absorbs.
4. Natural Candles
Candles made from natural pure ingredients are a very important factor to consider when choosing candles for your home.
Their counterparts use paraffin wax ingredients in their processing, exposing consumers to cancer causing petroleum byproducts. Those toxic byproducts work to insidiously affect the air quality of your homes, and the health of your body.
5. Choose filtered tap water
Make sure you choose to drink filtered tap water over commercial bottled water.
There is a lower measurable bacterial content and chemical residue from filtered tap water, plus, it’s a lot cheaper than buying bottled water.
There is a raft of scientific evidence to show how dangerous plastics are with their chemical composition disrupting our hormonal and endocrine systems! Choose glass or stainless steel as your water container.
6. Natural Organic Pots And Pans
Or, green cookware as it is being termed, is becoming more recognized across the world today. The evidence has shown that our beloved non stick cookware is highly toxic and produces poisonous particles and fumes when heated.
There are a vast choice of products available to the consumer today to make your home a healthier environment to live in. Do your research!
Good old cast iron is the best cookware to use. Your kitchen is your first stop in creating your chemical free home. It’s the place where home life revolves around and what better place to start than here…Nurture and love your family with wonderful fresh and healthy food to keep them well in the years to come.
Organic toothpaste, is a wise choice when choosing toothpaste for your family and children. Especially children as they can swallow a lot of toothpaste when they brush their teeth.
These natural toothpastes which care for teeth and gums, are made from all natural ingredients with no artificial colors, or flavorings.
Generally the main ingredients can include tea tree oil, neem oil, cinnamon, pomegranate, aloe vera, and peppermint essential oil, and other non-toxic ingredients for the best dental health.
Doesn’t that list of ingredients sound delicious..!
8. Read The Back Of The Jar, Box Or Packet Thoroughly!!!
Read the ingredients list on your personal care products carefully!
I can’t state this clearly enough. Manufactures hide their ingredients under long names and often are not required to show ingredients used to make the product. These toxic substances are not part of the finished product and consequentially manufactures are not required to add them in. We still consume them in trace quantities.
Many of our personal care products are SO toxic it’s not funny.
Scientific studies are showing just how toxic many of our personal care products are. They are laden with chemical fillers, preservatives,thickeners, fragrances and colors which are all disrupting our delicate endocrine and hormonal systems.
Please, read those ingredients to make doubly sure they are chemical free home and personal care products which nourish your body and keep you well.
Please Choose To Use Clean Natural Beauty Care Products
There are so many options now to choose your body will truly appreciate. Imagine slathering on moisturizing creams with filled with, rose oil, coconut oil, vitamin C, natural skin firming ingredients and natural anti wrinkle ingredients.
The thought of botox makes me shudder!
9. Leave Your Shoes Outside Thanks
This is such a simple one, but not many people think about it. As you walk around and into your home, your shoes are carrying in, not only dirt but a load of toxic chemicals, grease,pesticides, lead, oil, bacteria and more …. Ugghh, not me thanks!
10. What You Put In Your Mouth: FOOD!!
Lastly and most importantly, be aware of the foods you choose to eat..
Choose to eat organic vegetables, fruits and meats, choose to grow your own vegetables and fruits.
The most delicious flavor is a sun warmed ripe velvety peach you have just plucked from your tree. You don’t need a garden bed, you can grow lettuce, basil, herbs and tomatoes in pots on your balcony.
Choose to eat whole foods for creating your chemical free home lifestyle rather than highly processed ones chockablock full of additives so they last longer on the shelf for the manufacturers.
This is a site we became quite excited about when we found it:) We loved the idea of building our own indoor and outdoor furniture, toys for our children and even had an adventure building our own slat bed for our spare bedroom.
It was surprisingly easy to follow all the steps of the plan from the DIY book we found as they were clearly laid out and for someone who has some woodworking experience, they could really put these pieces together very easily.
Actually, all this could be an area that could provide a great base for staring your own unique designs business to sell unique creative pieces of work! All organic treated timbers and not mass produced….