As we clean our bodies, minds and homes this spring let’s aim for synchronicity! Its time we see the whole process as a circle. What good is it to clean up our house with toxic products that will make our bodies sick. Think about it. Why risk cleaning your baby’s tub with a cleaner that is poisonous if inhaled?! Fortunately there are ways to keep our house spotless and our bodies healthy.
Here are some regular household items that can be used for cleaning
Liquid castile soap
In this article, 27 non-toxic recipes for home cleaning, you can learn to create your own cleaning products. Not only is it safer for you and your family, it is better for the environment and cheaper! Win, win right?
If you feel you don’t have the time to do these things I invite you to reconsider.
Consider this, some chemicals in common household cleaners are known or suspected to be carcinogenic. Some can disrupt your endocrine system. These are serious concerns, especially if you have children at home.
When these chemicals hit your skin and lungs, they bypassing your filtering system. So this toxins go directly into your bloodstream, where they can cause a lot of harm.
Im not saying you are going to get cancer if you don’t avoid harsh cleaning products. But why add the load to your, already overloaded, system. Our bodies will always have to battle toxicity, we create some just from breathing. We are exposed to pollution in our air, water, food and almost everything that surrounds us. The more we add to our bodies the bigger the dangers to our health.
You have a choice, try to avoid as much poison as possible. Consume organic and clean food as much as you can, pay attention to chemical content in everyday items (cups, plates, clothing, containers etc), research beauty and hygene products and ban toxic cleaning products from your home. This is not an impossible task. Inform yourself, there are so many sources out there and with the internet we have easy access!
Living healthy and clean is very doable, you just need to put in the work. You don’t have to do it all at once. Maybe you can start by removing the products that are most toxic. You can find a list of some of the worst offenders following this link.
Planning ahead is a great tool for time management, use it. Make the time for your health and your family’s. Isn’t it worth it?
Here are some useful links
Environmental Working Group (has tons of info on toxic content of a bunch of products) I always review before buying things like sunscreen, moisturizers, make up etc.