Are you aware of your daily chemical exposure? What products do you use on a daily basis that are full of chemicals? We use so many products on a daily basis without thinking, but the chemicals in them can really impact our health. It’s worth noting the ingredients in these products and beginning to find alternatives that are less chemical laden.
After a quick chat with a friend of mine that specializes in both heating and cooling in Anderson, Indiana, as well as indoor air quality, he brought up some very valid points concerning products that both you and I use on an everyday basis.
Do you know the ingredients in your laundry detergent? How about your dish soap or hand soap? What’s in your shampoo and conditioner? Or your cleaning products such as toilet bowl cleaner or glass cleaner? It’s likely that there are a number of ingredients in each of these products that you aren’t able to pronounce. If that’s the case, you may not know where these ingredients come from either or how harmful they are for your body.
The good news is that several of these products can be made at home, and they are relatively inexpensive to make. Try these solutions for your regular household products:
Laundry soap can be made with some Dr. Bronner’s bar soap, washing soda, and borax using the recipe found here.
Try putting a little natural hand soap in a foaming soap pump and adding some hot water so the soap dissolves. This is an economical way to make natural hand soap work for you.
Shampoo and Conditioner
These are difficult to make home made, but with the money you are saving on laundry detergent and hand soap, buying natural shampoo and conditioner shouldn’t be a problem. SANZ products are some of the purest, most effective personal care products available.
Instead of harsh chemical cleaners, try to stick with vinegar and baking soda. Using a mixture of vinegar and baking soda for toilets and sinks is incredibly effect but also healthy and inexpensive. For glass, try using a mixture of vinegar and water.
It’s okay if you need to make these changes slowly. Every little bit helps reduce your exposure to harmful chemicals and improve your overall health. Just keep moving in the right direction!