Despite our best efforts at keeping a clean house, the average American household is actually 5x more toxic than the outside air.
Turns out, it’s precisely because of our efforts to keep a clean house!
Household cleaners and air fresheners are some of the most toxic products on the market. And speaking of toxins, did you know that over 70,000 new chemical compounds have been invented and added to our environment since 1950, and over 85% of these have not been tested?!
So, here are our favorite ways to clean up while keeping a non-toxic home environment:
- Only use non-toxic cleaning products. Some of our favorites include: Borax, BioKleen, Branch Basics, Bon Ami, Charlie’s Soap, Country Save, Earth Friendly, Ecover, Seventh Generation Laundry Detergent Powder
- Always choose the unscented version. Add your own essential oils if you prefer a fresh scent.
- Use green plants in each room to encourage cleaner air and fresh oxygen production.
- Do not use air fresheners or scented candles. Use only essential oil diffusers to add fragrance to your air.
- Keep fresh air in the house by regularly opening your windows.
- Only use 100% cotton linens.
- Minimize the use of the following items due to the electromagnetic fields and radiation they produce:
- Cell phones: Here’s our favorite radiation cases: DefenderShield and SafeSleeve
- Portable phones
- Electric blankets: Here’s our favorite radiation protection blanket.
- Heating pads: Here’s our favorite water bottle.
- Electric shavers
- Fluorescent lighting
- Microwave ovens: Because it alters the molecular structure of food as it cooks, we recommend you never use a microwave. Here’s more information.
- Limit computer use to 30 minutes a day. If that isn’t possible due to work requirements, here’s our favorite laptop radiation shield.
- Limit television viewing to 30 minutes a day.
- Cook on a gas range.
- Install a whole house filter to remove chlorine from the water. Here’s our favorite home filtering system, counter top system, and either this or this shower filtering recommendation.
- Cook with stainless steel or ceramic cookware. Avoid aluminum or Teflon. Here’s some of our favorite cookware: Le Creuset, Saladmaster
To read our lifestyle considerations for your daily habits, click here, to read our lifestyle considerations for your personal items, click here, and to learn more budget-friendly ways you can clean your household, click here to watch an educational webinar taught by Nutritionist, Lindsea Willon.
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