We’re all about the benefits of using non-toxic skin care products and can certainly back it up. On our shop, you can peruse and purchase our very clean and carefully crafted skin care lines that we’ve teamed up with. Such a large aspect of obtaining healthy skin is in fact just that: practicing good skin hygiene and utilizing non-toxic products but whether it’s something that’s known about or not, there are other components within your very own home and work spaces that may be a culprit to your toxicity and skin issues you may already have or could be potentially dealing with in the near future.
Commercial cleaning agents, being the topic that we’ll be emphasizing on today, can be harmful to your health, your children’s health and even harmful to your pet’s health. They’re poisonous to us when ingested through inhalation or by their contact on our skin. If you have any doubt or want to know how toxic these “cleaners” can be, simply smell them or even read the warning signs on their labels, in which they’ll even state just how dangerous they are and how many toxic chemicals they contain. In addition, these cleaning products are not only neurotoxic but they also disrupt your endocrine system, cause cancers, asthma and allergic reactions.
If you’re like me, a person who’s mindful about their health and well-being, you’re probably wondering to yourself: What will I clean my home and spaces with then? Below are some cleaner options to consider.
Dr Bronner’s – Sal Suds Biodegradable Cleaner – All-purpose cleaner: pine cleaner for floors, laundry and dishes.
Green Gobbler 30% Pure Vinegar Home & Garden – You can use this as an alternative to bleach and ammonia.
Branch Basics Starter Kit – This starter kit has everything you need for cleaning your home, doing laundry and washing your hands as well as body.
If you’re more of a DIY type of person, you could also get the following ingredients: baking soda, cornstarch, vinegar, liquid Castile soap, citrus fruit like lemons/oranges, essential oils (if you’re into them, as unscented would work well too) and reusable glass bottles to keep or pour these solutions in to. As an example, a good multi purpose cleaner would be composed of something like: one quart of water (32 oz), 1/8 cup of baking soda, 1/4 cup vinegar and as an option but not a necessity 5-10 drops of an essential oil like lavender, grape fruit or lemon oil.
Once you transition to cleaner household products it might even open up a brand new view and perspective in regards to your home. Along side chemical-free house cleaning products I have also purchased sustainable furniture. One of the pieces I am most proud of has got to be The Essential Sofa from Sabai. The velvet is made from 100% recycled water bottles and it isn’t treated with any chemicals. Not to mention how aesthetically pleasing it is.
Now that we’ve briefly touched on sustainable furniture options and cleaning in a non-toxic fashion, I do hope I’ve shed some light on the matter for you and have inspired you to consider a cleaner and more eco-friendly way of living in general.