5 Easy Ways to Detox your Home
We pay close attention to what we put in our mouths and put
on our bodies. This is organic, and that is petroleum-free. But understanding
what to do to maintain a healthy home can feel overwhelming.
In reality, the ordinary
home may contain up to hundreds of different chemicals. Some of which are
dangerous and many of which have not been studied. We spend most of our time
indoors. So giving your space some natural change and attention will make your
life healthful and aesthetic.
We know what you’re thinking. Where do I even begin? And how
much effort will this take? If the notion of smearing or washing your home
with baking soda seems a bit too far-fetched, don’t worry that’s not what I recommend.
Here are some simple
steps you can follow to minimize your exposure to toxins and make your house a
little healthier. Let just detoxify your home by some simple tips given below.
Clean with Natural cleaners
Household cleaners, from wipes and sprays to solutions and
detergents, are one of the most common chemical sources of hidden poisons in
your home. When it comes to cleaning, keep it basic and use materials you’re
familiar with. The least harmful method to clean at home for yourself and the
earth is with natural concentrated cleaners . These natural
cleaners keep your house clean and toxins-free.
Invest in some indoor plants
Not only can certain luxuriant plants liven up your home
décor, but they are also natural air purifiers, and certain species have some
surprising health benefits. It is a good to maintain some low-maintenance
plants indoors. Plants absorb not only carbon dioxide but additional gases and
compounds in the air during photosynthesis. In exchange, they provide the
atmosphere with oxygen and even proper moisture levels. For example, eucalyptus
has a lot of health benefits. It eases the respiratory condition, promotes
healthy skin, and minimizes the risk of bacterial infections. Moreover, the
indoor plants give an aesthetic look to your space.
Less use of Plastic
Some plastic containers can leach a chemical known as
bisphenol-A (BPA), linked to hormone disruption. When heated, BPAs are more
prone to leak out. When purchasing fresh or frozen items, aim for glass or
cardboard packaging wherever feasible. BPA may also be present in can linings.
This is especially crucial for acidic and greasy meals, which can leach out
more BPA. So the use of all sorts of plastic must be avoided, especially in the
kitchen. Use a glass jar instead of plastic. Replace plastic versions of glass,
bottles, bags with glass and reusable grocery bags.
Kick your Shoes Off
We’re sorry to break it to you, but your shoes attract dirt,
bacteria, and everything else you’ve been walking around on. Remove your shoes
at the door to keep those nasties out of your house. Instead, consider a pair
of indoor slippers for a more sanitary choice. I just wear a pair of socks in the house.
Filter your water and air
Air purifiers and water filters are highly recommended in
homes. You may have purified water delivered to your house, use a filtered
water pitcher, or install a water filter on your faucet. A shower filter can
also assist in removing chlorine and other pollutants from the water.
If you have a big house, consider installing an air purifier
in each main room and potentially each bedroom. Stop using scented candles and
artificial air fresheners. Instead if you must have a fresh scent, use high-quality organic essential oils to
diffuse. Remember to change the filters in your air conditioner and furnace regularly.
Want to learn more? Download my FREE guidebook: Toxin Free Living Made Easy