Toxin-Free Spring Cleaning

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As parents, we are the gatekeepers of our home. We decide what comes in and out of these four walls that protect our children. Once I became a mom, I became more aware of what I let into my household.

I believe we are living in a time where people want to live and use less synthetic chemicals and choose toxin-free options. Chipotle is trying to have a 100% GMO Free menu. Panera has taken all chemicals off their menu, including in their dressings. More people are purchasing natural peanut butter and not the peanut butter I used to eat as a kid with hydrogenated oil. We are moving in the right direction.

 

Toxin-Free Spring Cleaning

Did you know that the most polluted air is within your home? You’re breathing it every single day, and that is something you can control. Crazy!

The average person applies 800 synthetic chemicals to their body every single day and 80 of those are applied before breakfast. Did you know that the biggest pollutants in our home are fabric softener, dryer sheets, air freshener plug-ins, candles, that bright blue dish soap under the sink, and kitchen cleaner?

Most of the cleaning products that we have under our sinks contain toxins. They are hormone disruptors and can lead to tons of health problems.

The typical effects of being toxic-chemical overloaded are things like. . . 

lethargy
inability to focus
sleep issues
chronic inflammation (that most people don’t even know they have!)
unexplained pain
skin issues
hot flashes
stress
The list goes on.

When you start to do your spring cleaning, think about the cleaners you are using. I suggest downloading the Think Dirty app or the EWG.org app and scanning some of your products to see where they rate.

Here are some I scanned while shopping at the grocery store. (1 is cleanest and 10 is the worst.)

toxin-free cleaning, Albuquerque Moms Blog

Instead of using these household cleaners, I have ditched all of them and switched it for ONE toxin-free bottle that will clean any surface in my home: granite, ceramic, cloth, wood etc. All of it. After I switched my household cleaner, I started switching everything else in our home to a line that is made of all-natural ingredients and cleans better than any other cleaner I have used. Not to mention, it smells fabulous. This line includes toxin-free foaming hand soap, dish soap, household cleaner, mouthwash, floss, toothpaste, laundry soap, and more.

I am happy to be working toward a toxin-free home.

Originally published March 2019.



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