By: Vanessa Woozley, 7 May 2017
I first became interested in chemicals in the home, when I realised the association between a flare up of eczema for Scarlett and redecorating her bedroom and chlorine in the swimming pool. Slowly over the years as I’ve learnt more, I’ve reduced as many harsh and toxic chemicals in the home as possible. We certainly can’t avoid them all (car fumes, smoking) and we can’t change everything at once but we can do lots to reduce them considerably in the home environment, this diminishes the burden on our endocrine (hormone) system, our liver and it can even impact weight loss, read more about this on my previous post.
My top 10 ways to reduce toxins in the home:
- Go natural for cleaning your home. Most things can be cleaned in the home with a combination of vinegar, bicarbonate of soda, lemon, borax and I’m a big fan of using anti-bacterial, anti-viral essential oils. Chemical cleaners can contain up to 90% cheap chemical fragrance and every time you spray it, you inhale these toxins into your lungs. Click here to continue reading.