Spring is almost officially upon us. In preparation for that inevitable spring cleaning it’s important to look at what you can do to detox not just your body but your home as well. Here are the top tips we have for giving your home a fresh detox for 2022.
1. Clean Your Cleaning Products
The first no brainier. There’s so many toxins in standard cleaning products, and you cannot trust products who stick a “green” label on them, as there is practically no federal oversight. Replace them with cleaning products that use credible third party certification such as ECOCERT or EWG Verified(TM). You can also use simple ingredients you have in your home, such as white vinegar, baking soda and hydrogen peroxide (also known as oxygen bleach ) for the DIY options.
2. Detox Your Water
Your body is made up of 70% water, so it makes sense that this may be important to look at. According the EWG tap water contains more than 300 chemicals and pollutants, so it’s time to make a change. Some of them are chlorine, pesticides, herbicides, lead, mercury, and endocrine disrupting chemicals. Invest in Solid Block Carbon Filters – quality carbon block filters will remove bacteria, chemicals, pesticides, heavy metals, nitrate, fluoride and parasites.
They can even safely transform rain water and sea water to drinking water.
3. Change Up The Bathroom
Replace your plastic shower curtain with a cloth alternative. Many of those plastic curtains contain PVC, which is not something to keep around. Plus, when your cloth curtain gets dirty, throw it in the laundry along with a few drops of Tea Tree Oil and a non-toxic eco-friendly laundry detergent.
4. Break Up With Dryer Sheets
While they may make your clothes feel nice, most coat them with chemicals like quaternary ammonium compounds—which have been linked to the development of asthma—and acetone. As a bonus, those towels will be more absorbent without the chemical covering.
5. Don’t Leave Receipts In Your Grocery Bags
These receipts leak Bisphenol A, which can mimic estrogen and other hormones in the body. This can be harmful to young children and infants. This isn’t something you want leaking all over your fresh organic produce
6. Take Your Shoes Off
You can reduce 60% of all toxins your home by leaving your shoes outside. Most household dirt and pesticides come from what you drag in. Consider your home shoes free.
Keep your home fresh and clean all through the year. Keep your home staying fresh and detoxed by getting a professional cleaning services by the pros.