Here are 7 super easy and healthy swaps that you can implement today to detox your home.
It can be really overwhelming when you’re trying to live a less toxic, more sustainable lifestyle, but it doesn’t have to be a crazy amount of of work! These swaps are super easy and realistic to implement in your home today. There’s also no need to sacrifice on quality. I’ve been using these products for years and I’d even go so far as to say they work better than the conventional, more toxic products. I found it hard to believe at first too, but just wait until you try them out for yourself 😉
Without further ado, here are the 7 Swaps To Detox Your Home Today:
I have a whole blog post here about switching to natural deodorant, but if you’re still using deodorant that contains ingredients like fragrance (parfum), aluminum, phthalates, talc, BHT, and mineral oil… the question is why? There are so many amazing products that work and come in all sorts of scents (like, ahem, this one) so I suggest testing a few out and figuring out which one works for you. The armpit is a really sensitive area, so clogging up your pores with toxins and chemicals is the last thing you want.
When choosing a toothpaste, look for labels that say things like ‘fluoride free’ and ‘non toxic ingredients’. I love this one which is made with 100% natural baking soda, this one and this one. Also, if you’re looking for a good bamboo toothbrush, try out this one. Not only does it get the job done, but it looks super cute on your vanity too. 😉
Laundry is for sure my least favourite chore (just ask Mr. Matt who’s forever begging me to empty the hamper haha), but one thing that’s made it a little more enjoyable is using wool dryer balls. They’re such a more sustainable, eco-friendly option and the best part is if you want your laundry smelling A-MA-ZING you can scent them with whichever essential oils you’d like. These are the dryer balls I use and these are my favourite essential oils.
We’re all being super diligent about keeping our homes clean right now, so it’s more important than ever to get yourself a good, natural all purpose cleaner. I make my own at home using a concentrated cleaner mixed with water, or white vinegar mixed with water and a few drops of lemon essential oil. Baking soda is also an amazing product (remember, it’s used in the toothpaste I recommend too!) and you can use it with your vinegar spray to deal with those areas that need a little abrasion to get the grime out.
Pro Tip: Try using these mini funnels to make pouring and mixing easier!
This can be one of the trickier items to swap, because a lot of natural makeup products just don’t cut it. However, after a lot of trial and error I’ve found some products which are more natural but that actually work. When choosing makeup products, start by looking for alternatives for products that you gravitate towards every single day, since they’ll make the most impact. Here are a few of my favourites…
You might have heard you should be washing your fruits and veggies when you bring them home, but are you doing what I used to do and just running them under some water? There are actually some amazing natural products you can use to clean your produce like this one, or you can just use some water mixed with vinegar and use a brush like this one to scrub your fruits and veggies clean before putting them into a container in the fridge. The added benefit is by prepping your produce before you put it in the fridge, you’re making meal planning easier and you’re more likely to use everything up because it’s all washed and ready to go.
My last and super easy swap is to switch to silicone! Silicone baking mats like these are a great alternative to foil or parchment paper because they’re reusable and they’re easy to wash and clean. And for a plastic wrap alternative (because remember that those thin plastics can seep chemicals into your food) glass containers and silicone storage bags like these are a much healthier option – not to mention they’re better for the environment.
There you have it, HealthNuts – 7 Simple Ways To Detox Your Home! What are your favourite ways to live a more natural lifestyle?
I hope you enjoyed reading this post and feel inspired to try some of these swaps to detox your home. For more healthy living tips check out my blog posts: 3 Tips for Transitioning to Natural Deodorant: A Detox Guide and 7 Digital Detox Habits To Start Now.