How To Detox Your Home in 30 Seconds
1) Stop using synthetic air fresheners and scented candles. You may have noticed that I have been writing about the harmful chemicals in conventional perfumes and other synthetically fragranced products on Facebook lately. That’s because a study was just published, highlighting that such fragrances are as bad as car fumes. You wouldn’t run your car in your home, would you?
Anyone can follow through with our top 3 tips to detox your home. All of which are inexpensive, fast, simple and very effective."
2) Swap out conventional home cleaning products for natural ones. Watch out for greenwashing (when a brand markets their product to look natural, but it’s not really eco-friendly at all). Ecover and Method are both pretty good brands I use in my own home. Even better, make your own natural cleaning spray! This is DIY Natural Cleaning Spray is one I’ve been making for nearly a decade. It costs £0.67 per refill, and takes 30 seconds to make.
3) Take your shoes off in the house! Shoes are caked with harmful bacteria picked-up as you go about your day, and these can multiply and spread on your carpets and floors. But you already know that. Did you know your shoes can track in chemicals as well? A study by Baylor University in 2013 showed people who live near asphalt roads sealed with coal tar had an increased risk of Cancer due to the toxins brought into their home by their shoes!
Of course, there are other things you can do, including keeping plants in your home, using an air filtration system, and buying organic, non-sprayed furnishings. However, these are costly, somewhat time-consuming, and not practical for everyone. But just about anyone can follow through with our top 3 tips to detox your home. All of which are inexpensive, fast, simple and very effective.
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