From plastic pollution, to damage to the ozone layer, Mother Earth is damaged. Now is the time to get serious and start repairing our planet. Using eco-friendly products in your home is a fantastic way to start doing your part.
There are so many products available in-stores and online that are much healthier for you, your family, and our planet. Are you ready to make the switch?
Let’s look at 3 products you should replace in your home with more natural eco-friendly products.
There is nothing better than the sweet aroma of freshly washed laundry. Your clothes may look and smell clean, and it makes you feel great to wear them. But did you know that most commercially bought detergents are not as healthy for you as you may think?
That’s right. That fresh scent laundry soap we all love to smell that makes us believe our clothes are clean can actually harm your health.
Many popular store-bought laundry soaps contain chemicals that can actually be quite harmful. These include:
- 1,4 Dioxane – Experimental studies show this can cause both malignant and benign tumors in the body.
- Sodium Laureth Sulphate (SLS) – can irritate skin conditions in some people.
- Bleach: an eye and lung irritant and often found under the name Sodium Hypochlorite to mask its presence.
- Formaldehyde – causes cancer.
- Synthetic fragrances – cause respiratory irritation, especially in asthma patients.
Again, there is an alternative. Using an eco-friendly laundry soap can ensure your family isn’t being exposed to such chemicals. You can even make your own as long as you use natural products and do your research.
Using laundry soap isn’t the only product you should consider changing in your home. Surprisingly, candles fall next on the list.
Everyone enjoys a clean smelling home. It is why candles are a multi-billion dollar industry. But not all candles on the market are healthy for your family.
Burning candles can expose you to potentially hazardous chemicals, such as formaldehyde, acetaldehyde, and acrolein. Although not all candles contain these chemicals, many do.
So what’s the alternative? You should choose candles that are made from soy, coconut or other plant-based wax. Beeswax is a natural wax and also makes a great choice. If it is sustainably harvested, it will not harm bees or the hive.
Maintaining a clean home is important to your health. Why use commercial products to attain that clean that are unhealthy for you and your family?
Instead of those store bought chemicals you buy to clean your home, why not switch to natural cleaners. You can replace that commercial window cleaner with some white vinegar and some newspaper.
From baking soda to olive oil, there’s a plethora of eco-friendly products that you can use to clean your home safely and with your family’s health in mind. A simple Google search can find many natural and safe recipes to make your own cleaning products right at home.
Cleaning products are not the only over-the-counter solutions that can be made at home. With a little internet research you can find recipes and directions to make laundry detergent and candles.
By making these products at home, you can save money and still have healthy products for your family. And as a bonus you will be doing your part to use eco-friendly products to help save the planet too.
If you’re trying to do your part to save the planet and provide a healthy environment for your family, these 3 simple eco-friendly product changes can be a great start. After all, doesn’t your family deserve the best chance at being healthy?