Most people think to start a low tox lifestyle you must overhaul EVERYTHING immediately, starting with your dental floss and finishing with your lawn care products. In reality, reducing your chemical exposure can be greatly reduced by simply starting with products used in your household daily.
4 Easy Steps To Begin Low-Tox Living At Home:
1. Ditch the aerosols
Aerosol pollution can cause common health issues like headaches, eczema and asthma. New UK research shows aerosol products used in the home now create more harmful VOC air pollution than all the vehicles in the UK.
Think about all the products you spray around the house daily... dry shampoo, air freshener, deodorant, hair spray, disinfectant spray, bug spray... the list goes on!
Chemicals are commonly tested for their safety topically on the skin, but their safety when inhaled to the lungs is often questionable as little testing is done. Yikes! Opting for non-aerosol substitutes is a great way to get started with low tox living. Check out our aerosol-free 'cream-to-powder' natural deodorant online.
2. Plants, plants and more plants!
One of the easiest ways to improve air quality is by bringing nature inside. Choosing the right plants can help absorb harmful toxins lurking in the home. Don't forget to add plants to areas when you spend most of your time, such as the office and bedroom.
3. DIY Low Tox Multi-purpose Spray
Three ingredients is all you need to create a 3 in 1 surface, glass and bathroom cleaner - and the results are brilliant! Simply mix equal parts vinegar and water into a spray bottle, then add a few drops of natural dish soap. So simple and it's a streak-free formula!
If you prefer to buy your cleaning products at the store, be careful of 'greenwashed' products which have nasties lurking beneath the pretty label! Click here to learn more about greenwashing in the health and skincare industry.
4. Soak your fruit and veg... the right way
If you prefer a quick rinse for your fresh produce, switch to organic to reduce traces of chemicals in your food. For non-organic produce, a quick soak and they're ready to eat! Mix 1 part bicarb soda with 10 parts water and soak for 5 minutes before rinsing. Bicarb Solution has been studied to be more effective than plain water to remove pesticides.
If you're still using aerosol antiperspirants or chemical roll ons, check out our range of natural deodorant sold online. Activaura is aerosol-free, 100% natural, formulated for active lifestyles and delivered to your door!