Just because your home is clean, doesn’t mean its free of toxins. The fact is, our homes can be filled with over 500 different chemicals. Think about that! And what’s worse, they get trapped inside our sealed up, insulated walls. Not only can eating the wrong foods make us sick, but so can a toxic home. It’s estimated that indoor air is 2-5 times more polluted than outdoor air. There’s even a sickness coined “Toxic Home Syndrome” when your home literally makes you sick.
Here’s how you can naturally detox your home with these 7 easy-to-implement & effective ways that will also help you get one step closer to living the healthiest life possible!
Have a “No Shoes in the House” policy.
Shoes bring in the contaminants from outside and it’s best to keep them on the bottom of your shoes rather than trek them all over the floors.
Open your windows on a daily basis
Recycling of air is so important!
It helps clear out stale air and keeps the house ventilated.
Eliminate as many plastics as you can
Instead, use containers made up of glass or stainless steel whenever possible. Even your plastic shower curtains are harmful. Use shower curtains made up of some fabric instead.
Invest in some greenery
Not only will some lush plants spruce up your home decor, but they’re also natural air detoxifiers. Eucalyptus, for example, is known for its ability to ease respiratory conditions, promote healthy skin and reduce the risk of bacterial infections, and if a cactus plant is placed in front of the computer or near a wireless router, it will absorb a large amount of the radiation being transmitted!
Air out your dry cleaning
Chemical solvents from your dry cleaning can stick to clothing fibers, which is why it is recommended to remove the bags from your clothes asap and airing items out in another room or outside for a few hours.
Go green with your cleaning products
So many of our household cleaners are full of toxic chemicals and harsh additives. Make your own with everyday ingredients like baking soda, vinegar, and lemon.
We spend one-third of our lives in our beds, so make sure you are not breathing in harmful toxins. Change out your mattresses to certified organic ones that are made by using no pesticides and manufactured by chemical-free processes.