True health is total health. One aspect of total health is reducing the toxins in your environment.
A recent study by the EPA stated that the toxic chemicals in household cleaners are three times more likely to cause cancer than outdoor air.
One of the best all-natural cleaners is white vinegar as it is non-toxic and inexpensive. It can be used to clean almost anything!
For general cleaner mix half water, half white vinegar and a few drops off essential if you want a scented cleaner.
To mop your floors, we use the same mixture. It is safe for kids and pets too!
Another simple way to create a healthier home is to remove two common sources of chemicals from your laundry room -- fabric softener and dryer sheets.
Here are some of the chemicals found in commercial fabric softeners and dryer sheets you want to avoid:
- Alpha Terpineol: can cause central nervous damage and respiratory problems
- Benzyl Acetate: linked to pancreatic cancer
- Camphor: causes central nervous disorders, is easily absorbed through skin
- Chloroform: a carcinogenic neurotoxin that warns inhalation can be fatal
Also, try swapping out fabric softener for white vinegar. Fill a Downy Ball with white vinegar and throw in the wash on top of the laundry. It works great, is a natural antibacterial cleaner and fabric softener. And it doesn't leave your laundry smelling like vinegar.
Incorporate some of these natural spring cleaning tips for a healthier home!