When you think of your home, you think of a safe space that’s clean, inviting, and homey. It may be surprising, but the average woman is exposed to 168 toxic chemicals on a daily basis through her personal care beauty products and the products she uses to clean her home.
These toxic chemicals in your home have been linked to several disorders, diseases, and cancers such as autism, Alzheimer’s, and even breast cancer. The products you use daily aren’t making your home cleaner and safer. The truth is that they are harming your immune system and your family’s without you even knowing it.
Here’s 10 ways you can get rid of toxic chemicals in your home:
- Replace your personal and skincare products with selections that are free of harmful chemicals
- Switch from traditional cleaning products to non-toxic options
- Use organic hypoallergenic bedding
- Install a shower head water filter
- Choose non-toxic paints for your walls
- Purify the air in your home
- Eliminate plastics from your kitchen
- Avoid non-stick pots, pans, and other cookware
- Ditch toxic lawn and gardening products
- Remove your shoes when you come inside
1) Replace Your Personal and Skincare Products with Products that are Free of Harmful Chemicals
You come into contact with hundreds of toxins through the process of taking care of your body. Whether simply brushing your teeth, shampooing your hair, applying sunscreen, or putting on deodorant, you’re coming into contact with chemicals.
Even products that say they are natural or organic may be toxic for your health. The best way to decipher whether or not a product is non-toxic is to read ALL the ingredients – not just the active ones. Find out more on why natural doesn’t mean safe for your health.
If you don’t know where to start to make your personal care products toxin free, Pure Haven makes a skincare bundle that is 100% free of toxins and actually works! You’ll experience wonderful anti-aging and skin clearing benefits from this line directly from nature.
2) Switch from Traditional Cleaning Products to Non-Toxic Options
The same problem of toxic chemicals applies to your cleaning products. You use detergents to wash your clothes, and then the chemicals from the wash easily seep into your skin once you wear the clothing item.
Why do you think that cleaning products have warning labels on them and suggest that you use gloves while using them? These mainstream cleaning products contain harmful chemicals such as triclosan in dishwashing detergent.
Triclosan is an antibacterial agent that disrupts the proper function of the endocrine system and is also a possible carcinogen.
Pure Haven offers a lifestyle bundle that will replace many of the cleaners that you use on a daily basis. Or if you want to cover your bases for personal care products and cleaning, try our ultimate bundle. This makes the switch to detoxing your home simple.
3) Use Organic Hypoallergenic Bedding
Did you know the sheets that you sleep on could have allergens and chemicals imbedded in them? Opt for organic sheets, comforters, pillows, and mattresses when possible.
These can be very expensive, but well worth it. If an organic mattress is too much for your budget, try a mattress cover instead. Be sure to wash your bedding in laundry detergent that is free of harmful chemicals, too.
4) Install a Shower Head Water Filter
Harmful chemicals such as chlorine are found in your shower water. This hard water can leave your hair dry, brittle, and lackluster. What’s worse is that you’re absorbing these chemicals into your skin with each shower you take.
Try replacing your current shower head with one that filters out these toxic chemicals. In fact, you can get one of the best shower filter’s on the market for a big discount between now and the end of the year, simply by hosting a gathering with one of our Consultants! Contact us here for more information!
5) Choose Non-Toxic Paints for your Walls
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are often in your paints and omit benzene and formaldehyde fumes that harm your health in the long run. Next time you decide to paint your walls, ask your paint store for a selection of natural and low VOC paints.
A great way to purify and clean the air in your home is to have house plants. Plants pump fresh oxygen into their surroundings and absorb pollutants.
Candles might be one of your favorite ways for making a room smell nice, but your favorite fragrance could be causing your health problems. Fragrances can contain chemicals such as benzene and toluene. These chemicals have hazardous effects to your respiratory system.
Plastics emit BPA even when they aren’t heated. You may have stopped using plastics in the microwave, but these dangerous chemicals can leak out of plastic even when it’s not heated.
Switch to glass for all of your storage containers in your kitchen. What’s also great about glass is that it always looks brand new. Plastics begin to show their wear and tear.
You’ll also help the environment by using less plastic and living a more waste free lifestyle.
Ditch your non-stick pots and pans. Non-stick products contain perfluorinated chemicals that are associated with certain cancers and developmental issue.
Instead use stainless steel, ceramic, or cast-iron pots and pans for cooking. Also, if you know how to use these products correctly, you won’t have any issues with food sticking.
9) Replace Toxic Lawn and Garden Products
You might have children or pets that play outside in the grass regularly. Many lawn care products contain pesticides and herbicides that get absorbed by your skin and ingested through your lungs.
Opt for natural products when possible or get rid of lawn products all together.
This one is an easy one. Simply buy a large basket and place it by the door. All you need to do is to remember to put your shoes in the basket as you enter.
You won’t be tracking in dirt, grass, or leaves – that means less cleaning! And you’ll keep harmful pesticides from lawns off of your clean floors.
Are you ready to detox your home?
Your home should be safe haven for you: pure, clean, and free from toxic chemicals. Pure Haven pledges to keep its products 100% free of toxins and use ingredients the way nature intended.
We did the homework on what ingredients to avoid so you don’t have to. Our products are organic, free of toxins, sustainable, and cruelty free. Most of our products are even vegan. Those that aren’t vegan such as bees wax we’ve made sure are sustainably sourced.
To learn more about the ingredients to avoid in your personal and home care products, check out this list of harmful ingredients and why you should steer clear of them.
Contact one of our consultants, to find out more about Pure Haven’s products and to make a purchase. We can help you take your health into your hands without stress and overwhelm, and without breaking your wallet!