Toxins are lurking everywhere.
They are in the air, our foods, and, especially, household and cosmetic products we use daily. Day in, day out, we buy products that are causing more harm than good to our homes, and while standard cleaners and beauty products are readily available at your local supermarket, they are far from the best choice.
When you use harsh chemical-based cleaners around your home, you breathe in the toxic gases they emit. Continually exposing you and your family to these chemicals can cause skin irritations and respiratory conditions that you could have avoided. While your body has natural resources that fight against such toxins, continuous exposure can cause toxins to build up in your body, creating serious health issues further down the line.
By switching to all-natural products, you are helping to keep your home a safer space, especially for children. How so? Small children are often more susceptible to things like chemical poisoning, and using strong chemical-based products around them may put them at risk of long-term health problems like asthma.
Furthermore, using natural products is better for the environment.
When we use chemical-based solutions like drain cleaners, dish soap, or laundry detergent, those toxic chemicals go straight back into our water systems after we use them. This is also true for shampoos, hand soaps, and other products we use when water is running. Unfortunately, these chemicals cannot be removed in water treatment centers, so they inevitably stream back into our ecosystems, negatively impacting humans, plants and animals all at once.
However, the problem doesn’t end there as harmful chemicals aren’t only present in cleaning products that we use when we’re wearing protective gloves. They are also common ingredients in our skin, hair, and beauty products. That means when we use non-natural solutions, we actively expose our bodies to harmful chemicals that often cause skin issues, quicker aging, and allergies.
So while moving to natural products in order to create a healthy household starts under your kitchen sink, or any other cleaning cupboard, it also needs to flow into every other room of your house.
Since we can’t see the impact of chemicals in our homes, as they invisibly cause damage rather than immediately after use, too many of us continue in this damaging cycle, buying the products on special offers and normalizing households with vast amounts of chemical exposure.
So, what’s the solution?
The first step is to take a look at the products you currently have in your home. If most of them have ingredients you’ve never heard of or that call for protective gear when using them, it’s time to switch to natural.
There are no two ways about it - natural products are better for you, for your children, and for the environment as a whole.
If you want a create a healthy, safe environment for everyone - natural products are the way forward. So let’s make the switch, not just for ourselves but for everyone who enters our homes