Having an eco-friendly space goes hand-in-hand with reducing toxins in your home. In this article will give you tips to easily reduce toxins in your home, while making more eco-friendly choices in the process. With many of us spending more time at home now than ever, it is so crucial to ensure your space is contributing to the health of you and your loved ones, rather than deteriorating it. And hey, it helps the Earth, too!
Have you ever thought of what is in your household cleaner? Take a look at the ingredients, and you’ll find that its packed full of chemicals, artificial scents, and disturbing health warnings. If the ingestion of a cleaning product results in a hospital visit, do you really want to spread that around your entire home? We know we don’t!
Your skin is your biggest organ – it absorbs absolutely everything around you, including whats in the air and placed on your skin. This comes in the form of air fresheners, chemical cleaners on kitchen or bathroom surfaces, or laundry detergent your clothes.
Almost all mainstream household air fresheners, cleaners and detergents contain harmful chemicals. The alternatives are natural, simple products that do not harm your body. These toxin-free solutions are absolutely key in making your home environmentally friendly, as everything you wash down the drain goes directly into our lakes, rivers and oceans, polluting the earth. Using these products will reduce your impact on the earth and our
Continue reading below for some of AHHC’s favourite products in this first instalment of our toxin free series.
1. The All-Natural Enzymatic Cleaner for Stains and Odours
If you’re going to start anywhere, start here. Ditch the stain remover and chemical-smelling air freshener. This all-natural, non-toxic, safe cleaner concentrate is as good as it gets when it comes to natural cleaners. Rest assured, it work like a charm, but the benefits to your health and home are even better. This product uses natural enzymes that permanently breaks down stains and odours upon contact. That means no more spraying toxic air fresheners that you ingest in your home. This product is safe for kids and pets, and outperforms chemical cleaners for cleaning tough stains out of clothes, upholstery, and removing unwanted scents (yes, we’re looking at you, pets).
The best part about this product, is that you’ll actually save money. Because this product is a concentrate, you will mix one bottle of the All-Natural Enzymatic Concentrate into 16 spray bottles of water. This equals 16 bottles of the full strength chemical cleaners you buy from the store.
We give this product the environmental stamp of approval because its completely toxin free, chemical free, and safe for use. Flushing this down the drain will do no harm to the environment, and that’s something we will get behind.
We love this brand because they offer a 60-day money back guarantee. No risk here – to your wallet or your health! Click here to try this one out. Your lungs and skin will thank you.
Reviewer from website: “This stuff is AWESOME. It’s way better than I was expecting… this one takes the cake. No strong odour… and because it’s a natural product I don’t worry that my dog will be affected. Highly recommend!” – Tainah Susini
2. Laundry matters.
Are you still washing your clothes with cleaners that are toxic to humans, and then flushing it away to poor Mother Earth? (surprised face!!) Well let us be the first to tell you – that it’s EASY and SIMPLE to make a few changes to drastically impact your ecological footprint, as well as steer clear of wearing chemical remnants all day long.
First, we present to you, Tru Earth Eco Strips! It is a tiny strip of ultra-concentrated laundry detergent with ultra cleaning power. 1 strip = 1 load. For the price of a box of tide pods (don’t get us started with these toxic-packs), you can get 64 loads worth of environmentally-friendly, toxin-free laundry detergent. It is totally the way of the future. These tiny strips are simple, easy to store, and have MEGA impact:
What more could you possibly want?
For the price of a box of tide pods, you can get 64 loads worth of environmentally friendly, toxin-free laundry detergent.
What stood out to us at AHHC is the warning on this product – if it is accidentally ingested, do not rush to the hospital. It simply says to wash it down with water, and contact a physician (as you should if a child ingests anything out of the ordinary!).
If you’re looking for a healthy alternative, and something with a great environmental impact, you’ve found your product. Buy them here.
Second up, your dryer sheets and fabric softener. We are sorry to tell you, but these guys are ALSO full of chemicals. A common misconception is that the fragrance free times are less toxic – WRONG. All the chemicals you are trying to avoid are still in there – they’ve had to add additional substances to cover up the chemical smell, actually. Crazy, right?
Here’s a safe, natural alternative that we use at home, and we’ve never turned back. And yes, even in winter, it reduces the static cling just as well as any dryer sheet.
The Moss Creek Organic Wool Dryer Balls are by far our favourite brand of dryer balls to replace dryer sheets and fabric softener. Not only do the clothes come out fresh, but I can literally feel the difference on my skin. The brand says that is good for babies, but our skin doesn’t become less absorbent once we reach adulthood. At the AHHC we say if its good for babies, its good for adults. For example, I used to break out with acne and my skin reacted in hives from every product out there – but after using these dryer balls that is a thing of the past. Try these out, and thank us later.
That’s all for our first instalment of the eco-friendly, toxin free home. Check back soon for more updates, tricks and tips.