Updated: Jun 13, 2018
5 steps to less toxins in your everyday life
I am all about reducing toxins in my home and in my life. I am working daily on living a greener, healthier and more organic life. Here are some easy ways to cut toxins out of your daily life...
“Make one change at a time and drastically reduce your eco-footprint.”
This is something that I have made a priority. I used to think it was a good idea and bought organic sometimes. We now buy organic everything. Fruits and vegetables are super important to buy organic to avoid pesticides. I buy organic and still use fruit/veggie cleaner and hot water to wash them in. If you eat meat and dairy, organic is important for both of these. It does not have hormones, pesticides or GMO's then. Soybeans and peanuts are incredibly high for pesticides, it is important to buy organic peanut butter, peanuts and soy products; this protects your from GMO's too. Visit http://www.ewg.org/foodnews/ for more information on buying safe foods.
Use green cleaning products
I use only items that I check on this site... http://www.ewg.org/guides/cleaners
This makes certain that I am not using chemicals that will hurt me or my cats. I am also guaranteed that I am using products that are safe and support the environment and is cruelty free which is important to me. I also use natural products for cleaning too. For example, white vinegar is great for cleaning and cheap. I use this with hot water to mop the floors. I have several pins on my Pinterest page on using natural items to make your own cleaners on my Organic and Green Living board.
Ditch the plastic
Using plastic can leach BPA into your food or water. Ditch the plastic. I am in the process of completely getting rid of all plastic containers in my house and buying glass containers to store food in. This has been linked to cancers and diabetes. I am also watching what foods I buy that come in plastic containers and buy glass when I can. I look for it to say BPA free. This goes for canned foods too. They are lined with BPA that leaks into your food. Check cans (normally organic foods are BPA free) to see if it is safe or not. It will be listed on the can BPA Free if it is. If it doesn't say that think again before buying it.
Use safe cosmetics and body care products
I do not use anything that is over a 3 rating. Most of my products are a 0 or 1. I read once that if you wouldn't eat it, don't put it on your skin. What you put on your skin goes to your bloodstream immediately. I have changed out everything including shower stuff, make up, hair products, feminine products, etc.
Green up your home
I can't wait to have a house that I can do all this too. I am going to use EOC free paint and bamboo flooring, non toxic carpet and cabinets. I can't wait to do this, it makes me really excited! : ) Here are two awesome pages to check out for information on this...
Hope that helps you green your life a little!