The same way we detox and cleanse our bodies, we should be doing the same thing for our home. With today being Earth Day, try putting the tips below to good use! Healthy living expert and conscious consumer Sophia Ruan Gushee examines just what goes into some of the most common products in her definitive book, “A to Z of D-Toxing: The Ultimate Guide to Reducing Our Toxic Exposures.” The culmination of eight years of intensive research, the book is a compendium of some of today’s most popular products, and exposes hidden toxins harming your health and the environment that are buried inside items that seem to be healthy. The all-inclusive guide provides a fact-based overview to navigating the world of common chemicals, and includes hundreds of simple tips for removing harmful toxins from your life.
Controlling the toxins within your home is one way you can get started right away! As seen on Dr. Oz, Sophia reveals which items found at the dollar store are nontoxic and safest for use. Ditch the toxins, but keep the discounted price tag!
Cleaning Supplies: Forget the traditional cleaners and pick up baking soda, corn starch, vinegar and micro-fiber clothes. The clothes are great at picking up the dust not just circulating it to be inhaled later and the ingredients have a long history of being toxin free and great for cleaning.
Food Containers: No more plastic!! When used in the microwave plastic containers seep into your food while glass is completely microwave safe. Whether from the department store or dollar store glass is glass and is great for food storage.
Kitchenware: Make a b-line for the stainless steel items. Pots and pans, mixing bowls, utensils – you name it! You can even find stainless steel dishes for your pets. What’s good for you is good for them too.