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Monday, September 5, 2011

Detox Your Life – Part 1 of 8

Several years ago a friend lent me a book to read called Detox or Die. It was a real eye opener as I learned about all the chemicals and poisons we are exposed to on a daily basis- from our product, our air our food. And while these toxins may be in tiny quantities, their accumulate effects have a devastating impact on our physical health.

The following is a series of weekly tips to detox your life

TIP#1 Clear out Household Cleaners

Many detergents and disinfectants used in the home contain harmful ingredients including formaldehyde, chlorine and ammonia. These ingredients are not only inhaled as you use them, but they can linger in your home for dyes or weeks after you have used them.  You can detox your house by putting non toxic cleaning products on your shopping list. Better yet, why not save money by making your own all purpose cleaners sign safer ingredients such as the ones listed below:
Very few substances are needed to clean our houses safely.

The basic cleaning kit needs only:
  • Vinegar
  • Baking soda
  • Cornstarch
  • Castile soap
  • Borax
  • Lemon juice
Did you know?

Dishwashing detergents usually contain naphtha (a central nervous system depressant), diethanolsamine (a possible liver toxin) and chlorophenylphenol (a toxic metabolic stimulant).

Did you know?

Fabric softeners are some of the most toxic products made for daily household use. They contain chemicals such as chloroform, benzyl acetate and pentane, which are known to cause cancer and/or damage to the lungs, brain, and nervous system. When clothes are heated in a clothes dryer or during ironing, the chemicals are even more dangerous. Toxic fumes fill our homes and go into neighborhood air. Fabric softener chemicals are designed to stay in clothes and to slowly release over a long period of time. This slow release into the air affects the health of those wearing the clothes and of the people around them

One solution - Check out this consumers guide to less toxic products

Read all labels and choose wisely!


Anonymous said...

This is really a great idea! Would like to see a set of instrucitions or recipes to replace dish soap, diswasher soap, laundry detergine etc. I spend a lot on "safe" and "Green" onces already, it would be good to know if it's possible just to make your own!

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