Good Friday morning, Moppers! You’ve successfully made it through another week, and in jut a few short hours the work day will be done and you can kiss all that stress goodbye.
Speaking of stress, we were talking to someone this week who was completely stressed out about life, and they mentioned it was time for a cleanse. You know, one of those whole body cleanses where you flush all those toxins out of your body? They said it was great for helping to relieve stress, so that got us to thinking about how that relates to your home life.
More specifically: your home.
There’s a lot of talk about detoxing your body these days, and that’s awesome, but what about detoxing your home? We live in a time where we’re exposed to more toxins in our air, our water, and our food. All of that stuff has to linger behind in our homes, right?
You bet it does!
So with all that in mind we thought we’d leave you this week with four simple thing you can do to start detoxing your home right now.
1. Cut Out All That Plastic
There was a time when everyone was worried about BPA (Bisphenol-A) in their plastic containers, so manufacturers stopped using it and instead started using EAs (Estrogen Activity). What are EAs? They’re synthetic chemicals that damage our immune system, increase aggression, and create chaos with our hormones.
Instead of storing your leftovers in plastic containers, or sipping your water from plastic bottles, switch to glass or stainless steel bottles and storage containers. They’re a lot safer, and will greatly reduce the amount of toxins in your home, and your body.
2. Stop Using Air Fresheners
Whether they are plug-in fresheners, scented candle air fresheners, or those air fresheners that come in aerosol cans….just stop. You might think they’re making your house smell great, but what they’re really doing is releasing phthalates into the air, which are linked to poor semen quality, low testosterone levels, and abnormally developed male genitalia. Not only that, but many of them also contain petroleum gas, lighter fluid, and acetone—which is an ingredient used to make nail polish remover.
When you put it like that, using store bought products to freshen your air doesn’t sound so refreshing, does it?
Note: Next week we’ll be showing you a variety of ways to make your own air fresheners using essential oils, so stay tuned for that!
3. Eliminate Store Bought Laundry Detergent
Yes, yes, we know. Grabbing laundry detergent from the store is way easier than going through the trouble of making your own, but you know what? Look at this list:
Those are common ingredients found in regular laundry detergent that have been linked to cancer, depression, brain and nervous system disorders, nausea, fatigue, and more! Do you really want to wash your clothes in a solution that contains all those toxins? Of course you don’t.
Eliminate all those nasty chemicals from your home by taking the time to make your own laundry detergent. For an easy method on how to do that, check out this link!
4. Filter Your Tap Water
It’s no secret that tap water can contain a myriad of chemicals such as chlorine, lead, fluoride, hormones, and even prescription medications. The sad thing is not many people take action to do anything about it, and thus over time they end up developing any number of health problems and don’t even think that those issues could stem from simple drinking water.
Do yourself and your family a favor by filtering that drinking water, okay? Whether it’s with a filter you attach directly to your faucet, or one of those jugs you keep in the fridge, anything is better than nothing, and the sooner you start filtering, the sooner you can start eliminating those toxins from your body.
Those are all pretty easy, right? Unfortunately it’s often the easy things that are the hardest to do because we’ve been set in our ways for so long that any sort of change is scary.
Trust us, these are changes you’re going to want to make for the betterment of your home, and your life.
It’s not too late to get started. Start taking those little steps now to detox your home, and before you know it you’ll see your quality of life begin to improve, and from there the sky is the limit!
Have a safe and healthy weekend, everyone. We’ll talk to you again next week!