I didn’t start out as a naturalist healthy eating tub cleaner making mom… It all started with a bottle of method bathroom cleaner… I bought a bottle of Lysol bathroom cleaner afterward and could barely breathe. Then I got pregnant and like many new parents I wanted to create a safe environment for my little one, and then I saw Food, Inc. That was it. I haven’t removed all of the toxins in our house, but we are pretty damn close. Here are the 5 easiest ways I’ve found to remove toxins from your home and your life.
1.) Out - Teflon pots and pans : In – ceramic/ stainless steelI know it costs a lot for a whole new set. I have committed to buy 1 new pot/pan a month usually from Marshalls or TJMaxx on sale. Keep your eyes open.
2.) Out – plastic Tupperware : In – Glass/Metal containersA glass tupperware set is a bit more expensive than the plastic but it is worth the peace of mind. Metal storage sets are usually a bit cheaper but harder to find.
3.) DIY – house cleaners, essentials to keep on hand - white vinegar, baking soda, natural dish soap
4.) Swap out cosmetics – everyone uses the same products and buy in bulk – lotion, soap, deodorant, shampoo/conditioners.
5.) Buy less processed food – don’t give up the stuff you love, usually it’s cheaper to make it yourself. Don’t have the time? How about a freezer dinner swap with friends? Don’t forget about the crock pot.