Lowering Toxins in Home

Beginner Steps to Lowering Toxins in Your Home

April 23, 20243 min read

How to Detox Your Home

Detoxing is often related to your body, skin, and even hair, but don’t forget about your home. The environment where you live and sleep should be one that is clean and fresh. Here are some tips for detoxing your home to be healthy and well.

Have Indoor House Plants

Plants don’t just add a decorative element, but can actually cleanse the air and provide natural oxygen in your home. Many live plants not only cleanse the air of impurities but have soil bacteria that helps to get rid of formaldehyde and other volatile organic compounds that might be in the air. If you run your air conditioner or heater regularly, you might have some traces of dust and other impurities in the air, which plants can help to cleanse in your home. It is good to have at least one house plant in the living room, kitchen, and other common areas.

Use Natural Candles

If you like to use candles in your home, whether for the ambiance, scent, or heat they provide, you need to re-think the types of candles you use. When trying to detox your home, it is best that you avoid anything artificial or heavy chemicals. Unfortunately, many of your regular scented candles have additives that you probably don’t want to be in the air of your home where your family and pets live. Instead, try to use some natural candles like those made of soy or beeswax.

Use More Natural Cleaning Products

Another thing you want to start changing is what you choose to clean your home with. Naturally, having a clean home is part of detoxing it, but if you are using bleach and a lot of harsh chemicals, you are only adding more toxins into the air. Instead of doing this, start switching to natural and organic cleaning products. You can use apple cider vinegar, plain distilled vinegar, baking soda, and many other natural items to clean most areas of your home. Baking soda is great for pet stains and deodorizing, while lemon and vinegar are perfect for disinfecting. You should also ditch the dryer sheets, as they really are not necessary.

Clean the HVAC Unit

If you have a central air conditioner and heater in your home, that might be causing a lot of debris and dander in your home. You need to keep the air filter cleaned regularly and have the ducts cleaned by a professional about once a year.  You can also consider getting a quality air purifier that you can move around your home to the areas you spend the most time in, like the bedroom, family room and kitchen.  They are an excellent way to bring down your entire families toxin load.

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Reducing toxins is my passion and making sure people understand that it needs to be a part of their self-care toolbox.  There are just too many ways in this modern world we are exposed to chemicals and products that our bodies were not every made to take it and we struggle to keep up with the elimination of them.  Reach out to me to discuss taking a simple assessment that can help you know more about your lifestyle and your toxic load our currently have.  I would love to help you get the junk out of the trunk!

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