When i switched to a healthier lifestyle, including eating healthier and buying (or making) more natural products, i was absolutely shocked at some of the ingredients that are in cleaners, air fresheners, detergents, soap, personal care products.
i didn't really realize the impact it was having on my health until i switched to natural products. Now, when i smell toxic cleaning products, i instantly get a headache or nauseous. Let's take a look at just one of the common household products and the toxic ingredients that are in it.
Air fresheners: According to this article, automated air fresheners contain:
• Acetone • Butane • Liquified Petroleum Gas • Propane • Perfume • Benzene • Formaldehyde
i don't know about you, but i don't think most people would want an air freshener like this in their home, spraying every time they walk by or once and hour IF they knew what they, their family, and pets, were breathing in.
This is only one product. Most chemical products in the home are dangerous and toxic. If you want to continue getting well physically, it's time to make the decision to switch to natural cleaners and products. Now, don't be fooled by greenwashing (products that contain the words natural or green). You will have to read the label. Just like food labels, i use the same rule: Do not buy any product that contains a word that you cannot pronounce or know to be toxic.
Chart found here.
There are so many websites dedicated to providing recipes for DIY cleaners, but you can also find some natural ones at the store. The store-bout natural cleaners will likely be more expensive, so i make my own. i'm telling you, i use vinegar and baking soda for just about everything i clean.
Take inventory of all the chemicals in your house this week and do some research on their toxicity. Look for natural recipes and next time you go shopping, look for products that don't contain harsh chemicals. Your body will thank you.
Lord, i desire to create an environment that it toxin-free for my family and pets. Please help me to be diligent about reading product labels. Amen.