A key ingredient of health and wellness is your environment. You can’t really control much of the external environment but the health and safety of your home you can. Do you give it much thought?
Consider the following:
You wipe off the kitchen counter and then prepare a meal.
You mop the floor and kids, grandkids, pets, or you come through in bare feet before it’s dry.
You apply makeup every morning before going out to meet the world.
You burn candles, spray air fresheners, or have plug-ins to make the house smell nice.
You pour cleanser into a bucket, the toilet, or spray it on surfaces and breath in the fumes.
You wash your hair with shampoo and slather your body with soap.
You spend countless minutes a day with your hands in dish water.
Any number of the products you use for the above tasks get absorbed into your body through your skin or nasal passages. The majority of them most likely contain some type of chemical that can have an adverse effect on your health over time with repeated use.
I’ll be honest, I didn’t think much about it until after I had cancer. That’s when I learned that up to 90% of all cancers are NOT related to genetics but rather other factors including lifestyle and environment.
Immediately I started switching out all of the products I use in my home one at a time. I encourage you to do the same. Don’t take a chance on your health!
In addition to purchasing chemical free cleaners, there’s also the option to make your own out of common ingredients you have around the house. Heres’ one:
Tile and Wood Floor Cleaner Recipe
- White vinegar
- Spray mop or regular mop and bucket
The smell of vinegar is strong, so have proper ventilation if it bothers you. Or, consider adding a drop or two of essential oil. Citrus scents, such as orange and lemon, are especially pleasant in the kitchen and have a nice, clean smell.
- Combine approximately one cup of white vinegar with one gallon of warm water. If desired, add a drop or two of essential oil.
- Mop the floor. If you’re using a spray mop, fill the reservoir with the solution.
Starting on November 8, I’m going to take a deeper dive into the safety of cleaning, household, and personal care items. So get ready!
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