21 days to a more natural home series….part 20…..tips

all natural home seriesIn todays post I have some miscellaneous tips that you can do to make your home more natural.

  • Want to improve your air quality in the home?? Get an aloe plant.  This easy-to-grow, sun-loving succulent helps clear formaldehyde and benzene, which can be a byproduct of chemical-based cleaners, paints and more. Beyond its air-clearing abilities, the gel inside an aloe plant can help heal cuts and burns.  Great for those that are “non-green” thumb.
  • Take off your shoes at the door.  Shoes track into the home all sorts of toxins from the outside that could impact your indoor air quality.
  • Get an air purifier to help clean your air.  Do some research online to find a good quality one.
  • How about a natural approach and OPEN YOUR WINDOWS.  Nothing is better than good ol fresh air.
  • Make the switch to cast iron or anodized aluminum cookware when it’s time to replace your old pots and pans. Prioritize replacing the cookware used over high heat and pieces that are scratched. PFCs, are used in non-stick cookware. They may keep food  from sticking, but they stick around in the environment and the body for a long time.
  • Avoid  Bleached Products.  Some paper products are often bleached to make them whiter, choose toilet paper, tissue and office paper labeled “Processed Chlorine Free” (PCF). Look for unbleached coffee filters and organic, unbleached tampons as well.
  • Replace plastic water bottles with a refillable stainless steel version, or to replace plastic toy blocks with wooden ones, plastic teething chews with organic cotton, or plastic jars with glass.
  • To select the plastics that are best for your children and for the environment, get to know the easy-to-identify plastic recycling codes you’ll usually find on the underside of the bottle or packaging. Look for these numbers and symbols before you buy. The safer plastic choices are coded 1, 2, 4, and 5. Try to avoid 3, 6, and most plastics labeled with number 7.

 

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