Last week I had the pleasure of chatting with Seventh Generation about living a toxin free lifestyle. I learned about the thousands of potentially dangerous chemicals that my kids are exposed to every day, I learned about their awesome toxin free line of products, and most importantly I learned some super easy things that I can do to reduce the bad stuff that we come in contact with every day. It was an eye opener to say the least, and I want to share some of the things I learned with you. These are all really simple but they can have a BIG impact, so read on!
Take your shoes off
This seems like a no brainer, but one of the most important things that you can do to protect your home from nasty toxins is to adopt a no shoe policy. 85% of the dirt in our homes comes from our shoes, and with that comes lead, pesticides, gasoline residue and more. Eww, right?! Not only will it keep the yucky stuff out, but you can save a lot of time and energy by having to clean your floors less often!
Open your windows
We all need to breath, right? Well so does your house! If you open your windows for just 5 minutes each day, you can help regulate your air quality and let the freshness in. It also helps cut down on odors, and I don’t know about you, but a nice breath of fresh air always lifts my mood!
Take care of your body
Did you know that there are tons of body washes, lotions and other personal care items filled with nasty chemicals linked to things like cancer, behavioral disorders and much more? Oh yeah, and did you also know that all those chemicals are absorbed directly into your skin when you wash? They are. Choosing USDA certified Biobased, natural, Paraben and Phthalate free personal care products helps keep your skin and body toxin free.
Use additive free, plant derived and EPA registered household cleaners throughout your home. If you are a mom, you know this is a big one! My kids put their toys in their mouths ALL the time, and I would feel a lot better knowing that there is no harmful residue left on them.
Want to learn more? Join me, along with Seventh Generation for a fun and informative Twitter party to talk about all natural baby products and much more! We’ll also talk about the healthy Baby Home Party which lets moms spread the word on topics like creating a healthy environment for the next generation.
Here are the details:
When: November 14th at 1pm ET
Prizes: Join the party to win a month’s supply of baby diapers and wipes!! We will be awarding prizes to five lucky winners, all chosen randomly from the U.S. participants who answer the Twitter party trivia questions correctly.
Hosts: @TheMotherhood, @TheMotherhood25, @CooperMunroe, @EmilyMcKhann
I hope to see you there, it is going to be a lot of fun! Do you have any tips to share? I would love to hear them!