I have drastically cut down on chemical use in my houselhold. It really isn’t that difficult, but there is a small learning curve to get used to.
I removed all plastics in my house that are harmful. We bought a set of glass storage containers, which is nice to store food in the fridge…and then to heat in the microwave…I have actually been trying to use my microwave only when absolutely needed. I have been making an effort to heat things on the stove. Speaking of the stove, the next thing I need to invest in would be full-on stainless steel cookware and bakeware. I currently have the non-stick pans, which are no bueno. But stainless steel is pricey, so may have to buy one item at a time.
I clean surfaces mostly with vinegar (which ironically helps eliminate odors), lemon, and baking soda – when I need some grit. I do need to experiment with my own laundry potions, but at least I am not using the big, commercial brands that have ads on the TV at the moment.
I used up the majority of chemical-rich body washes, shampoos, conditioners, and lotions, and have replaced them all with more natural, organic sources.
I stopped using nail polishes and make-up with nasty crap in them. My nails and my face love me for it.
We have stopped using those awful spray bottle air fresheners with the lengthy list of ingredients I can’t pronounce. Instead, we have a Citrus Magic air freshener solid that absorbs odors for 6-8 weeks in a 350 sq. ft. area. I have one that charms my living room with the lovely smells of peppermint and vanilla. I like.
I can surely do even more on this goal, but my family has definitely cut down on chemicals in my house. I think it’s safe to mark this as done. :)
Healthy living, everyone!!
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