3 Ways to Reduce Your Home’s Chemical Load

Hi friends,

Today I received great news from a close friend of us. But I should explain a bit more before I tell you what the great news is… My friend’s husband was diagnosed with cancer about 8 months ago. This wasn’t the first time, he was affected by it some years ago and he always followed the “standard” protocols on medicine. But this time it was different because he looked for another approach to fight it after watching a documental called “The Truth About Cancer“. I won’t bother you will all the details on how he did it because I think every person is different and each one has to follow his heart, but his wife -my friend- phoned me to tell me the doctors were astonished because there was no cancer on him. AMAZING!

Many of you know I love to live green as much as I can, we try to eat healthy with no sugar or processed food, and we are always looking for ways to make our house greener. As you may know, we are bombarded by literally thousands of harmful chemicals every day. Whether it’s through the air, harmful emissions, or food choices we make, we are under chemical attack 24/7. However, there are some tips anyone can implement that will allow you to reduce the toxic load in your home. Here are just a few of them, and they are easy to implement too. You will find some affiliate links for your convenience, you can check my full disclosure here.

1. Improve your Water Supply

The first thing you should do when trying to reduce your toxic load is to improve your water quality. You can do that by adding a water filter to your faucets. Using a water filter is actually better than relying on bottled water since most water bottles are full of BPA’s, which can be extremely harmful to the body.

Another great alternative is using a water delivery service, which uses glass bottles only. You should also consider adding a water filter to your shower head to prevent harmful gas emissions. Not only that, but chemicals in shower water can be harmful to your skin and hair and switching to cleaner water will give you softer and shinier hair in no time.

2. Switch to Chemical Free Paint

One of the most toxic elements in many homes is paint. While paints that contain lead have been banned since 1978, you might still be unknowingly exposed to it. Many homes and apartments still have lead paint in them, especially old ones that were painted before 1978. If you’re unsure about the content of the paint in your house, ask your landlord or previous owner when was the last time the house was painted. Better yet, invest in a lead detector and see for yourself.

If you’re thinking of repainting your house, try to go for organic options instead. Companies like Real Milk Paint offer milk paint that is 100% organic and available in a wide variety of colors.

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3. Switch to Green Cleaning Agents

Cleaning agents are also a huge source of chemicals and can wreak havoc on your system in the long run. Cleaning agents leave a chemical trail and stay on surfaces for a long time. This could lead to rashes or even worse conditions when they penetrate the skin barrier. Harmful cleaning agents have been shown to have a direct effect on liver function, leading to a variety of diseases. Fortunately, there are tons of chemical free options nowadays, both online and at local stores.

You could also create your own cleaning materials from scratch if you want to. In most cases, just a couple of tablespoons of vinegar in water will be enough to clean most surfaces. If you are interested in learning more about green cleaning agents I recommend you to visit the blog One Good Thing By Jilliee which I follow way before I started my own blog and love it, because she shares so many useful tips and recipes. You won’t be disappointed, I promise.

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I firmly believe that if all of us change our habits a little bit, we can have a better and healthier world.

Now, what about you? Do you do or have you ever thought about green living? What are your tips? I would really like to know.

Have a great day!



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  1. Michelle says:

    We’ve been trying to use as many home made, natural products and cleaners as possible at home and I must admit it has made a huge difference Pili. And it’s so much more fun too. It feels like we can be chemists and brew our own stuff and adapt it to suit our environment and it works out much cheaper too.

  2. Mary says:

    We always strive to use natural products. I have loads of vinegar in the house just for cleaning and hardly ever use the commercial products.

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