We’ve been on a journey trying to eat better. That seems to have transposed us to also try to get most chemicals out of our house. We’ve not succeeded but we are trying. It’s daunting to simply think about getting them out of your house. But there is a simple way to start. Just start with 3.
There are three toxic chemicals to get out of your house that will effect your environment almost immediately.
1. Triclosan is found in most teeth whitening toothpastes. Make sure it’s not in yours. These chemicals are found to be disruptors in so many ways. They disrupt hormones and expose us to things that we shouldn’t be exposing our children much less our self too. Just use a basic toothpaste that doesn’t have triclosan in it.
2. Antibacterial Soap also has those disruptors in it too. Just a basic soap is all you need to make sure the children’s hands are clean and safe. These hormone disruptors are changing us as a species. Get them out!
3. Any and all fragrance. We have fragrance in everything. It doesn’t need to be there. Get it out. When you do get rid of fragrance what you have left is a much simpler, fewer ingredient soap, cleaning product, etc. It’s better for you and your family.
If you can clean without those toxic chemicals, then do it. Then those toxic chemicals to get out of your house!
If you can get rid of any cleaning products please do. I have found with having 3 kids I almost always have to clean their bathroom mirror. I have started just putting water on a washcloth and putting it on the mirror and voila the mirror is clean and streak free. I love cleaning with out using toxic chemicals and then to get them out of your house.
Check out my other Earth Day posts and ways to help the Earth. You can find 10 activities that you can do with kids to help the Earth. This ones really important it’s 3 chemicals to get out of your house immediately. Or have you read 10 little things you can do to be a tiny bit greener! And let’s not forget going green while on vacation.