If you haven’t hopped on the natural, organic train just yet, don’t worry; we saved you a seat. It’s really simple to make small changes that have a huge impact on your health of you and your family. You don’t even have to tell anyone and everyone you’re doing it a la numerous other #lifestyles. While we’re not always the best at sticking to a strictly organic diet, we try our best, and the results really are pretty incredible. But don’t stop there. You can take the same mindset to have an all-natural, organic home.
Once you’ve read all of our design ideas, you’ll want to make sure you keep your beautifully decorated home clean and safe for everyone in it. Switching from traditional cleaning products that contain harmful chemicals to natural supplies with eco-friendly ingredients can make a big difference for you and the environment. Standard home cleaners are filled with toxins that are terrible to breathe in and studies have shown that they can lead to respiratory problems, reproductive abnormalities, allergic reactions, behavioral problems and other serious illnesses. Avoid those perils by simply picking up a few of these items to go all natural in your home!
We all know the importance of washing our hands, especially for our young children. Try one of these two brands and feel great about clean hands and a clean environment.
Mrs. Meyer’s Liquid Hand Soap
This hard-working hand soap formula contains olive oil, aloe vera, and essential oils, that clean and freshen hands. It’s made without parabens, phthalates, animal-derived ingredients. Give that lavender scent a try. Trust us…it’s the best!
Puracy Natural Liquid Hand Soap
This the #1 Customer Rated Hand Soap on Amazon. No doubt because it actually works, but also because its ingredients are plant-based, non-toxic, hypoallergenic, free of harsh chemicals, and child & pet safe.
Whether you have a dishwasher or you’re using your own elbow grease, we have the natural product to get your dishes clean.
This is one of our favorite organic brands, and they offer dish liquid, detergent packs, gel, and powder. Their products are USDA Certified Biobased (95%), hypoallergenic, non-toxic, biodegradable liquid dish soap formula, made with no dyes or synthetic fragrances 100% recycled plastic packaging. We believe this is is one of the safest products out there.
The Honest Co.
You’ve probably heard of Jessica Alba’s Honest Co. It was made famous from her natural diapers that made both moms and babies happy. Like the diapers, this dish detergent is all-natural, and its plant-derived cleansers powerfully cut through grease and baked-on food. It effectively cleans without leaving harsh chemical residues on dishes
Have you looked under your kitchen sink lately? Most likely, it’s a hodge podge of cleaning products. It’s also a toxin, chemical-filled hazard for your small children. There’s no better example of traditional cleaners being harmful than the fact that we child safety lock household cleaner cabinet. So, for safety’s sake, make the switch.
Better Life Natural All-Purpose Cleaner
This all-purpose cleaner is 100% plant-derived cleaning agents from soap bark, coconut, and corn. They claim that it’s effective on toilets, countertops, appliances, upholstery, baseboards, walls, floors, tables, showers, boats, cars, sporting equipment, toys – whatever!
Dr. Bronner’s – Pure-Castile Liquid Soap
Dr. Bronner’s is the top selling natural cleaner in the industry. You can quite literally clean ANYTHING with it, from your hair to your floors. These soaps are fully biodegradable and use all-natural, vegan ingredients that pose no threat to the environment.
One of the biggest culprits of chemicals in your home is located in the laundry room. Make the switch to an all-natural, organic laundry detergent and make sure your family avoids the annoyance of allergen flareups.
These 3 in 1 natural pods save you time and money without the harsh chemicals. It’s a superior detergent, remarkable stain remover & beautiful brightener in one convenient, pre-measured pod.
We’re going back to one of our favorite brands. This edition has a powerful triple enzyme formula fights tough stains and is made with 96% plant-based ingredients and 100% essential oil scents. Mmmm!
One of the easiest ways to make your home more healthy is to use the least amount of plastic possible. To learn about the dangers of plastic, click here. To combat these harmful products, you can make easy switches like buying a reusable water bottle pictured above and ditching the hundreds of plastic water bottles we throw away each year.
Another easy way to go plastic-less is to use only glass Pyrex products for your leftovers and getting rid of your plastic cups, which can be hard for us in New Orleans (think: Mardi Gras, Saints games, Superior Seafood, etc.). You can also use paper bags instead of plastic at the super market, and some even go as far as to use paper straws! The simple point is that plastics contain chemicals that are really dangerous for us and the environment. Make these easy switches to avoid plastic in your home.
Before you start your next home cleaning session, start in your cleaning supplies cabinet. Make these easy switches to natural, healthy, organic home options, and we guarantee your family will feel healthier! If you ever need to check how “all-natural or organic” a product is, check out their rating with the EWG.
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