Our home should be our sanctuary. This means that it should be a safe place to retreat to, relax in and feel at ease.
But did you know that the average home has way more toxins in it than it should? From the way our home was built to the appliances we have within it, every single thing that is in our home can directly impact how safe it is for our overall wellbeing. What we touch, what we use, and what we sleep on all have a significant impact on our wellbeing long-term.
While many people are probably aware from a broad perspective of the various toxic threats that can be in their homes, few actually know how to rid their homes of these risks with sustainable alternatives.
This is where we come in. We want you to have the healthiest home possible and not feel overwhelmed at all. That is why we have rounded up all the great ways to create a toxic-free home.
When the air we breathe in our home is cleaner and safer, our overall health and happiness are going to skyrocket. Simply having better ventilation or using ceramic non-stick pans can be a huge game-changer for the quality of your home.
So check out all these tips and tricks you can implement in your own house and, as a result, decrease the toxin levels in your home, improve your health and even reduce the risk of developing allergies or illnesses.
Tip 1: Enhance the Air Flow
First and foremost, you want your house to have as healthy airflow as possible. This means that the more natural air you can get inside, the better it will be overall. It can be as simple as opening up all the windows in your home when the weather allows so that the fresh breeze can keep it all fresh inside.
Another great way to better the airflow in your home is to also use house plants, essential oils, and diffusers. For example, a fig plant can instantly boost the air quality in your home. Or, you could even get a Himalayan salt lamp that is known to actually attract various pollutants and help balance out the electrons in our home.
Of course, you can also invest in air purifiers too. You will feel an instant difference in the quality of the air you breathe when you turn one of those on. At a minimum, have one by your bed so you are breathing in the best possible air during your sleep.
Tip 2: Get Ceramic Cookware
Many people do not even realize that some cookware uses toxins to create a non-stick result! While they are more affordable, they can also be incredibly damaging to your overall health. So instead, invest a bit more in a much healthier and safer alternative known as ceramic non-stick cookware. These will allow you to cook whatever you want in a way that still keeps your food and the air you breathe toxin-free.
Tip 3: Invest in Good Tupperware
While you likely have tupperware at home, do you have the cheap plastic kind? If the answer is yes, then you will want to consider upgrading that asap. The reason being is that cheap plastic is often packed with horrible chemicals like BPA and BPS. These types of plastics become especially harmful when you heat them in the microwave as it means your food will not be absorbing these chemicals. If you can, glass tupperware is always a much better alternative to have at home.
Tip 4: Use Natural Incense
Get rid of all those synthetic fragrances in your house, even if they do smell good! This is because the plug-in scents and air fresheners are actually omitting a ton of chemicals and toxins into your home’s air. Instead, use soy candles or essential oil diffusers to freshen up the scents in your house.
Tip 5: Get Natural Cleaning Supplies
We get it, you want the heavy-duty cleaning supplies that you know are going to help keep your house sparkling and clean. But many cleaning supplies are actually extremely dangerous to your health and the air quality in your home. You will want to try to get cleaning supplies that have either been FDA approved or are organic and non-toxic. They are out there and work even better, you just have to search a bit harder and invest a bit more.
Tip 6: Clean The House More
Another important strategy for getting rid of the toxins in your home is to always give your house a good clean—at least once a week if not more! Do little things like not wearing your shoes in your house, dust the surfaces on a daily basis and always wipe down surfaces after you use them.
These six tips are just the start of how you can create a healthy and toxin-free home for yourself!