When looking to get toxins out of your home, it can be overwhelming about where to start.
I get it. I have been there. Plus, I don’t always want to detox ‘all the things’, to be honest.
Whenever I teach a workshop or work with a client, I recommend starting with these simple steps:
ONE – Open the windows – fresh air is usually cleaner than the air inside your home. Depending on the weather, try opening windows as often as possible to air out your home.
TWO – Take shoes off when you come in your home – think about what you walk on all day long…sidewalks, public restrooms, Target…yuck! The soles of your shoes are loaded with all kinds of grossness! Simply kick off your shoes when you come in your home. Easy peasy!
THREE – Ditch the dryer sheets – I know, this may seem hard at first if you really love that smell and that soft coated feeling. But dryer sheets are loaded in toxins. Ditch them for two weeks, and see how you feel! I like to use wool dryer balls instead.
FOUR – Ditch the scented candles and sprays – synthetic fragrance can have 100s of toxic chemicals without needing to be disclosed on the labels. I used to be addicted to these things! But, I ditched them and after awhile, the smell of them make me feel sick. Use pure essential oils instead if you need to scent your home.
FIVE – Find a good, natural all purpose cleaner – Cleaners are hard for some people to swap out. We often associate the chemical-y smell of lysol, 409, windex with being clean. If you are new to natural cleaners, don’t worry about swapping them all out at once. Try a natural cleaner for your ‘every day, all purpose use’. I love Thieves cleaner from Young Living. It’s by far the best I have used. You can also make a simple cleaner with vinegar and water (I hate DIY, but these cleaners are super easy to make!)
Do you have any other tips to add?