How to Remove Toxic Chemicals in your Home Naturally
One of the best decisions I made to help cure eczema was to stop using household toxic chemicals.
I battled with eczema for years. It was painful, embarrassing, and was a constant reminder that my body wasn't in balance. I had to do something because I knew I had the power to change this situation.
I did what I do best, and started to research.
Did you know, one of the biggest culprits for skin irritation, asthma, and a suppressed immune system are household cleaners and (crazy as it sounds) dryer sheets!
Dryer sheets have more than 10 CARCINOGENIC and NERVOUS SYSTEM hazardous chemicals in them.
Ethyl acetate, pentane, chloroform, and benzyl acetate to name a few.
Crazy, right? One of the most used household products that comes in direct contact with the skin (via your clothes) is laced with seriously harmful chemicals!
Well, here's one way to ditch the chemicals and use a natural solution to drying your clothes.
What you need:
100% Wool Yarn (must be 100% wool!)
A washing machine
Essential oils of your choice
What to do:
While you are watching a good movie one Saturday morning, take your wool, and start to wrap it in a continuous ball. You can start by tieing a knot and wrapping the wool around the knot until you have about a 2-3 inch diameter ball. Shove the end of the string into the ball to secure it.
On your next wash, throw in your balls, and wash. You may need to wash them with 2 loads to make sure they begin to felt (interlock) well. Place your balls in the dryer and dry.
You can add some essential oils to your new dryer balls to make a nice pleasant scent to flow naturally into your clothes. Add the dryer balls to your clothes in the dryer and watch the wrinkles disappear with ease leaving your clothes free from chemicals!
Another just as good option is to put up a clothes line outside your home to dry your clothes. When I was growing up, this is exactly what we did.
To clean your home, I would also recommend using natural cleaners. I'll be writing a full post on this soon, but I have to tell you about apple cider vinegar, briefly here.
It is the cure-all, and clean all, and (gently) kill all. I mix it with a little water and natural dish soap and it does wonders to get rid of ants, clean the counters, and deodorize the trashcan.
How will you use more natural ways to clean your home?
My Natural Bug Zapper!
Jennifer Hutchison Taylor is a herbal therapist, physiologist, author, doula, and reiki practitioner who helps women rediscover their feminine beauty and find the complete path to healing. As the founder of Beauty in Bloom, her mission is to promote generational wellness by providing natural, sustainable, and holistic health solutions for women. Beauty in Bloom exists to create a world where women are happy, healthy, and are taken back to their roots for healing. While herbs are the main tools that she uses, she combines this modality with superfood nutrition, spiritual guidance, and her rich biological sciences background to teach a powerful and revolutionary approach to holistic health.