Detoxing your home environment is just as important as detoxing your body. Join me for the next part in my Detox Your Home series where it’s all about detoxing your laundry room and greening your cleaning supplies.
Chronic exposure to toxic chemicals – including the the day in, day out small exposures from everyday living – leads to toxic build up in your body. You not even be aware of it! That is, until, after they reach a certain level and and illness sets in.
Remember, heavy metal and chemical toxicity + with nutrient depletion and stress = disease.
But you can detox your way to better health! Including within the walls of your own home…
So come along with me as I show you how to detox your laundry room and all of the cleaning supplies in your home!
Detox Your Laundry Room
▢ Switch Out Laundry Detergent to a Non-Toxic Brand
I’ve written at length about how the toxins found in many cosmetics are absorbed into your body through the skin. The same dangers apply when it comes to the detergent we use to wash our clothes!
That’s why it is so important to use a non-toxic laundry detergent and fabric softener. I personally like MyGreenFills – it is non-toxic, comes in refillable jugs so you aren’t creating so much plastic waste, AND it actually works amazingly well!
For more about why you should detox your laundry room, check out the 5 Hyper-Toxic Chemicals Hiding In Your Laundry Detergent and the Top 5 Reasons to Detox Your Laundry Room.
▢ Less is More
Besides detergent, you probably don’t need most laundry cleaning products. Skip those you don’t really need – for example, fabric softener, “scent enhancers”, dryer sheets, and harsh chlorine bleach, all of which add unnecessary chemicals to the clothes. Plus, it saves you money!
Detox Your Cleaning Supplies
▢ Use Non-Toxic Cleaners
Read labels and avoid any cleaners with toxic ingredients like ammonia, chlorine bleach, and synthetic fragrances.
Choose green-certified cleaners to reduce your toxic burden instead! Or make your own using equal parts water and distilled vinegar! You can also add a few drops of your favorite essential oil if you would like a natural scent.
▢ Use Microfiber Cloths for Dusting
A multitude of toxins can lurk in household dust, including fungal spores, phthalates, flame retardants, phenols like bisphenol A (BPA), and Perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs), and fragrance chemicals. I use a microfiber cloth to dust, rather than a cleaner, which can contain additional toxic chemicals.
I recommend finding a vacuum model equipped with a HEPA filter. A HEPA filter (“high-efficiency particulate air” for short) is a mechanical air filter that traps harmful particles like mold spores, pollen, pet dander, and dust mites.
Looking for more ways to detox your home?
The body has a natural ability to detoxify toxins and heavy metals, but in today’s toxic world, this natural ability is severely compromised. Overexposure to toxins and high-stress levels result in weakened digestive/detox function allowing toxins to find their way into the fat cells and brain tissue.
But we can detox our bodies and our homes – it just takes little bit of awareness of exposure, attention to our health, and a change in our habits.
To get more of this Detox Your Home series – where I help you detox your bathroom, bedroom, garden, and more – simply come back to MyersDetox.com! I will be posting the next article soon…
And if you missed it, you can also check out other parts in this series: