My windows are open. Every. Single. Summer. Day. I always thought this was a “good for the soul” idea but now I know it’s a natural home detox tip. Now because I have read up on Seventh Generation Home Detox Tips and I am sharing them with you…and teaser: there’s a #Giveaway below to help make your natural home detox a little easier…
Proof knowledge sharing on the Internet is a good thing. I had seen @weewelcome and @SeventhGen tweeting about natural air freshner ideas for the home and decided to give it a try. So EASY! I boiled water, added cinnamon and nutmeg into a mason jar and placed it onto my mantel (right next to my son’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar craft). My house smelled like Christmas!
7 Steps For a Do-It-Yourself Home Detox
OPEN THE WINDOWS. Air inside is often more polluted than outdoor air. Monitor the quality of the air inside your home and open your windows daily to ventilate, and avoid room fresheners or sprays that contain synthetic ingredients and fragrances.
LEAVE SHOES AT THE DOOR. Roughly 70 percent of household dust, pests, pollutants and dirt (which often contains lead and chemicals) are tracked indoors on the bottom of shoes.
PLANT MORE INDOOR PLANTS. Plants don’t just brighten your home; they can also help absorb impurities in the air
CLEAN WITH PLANT BASED OR DIY CLEANERS. Choose plant-based household cleaning products that are free of harsh solvents, dyes and synthetic fragrances. From floors to dishes to the air inside your home, clean the surfaces kids play on and the things that can end up in little mouths with toxin-free products.
SLEEP ON ORGANIC AND OR NATURAL FIBRES. When purchasing blankets or bedding for your family, aim for certified organic and/or natural fibres that are lighter in colour (less harsh dying) and avoid those marked as permanent press, easy care or no iron – all of which can contain formaldehyde.
DETOX YOUR HOME FROM THE OUTSIDE IN. Tackle weeds and pests without chemicals. Spray your lawn with white vinegar or spread a natural mulch over affected areas
CHOOSE TOYS MADE FROM NATURAL MATERIALS. Purchase toys, cribs, and bedding made from natural materials, like solid woods with non-toxic finishes and natural textiles like organic cotton or wool.
Source: Seventh Generation
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Seventh Generation Home Detox Kit:
- Seventh Generation Free & Clear Automatic Dishwasher Powder
- Seventh Generation Granite and Stone Cleaner
- Seventh Generation Natural Laundry Stain Remover
- Seventh Generation 2X Concentrated Laundry Detergent in Blue Eucalyptus & Lavender
- Seventh Generation Natural Dish Liquid in Lemongrass & Clementine
- Seventh Generation Cypress & Fir Toilet Bowl Cleaner