It may seem daunting to go non-toxic, but it’s become absolutely necessary! Here are 3 budget-friendly ways of combating toxins to create a better living space for yourself.
Improve the air quality
If you're out of budget for an air-purifier, opt for indoor plants. Get rid of synthetic fragrances and air-fresheners, which emit toxic phthalates, alpha-pinene, linalool, and formaldehyde. Candles release synthetic fragrances, too, so switch to essential oil diffusers and naturally-scented soy or beeswax candles.
Switch to clean-label products
Choose safe clean-label products in every aspect of your life: personal care, beauty, and house-keeping. Swap chemical-laden cleaning supplies for non-toxic brands. Ditch personal care products which contain harsh sulfates, parabens, phthalates, silicones, and colours, for a plant-based, nature-derived range that is sustainable in the long-run.
Declutter & dust
Throw out the old: clear shelves of forgotten items, free up living spaces of clutter. Remember, a clean home leads to a clear mind. Next: it's essential to dust tiny corners and hidden nooks. Indoor dust can gather over 30 different chemicals from a variety of products, including harmful phthalates and phenols!