Friday 29 April 2022
Our homes contain many different types of toxins, whether in mattresses, floors, furniture and even cosmetics, and detergents that contain chemicals that are harmful to health.
A recent study on environmental toxins showed that harmful substances such as phenols and flame retardants are present in the dust in our homes, which indicates the need to remove toxins from the home.
Although we cannot see or smell the harmful and toxic substances lurking in the house, there are simple steps to get rid of toxins and bring positive energy into the house, according to the Bold Sky website on health:
1- Replacement of chemicals
The first and most important step to take in detoxing your home is to replace household cleaning products with natural ones. For example, you can clean the bathrooms by pouring a cup of baking soda into the toilet, then two cups of white vinegar and leaving it for a few minutes before scrubbing it.
As for kitchen sinks, all you have to do is mix a cup of baking soda with 3-4 drops of peppermint essential oil in a bowl, and using a sponge in the mixture, safely clean your kitchen sinks.
2- Reducing the use of plastic
Reducing the use of plastic is one of the best ways to get rid of environmental pollutants, so it is recommended to replace plastic shopping bags with cloth ones, do not wrap food in plastic, and do not heat food in plastic containers because it contains bisphenol A, which may cause cancer with long use term.
3- Avoid non-stick cookware
This type of utensil contains a layer of Teflon, which gives it the property of not sticking to food, but it contains harmful chemicals that studies have proven to be related to cancer.
4- Ventilate the house
Always make sure to keep the air inside your home clean, by opening the windows daily as much as possible, while making sure to put natural plants inside the house.
5- Avoid excessive moisture
Humidity is one of the main reasons for the accumulation of environmental toxins inside the house, it paves the way for the growth of mold that is very harmful to health, so you should always make sure that water does not accumulate around kitchen sinks, bathtubs and pipes.
6- Use water filters
Drinking water is another major source of environmental toxins, so be careful not to use tap water without purifying it of toxins and impurities using water filters or filters.
7- Avoid stain removers
Stain removal products contain compounds saturated with fluorine, and although they are easy and convenient to clean carpets, clothes, etc., they increase the level of environmental pollutants, so it is recommended to use natural wool fibers and cotton rugs because stains do not easily stick to them.