Sunday, October 5, 2014

Transforming your home to be chemical-free: a tour into Mumzilla's household.

I have been a sucker for organic and natural products for as long as I can remember.
When I was single and still staying with my parents, they thought I was so "extreme" because back then, organic products were hard to get and also mighty expensive.
When I got married and pregnant, I paid even more attention to what I was putting ON and INTO my body.
Do not think that soaps which you can wash off will not get into your body system, they can! By penetrating your pores and epidermis (outer layer of cells), harsh and harmful chemicals will make their way into your bloodstream and body system.
I'm not trying to scare you, but it's the truth.
The good news is, you can make informed choices when you next do your grocery shopping.
Here's a peek into our home to see the natural products we use:
Eco-friendly cleaning agents for your kitchen, toilets and floors, which are also safe for not just you and your family, but also responsible towards the environment because it uses recycled plastic and not tested on animals.
I was very particular about what is used to clean surfaces and floors because I have two young children who would crawl and play on the floor and touch every visible surface.
I was certainly not gonna let them put harsh chemicals into their mouths!

Bio-Home and Earth Choice are available at NTUC and Cold Storage.

Thieves antiseptic and anti-bacterial spray for table tops and counters, South of France hand soap, Bio-Home dishwashing liquid.

Always check your ingredients, and know what you are buying. Choose products which are free of sulphates and parabens, and I personally do not support companies which test on animals. If it's natural, organic and full of goodness, there's not a need to test on rabbits or chimps or Beagles.

What do Sulphates and Parabens do to our bodies?

Sulphates are harsh chemicals found in many detergents as they can break down dirt and particles, they are the ones responsible for the "soapy", sudsy and foamy feel when you lather up your shampoo or soap. They can cause skin irritation since they are so strong, and potentially cause hair loss.

Parabens are chemical substances widely used in cleansers, shampoo, and cosmetics for prolonging shelf life. Parabens have been found to mimic estrogens, and can link to risks of breast cancer.

Manufacturers of natural products use alternatives such as Vitamin E, grapeseed, and or sorbic acid which are safer and natural.

Organic products are also in our bathrooms for adults and children alike.

Fluoride- and sulphate-free toothpaste.

Instead of bleach and artificial fragrance, you can use a cheap alternative - Baking Soda and essential oil. I put 10 drops of Peppermint into a full load of laundry to freshen up the smell together with washing detergent because our laundry is done weekly so the smell can be quite yucky.
Other than Peppermint, you can also try Lavender or Geranium (for ladies' clothes)
 P.S. Young Living essential oils and products have been integrated into our home starting from May 2014 :)
 Remember, we can all lead healthy and balanced lives by making tweaks in certain lifestyle choices we make.
Healthy living isn't a fad, it is a way of life.

1 comment:

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