One of the best ways to reduce exposure to toxins is to clean up your cleaning supplies! Cleaning supplies contribute to indoor and outdoor air pollution and are a constant source of exposure to harmful chemicals.
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My #1 Cleaning Line: Branch Basics
Branch Basics is the perfect line for people who don’t have time to make their own cleaning products but feel unsatisfied with the other options they see at the market. Their core formula is free of all xenoestrogens, no sketchy VOCs, no sketchy preservatives, and comes in the form of a concentrate that is used to create a wide array of different cleaning products from all-purpose cleaners to handsoap, to laundry detergent.
I add in a few drops of essential oils, and voila – the literal best cleaners I’ve used.
Who knew the stuff that is supposed to clean our clothes could be so dirty? Well, there are better options. No toxic blue dyes, synthetic fragrances, and harsh detergents.
Antibacterial soap is not required in order to have clean hands. Conventional hand soaps contain harsh detergents that dry out the skin and cause further irritation. These are different. Gentle, safe, and they get the job done!
Similar to the issues with hand soap, dish soap has a lot of similar ingredients with the same issues. Here are some of my favorites that can be found in most natural food stores or online.
Not all powder cleaners are made equal. The conventional household names like Comet and Clorox have toxic ingredients that contribute to air pollution when the powder “poofs” into the air and enters into the lungs of everyone in the room. Steer clear for a safer option without sacrificing effectiveness.