Being healthy is a lifetime pursuit – not a destination. This month, I will be sharing tips and information on how to be – and stay — healthy.
There are chemicals in EVERYTHING!! Chemicals that harm the environment and more importantly, chemicals that harm our bodies. My daughters are my biggest inspirations here. Both are young moms and both are concerned with having chemicals around their young children. So, they have made conscious efforts to eliminate as much as possible chemicals in the items they use every day. Stuff like cleaning products, shampoo, lotions, and sunscreen.
Their good examples have inspired me to do the same. Just because I lived through the chemical laden 60’s and 70’s doesn’t mean I have to keep on using those things. There are a lot of options out there; all you have to do is be aware and make the choice.
I’ve noticed a trend in DIY green cleaners. After all, if I know what goes in to an item, I can be assured that it meets my standards for less chemicals in the ingredients.
My first foray into DIY household cleaners with less chemicals was with glass cleaner. I found this glass cleaner recipe from The Homestead Survival. The ingredients were easy to find around my house. After mixing them all together, I put them in a spray bottle I got at Target.
¼ cup rubbing alcohol
1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 cups warm water
It smells like vinegar when I spray it out, but the smell dissipates really quickly. The only difference I’ve noticed from my DIY glass cleaner and the chemical version is that I have to scrub a little harder. And that I need to make sure I shake it first before spraying.
The Homestead Survival also shares six more greener, less chemicals, household product recipes. The next thing I am going to try: dusting spray.
What luck have you had in using products that have less chemicals?
#4: Get and Stay Healthy: Less Chemicals
So many products we take for granted (like cleaning products and personal care items) contain added chemicals that over time, can be harmful to our bodies and our environment. Whenever possible, find ways to use less chemicals in the things you use every day.