5 ways to reduce your toxin intake easily and immediately
We see our home as our haven, our safe place, our protection from the world however what you may not realise is that your home and the products you use to clean can actually be harmful to your pets, children and your health.
Did you know that common household cleaning chemicals accounted for the second largest source of chemical exposure for children younger than 6 years old, and the sixth largest source of chemical exposure for adults ages 20 years and older according to poison control. Scary stuff right? Here at Green Goddess this has long been an huge concern for us and the driving force for our All Natural, non toxic cleaning products.
Below we have put a list of 5 easy steps towards your families & household’s health.
1. Change your all-purpose cleaner
Most all-purpose cleaners contain a synthetic solvent and grease cutter called Butyl Cellosolve; this is a hazardous petroleum-based chemical that can irritate the skin, eyes and over time cause liver and kidney damage. Remove any old off the shelf cleaning product and purchase an natural all-purpose cleaner such as Green Goddess All Natural Antibacterial all-purpose cleaner available in beautifully smelling fragrances such as; Rosemary & Eucalyptus, Lime and Lemongrass and Lavender. Note: not all Green Cleaning products have 100% natural ingredients (many top selling green cleaning products will still use a synthetic solvent). Green Goddess has promise that our products are completely Non Toxic and 100% Natural with No hidden harmful chemicals.
2. Banish the Bleach
Bleach can irritate or burn the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract. Combined with an acidic toilet cleaner or anomia this can create toxic fumes. Furthermore, the chlorine in bleach can bind with organic material in the marine environment to create toxic compounds dangerous to fish. You can use an all-natural concentrated cleaner which has both antibacterial and limescale removal abilities without the use of bleach.
3. Change to a natural Dishwasher liquid
Currently nearly every dishwasher liquid/tablet available on the market contain one of the following: chlorine sanitizing agents, chloroform or triclosan (which can react with the chlorine in your water to create chloroform) which the Environmental Protection Agency has listed as a probable human carcinogen. This means that it is likely that you and your family are ingesting residue of one of the above harmful chemicals which are left on all your plates, cutlery and cookware and can get mixed into your food and ultimately is cancer causing.
4. Use a natural laundry liquid
To clean most laundry liquids, use either anionic or non-ionic surfactants to lower the surface tension of water. These present low-level toxins to the environment and can cause irritation to the skin. One common surfactant used in laundry detergents is nonylphenol ethoxylate which in studies has been found to stimulate the growth of certain types of cancer cells. Our laundry liquid uses an natural surfactant and is fragranced only with essential oils.
5. Avoid products with Fragrance or perfume
Fragrance or pefume is not a single ingredient, it is a manufacturing term for up to 300 chemicals that it could take to make the ‘fragrance or pefume’. Many of these chemicals can cause irritation, allergic reactions or be cancer causing. There is no way to know what is in a product containing these as they are undisclosed. Therefore to be safe start using completely 110% natural products with No added fragrance or pefume. To protect your family means checking the labels and understanding harmful ingredients. There is a list of harmful ingredients to look out for on my website within my journal section. Many natural products will still use Fragrance or perfume as they are cheap and hold a scent. We are one of the only manufacturers in the UK to be providing an completely safe and non toxic alternative to cleaning that is effective and gives you peace of mind. Go for a product you can trust; order from Green Goddess and start your non toxic journey today.
If you would like a truly ethical, completely all-natural product that provides efficacy at no risk to your families health purchase a full range of healthy cleaning products from our website:
Thank you for taking the time to read this post; raising awareness of everyday toxin exposure is a really important part of my work. If you found this informative then please do share this post and help support others start their life towards a cleaner & healthier lifestyle.
All my love GG x