A non-tox home is a household that strives to minimize exposure to harmful chemicals and toxins.
This can include using non-toxic cleaning products, avoiding the use of synthetic fragrances, and opting for organic and natural products whenever possible.
Here are some steps you can take:
1. Invest in a good air purifier
Remove air pollutants like allergens, dust, pet dander, mold, and other harmful substances. A good air purifier can improve indoor air quality, leading to health benefits, better sleep, reduced odors, improved productivity, and cost-effectiveness.
2. Use natural cleaning products
Pick vinegar and baking soda, instead of harsh chemicals. These products are affordable, you can find them in your kitchen and the effect of cleaning will be the same, but done in a much healthier way.
3. Avoid synthetic fragrances and opt for essential oils or fragrance-free products
It helps reduce the risk of skin irritation, allergies, respiratory problems, and hormone disruption associated with synthetic fragrances. You can provide yourself with a pleasant fragrance while still taking care of yourself when switching to natural smells.
4. Choose natural and organic products for personal care and household items
We come from nature and we are nature as humans, even if the mind thinks we belong to other realm. The closest to organic and natural substances are we, the more safe and healthy decisions we make toward well-being and longevity.
5. Use natural materials, such as wood and cotton, instead of synthetic materials
Natural materials are often hypoallergenic, meaning they are less likely to cause allergic reactions or skin irritation. Synthetic materials, on the other hand, can contain chemicals that may cause skin irritation or allergic reactions.
6. Avoid using pesticides and opt for natural pest control methods
We can use the knowledge available and make DIY solutions, unencumbered by dangerous substances. There are numerous substances you can use: sage or rosemary repel mosquitoes, bay leaves, cloves, and eucalyptus deter flies, soapy water kills cockroaches, and you can use citrus as a natural flea deterrent.
7. Use non-toxic cookware and avoid storing food in plastic containers
Harmful chemicals can leach into food during cooking. For example, Teflon-coated cookware can release toxic fumes when overheated, which can cause flu-like symptoms in humans and even kill birds. Plastic containers can also leach chemicals into food, particularly when heated or exposed to acidic foods.
By taking these steps, you can create a healthier and more sustainable
living environment for yourself and your family.