Nontoxic Tips_ Easy Steps for Living a Nontoxic LifeSometimes it seems overwhelming to try to avoid toxic chemicals in your everyday life. Trust us, we understand – with confusing labels, greenwashing, and the prospect of endless research, living healthy can be a big task.

But here’s the thing: it doesn’t have to be so hard. Every step to reduce harmful chemicals, no matter how small, makes a difference in levels of toxic chemicals in your body. How do we know? Check out this study on girls who switched cosmetics for 3 days and showed a significant drop in hormone-disrupting chemicals in their bodies. Or this study on how people who stopped eating canned food and food packaged in plastic for a few days showed a 60% drop of the hormone disruptor BPA in their blood.

So take it one step at a time. We’ve compiled tips below from some of our favorite bloggers to share with you on easy ways to start living a less toxic life.

Check back over the next couple of days for more tips on avoiding toxic chemicals in household, beauty, and baby & child products!

Babies & Kids

The Surprising Dangers of Children’s Jewelry, Green Child Magazine

How Parents Can Get Toxic Chemicals Out of the Nursery, Moms Clean Air Force

Importance of Toxic Free Toys for Children, Momma’s Organics

The Dangers of Fluoride, Embracing Imperfect

Toxic Chemicals in Baby & Children’s Products, Made Safe

Beauty

What’s Wrong with Parabens Anyway? Scratch Mommy

Natural Cosmetics: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, Green Child Magazine

The Importance of Knowing What’s in Your Feminine Care Products, Momma’s Organics

Think You Smell Good? Think Again. Living Natural Today

Benefits of Coffee Grounds + DIY Body Scrub, O’Boy Organic

DIY Dry Skin Essential Oil Balm, O’Boy Organic

Household

How Cast Iron Can Get You Unstuck from Non-Stick, Mindful Momma

Confession: I’m Terrified of My Kitchen – But Not for the Reason You Think, Spit That Out

How to Choose Healthy Pots and Pans, Groovy Green Living

9 Cleaning With Vinegar Shortcuts, Savvy Women’s Alliance

How to Avoid Triclosan, It Takes Time

10 Tips for Living a Healthier, Greener Life, Hannah Gardener

Garden & Outdoors

Famously Fantastic Simple Weed Killer, Savvy Women’s Alliance

10 Most Toxic Items at the Garden Center, Big Green Purse

Bye Bye Bugs: Effective DIY Bug Spray Recipe, Scratch Mommy

Find more tips on our website, and check out our list of certified products that are made with safe ingredients not known to harm human health or the environment.

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