Sometimes 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
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
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.