Over the past year I have been working hard towards creating my healthy home. I have been researching and learning about the foods my family eats in order to remove any unneeded chemicals and GMO’s from our diets. I have been researching better feminine care products to find products that are better for me and the environment and now I am looking for new ways to detoxify my daily personal care routine.
Through all of this research and learning I have come up with six basic steps which I am using on a daily basis to help get me closer to my goal of a cleaner, healthier lifestyle. I know that there are many other things I can do, but this is my starting point. Let me know if you have anything else to add to this list in the comments! I’d love to hear your suggestions.
– Keep live plants inside the house. Plants are known for helping to clean the air we breathe. Plus, they are nice to look at.
– Take your shoes off at the door. This is one of my biggest pet peeves. My family and my kids know that shoes always come off at the door. This helps to cut back on the amount of dirt and maybe even pesticides being brought into our home.
– Read labels. This goes for both food, cleaning products and personal care products. Know what you are buying, don’t just assume that its safe. I like to use Ology products from Walgreens. The label is easy to read and doesn’t hide anything!
– Familiarize yourself with the “Dirty Dozen”. This is a list complied of the produce sold in stores that has the highest levels of chemicals used on them. I may often buy other produce that is non-organic, but I at least always try to buy the items on this list from organic companies to avoid the high doses of pesticides.
– Clean your hands with soap and water.
– Store leftover foods in glass containers instead of plastics. I think it makes them taste better anyways.
Easy, right? Well. . maybe. I think the hardest one on that list is “Read Labels”. Sure, I can do that, but what am I looking for? That’s a veiled question. I am not a scientist nor a doctor, so I really don’t know what affects chemicals can have on my body, but I do know that there are products available that don’t have them. It just makes sense to me to look for those.
Ology products are a good example of this. The price point is great and the products are free from chemicals such as Ammonia, Chlorine bleach, DEA (diethanolamine), TEA (triethanolamine), Parabens, Phthalates, Formaldehyde, Nonylphenol ethoxylates, Triclosan, SLS, SLES. Ology also does not use artificial dyes or fragrances. All good things, right? I thought so.
I bought a few of the products from the Ology line and I am trying them out. So far, I really like them. Did you know that Ology also carries paper products?
Has anyone else tried this brand before? What did you think? Share your thoughts.
For more information about Ology products check out their website or visit your local Walgreens store.