Each day we are exposed to many chemicals, heavy metals and environmental toxins which can upset our hormones, gut health, and natural detoxification mechanisms.
Many years ago now I made the decision to change the food I ate, and more recently I have changed every product I use. I am sharing with you how I went chemical free in the hope that you will make a better choice too.
In part one we started in The Kitchen and in part two, we address common household products.
Traditional brands contains chemicals such as triclosan, parabens, and sodium laureth sulfate (SLS) which can not be supported by scientific research as safe for long term human use. Much of the current research puts these chemicals in the class of ‘endocrine disruptors‘ and can contribute to thyroid dysfunction, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), infertility and even cancer.
In order to reduce your chemical load, please address your choice of the following products:
- Surface Spray
- Window Cleaner
- Dishwashing Liquid
- Dishwashing Detergent
- Rinse Aid
- Washing Powder
- Fabric Softener
- Toilet Cleaner
- Stain Remover
At TNN we are proud to collaborate with Eco Store, a company free of synthetic preservatives, as well as potentially harmful fragrances, colorants, chemicals and genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Please browse their full product range here.
The best approach is to make gradual changes but replacing the products you have the greatest exposure to first. As you finish what you currently have in stock, make the transition across to a brand such as Eco Store.
For more brand options, please visit Nourished Life at https://www.nourishedlife.com.au/.
To support your chemical free journey we have a fantastic giveaway for you!
Our friends at Eco Store are giving away three starter kits containing the following:
- Eco Store Laundry Powder
- Eco Store Dish Liquid
- Eco Store Body Wash
- Spray Cleaner
- Copy of Ecoman book
Each starter kit is valued at approximately $60. To enter, all you need to do is state in 25 words or less why you deserve to win this fantastic prize. Please post your answer below.
The winners will be announced on Friday July 24th, 2015. Best of luck.
Have you made some fantastic chemical free changes you would like to share?
In Part 3 we examine your beauty regime. Stay tuned for the next instalment in the series.
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