How I Went Chemical Free – Part Two

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

To support your chemical free journey we have a fantastic giveaway for you!


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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.

Don’t forget, our Back-to-Basics (B2B) Cleanse is the perfect six-week detoxification your body needs. The next round starts is starting very soon, so please contact us to express your interest.

Image credit here.


  1. Melinda Benstead

    Ha, just opened my kitchen cupboard and thought I need to replace the chemicals! What better way to start then by this! Already a fan of Eco store soaps etc.

  2. David Nicolas

    My partner has had a nasty allergic skin rash for 5 weeks and I would like to use some of the ecostore products to make sure I don’t aggravate her condition when she come over to my place since her skin is highly sensitive to any toxic chemicals and fragrances.

  3. Kellie Gibson

    This would be perfect as part of my culling of products that contain endocrine disrupters as I recover from Adrenal Fatigue.

  4. Nicola Poole


    Always searching for safe, environmentally friendly cleaning products but am yet to find a range I love – would love to try out Eco 🙂


  5. Liz Sefton

    I am in the process of going low tox in our household. It is a working progress but as I finish things I am replacing with low tox options and yes starting with things we have more exposure too. It is amazing what a simple lemon can be used for!!! The kids were even excited when their low tox bath wash, hair products and toothpaste arrived!

  6. Perino

    I’m hoping to become more chemical free, step-by-step! ecostore products look great… our family has thyroid issues so this would help limit our toxicity exposure.

  7. Elise

    I went through a similar chemical detox years ago and Eco store at staples at my house

  8. Giannina

    I would love to have these products under my kitchen sink.
    OMG no chemicals. I love the TNN information and the recipes.

  9. Jodi Allison

    I am starting a Detox next week on my body and would love to Detox my Household products at the same time. I would love to try the products from Eco Store to complement my Detox 🙂

  10. Helen

    I actually get excited about cleaning when I discover a new chemical free cleaning product like Eco Store.Yes,unbelievable,excited about cleaning!!

  11. Jen

    I am partway through detoxing our household products to reduce our chemical exposure to hopefully allow us a greater chance of becoming pregnant!

  12. Fiona

    I deserve these products as a PCOS sufferer trying to fall pregnant I need all the help I can get avoiding nasty chemicals lurking everywhere.

  13. Sarah

    Wow, Eco Store I need you in my life, I look forward to trying so many of your chemical free cleaning products.

  14. Claire Bartlett

    This mum has just started a journey to become ‘green’. What better way to help her get started than with these products form Eco Store?

  15. Sarah

    I’m in the process of changing over toxic products in my household. This would be a great help to this.

  16. Jayne

    I too have recently been seeking to reduce the chemical load for myself and my two (soon to be three) small children. I would love to try he ecostore products to help me make these changes.

  17. Jess

    Would LOVE to win this! Family of 4 on one income, tough to afford eco products, winning would help us become chemical free!

  18. Ayme

    I recently detoxified my home, giving away all my old chemical products. I now make my own or buy natural products and I love the Eco Store brand though so far I’ve only tried their dishwasher powder and laundry powder. I love the beautiful natural smells, and I now can’t even go into the supermarket laundry aisle as the chemical fragrances make me feel ill!! The products look nice too, which is an added bonus 🙂

  19. Bronwyn

    Their fragrance free options are excellent, I am sensitive and love the ecostore products.

  20. Bronwyn

    I would love this starter kit to give to my mum, she NEEDS to go low-tox to assist her many health issues.

  21. Masumi Yoneyama

    I would like to be a good example to my friends and family to show that it’s entirely possible to go toxin free. I have doing gluten free, dairy free, soy free and for the most part, processed sugar free too. I would love to add toxin free to my list 🙂

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