To live a green lifestyle and have a healthy home, you’re going to have to get rid of products in your home that contain harmful chemicals, so be ready. If you’re wondering how to have a chemical free home, I’ve got the scoop right here.
How to have a Chemical Free Home
Living a green lifestyle is different for everyone. According to my green guru friend, a person can be light green, medium green, or down-right crunchy. Which are you? It doesn’t matter what level of green you are when it comes to harmful chemicals that we store in our homes. Read these chemicals that are bad for our homes and make your own decision on whether or not to take them out of your home once and for all.
The hardest part for me in trying to get my home free of chemicals is getting my husband on board with it. He’s got products that work wonders for him and can’t seem to part from them. I make him put it all in the garage!
Greener times are ahead. It may take you a while to carry out this goal, but keep looking on the bright side, and you’ll have a chemical free home in no time.
Harmful chemicals to look for in household products
These are chemicals you do not want in your home.
- Propylene Glycol
- Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
- Talc (see my homemade body powder safe for you and baby)
Fragrance chemicals are hard to stop using as many are found in household and beauty products, such as your favorite perfume and your favorite cleaning product. But opt for a natural smell or make your own.
As you see, to accomplish a chemical free home, you’re going to have to clean out your cupboards and either shop for natural products OR make your own chemical-free products. Here are a few to get you started
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Bad chemicals in beauty products
Sorry ladies, but there are harmful chemicals in the products that make us pretty. To have a chemical free home, you’re going to want to read up on what’s not right and what is. See below The Never List.
The Never List in Beauty Products
Have you heard of The Never List by BeautyCounter? It’s a list of ingredients to avoid in your beauty products. Here goes.
- Mineral Oil
- Benzalkonium Chloride
- Animal Fats
- BHA & BHT
- Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS)
- Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES)
- Oils & Musks
- Ethanolamines (MEA/DEA/TEA)
- Retinyl Palmitate
- Methyl Cellosolve
Well, that’s plenty of chemicals to name and to watch out for – scary, uh? Now, go and look at the ingredients in your beauty products. You’ll be amazed. Are you ready to get rid of all those beauty products that make you look pretty? It’s tough to grasp.
I’m certainly not going to tell you to do so as I’m still debating on a few myself. I know I’ve got a few beauty products with these chemicals in them, but I don’t wear makeup like I used to. There are days that I go without any at all.
So, as a result of this information, are you now light green, medium green or crunchy green person? Decide for yourself, but opt for a chemical free home if you can.
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