If you clicked to read this article, bravo! You are making the effort necessary to educate yourself onto a healthier lifestyle!
You want the chemical free lifestyle without the research heavy schedule to produce it. There is a way to have it all and work smarter not harder.
With more passions than a 24 hour clock will allow, prioritizing important items is key. Living a nontoxic lifestyle is top priority and can be accomplished with minimal investment long term.
At first the task of transitioning seems overwhelming, but the need is real and manageable. Overtime, the task becomes a pattern of small investments.
Why go chemical free? It is a valid question. Are the chemicals even harmful? In short, yes. If you’re looking for fact based motivation you can find it here.
SLOW AND STEADY
Once you have decided to begin the process it is important to go slow and steady. I stock up on laundry detergent alone six months out and couldn’t bare the waste in product or money if I switched immediately. The reality is, these products will cause their biologically disrupting damage overtime.
My advice, when you run out of dish soap, replace it with a nontoxic alternative. When you run out of toothpaste, replace it will a safer option. This makes the process a conversion of lifestyle and not a get healthy quick scheme, which is likely to fade when enthusiasm sours.
WHERE TO SHOP? The short answer is online.The easiest way to invite chemicals into your home is to grab product at the grocery store when you are in a hurry. Brands are deceptive by using green labeling but not delivering a safe product.
The only sure way to a clean product is to search each ingredient one by one or google it. No one has time to read a label in the middle of a target run. Make it easier on yourself in more than one way by ordering your product straight from the site, with ingredients approved in advance.
When it comes to home cleaners, BRANCH BASICS is the safest product on the market and will add so much to your life. Having safe products sent right to your door is the easiest way to make sure your soaps and sterilizers are safe for your home and family.
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START TODAY: Please don’t start throwing away all of your cleaning products. Let’s be realistic about this transition. You have most likely been using products that you trust for a long time. All the sudden they go from trusted to toxic. Hit the brakes (screech)! The wasteful thing to do would be throw it all out and start new today. However, finishing that bottle of (insert name brand cleaner here) won’t give you cancer overnight. Finish what you have and vow to only buy pure, non-toxic products moving forward. This slow and steady approach will help encourage a lasting change that is easier on the wallet and planet.
I challenge you to identify one product today that can be your last for a ‘farewell to toxins’ beginning.
Photography by Shelley Foster