Wellness Week: Toxin-Free Tuesday!

Happy Tuesday y’all!

Welcome to day two of my Wellness Week: toxin-free tuesday!

This is perhaps going to be my favourite day of my Wellness Week due solely on that fact that it focuses on living a better, natural, safe and organic life. Toxins are all around us in every way, shape, and form. From the perfume you put on in the morning, to the cell phone that you talk on during lunch, to the food you eat at dinner, you are constantly surrounded by toxins.

As the dictionary states, a toxin is a poisonous substance produced within living cells or organisms. Toxins can cause multiple diseases within the body and it only gets worse the more you are exposed to them.

Now, completely eliminating toxins from your life would require quite the major lifestyle change and would in fact, be very hard in this day and age; nearly impossible.

However, don’t let that fact discourage you. There are still many things you can do to free your life from toxins!

  • Eat whole, organic foods
  • Drink green juice (go out & buy a juice from a local juicery ~ support a local business and give your body the nutrients it needs)
  • Drink filtered water
  • Spend less time around technology
  • Buy chemical free products!!

I’m going to elaborate on the last point here, because it is a major one! The majority of toxins come from our everyday use products.

  • Makeup
  • Face wash/masks/cleanser
  • Lotion
  • Perfume
  • Deodorant
  • Toothpaste
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Cleaning products

And so much more. Thankfully though, many of the items on this list are an easy fix! Buying chemical-free products can be a challenge but it can immensely eliminate the toxins from your life.

For cleaning products, buying chemical free doesn’t have to be an issue because you can find them right in your kitchen! The main staples of natural, toxin-free cleaning products are baking soda and vinegar (which as I mentioned, can be found right in your kitchen!). Baking soda does everything from cleaning, to brightening, to getting rid of grease and odours, and it can be mixed with almost anything! Vinegar can be used to eliminate grease, but also makes a wonderful glass cleaner if mixed with filtered water. Now I know I may lose some of you here, because who wants their house to smell like vinegar when it could smell like windex or some fruity smelling product? No one. That’s who. Good news though! By simply adding a few drops of an essential oil of your choice, it’ll take that vinegar smell right out of the house! (Please be aware of any allergies you or your family may have to certain essential oil scents & please be cautious when using certain scents around animals!) Essential oils in a diffuser can also be a replacement for febreeze, airwick, or any other similar product.

Below I have attached a link to a website I have found very helpful when it comes to “DIY cleaning products”. Simple steps to create a healthier home environment!!

DIY Cleaning Products

During my next Wellness Week: Toxin-Free Tuesday, I will be going more in depth with how to find and/or create chemical free beauty + body + hair products, so stay tuned!

Tomorrow is weight loss wednesday! Follow and stay tuned for more this week.

Xoxo, Chy💕

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