Toxin-free Ways to Clean Your Home for Your Anti-Cancer Lifestyle
Cleaning our homes is one of those necessary tasks that many of us don’t particularly enjoy. That said, many of us also don’t enjoy living in a dirty home! So, we go out and buy the required cleaning products to make the task easier.
But did you know that most commercial cleaning products contain synthetic fragrances and toxic chemicals. Some of the harmful toxins within cleaning agents include:
👉 bleach - fumes can contain chloroform, which is linked to respiratory effects and cancer
👉 ammonia - this is a respiratory and skin irritant
👉 formaldehyde - used as a preservative and is a known carcinogen
👉 chlorine - linked to respiratory effects and cancer
👉 phenol - exposure may cause irritation to the skin, eyes and mucus membranes
These substances can act as irritants and pollute the air inside your home. Over time, this may contribute to an increased cancer risk.
One way to ensure your household products are safe is to make them yourself…
For wood, ceramic, linoleum or vinyl flooring: you can use a 50/50 vinegar and water solution instead of a chemical floor cleaner.
For cleaning and disinfecting kitchen and bathroom surfaces: dust with baking soda, then wipe with a moist cloth or sponge.
For cleaning windows and mirrors: use a mixture of 4 tablespoons lemon juice and half a gallon of water.
For polishing wood furniture: try a mixture of olive oil or coconut oil and lemon juice. Use 2 parts of the oil to 1 part lemon juice.
If making your own cleaning products is not an option, here are a list of commercially available clean, green products:
👉 Seventh Generation
👉 Mrs. Meyers
👉 The Honest Company
Using these products helps to encourage the growth of green companies and the availability of more green products down the road.
An anti-cancer lifestyle comes down to more than just diet and exercise. It also involves creating a toxin-free environment.
Making your own non-toxic cleaning products using simple ingredients that you can actually pronounce is actually much easier and cheaper than you think!
You’ll also have the peace of mind in knowing that you, your family members and pets will not be exposed to chemicals that can be harmful to both you and the environment.
Have you ever attempted to make your own cleaning products? If so, how do you make them? Comment and let me know!
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Disclaimer: This information provided here is for educational purposes only and is not intended to offer medical advice or replace advice given by your healthcare team. You should address all medical questions and concerns about your care with your healthcare team. The information provided is based on my own research and is not to be taken as scientific evidence.