- Get Those Windows Open There are 10 times more pollutants inside our homes than there are outside! Open your windows at least 15 minutes a day, longer on nice days. This will help dilute the pollutants. I know this isn’t easy for those of you experiencing snow storms all season but do it whenever weather permits
- Ditch Toxic Air Fresheners Exposure even just once a week can increase your odds of developing asthma by as much as 71% and can contribute to an increase in pulmonary diseases. Plus there is no evidence that they disinfect the air in any way but research is showing that chemicals in these products harm us. Use an essential oil room diffuser or try John Desilvia‘s natural version instead: 2 T baking soda, 5 drops of essential oil, 2 C water in a spray bottle. Spraying 100% Eucalyptus oil can be effective too.
A 2006 study found that those with high blood levels of 1.4 dichlorobenze, commonly found in air fresheners were more likely to experience a decline in lung function
- Have Sweet Eco Friendly Dreams Replace your bedding with organic sheets. Forget about thread count, sustainable organic bedding is beyond soft and comfortable, naturally. My kids sheets are made from Bamboo which is a great source. I’m sleeping on Pure Beech Sateen which is regenerated from the Beechwood trees of Europe, made from Modal they are luxuriously soft and contain no pesticides or toxic substances
- Green Up Your Space With Pretty Plants They are nature’s air purifiers that give natural oxygen and help keep the air clean. 1 plant per every 100 square feet in your home will help clean the air & produce more oxygen. Snake plant, Golden Pothos, English Ivy, mother-in-law, peacock, tri color, peace lily, bamboo, nest, fern, snake plant aka mother-in-law’s tongue, aloe vera and bamboo palm are good choices
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- Don’t Toss That Dryer Sheet In Instead, try dryer balls or use a ball of tin foil. Throw it in the dryer with your clothes to combat static cling without all the irritating toxic chemicals and perfumes in those dryer sheets. It can withstand the heat the way it does in the oven. Be sure to recycle it when you’re done with it, foil sits in landfills for years and years. And, of course, use non toxic laundry detergent!
Eco Friendly… it’s not just a buzz word, it’s a way of life