Clean Your Routine

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In our quest for a healthier lifestyle, we often focus on diet and exercise, but what about the products we use daily? From skincare to household cleaners, many everyday items can contain harmful chemicals that contribute to our overall toxin load, hormone problems, and damage to the environment.

We are what we eat, but also what we put on our skin, what we breathe, and surround ourselves with.

  • Understanding the Toxin Load: Begin by understanding the concept of the toxin load. Our bodies are constantly exposed to a variety of toxins from the environment, food, and personal care products. Reducing this load can positively impact our health and well-being. I encourage you to do your research.
  • Reading Labels: Take a closer look at the labels of your health products. Ingredients like parabens, phthalates, sulfates, and synthetic fragrances can be harmful. Opt for products with natural and organic ingredients, and avoid those with a long list of unpronounceable chemicals is a good place to start.
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  • Cleaner Skincare: Your skin is your body’s largest organ, and what you put on it matters. Transition to cleaner skincare products by choosing brands that prioritize natural ingredients. Look for options without harsh chemicals, and consider incorporating DIY skincare recipes using simple, wholesome ingredients. EWG has a great skin deep database with tested products that reflect safety and hazards in products.
  • Cleaning Products: Household cleaners often contain strong chemicals that can impact indoor air quality. Explore eco-friendly and non-toxic cleaning alternatives. Vinegar, baking soda, and essential oils can be powerful allies in maintaining a clean home without compromising your health. The Wellness Company also has a great list of cleaner biodegradable products among other companies.
  • Personal Hygiene: Reevaluate your personal hygiene products, including toothpaste, deodorant, and hair care items. Seek out fluoride-free toothpaste, aluminum-free deodorants, and sulfate-free shampoos. These changes contribute to a cleaner and healthier personal care routine. My kids and I have swapped to fluoride-free toothpaste and have not had cavities, and my skin doesn’t breakout like it used to.
  • Sustainable and Ethical Choices: Consider the environmental impact of the products you use. Opt for brands that prioritize sustainability, use recyclable packaging, and engage in ethical practices. Supporting such companies not only benefits the planet but also aligns with a holistic approach to health by providing safer products.
  • DIY Home Spa Day: Treat yourself to a DIY spa day using natural ingredients. Create face masks, body scrubs, and hair treatments with items from your kitchen. Not only is this a fun and cost-effective way to care for yourself, but it also ensures you know exactly what you’re putting on your skin.
  • Regular Detox Breaks: Incorporate regular detox rituals into your routine. Whether it’s a weekly Epsom salt bath, a day of drinking detoxifying herbal teas, or a periodic digital detox (take a break from the screens!), these practices can help reset your body and mind. We are constantly surrounded by EMFs, toxic people, and products we are around daily. Give yourself a break. Get out in nature, walk early in the morning to reset your circadian rhythm, look into the distance for your eyes, and breathe.

If you had to choose one place to start, separate from food, start with what goes on you (and what stays on the longest). Example: lotions, makeup, sunblock, etc… Then go from there.

The food paradox – Look at your food and what’s in it. What’s on it? Not all chemicals, natural or not wash off well, but wash that produce. Opt for whole foods and less processed as much as possible.

Cleaning up your health products is a powerful step toward a healthier, more mindful lifestyle. By choosing natural, non-toxic alternatives, you not only support your well-being but also contribute to a cleaner, greener planet. Embrace the journey of detoxifying your daily routine, and you’ll likely discover a newfound sense of vitality and balance.