4 Thoughts to Encourage You on Your Toxin Free Journey
I would like to start off by giving you a little background information about myself and about this blog. This will hopefully show you why I started taking this toxin-free journey and encourage you to do the same.
When I started writing 9 months ago I didn’t really know what to write about. I just knew I wanted to write. I would read, “choose your niche”, and had no idea what I wanted that to be. I had several ideas in mind, but they were all about different topics. I decided to go ahead and write about them all and see what happened. I quickly discovered that my most popular posts were my Natural Living posts. So there we have it… that’s my niche.
Unfortunately, it didn’t seem that easy for me. Mostly because I didn’t want to seem like a fraud. To be honest, I do not have a perfectly toxin-free home. I do really enjoy using essential oils. I have honestly switched over most of my cleaning products to non-toxic ones and I think it’s fun to make my own toxin-free products. I know this is the right thing to do for my health and for my families health. However, I often still take the lazy way out and buy the products I’ve always used. And my diet… well, let’s not even go there.
So how about, we do this together? We take one step at a time, one product at a time. I’ll write about natural living, with the understanding that I may need some support and encouragement from you as well.
Here are 4 points about natural living to encourage you, no matter what stage of your toxin free journey you are on.
Chemical Free Really Makes a Difference
I started taking allergy medication at the age of 2 and was dependent on it for many, many years. Today, I no longer need it unless things get really bad. I am proof that you don’t NEED it. Trust me. I’ve been tested and am allergic to basically every tree and type of grass. Plus, household dust, mold etc. My allergies are more under control than ever before. You can read more about my natural allergy remedies here.
The Largest Organ
Your skin is the largest organ in your body. Daily we are putting products on our skin and have no idea what these products contain. Most people think about what they put into their body through their mouth, so why not think about what is being absorbed through your skin?
If you are in the market for toxin-free skin care and makeup, I high recommend Juice Beauty. I recently started using them and truly do enjoy the products I have tested so far. I mean, my BB cream smells like fruit loops, it doesn’t get better than that.
Toxin-free products are just all around safer. The more cleaning I did with my newborn around, the more I switched out my products. Babies and small children are often sticking things in their mouth. I was probably better off letting my little girl put the dirty item in her mouth than the one I had just “cleaned” with harsh chemicals.
Also, think about that area under the sink. Most parents put child safety locks on the doors or would be frantic if their child was caught playing under the sink. The cleaning products under my sink have labels like this, “If ingested, drink a lot of water.” Plus, many products I made myself. I know exactly what it is in them, and while I still wouldn’t suggest anyone drink them, I do know they are a lot safer.
The Switch is Easier Than You Think
Trading your products made with harsh chemicals, for more natural, non-toxic options, is easy. Most household cleaners can be made with ingredients you already have around the house. Take this DIY Glass Cleaner for example.
If you don’t want to make your own, then it is really easy to buy different ones. Check out my shopping guide for various options.
I know it can all seem overwhelming. We use a lot of different products in our homes. Keep in mind that you don’t have to go throwing everything away all at once. Just switch products out gradually. I have thrown very little away. In most cases, I waited until something was gone, and then replaced it with a non-toxic alternative. Plus, my house is far from perfect. I have yet to switch out many things, such as my deodorant, my shampoo, and countless others. There really is no right or wrong way to go about it. Do what works for you and your family.
I would love to know what your favorite all natural products are. I’m in the market for a new shampoo! Also, let me know if you have questions. I would love to help you take more steps in your toxin free journey.
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*** Since writing this post I have expanded my “niche.” I found I can share all different ways to take care of your home and the people in it. 🙂