Detoxify Your Life, Detoxify Your Home

It’s obvious to most people that what you put in your mouth directly effects your health. Did you know that the chemicals you use in your house on a daily basis also dramatically effect your health?

Most household cleaners contain dangerous ingredients like solvents and many petroleum-based chemicals. The soap you use to wash your hands, laundry detergent, shampoo… all of these things are absorbed by your body, your temple. Chemicals add up in your system and can lead to a build up of toxicity. The chemicals in many household cleaners have been known to cause asthma, cancer, autism, reduced sperm count, and many other diseases. You can look up the chemicals in your household cleaning products here.

The GOOD News…

naturally disinfecting

It’s super easy to go green with your cleaning routine! I have been using only natural products to clean my home for at least 5 years now and they have never failed me! With just a few simple and inexpensive ingredients, you can make almost everything you need to clean your home.

  • baking soda
  • castile soap
  • borax
  • bar soap
  • vinegar
  • washing soda
  • essential oils
  • lemons
  • rubbing alcohol

There are lots of amazing natural cleaning recipes all over the internet, especially on pinterest! I have compiled a list for you to get started…

Tea Tree Soap by AquarianBath

Tea Tree Soap by AquarianBath

For your body, you can make everything from soap and shampoo to deodrant and anything else. I’ve been shampoo free for 4 years and my hair is healthier than ever! There are many wonderful artisans of all natural bath and beauty products in our ecoetsy team! Do a search and you will find anything you need from soap to deodorant to mascara…

Waterproof Vegan Mineral Mascara

Waterproof Vegan Mineral Mascara by herbanluxe

Are you using natural cleaning and body care products in your home? Do you have any questions on how to make or use natural products? Share your comments below!

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  1. I also use bar soap for my dishes! I used to use castile which was great, but the bar soap is inexpensive and I support handmade artists when I buy bar soap. Plus, it goes a long way! I grate the soap into a sink of hot watr with a cheese grater and add a few drops of essential oil. Great idea about the wool dryer balls! I always hang dry my clothes and sometimes I mist the clothes with a spray of essential oil in water for a refreshing scent. :)

    • One thing you can also do if you wash dishes with bar soap shavings is add a little borax to the water if you have a particularly oily batch of dishes, or if you are trying to soak labels off of glass jars.

  2. This is very good info! I am going to try making the shampoo, but I have to say that the handmade shampoo bar I buy from HerbanLifestyle on Etsy is fantastic.

    • Let me know how it works out for you! I have been poo-free for years now and it is so good for my hair! Sometimes I do an herb rinse with sage or lavender and other days I rub some essential oil into my scalp. I DO rinse my hair with water about once a week to break down the oil particles and any dirt. :)

  3. Awesome. Thank you so much for the mention. I use soap scraps to wash my dishes by hand, and I also use them to make a liquid laundry soap similar to the recipe you linked to. I use wool dryer balls with lemon essential oil also. Helps to deodorize any lingering scent.. for example from a wash load of rags or diapers.

  4. This is wonderful! Thanks for sharing this links and recipies.