When it comes to spring cleaning your home this year, healthy lifestyle expert and founder of Pretty Wellness Caryn Sullivan shares her suggestions for non-toxic methods.
Start with better products
‘All natural’ isn’t neccessarily good. Just because a product says “all natural” “free” or “clear” does not mean it is the best. Caryn says the product could still have tons of ingredients that irritate allergies, promote cancer cells and are horrible for the environment. Look for labels that say “petroleum free”, “biodegradable,” “phosphate free” and “solvent” free.
Substitute your products under your sink for ones with less ingredients.
If all else fails, you can always make your own cleaner! Caryn says you can create your own solutions using various combinations of baking soda, vinegar, lemon, distilled water, vodka and essential oils.
Clean the air with air filters.
The quality of the air we breathe is important for our overall health, and clean air can also
lead to a number of benefits, such as increased energy, better blood circulation and a stronger immune system. Caryn says without an air purifier, many homes are harbors for dust and germs that can then lead to allergies and other health problems. Air purifiers help remove dust, bacteria, mold and more.
Watch the video above for more information.