CHALLENGE DAY 16
Go Green with your Products!
Today’s challenge is to go green with your products! This has many elements.
One way is to purchase more ecologically friendly products using Environmental Working Group’s web site or
Try Buycott or Think Dirty apps as a guide
try using more natural everyday household items
(like coconut oil instead of body lotion,
baking soda and lemon juice or vinegar for cleaning, etc.).
I’m not saying to go replace all your current cleaners right now, but maybe spend 10 minutes going to ewg.org’s web site and investigate a few of your more frequently used products. Make a plan to swap those out for more eco-friendly choices. Or, maybe try natural products like baking soda (scrub) and lemon juice or vinegar (disinfect & shine) to clean your sink or tub next time. You may be surprised! Thieves Oil works great for antibacterial cleaning. A combination of clove, peppermint and tea tree essential oils mixed with 3/4 water ant 1/4 witch hazel in a spray bottle works wonders on floors (and yoga mats) for antifungal, antimicrobial and antibacterial cleaning.
Here is a web site you can check out for other recipes for D.I.Y. cleaners:
Or, maybe your activity today is to install
one of the apps mentioned and check out a few items in your home or at the store.
For more on how to swap out your cleaning products for less toxic ones,
you can also dig deeper and read my blog post “Taming the Toxins in Your Home”.