Written By Guest Writer: Alissa Olson
Over the past 6 months I have been slowly transforming our home into a toxic free environment. I never noticed ingredient labels until one day I just glanced at my shampoo bottle in the shower and holy moly. I can’t say half of the words that are ingredients in my own shampoo!! I started going through the whole house writing a list of items that we can toss out and replace with better more natural products. Glass cleaner, tooth paste, shampoo, hand soap, multi-use cleaner, laundry soap, bleach and there are so many more! Most of the products I purchase for my home now have all natural ingredients, but this can get really expensive. SOOOOO this is where my crafty side comes in. DIY! I make a lot of homemade stuff around my house. I started out after I purchased a Young Living Starter Kit and started exploring the world of Essential Oils. This really pushed me to start creating homemade products that I KNOW what the ingredients are. Transforming your house into a nontoxic household takes time. So DON’T RUSH IT! Write a list out like I did and do one thing at a time. There are also apps available such as “Think Dirty” to search a specific household or beauty item and tells you the harsh ingredients in that item. Check it out!
One thing on my list is laundry products; Laundry Detergent, Bleach, and Dryer Sheets. I have been getting the Aldi brand of laundry soap for over two years now. Though better than other laundry detergents this soap isn’t up to my all natural standards.