How to make Your Home and Life more Environmentally Friendly

Congratulations! The first step to advancing towards a healthy lifestyle is realizing how much unhealthiness surrounds you all day long, right inside your home, in the form of chemically overloaded and toxic products.

Well, the sunny news is that with some effort, you can make your living space healthier and in sync with the rules of nature. This guide is a good starting point we’ll expose the most unsuspected toxic criminals that can be easily replaced with environmentally supportive products.

Air fresheners as top defaulters

Why bring in chemicals just to make the air inside your house fragrant? Plants have been doing that for the entire earth for millions of years now, and they’re perfectly capable of doing the same for your home. Peace lily and English Ivy are among the most dependable plants that you can bring indoors, and trust them to not only make the air odor free, but also free from chemicals and suspended impurities.

Plants can trap the malodorous fumes and chemicals from the air, converting them to food, energy, and releasing oxygen in the process. What more could you ask for?

Cleaning products are overrated, and environmentally unhealthy

Many households have a dozen cleaning products, right from clothes cleaning powders and gels, to more vigorous utensil cleaning solutions, apart from other products like appliance cleaners, polishes, and what not. Almost all of these products have toxic chemicals in them. The worse ones are those that come in the form of sprays.

Why not replace them with natural, fragrant, and super effective alternatives, such as vinegar, lemon juice, and baking soda? Or, if you don’t mind spending something beyond the average budget, you could purchase products that leverage these natural ingredients for their cleansing action.

Paraffin wax candles are fiery chemically overloaded stuff

Did you know that most of the candles you have in your home are made from a byproduct of petroleum called paraffin wax? Well, it’s true, and how that should matter to you is that burning candles give off toxic fumes and defiles the air inside your living spaces. Thankfully, environmentally responsive manufacturers have come up with natural candles sticks that not only exude natural fragrances, but also ensure that there is nothing toxic invading the environs of your home.

From cookware to bottled water, they’re all questionable

With the world becoming conscious of the toxic footprints being left behind by almost every human activity these days, even men of science have researched and unveiled startling information about common household stuff that is not exactly environment and health friendly. Nonstick cookware, for example, are known to release toxic fumes that are unhealthy if breathed in.

Also, it’s public news that several water bottling units follow practices that put a question-mark on the health quotient of their products. The gist of the matter is start to question these products, because the moment you do so, a natural alternative can be realized and help you to enter a cleaner, healthier, and environmentally supportive lifestyle.

July 20th 2016, written by Benjamin Roussey for bodono.

Benjamin Roussey is from Sacramento, CA. He has two masters degrees and served four years in the US Navy. His bachelors degree is from CSUS (1999) where he was on a baseball pitching scholarship. He has an MBA in Global Management from the Univ. of Phoenix (2006) where he attributes his writing prowess. He has worked everywhere from small businesses to large corporations, and also for public agencies. He has lived in Korea and Saudi Arabia where he was an ESL instructor. He misses Saudi food and living in Korea. Benjamin has a tremendous work ethic and is quite focused. Now he writes professionally for several clients that covers one sector of our economy to another. Currently he lives in the Phoenix area after living in Cabo San Lucas, MX for 3 years. He enjoys sports, movies, reading, and current events when he is not working online: