Chemical Free Home


Starting on the path to a Chemical Free Home

with Earth Blended

 

You have probably herd about all the bad chemicals in this and the bad chemicals in that and thought to yourself “ I really need to go chemical free” a thousand times but never actually got round to it. With all the different chemicals around and lack of research around them it’s really difficult to live a more natural and chemical free lifestyle. It really only takes a little bit of effort and time to get to know what you can substitute your products chemical products with. Of course, it’s not entirely possible to eliminate all chemicals that we are surrounded by, but by taking a few small steps we can certainly live a more natural and sustainable life. Be conscience to keep nasty chemicals out of your home - not only will this have major benefits for your family but with every chemical free home comes a step closer to a more environmentally friendly world.

 

Top 8 Harmful chemicals to avoid in your home

 

Formaldehyde

Formaldehyde is a flammable, pungent compound found in everyday items such as Air fresheners, Nail polish, melamine (hard plastic). It can irritate the eyes, throat and mucus membranes, and cause headaches and nausea. Exposure may increase the risk of brain cancer and leukaemia.

 

Pesticides & Fertilisers 

If it kills insects or weeds, it likely isn’t good for human health, either. Many common pesticides are known carcinogens. One chemical in many pesticides, dichlorvos, is associated with mammary tumours in rats or mice. Another, glyphosate, has been linked to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Triclosan

Found in liquid dishwashing detergents and hand soaps labeled “antibacterial.” Triclosan is an aggressive antibacterial agent that can promote the growth of drug-resistant bacteria

 

Quarternary Ammonium Compounds, or “QUATS”

Found in fabric softener liquids and most household cleaners labeled “antibacterial” - this chemical is similar to triclosan helping breed antibiotic resistant bacteria and also a major skin irritant.

 

2-Butoxyethanol

Commonly found in window, kitchen and multipurpose cleaners,it belongs in the category of “glycol ethers” a set of powerful solvents which can cause throat irritation when inhaled along with narcosis, pulmonary oedema and severe liver and kidney damage at higher doses.

 

Ammonia

Found in polishing agents for bathroom fixtures, sinks and glass cleaners. It is a very powerful irritant that will affect right away mainly affecting asthmatics and elderly people with lung conditions causing further breathing problems.

 

Chlorine

Found in scouring powders, toilet cleaners, laundry whiteners and mould removers - the health effects can be acute and chronic especially to the respiratory system as well as the thyroid disrupter.

 

Sodium Hydroxide

Commonly found in oven cleaners and drain openers, sodium Hydroxide otherwise known as Iye is extremely corrosive if touching your skin can cause severe burns and damage when inhaled.

 

 

 

Household Cleaning Products

 

Household cleaners have become such an everyday used item that people rarely stop and question whats in them. They have been used in thousands of households across the world and have always got the job done so why question what you know and what works? Have you ever stopped to consider exactly what kinds of potentially hazardous chemicals are in these products - in fact when was the last time you thought much of what is in any product you use? 

The ingredients found in some commonly used household cleaning products may technically clean your home but are very likely making your living space an unhealthy environment - contaminating and polluting the air with carcinogenic, hormone disrupters, neurotoxic solvents, reproductive toxins and mood altering chemicals. As the use of cleaners continues to rise so does the rise in cancer, asthma and other illnesses - It is believed that our constant contact with chemical fumes and chemical residues inside and outside our homes could be a signification contributing factor not to mention a large majority of these chemicals end up down our drains which lead to our beautiful oceans destroying our sea life and causing further damage to our earth, the home of our homes.

 

 

 

 

Where and How do i start ?

 

The best place to start this transition is to slowly switch out your cleaning products with all natural products - what is the point in cleaning your house with dangerous hazardous products ? In no way am i suggesting that this is an easy task to switch out.. because how easy is it to just grab these products that are pre made and ready to go while doing your weekly grocery shop ? but this quick and easy fix isn't the way to go - Luckily their is an increasing number of companies including myself here at Earth Blended that are trying to release chemical free cleaning products  in a safer more ethical way. Here at Earth blended we are sourcing ingredients that have a long history of safe usage in humans and are natural plant based. Essential oils along with some very basic staples that you likely already have in your home are honestly all you need.

There are two ways to go depending on your lifestyle and extra time you have to spare, either signing up with a whole sale essential oil distributor such as Young Living to make your own products or if you are time poor are or just not eager on DIY we still have a cheap option right here for you to buy pre made through products at Earth Blended. In 2019 we will be releasing a full range of all natural, chemical free products that are pre made and ready to go for the working and or families always on the go who either don’t have time.

 

If you would like more information about our beautiful and all natural chemical free cleaning range coming in 2019 including a free sample of our "Natures Clean" all purpose spray please email me at earthblend@outlook.com and sign up to our mailing list to be the first to know about our launch date & follow us over on our Instagram @earth.blended for our own DIY hacks and tips for a chemical free home.

This is just a small look into converting over to a chemical free home and some of the reasons why you should consider it for your home and what chemicals to avoid , stay tuned to have a little look at how converting to chemical free has been so important and amazing for my family and I.

If you are wanting to go direct and purchase the pure essential oils yourself and make your own products i have provided a link below to get you on track - also feel free to get in contact with myself for more information.

 

Wholesale essential oils link - https://yl.pe/9vrj

 

 


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  • Lisa Maree Akhurst

    Hi lovelies,

    Thank you so much for writing this piece and further educating me. Since having a baby I have been ultra sensitive and more concious of what I use in our household. Evening whilst pregnant I started to research a little and invested in a starter kit of doterra oils. I would certainly be interested in supporting your wonderful business and happy to learn more about any new product release!

    Love LM xx


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