Awesome Alternative Natural Products and IdeasPosted: Updated:
by Krissy Lenz
We each encounter many chemicals during our day to day lives, and we all know it is a good idea to eliminate harmful chemicals where we can. These are some awesome, alternative ideas to eliminate harmful chemicals in your daily routine.
Hijack Plug In Air Fresheners-
Plug in air fresheners smell great, but they can contain carcinogens or other gross chemicals. Hijack your plug in air fresheners and use essential oils instead. It can be a little tricky, but fairly simple to pull out the wick from most commercial plug in air fresheners. Once the wick is out, replace the chemical blend inside with water and a few drops of your favorite essential oils. Essential oils not only smell great, they are a healthier alternative because they do not have the carcinogens and chemicals that some chemical air fresheners can have. Essential oils also have benefits like calming or energizing effects, and oils like Eucalyptus can even help with colds and congestion. Because you are creating your own blend you can add just a little of the oil for a light scent or a lot of the oil for a bold scent. I also highly recommend experimenting with mixing and matching oils and scents.
Essential Oils range from $5- $20 and available at Sprouts. Plug in air fresheners are in the $10 range at most grocery stores.
GuruNanda Pulling Oil-
Oil “pulling” is a very easy way to rid the mouth and body of toxins. Simply swish oil around the mouth for 10-20 minutes. The oil “pulls” toxins out through saliva and the toxins become trapped in the oil. I typically use coconut oil, but GuruNanda is a great product because it is a blend of oils including coconut, peperment and sesame oils. I like it because it has a pleasant, minty taste and it is convenient and easy to grab and swish! The individual packs are great for traveling or stashing around the office.
$14.99 for 8 oz bottle $29.99 for 30 individual tubs. Available on Amazon or at: http://www.gurunanda.com/oil-pulling/
Play Love Laugh Fruit & Veggie Nail Polish-
Play, Love, Laugh is a nail polish made with fruits and vegetables. It has no odor, and dries quickly. The colors are bright and fun, great for kids, and the best part is that you do not need stinky, chemical nail polish remover to take it off. To remove, simply soak in warm water and then peel off.
$5.99 per bottle. Available at: http://www.hugonaturals.com/
Truly's Natural Deodorant
Another great way to eliminate chemicals from your daily routine is by eliminating traditional deodorant. Truly's is an all-natural, organic, and GMO-free deodorant made from organic coconut oil, powdered sugar, baking soda, and beeswax. It doesn't stain the way some deodorants can and it doesn't sting when applied, which makes it a great choice for kids or anyone with very sensitive skin. Even the containers are BPA and PVC free.
Single container $8.99-$9.99 and Family Six Pack $48.94 www.trulysnaturaldeodorant.com