I had such an amazing time speaking with my friend Jill Grunewald from Healthful Elements, about ecotoxins and DIY non-toxic cleaners.
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In the interview we discussed “Toxins” “Chemicals” or “Eco-Toxins”. Where the toxins are. What are the toxins, and why we should pay attention to them. It’s big stuff these eco-toxins, and unfortunately, not stuff we were often educated about when we were kids. Have you researched eco-toxins at all? Maybe you have been wondering about BPA or something that you heard about on the news about nail polish and birth defects? Yes my friends, these are the things we need to pay attention to.
In the United States there are over 80,000 different chemicals that are unregulated, and used in products we use everyday. From health and beauty products, to food containers, water bottles, cleaning products, and so much more. These products are not benign unfortunately. There are a myraid of studies that show these chemicals are linked to cancer, reproductive infertility, birth defects, ADD & ADHD, and hormone disruption. Yet, we are not talking about this very much, and it’s not something that is studied in our western medicine circles either. Consequently, it’s REALLY important to pay attention to where theses chemicals are, and above all take your health into your hands and avoid these toxins.
A great place to start clearing out toxins, is to make your own non-toxic cleaners. It’s quick, easy, they are really effective, and you get to control the ingredients. At this time cleaning products that you purchase at your favorite big box stores, do not have to disclose all of their ingredients. believe it or not, by our current law, it’s considered proprietary information. This is why it is so important to pay attention to what you are using.
The below are my two favorite DIY non-toxic cleaning recipes. I have been making them for over 10 years now. I discovered them when I started researching toxins for my Fertile Well Coaching Course, when I started to see the studies that linked toxins to hormone imbalance and infertility, it blew my mind. It’s scary stuff! We need to pay attention!
Funnel, measuring cup, measuring spoon, sharpie pens
Ingredients you will need:
White vinegar, Borax, Essential Oils (I like lemon, lemon grass, grapefruit, lavender, tea tree, etc), unscented dish soap.
Please make sure you are purchasing non-toxic varieties of these ingredients. Check your local co-op or health foods store.
All Purpose Cleaner
I use this cleaner everywhere in my house, this is my main cleaner for bathrooms, the kitchen, etc…
1/4 Cup White Vinegar
2 tsp. Borax
3 1/2 cups hot water
20 drops of essential oil (tea tree, lavender,orange, lemon, lemon grass-my favorite)
1/4 cup unscented liquid dish soap
In a large 32 ounce spray bottle, add the vinegar, and borax. Then add the warm water. Lastly add dish soap (to prevent lathering over), and the essential oils. Place sprayer back on the bottle and gently turn the bottle back and forth to mix. Using a sharpie write All Purpose Cleaner on the bottle.
Glass and Mirror Cleaner
This is great for anything glass
1/4 cup white vinegar
1/2 tsp. unscented liquid dish soap
2 cups water
Combine ingredients water, and white vinegar, in large 32oz spray bottle, lastly add the dish soap. Place sprayer back on the bottle and gently turn the bottle back and forth to mix. Using a sharpie write All Purpose Cleaner on the bottle.
*Recipe credit goes to Minnesota Pollution Control Agency