This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Zerorez SoCal. All opinions are my own.
The number of chemicals and toxins we are exposed to in our own homes is alarming. Between toxic chemicals in conventional cleaning products, poor air quality and everything else we’re exposed to every day, our toxin load needs to be lightened.
Do you know where to start when detoxing your home? Or if you’ve already started down that journey, do you need some ideas on what you can do next? I’ll share 7 simple things you can do to detox your home.
Switch to Natural Cleaners
Making the switch to natural cleaners is easier than ever. You can purchase pre-made products from a number of reputable brands (be careful of greenwashing). The EWG Cleaning Guide is a good source to start with. Or you can do what we do and use mainly vinegar, baking soda, castille soap and essential oils to get the job done. I love using citrus infused vinegar.
Take Your Shoes Off at the Door
Removing your shoes when you arrive home is about more than keeping your carpets clean. While that’s definitely a priority, have you ever thought about what you track into your home on your shoes? In addition to the normal dirt and grime, you can also track in pesticides, petroleum based products, bacteria, viruses and more. We keep a shoe rack by the front door and change into our slippers (or stay bare footed) when we get home.
Open Your Windows
Studies show that indoor air quality is worse than outdoors. One of the ways you can clear toxins out of the air is to open your windows and let fresh air flow through every day. Even during winter, this is important to do regularly.
Buy Some House Plants
Another way you can improve indoor air quality is to add some plants to your home. Plants help absorb toxins and release fresh oxygen into the air.
Use an Air Filter
Seeing a theme here? The air in our homes is one of the biggest areas we need to attack. Running an air filter is especially important during the winter when it’s too cold to keep the windows open all day. It’s also great in the spring when the pine trees drop all of their pollen here!
Install Water Filters
Many people filter their drinking water to remove things like chlorine, fluoride, lead, microbes and more. However, most people do not have shower filters installed. Since our skin absorbs up to 60% of what it comes in contact with, you are still getting a heavy dose of those same thing you’re trying to avoid by filtering your drinking water every time you shower.
Get Your Carpets Cleaned
Carpets absorb all of the toxins you track into your home as well as all of the toxins that are generated in your home. Vacuuming frequently is a good start, but you can’t vacuum everything out. Traditional carpet cleaning services use many of the same chemicals we avoid by choosing natural cleaners. Fortunately there are companies like Zerorez So Cal that use high pH alkaline water to clean with rather than traditional chemical cleaners.
If you’re in the Southern California area, you can get 2 areas (up to 200 sq feet each) cleaned by Zerorez So Cal for $99 with code Moth07. This special deal covers carpet, hardwood, tile and grout and natural stone. Upholstery cleaning is available, but is not included in the $99 special. You can sign up by calling 866-937-6739.