There are a number of things you can do on a quest to have a healthy home and one of those is to work towards a chemical free home. It may sound hard but the number of products out there that ACTUALLY WORK is growing and there are alternatives for almost everything you thought you couldn’t go without. Chemicals are poisonous and the less we have around our home, family, and selves the better. With the skyrocketing rates of cancer it just makes sense to do everything you can to keep your family safe – can’t hurt to try. This would be a great goal for 2016!
Norwex is chemical free since only water needs to be used with any cleaning cloths. Norwex cloths contain silver, which is a natural antibacterial.
Norwex polishing cloths for chrome and glass: taps and fixtures, windows, mirrors.
Replaces: Windex, Vinegar and Water, Chrome cleaners, ANY other window cleaning solutions (most are very toxic).
Norwex antibacterial cleaning cloths: Floors, walls, counters, sinks, toilets, cupboards, tables, chairs etc.
Replaces: Mr. Clean, Lysol cleaners etc… any toxic household cleaners
Norwex bathroom cleaning mit: Smooth on one side and textured (for scrubbing) on the other. Use with Norwex blue diamond cleaner or just water.
Replaces: Any chemical bathroom cleaners like Tilex, lysol cleaners, bleach etc.
Norwex antibacterial face cloths: Washes your face with just water.
Replaces: Facial cleansers and toners…. will also save you a ton of money.
Natural Cleaners: Check out our earlier blog for tips on other natrual cleaning products Checklist for A Healthy Calgary Home
Check out Green Calgary’s eco store. They have done the research for you and sell some of the best natural cleaners. Green Calgary
Theives: This is an antiviral, antibacterial cleaner that is non toxic. Can be used for general household cleaning with a fresh scent.
– There are several organic brands that are clean. Green Beaver is one. Check labels in the health food stores.
*Bonus: anything with those micro-beads is extremely harmful for the environment so try to find toothpaste that does not have these.
Shampoo (& conditioner)
– A great brand option is CURELLE. They are based out of Vancouver. They do not test on animals, and they are biogredable, fragrance-free (chemical fragrances contain up to 700 toxins), have no added colors or toxic solvents, and are not GMO. Curelle has shampoo, conditioner and hair gel.
Skin care and make up
Facial skin care
Vitamins and supplements
Look for NO GMO, Organic, and no artificial colours (Gummy vitamins are full of sugar and dyes). It is best to talk to a Naturopathic Dr. for advice on what you really need for optimum health.
Muscle pulls, back pain, arthritis, joint pain, sprains, strains, restless leg
Mercy MSM cream is super for relieving pain and reducing inflammation. It is made in Red Deer, AB.
– Replaces toxic pharmaceuticals like A535, Voltarin, cold gels etc…
Moving toward a chemical free home is a process. Tackle on item or area at a time so that you don’t become overwhelmed by the goal. Natural products are becoming more readily available as producers are encouraged to create more innovative clean products as a result of the changing trend.