3 Ways To Make Your Home a Healthier Place To Be

3 Ways To Make Your Home a Healthier Place To Be

When you want to live a healthy lifestyle, it means much more than just eating the right foods and doing exercise each day. The word lifestyle means just that; it is all about how you live your life. So while healthy eating and exercise is part of it, it involves what other things you take into your body and the things that you have at home. If you try to eat an organic and healthy diet, but then fill your home with chemicals, it seems a little counterproductive. So what are some things that you could do to implement a healthy lifestyle at home? Here are a few ideas for you.


Use Natural Cleaning Methods

The chemicals that are in cleaning products for the home can clean our home. In that, they can kill bacteria. But they can also lead to your home being more toxic as they are full of things that are bad for you. The fumes can take over your home and be ingested by you and your family. So looking for more natural ways to clean is a great idea. One cheap and natural way to clean the home is by using white vinegar. It kills bacteria on surfaces and can be used on floors and windows. The smell, though natural, can be quite strong for many. So after looking at a site like http://vinegartips.com/, I’ve found that you can add essential oils to it or things like lemon peel. So you are still cleaning, but the vinegar smell isn’t as strong. It has got to be worth a try, right?

Diffuse Essential Oils

In order to remove more things from your home that are toxic, you could think about getting rid of your scented candles. That is if they are made from paraffin wax. Paraffin is a byproduct of oil refinement, so it really isn’t a good product to then be heating up and having in our homes. So unless you are choosing scented beeswax or soy candles, then you could diffuse essential oils in your home. They have the added benefit of actually being healthier for you than candles, as they fill the air that you breathe in with things to help you fight off disease and breathe more easily.

Create a Compost

In your backyard, it is a good idea to create a compost heap. You can make your own using some wooden pallets, or you could get a compost bin. There are many reasons why it is beneficial. First of all, it is good to stop you throwing away so much food. You can put food and food scraps on the compost heap. They, along with grass and plants, will start to decompose. You can then use that compost mulch as a natural fertilizer on your garden. You aren’t having to spend money, and it isn’t full of chemicals on your plants and shrubs. So if you grow your own food or herbs, it makes them much better for you. A site like https://www.planetnatural.com/composting-101/tips/ has some more tips for composting if you want to give it a go but not sure where to start.

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