Steps how to detox your home
It can be very overwhelming, confusing, exhausting and complicated to change a lifestyle - especially in our busy everyday lives balancing work, family, our household and everything else in between. In the beginning of my journey, I realised very quickly to take it ONE step at a time. If you try changing your lifestyle overnight you are most likely going to fail. It is simply too exhausting to keep up with all the new changes. Like everything else in life, slowly easing into something is much better and should be thought of as a long-term investment in your health with returns coming later on. Therefore, do it slowly. Do not stress or panic about it.
Note to self: If you stress about it, you are not doing any good for your health or anyone else around you.
Here are a few ideas to start detoxing your Home:
- One of the first things I learnt when starting my detoxing journey was "Remove the Source". Toxic sources in our home can be many things. We started with household cleaning detergents, washing powders etc, and replaced one product at a time with non-toxic options. Simple and small steps is the KEY. Why start with household cleaning detergents? Simply because we use these products every day, sprayed into the air, used on every surface in our home, in our clothes and in our dishwasher. Our home and living space should not be a toxic environment in any sense. That is also why Sunshine Living started with the HOME BOX.
- Another important tip is storing your food and leftovers in glass containers, not plastic. Our food, particularly warm food, should not come into contact with plastic. There are two types of plasticizers, which are substances added to plastic that are a concern to our health; bisphenol A (BPA) and phthalates. These two are known to be “endocrine disrupters,” which means they mimic human hormones. These substances leach into the food or beverage when plastic is heated. Some toxins in plastic also leach into the food without the plastic being heated. Microscopic plastic can also find its way into your food. In fact, more and more research is conducted on the effects of microscopic plastic in our blood.
- Glass containers are the best choice for the storage of your food. Not only do glass containers not leach toxins into your food, but it also has a nonporous surface which means that is easier to clean so that bacteria does not get left behind like in porous plastic.
- One can purchase glass containers in quite a retail companies or even online. All at affordable prices.
To be continued in Detox Journey Part 2.
Steps how I support a detoxing body
When it came to supporting my detoxing journey one of the first things we implemented was filtering our tap water. Simply because, otherwise, we cannot control how clean our water is. After all, water usually is transported to our home through metal pipes. How often do you think these pipes are replaced. What do you think the condition of these pipes are? Think about that! We should be drinking plenty of water every day, preferably from a mountain spring. Not really possible for most people. At least not for me, therefore filtering our tap water was and is the best option for us in our home.
Also, if you are worried about demineralizing the water, do not worry. You can always remineralize water buy adding a pinch of Himalayan salt.
Here are the brands we have used or are currently using:
This company is particularly great for installing filter machines to your tap. Super easy and they also have good pitchers at an affordable price.
Clearly Filtered has a great pitcher and their filter last 3-4 months. Easy to clean and filters are easy to replace.
We use filters from both brands in our daily lives and are very pleased with their functionality.
The information is presented for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose or prescribe for any medical or psychological condition, nor to prevent, treat, mitigate or cure such conditions. Therefore, this information is not intended as medical advice, but it is a sharing of knowledge and information based on research and experience.