…and in your laundry room. The next “reset” I would like to revisit involves the products you use to clean your home, kitchen and clothes.
In Feng Shui, we learn what is closest to us affects us the most. Well, next to the products you put directly onto and into your body, the products you use to clean the clothes you wear and the dishes you eat off of, also need to be examined.
I go into so many people’s laundry rooms and kitchens and usually find dozens of toxic products. People are unaware of just how toxic some of these items actually are.
I started changing this in our home over a decade ago and am now so sensitive to harsh cleaning products, it is sometimes difficult for me to go down the cleaning isle at a store. I get a headache almost immediately if a client’s home is overloaded with toxic chemical products and I usually start with this conversation if that is the case.
We have become desensitized to harsh chemicals and additives and feel the “more powerful” or stronger a scent a cleaner has, the better it must be. In reality, “many of the chemicals utilized in traditional cleaning products are known to have a biological effect on the body, impacting the hormone , endocrine, respiratory and immune systems,” says Christian Gonzalez, N.D. (From an online article in Shape.com)
The great news is that there are so many good options available or you can make your own. Check out products from companies like Mrs. Meyers, Seventh Generation, Ecover, Method, Puracy, and J.R. Watkins.
Again, you don’t need to throw everything out. Just keep a running list and replace with a better option as you finish what you are currently using.
A huge benefit of using non-toxic products is in preserving our environment. You are not flushing, rinsing and washing away chemicals that then create toxic conditions in nature.
Take a look and see what you can upgrade to go into the rest of 2021 in healthier, less toxic surrounding.