11 Ways to Stop Using Harmful Chemicals in Your Home

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By Ann Sullivan

With today’s hectic world, and busy schedules, it’s easy to just grab ready made products without even thinking about what’s in them. Advertisers spend millions on packaging and catchy jingles to get you to buy their brand. What they don’t advertise is many of these products contain toxic chemicals which are bad for your health and the environment. There are ways you can rid your home of harmful chemicals and avoid adding more of them. If you take the time to really think about what’s in the products you’re using, you may consider changing some of these items. There are certainly alternative ways to achieve the same objective. Here are 11 ways you can stop using some of these harmful chemicals.

1) Toss your Air Fresheners

Artificial air fresheners are exactly that – artificial. Adding these chemicals to your indoor air may seem like a good idea, but it’s not. You may temporarily freshen the odors, but you’re also adding harmful chemicals in the process. There are ways to make your home fresh and clean smelling naturally. One way is to simply open the windows and let Mother Nature in. Exchanging the stale air for fresh air is the best way to rid your home of built-up odors. You can also make natural air fresheners by using dried flowers and placing them in jars around your home. Or, simmer some lemons on the stove and simply let them steep into the air. This will make your home smell fresh and eliminate the stale odors at the same time. Open boxes of baking soda in cabinets and your refrigerator will also absorb odors.

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