How To Make Your Home More Healthy

Dec 12 2018
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It is no secret on the blog here how health conscious I am about what I allow to come into my home. Basically I am entirely chemical free at this point, I make all my own cleaners including laundry and dishwasher detergent. For real, I just use vinegar for everything and it severs me just fine lol! I also add essential oils all over the place, you can find a bottle (or several) in almost every room of my house.

Right down to my hand soap I simply purchase a bottle of dr. bronners castile soap, add a little to my foaming hand pump, a few drops of whatever essential oil I feel like using at the time and the rest is water.

Its not just the health aspect that is amazing to me though but just how much money I save every single time! To be healthier and save money and not have to buy products full of unpronounceable ingredients? Its a win win! (The following is a contributed article.)

We often tend to focus on exercise and nutrition only when it comes to improving our health, and we often forget about how the environment we live in might be affecting our body. We spend a lot of time at home and it is, therefore, important to figure out how it can be made more healthy.

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Even though there are a few aspects that you won’t be able to control, there are quite a few easy tweaks that would improve the health of your house. Consider the following tips to ensure that your house gets a healthy makeover.

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Avoid Or Reduce Chemical-Based Products

Use plant-based products, basic water, and soap or essential oils instead of chemical-based cleaners and chemical pesticides. The toxic chemicals contained in cleaners have been linked to a wide variety of health problems. Try some natural cleaning options such as lemon, baking soda or vinegar.

Avoid Scented Candles

Scented candles come at a risk even though they smell really nice. If the paraffin wax candle is petroleum-based they will emit potentially harmful chemicals which may lead to serious health risks like asthma, common allergies and even cancer. Soy candles and other vegetable-based candles don’t contain the harmful chemicals and are, therefore, a much safer option.

Block Out Light

Light pollution may interfere with sleep and bad sleep has been linked to poor health which includes issues such as mental illness, memory loss, obesity, and cancers. Make sure to block out light by getting shades or even an eye mask. Click here to find out how to make your room pitch dark during the day.

Get Yourself A Pet

Pet ownership has been associated with improved emotional state and mood, reduced cardiovascular risk and lower blood pressure. Find out what the health benefits of owning a pet are.

Filter Your Water

If you drink tap water, it might be a good idea to get a water filter installed to make sure that you don’t drink contaminated water. A water filter will remove contaminants such as pesticides, E. coli, chlorine and lead.

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Put Leftovers in Glass

Use plastic containers for leftovers instead of plastic as it contains toxic chemicals which can cause cancer or upset your hormones. This is because toxins are leached into food when it is stored in plastic. Glass is inert which means that it doesn’t leach and it is also recyclable and reusable.

Improve Air Quality

You can improve air quality in your home by making sure that:

  • Air vents aren’t blocked by leaves, dirt or snow.
  • You fix plumbing leaks as it can affect air quality and create ideal conditions for mold growth.
  • Air isn’t circulating between your living space and an attached garage as pollutants and car exhausts might have a negative effect on home safety and air quality.
  • You clean the air conditioner and have it serviced at least every second year and also replace the filters as necessary.
  • You clean ceiling fans in order for them to not spread dust particles throughout the room.
  • Inspect outdoor electrical fixtures and chimney flues for bird nests which can possibly decrease air quality, prevent ventilation and pose fire hazards.

Make Your Bed

You are much more likely to get a good night’s sleep if you make your bed in the morning. It appears that there is a connection between actual sleep and feeling good about where you sleep.

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Paint Your Walls

The color of your walls can alter your mood, eating habits and sleep. If you want to stimulate your senses and raise your blood sugar, red would be a good option. It will also encourage you to eat much faster – as will a bright white color.

If you want to slow down your breathing and heart rate soothing green and blue hues would be perfect. This makes it an ideal color for your bedroom if you are stressed or struggle to sleep.

If a color naturally occurs in nature it will be more relaxing and less exhilarating than a non-natural color.

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Comments

  1. December 12, 2018 at 11:31 am

    I love this list. Can you believe I just learned that storing your food in plastic is bad for you? I just found a glass Pyrex storage set for 19 dollars today too! 🙂

    • December 12, 2018 at 11:35 am

      Hi Kari, me too! I still have some plastic tupperware in my home but I’m trying to gradually replace it all with glass. Fortunately there are better options for nice glass containers now!

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