The average household contains about 62 toxic chemicals. Many of these are cleaning products, air fresheners, laundry detergents, beauty products…oh and don’t get me started on shampoos and beauty products.
The House Detox: Bathroom Checklist
Let’s opt out of toxic products and go for healthier options!
Toss it out:
Bleach and bleach products (disinfectant wipes, sprays, toilet cleaners)
Vinyl/plastic shower curtains
Why toss it out?
!Did you know scientists use face masks, gloves and a ventilated room when handling bleach. If you mix Bleach with Alcohol it becomes Chloroform, oh and Bleach and Vinegar becomes a Toxic Gas! So I’m guessing it’s not great to have around the house.
PVC Shower curtains contain high levels of Phthalates as well as many other VOC’s that are hazardous air pollutants. These chemicals mess with your hormones, reproductive system and can cause asthma, cancer and behavioural issues.
The House Detox: Bathroom Tips:
Instead of Bleach use a Chlorine-free Bleach (which is Hydrogen Peroxide and water)
Open a window and get air flowing through your bathroom, a damp bathroom will start to grow mould.
Cleaning products by law don’t need to list their full ingredients and why would they want to? It’s probably full of toxic chemicals they don’t want you to know about.