Alternative Living: Cleanliness & Hygiene

Staying hygienic is important to the overall health of an individual. The following are ways to substitute everyday hygienic practices and materials to eliminate the ingestion of unnecessary fragrances or chemicals.

Baking soda is a natural deodorizer and isn’t just for baking! It is a fantastic dry shampoo. For those suffering from excess grease, the baking soda absorbs it all, leaving you with a freshly scented head of hair. Baking soda can also be mixed with a favored essential oil for an all natural non-allergenic laundry detergent.

There is an exuberant amount of unnecessary additives in name brand toothpaste. Those additives include sweeteners such as sorbitol, fluoride and triclosan. Although fluoride is considered “controversial” by most, there is a known effect of suppression on the thyroid hormone uptake. An alternative home recipe involved the mixture of coconut oil and you guessed it, baking soda! Generally you would use about 2-3 tablespoons of baking soda per half cup of coconut oil, mix thoroughly.

Dish detergents are another home product using unnecessary additives that could be detrimental to the overall health of the people using it. Mixing the ingredients of ¼ cup of baking soda and 2 cups of warm water then, adding a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and about two tablespoons of lemon juice is an amazing homemade dish soap recipe for glass and silverware.
Add a little more apple cider vinegar and lemon juice to the mix for tougher grime on dishes.

Being conscious of what we put into our bodies is an uplifting perspective into the eyes of our body and mind.


June 16th, 2017 by Alex

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