Learn how to create a non-toxic home to protect your health, without the stress and overwhelm that may stop you from even getting started.
“Help! I’ve got young kids at home and I’m trying to get rid of toxins but it’s SO OVERWHELMING!”
“My daughter has eczema and is always sneezing but I’m not sure what is causing it.”
“I’ve been diagnosed with (XYZ) and I’m trying to clean up my lifestyle, but I don’t know where to start.”
I’ve heard these cries over and over again and in fact, this is exactly why I started the Mindful Momma blog!
Having kids or a health issue is often the catalyst that launches us into concern about toxic chemical exposures. Suddenly, we are worried about everything that we and our little ones might eat, come into contact with or breathe. We want to make our home environment as safe as possible, but where to begin and how to get it all done?
Low-Stress Ways to Create a Non-Toxic Home
No doubt it can be overwhelming to change up your lifestyle and the products you use. But it doesn’t have to be such a monumental task that it stops you in your tracks. Here are a few ways to make the transition easier…..
Take Baby Steps
Did you notice I said transition? Creating a non-toxic home is not a one and done thing. There’s no magic wand.
The best way to make lasting change is start small and proceed at the rate that works for you and your family. I recommend starting with simple and low-cost changes like the 10 ways to detox your home listed in this guide.
Next, move on to some easy product swaps, like an all-purpose cleaning spray and some of the personal care products that you use most like body lotion or shampoo. Save the big changes like furniture and mattresses for when they fit into your budget and schedule.
Conquer One Room at a Time
A great way to tackle your home detox is to go room by room. Start with the room that concerns you most – be it the kitchen, the laundry room, the bedroom or whatever jumps out to you.
To get help with this process, check out my new online course – Eco-Conscious Home Detox (coming in February 2021!) It’s a room by room plan to help you create a healthy, eco-friendly home. I’ve done all the research for you so you can jump right into making the healthy changes that will keep you from getting sick and give you the peace of mind you are waiting for!
Work With a Trusted Guide
I know it’s tempting to rely on google for all your home detox needs, but I don’t recommend it. First of all, who has time for all that research? Plus, you can’t exactly trust everything you read on the internet. If I believed all the things I read about healthy, eco-friendly living, I’d be living in a yurt, subsisting on goat’s milk and a handful of supplements. Just kidding of course, but you get what I mean.
Instead you should look to trusted sources for your information about non-toxic and eco-friendly living. Sources that are science-based and have a reputation for quality reporting. Some of my favorite resources include the Environmental Working Group (EWG), Safer Chemicals Healthy Families and MindBodyGreen.
Of course I hope that this blog is one of your trusted resources. My goal is to be your trusty trail guide on the path to a non-toxic and eco-friendly home and lifestyle! To that end, I’d love for you to join me for the 6-week Eco-Conscious Home Detox course. I’ll be there to guide you throughout the whole process of transforming your home – room by room – to make it a healthy haven for your family!
Get Support from Family and Friends
Don’t try to do a green and healthy makeover of your home and lifestyle all alone. Talk to your spouse and other family members and friends and ask for their support. Part of that process is also making a commitment to making your home and products as healthy as possible. The more people you get on board with the plan, the more likely it will happen!
Ready to skip to the front of the line and get the help you need to detox your home? Sign up for waiting list for the Eco-Conscious Home Detox!
Are you overwhelmed at the thought of creating a non-toxic home? What has helped you get started?