Did you know that a lot of cosmetics and household products contain toxic chemicals that are harmful for your health? Because many of the products in the U.S. are not regulated, you and I need to do a little bit of research on our own. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) makes this easier for us! I love to use their Skin Deep database to find safe products for my family. If you haven’t visited EWG’s site yet, go ahead and take a look around. If you find that the products in your home are toxic, I would advise you to get them out of your house! Toxic chemicals escape into the air even when the bottle is closed. When I started buying safer products for our home in 2010, it felt great to know that my money was no longer being spent on products that would harm our health. I recently started to make my own personal care and cleaning products. It’s so much fun!
Have you already switched to safer household products? How did you feel after you made the switch?
This post was originally published on October 4, 2018 and updated on August 23, 2019.