5 Recipes to Remove Toxins from Your Home

 
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It is reported that we are exposed to hundreds of toxic chemicals a day. The daily exposure to artificial and toxic chemicals is linked to numerous developmental and learning disorders in children. In fact, the TENDR (Targeting Environmental Neuro-Developmental Risks) project identified the exposure to toxins in our daily life to autism, attention deficit hyperactivity, intellectual disabilities and other learning and behavioral disabilities. TENDR’s meta-analysis study revealed that the toxic exposure to Organophosphates(Pesticides), PBDE (flame retardants) and other Endocrine-disrupting chemicals is likely attributing to the drastic rise of these neuro-developmental disorders.

Traditional cleaner contains a variety of toxic chemicals such as Triclosan, QUATS (Quarternary Ammonium Compounds), and 2-Butoxyethanol. These products are linked to respiratory challenges, sore throats, rise of dangerous bacteria in your gut, as well as hormone altering responses help combat the daily exposure to ourselves and children, I wanted to provide 5 easy recipes you can use to substitute other toxic chemicals from your house.

 

Countertop Cleaner:

1 Cup of Filtered Water

3/4 Cup of White Vinegar

4 Drops of Lemon Essential Oil

4 Drops of Antibacterial Essential Oil Blend

2 Drop of Grapefruit Essential Oil

Mix into a glass spray bottle and shake before each use.

 

Shower Spray:

1/2 Cup of distilled White Vinegar

1/2 Cup of Filtered Water

4 drops of Antibacterial Essential Oil Blend

6 drops of Air Purifying Essential Oil Blend

Mix into a glass spray bottle, shake before each use and spray on walls after each shower.

 

Dryer Sheets:

1 cup of distilled White Vinegar

10 drops of Tea Tree Essential Oil

4 drops of Eucalyptus Radiata Essential oil

Small cotton fabric sheets (4 inches x 4 inches)

Mix contents into spray jar. Shake just before use and spray liberally on a cotton sheets. Add to dryer and dry on lower temperature settings.

 

Toilet Cleaner:

1/2 Cup of distilled White Vinegar

1/2 Cup of Borax

10 drops of Lavender Essential Oil

10 drops of Lemon Essential Oil

5 drops of Grapefruit Essential Oil

Mix in a glass bowl just before use. Add all contents into the toilet bowl and scrub. Flush when completed.

 

Window Cleaner:

1 Cup of Filtered Water

4 tablespoons of distilled white Vinegar

20 drops of Grapefruit Essential Oil

Mix into a glass spray bottle, shake before each use and spray on windows as needed.