ToxinFree Home- Just a Buzz or a Reality?
Sustainability, toxic cleaning, parabens free... we all hear it day in and day out and these are not just buzz words or a gimmick. Like Covid19 climate change is very real , however there are tons are factors that affect climate change. You must have read several times that our household normally has 62 different kinds of chemicals which are used on everyday basis when you clean your house and multiple surfaces.
Heard of Phthalates?
Where are how? Many fragranced household products, such as air fresheners, dish soap, even toilet paper. Because of proprietary laws, companies don’t have to disclose what’s in their scents, so you won’t find phthalates on a label. If you see the word “fragrance” on a label, there’s a good chance phthalates are present.
Phthalates are known for endocrine disruption. Men with higher phthalate compounds in their blood had correspondingly reduced sperm counts, according to a 2003 study conducted by researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Harvard School of Public Health. Although exposure to phthalates mainly occurs through inhalation, it can also happen through skin contact with scented soaps, which is a significant problem, warns Alicia Stanton, MD, coauthor of Hormone Harmony. Unlike the digestive system, the skin has no safeguards against toxins. Absorbed chemicals go straight to organs.
So what can you do? Choose natural essential oiled, fragrance-free or all-natural organic products. Bypass aerosol or plug-in air fresheners and instead using essential oils with diffusers or simply opening windows to freshen the air. Besides causing more serious effects like endocrine disruption, Aerosol sprays and air fresheners can be migraine and asthma triggers, You can add more air purifying plants like the snake plant as they’re natural air purifiers.
One very widely used product is the dishwash bar or gel at home and it all mostly contains Triclosan which is an aggressive antibacterial agent that can promote the growth of drug-resistant bacteria. So stick to natural or mild liquid like the ones made from baking soda or vinegar based.
It not only takes of your hands , it makes sure you don't up eating off the chemicals from the washed plates in your own home.
One more common toxic suBstance found in most home multipurpose cleaner is Butoxyethanol. What is it ?
2-butoxyethanol is the key ingredient in many window cleaners and gives them their characteristic sweet smell. It belongs in the category of “glycol ethers,” a set of powerful solvents that don’t mess around. If you’re cleaning at home in a confined area, like an unventilated bathroom, you can actually end up getting 2-butoxyethanol in the air at levels that are higher than recommended safety standards.
Instead if you have heard of soapnut which are harvested and are multipurpose. They are all natural, 100% organic and safe for use at home without any supervision. The multipurpose cleaners that are soapnut based are so safe that you can even water your plants with left over mix.
The best way to ensure you home and environment is chemical free is to ensure to read all ingredients and avoid what you don't understand at all.
Do DIY at home using lemon, vinegar and baking soda and do cleaning like a pro. However most of us do not have the time or expertise to do DIY hence Upciclo brings you these bottled solutions. These are all natural, 100% verified and toxin free cleaners to ensure that you home and household is 100% chemical free. You can even let your kids help with cleaning and teach them how to be more sustainable.
To make sustainable living , Upciclo has launched the cleaning solutions as low as 50Rs along with the concerned sellers and combo packs for a months costs as low as 499 only.
So get your home toxinfree and your loved ones chemical free.