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Poison Proof Your Home

Did you know that poisoning is the 5th leading cause of accidental death among young children? And the leading cause of poisoning in children is HOUSEHOLD CLEANERS!

Why do we keep some many toxic and poisonous items in our home when it is not necessary? There are non-toxic options to the cleaning products we keep in our home.

Window Cleaner Options:

Make your own: Water and Vineagar

Buy Natural Products: Shaklee Basic H

Bleach Substitute:

Make your own: White Vinegar and Baking Soda

Buy Natural Products: Nature Bright

All Purpose Cleaner:

Make your own:White Vinegar and Water

Buy Natural Products: Basic H

Degreaser:

Make Your Own: Baking Soda and Water

Buy Natural Products: Basic H or Get Clean Scour Off

Make your home safe for you and your family. Go through you cupboards, closets, and pantries. Throw out all of the items that are toxic and poisonous. Now either stock White Vinegar, Baking Soda, and Lemons or buy safe natural/organic products. Believe me you will feel better after you do this. White Vinegar is awesome for removing hard water stains….I have horribly hard water that stains everything! I keep a large jug of white vinegar around at all times.

Now that you have the cleaning products taken care of you can move on to personal care products. Did you know that your cosmetics probably contain the following…Formaldehyde, phenol, benzene, toluene, xylene. Then there are the parabens that are found in many personal care products. Parabens are preservatives found in about 90% of all cosmetics. There have been many studies linking parabens to cancer in lab animals. So not only are these products poisonous if ingested they are not good for you either. There are many options for paraben free products…Dr. Hauschka, Burt’s Bees, Weleda, and Shaklee Beauty Products.

Below is an excerpt from: Poison in the Home By Dr. George Grant, Toxicologist/Analytical Chemist/Microbiologist, Founder of the International Academy of Wellness www.academyofwellness.com

“More children under four die of accidental poisonings at home than are accidentally killed with guns at home. The average home today contains more chemicals than were found in a typical chemistry lab. Go into your kitchen and your bathroom and look under your sinks where you keep your cleaning and personal care supplies. What have you found? Window cleaner? Bleach? Dishwashing detergent? Shampoo? Toothpaste? If you read the label on toothpaste, it says not to swallow the paste!” For more of the article click here.

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