Q: Does your carpet need cleaning? Is it stained? Is it new and full of chemicals? Is it old? Is the carpet in a high traffic area? Have there been pesticide treatments in the home? If so, were they done in rooms with carpet? Is your carpet in a room with a musty smell? A: […]
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Branch Basics is a fabulous laundry soap, a safe alternative to toxic laundry detergents. As a soap (and not detergent), it uses powerful active enzymes from edible and seed bearing plants and absolutely no synthetic fragrances, preservatives, dyes, or additives. It is equally effective in cold water as it is in hot. It […]
Dishwashing 101 Did you know that standard dishwasher detergents are the #1 cause of childhood poisonings and can leave caustic chemical residues on your dishes and silverware? These products are chock full of nasty ingredients, and they often leave residues behind after you wash. Why would we ever want them lathered onto our dishes? When […]
Since we didn’t know if Shepard was going to be a boy or a girl, when he got home from the hospital he only had a few pieces of clothing. It didn’t take long, though, for my mom to take care of that problem. By the end of the day she came home with […]
Your bed is the most important piece of furniture in your home and what you put on your bed is just as important. Making sure that your bed and bedding are made of the safest possible materials will be one of the most significant changes you can make that results in reducing your exposure to toxic chemicals. A safe bed is made of all natural materials with no synthetics, is free of harmful chemicals and is metal free – …
There is a direct correlation between your health and the air you breathe. If you are wearing clothes, sleeping on sheets, and wearing pajamas washed and dried with laundry products that contain toxic ingredients, then you are surrounded by air clouded with VOCs (volatile organic chemicals) that can cause asthma, contribute to chronic illness, irritate […]
When you travel there are some steps you can take to make sure that your exposure to the chemicals in the mattress, bedding, and carpet is reduced. This is essential for the chemically sensitive and the steps below can make it possible for travel. The following options give you a range of protection. Possible Materials Used. Barrier Cloth Sleepsack from Janices (www.janices.com: 1-800-526-4237).
Reducing chemical exposure takes a load off the body’s detoxification system. Removing this immune stress increases the body’s capacity for handling unexpected exposures to chemicals, increases the body’s ability to handle natural pollens, dust and mold, increases the body’s resistance to viruses and bacterial infection, and frees the body to use its energy to heal if there is illness.