Looking for better household products for your family?
I get it. For over a year now, I’ve had whispers to replace most of the things we regularly use at home.
I’ve been laser-focused on diet for the past decade or so, but there’s more to health than diet. Most over-the-counter skin care products and household goods like soaps and cleaners are filled with endocrine disrupters. These things can do a number on your hormones and overall health.
What’s worse? These products are usually marketed in a way that makes them appear healthy for you, but they’re not.
Here’s an example…
Ingredients: Plant-Based Cleaning Agents (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, C12-16 Pareth, C10-16 Alkyldimethylamine Oxide), Plant-Based Solvents (Propylene Glycol, Alcohol), Plant-Based Suds Reducers (Sodium Salts of C12-18 Fatty Acids), Plant-Based Water Softener (Sodium Citrate), Plant-Based Enzymes (Subtilisin, Amylase Enzyme, Mannanase), Mineral-Based Stabilizer (Sodium Borate), Cleaning Aids (Polyethyleneimines Alkoxylated), Fragrances, Water
(I recommend doing a Google search on some of those ingredients.)
Every time I reached for the store-bought lotion, conventional hand soap, my plastic razor, or our 7-ingredient floss, a voice in my head said, “look for something better.”
So, I finally did. I replaced about 90% of our household products with much cleaner, non-toxic alternatives…many of them animal-based.
Things like plastic-free razors, tallow-based hand soap, lotion, candles, and deodorant, and bamboo floss.
I feel much better with what we use now compared to what we were blindly using before. There are certainly less “mystery” ingredients floating around our house now.
If you’re interested in doing something similar, check out the below post to learn what we use.