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5 reasons to switch to chemical-free household products

As we begin to approach spring we thought it would be a good idea to inspire a healthy chemical free spring clean and home detox. The environment we live in can way heavily on our total toxic load however our home can become a heaven of chemical free health and wellness!

Most people reading this post have never needed much convincing that the household chemicals that live under our kitchen sink, and elsewhere in the house, are intrinsically harmful to human beings, animals and the environment.

But the might of big business always manages to stifle that point of view and it’s never easy to get momentum behind anti-chemical messages, even though a quick read through the warnings on any bottle of Mr Muscle tells you all you need to know!

But the good news is that the evidence is slowly increasing and we were particularly interested in the widely publicised recent report from The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists that pregnant women should ‘play it safe’ and avoid chemicals in many common household products. They go on to advise women to ‘assume that a risk is present’.
Given the strength of the forces that try to suppress any science that concurs with common sense, this is a much stronger statement than it reads and one that may well prove to be a bit of a tipping point. Focusing on the effects of household chemicals on the new-born is a tactical way of highlighting the obvious, much wider dangers, ‘big business’ will be hard pushed to go on the attack against this. It’s another step.

So, what should we all be doing about it? Well there are many great new chemical free brands on the market that do just a good as job as their chemical competitors and most of them are available from your supermarket (or us of course!)

I’m sure you don’t need convincing, but in case you do and are still using dangerous chemicals without a second thought, here are our reasons you should swap to chemical free cleaning in your home … let’s call it a home detox!

  1. Many of the non-chemical cleaning products are derived from plant extracts so are completely natural and not harmful to your health.
  2. They contain biodegradable and non-hazardous ingredients, so this is great news for the planet.
  3. The chemical-free industry is 15 years old and the product-effectiveness has hugely improved over this time.
  4. They are not tested on animals – well the brands we sell are not!
  5. Do you really want a home that smells like a chemical factory? I don’t know about you but I’d rather have my kitchen worktops fragranced with real natural lemon rather than that which has been produced in a science lab!

These are some of our favourite – we use them to clean the office and our homes!

Dr Mercola Greener Cleaner Fresh Citrus Multi-Surface Spray

Made only with truly “green” and eco-friendly ingredients, Dr Mercola Greener Cleaner Multi-Surface Household Spray cuts through grease, dirt, and grime to leave household surfaces fresh and clean and contains plant and mineral derived ingredients, not volatile organic compounds (VOCs) or other harsh chemicals.

Dr Mercola Greener Cleaner Dishwasher Pouches

Dr Mercola Greener Cleaner Dishwasher Pouches contains only pure ingredients and is extremely effective of removing grease and leaving you with sparkling, spotless dishes. Made of only top-quality, premium plant and mineral ingredients, completely chemical-free including NO phosphates, SLS, fragrances, or chlorine and better for the earth, with biodegradable ingredients that are safe for aquatic life and waterways.

Earth Friendly Fruit and Vegetable Wash

Formulated to be pure, green and effective. Fruit and vegetable wash is a ready to use nontoxic formula that aids the removal of mud, wax, dirt and residues from the surface of fruit and vegetables. It rinses away cleanly and leaves no taste, residue or odour.

Enjoy your home detox and spring clean.

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More About The Author - Henry Maitland

Henry Maitland I've been working in the health and fitness world and have been studying related subjects for over 20 years.I started out studying sports science and human biology in 1994 and went on to qualify and work as a masseur in 1996 than as a personal trainer in 2001.I then went on to qualify as a CHEK practitioner and Holistic Lifestyle Coach in 2002. These are both multi stage qualifications and I spent ten years working my way through the more advanced levels and the epic reading lists that go with them. I still have Chek level 4 to look forward to and in the coming years plan to travel to San Diego and finish the journey.I took a brief break from my studies with the CHEK institute in 2007 to qualify as a St John's certified Neuromuscular Therapist and returned in 2008 and 2009 to complete the level 3 CHEK certifications.4 years ago I started studying with the four winds institute of energy medicine in America which is formed from the ancient shamanic healing techniques of the South American Q'ero Indians. This combined with the works of David; R Hawkins MD brought together for me the most extraordinary revelation as to dynamics of true health and wellness.I continue to read and study on my own path guided by those that I have studied with previously as I continue my research in to the many subjects that form the health equation.I have been running my own business, Core Evolution, for the last 12 years. I spend the majority of my time taking people through advanced holistic rehabilitation programmes and work on all areas of the Evolution Cycle of health (although not at the same time!)I very much hope I can share some of what I have discovered with you through the Evolution Organics blog.In health, chi, and happiness.Henry Maitland C.H.E.K practitioner level 3 St Johns Certified Neuromuscular therapist levels 1-8 C.H.E.K HLC level 3 C.H.E.K certified golf biomechanic ITEC certified Remedial masseur Shamanic healer - The four winds institute

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