Ways to Reduce Toxins in Your Home
As someone with an autoimmune, it’s important that I’m mindful of what I’m putting into and on my body and that I’m taking extra care of myself. Especially being a breastfeeding mom, I need to keep myself healthy for my munchkin. 

It’s so unfortunate that in today’s society, we can’t trust what is in the products we use. I’m consistently having to be mindful of the products I’m using and ensure that what I put in and on my body has good ingredients. Having an autoimmune, means that these toxins can impact our hormonal health and our endocrine system negatively. Toxins can get into our bodies and disrupt the normal processes needed to live in homeostasis (or balance). Exposure to certain toxins can actually cause flare ups! 

As someone with an autoimmune, it’s incredibly important to know that these toxins can impact our hormonal health and our endocrine system negatively. (To be fair it’s important for everyone but autoimmune adds another layer). It’s important to take steps to lessen the toxins absorbed into your body or exposed to (as much as we can). With an autoimmune it’s even more important to take extra care of your body, mother or not! 

Ingredients to avoid:
• 1,4 dioxane 
• ammonium sulfate 
• ammonium quaternary compounds 
• benzisothiazonline 
• BHT 
• bleach 
• brighteners 
• dyes 
• ethoxylated ingredients 
• formaldehyde 
• fragrances 
• methylisothiazolinone 
• natural fragrances 
• nonylphenol ethoxylate 
• octylisothiazolinone 
• phenoxyethanol 
• phosphates 
• polysorbate 20,60,80 
• sodium lauryl/laureth sulfate 

When I started this low tox lifestyle, I went product by product replacing them so that I wouldn’t get overwhelmed. There’s nothing wrong with a slow progression because you’re taking steps to better your home and your health! Your laundry room is a great place to start because you’re absorbing the toxins into your skin all day from the laundry products you use! I can’t tell you what a difference it makes to use good quality products!

*the first thing I replaced was my various cleaners with Thieves cleaner! Once I started doing that, I not only saved money but also supported my immune system!


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