Right from creams and lotions we use on our face to the cleaners we use to scrub our floors, chemicals can be found in them all. All of these chemicals are damaging and the only way out of this mess is if we learn to use natural products in our day to day life and eliminate the chemical laden ones.
Let’s take a look at how we can go about putting natural products to use and cleaning our homes for these damaging chemicals:
- Read the label – The first and foremost step to using natural products in our day to day life is to learn which products have chemicals and which ones are natural. Before you buy any product begin by reading through the labels and looking for chemicals. Pick products that are free of chemicals. Right from your shampoo to your soap to even your detergent, everything must be free of chemicals. The attention that you pay in choosing your food products, the same needs to be paid to other things so as to rid your home completely of chemicals.
- Choose as close to natural as possible – Another important and useful tip in leading a chemical free life is to choose products that are in their natural state. If looking for floor cleaners, pick out natural vinegar, lemon juice drops and water over the chemical floor cleaners. If wanting a wrinkle cream opt for freshly grated garlic pasted with some hung curd. In short, when wanting to stay away from chemicals you need to use products that are in their natural state.
- Learn multi-uses of what nature provides – In order to use natural products for your daily needs, it is important to learn about the various uses of a product. So lemon is used to make lemonade but also to rid copper of stains, remove odors from the refrigerator and clean the water spots in a sink. Baking soda is ideal to make your cake rise high but is also good for removing coffee stains and cleaning marble floors. Learning these uses of natural products will help you to use these products optimally and thereby keep chemicals at bay.
- Alternative medicines – While most of us will jump to allopathic medicines for all our ailments, there are alternative medicines also. Problems like the common cold, healing of small wounds and other similar issues can be dealt with by using natural herbs and roots. Turmeric makes for a great antiseptic and garlic is good for the skin. Yogurt helps with an easy bowel system and flaxseed helps keep arthritis at bay. Learning about these natural remedies helps keep chemicals at bay.
Using natural products in our day to day life is not very difficult. Yes it requires us to do some homework but the advantages are several and every bit worth the effort. So throw those chemical products out of the house and get your self natural products that will help you and help the planet too.