As part of a healthy lifestyle it’s important to take note of what we are exposed to in our environment. Nourishing our bodies with nutritious food and water is extremely beneficial and adding exercise on a regular basis can prevent many lifestyle-related diseases. However, what we don’t have control over, is the quality of the air we breathe, and toxic pollution particles in the air.
These emissions can enter our body through the air we breathe or through penetrating the skin, which, in the long term could contribute to possible health risks.
Luckily for us, this is not all doom and gloom, what we can take control of, is the quality of our environment at home. Reducing the toxins we are exposed to in our personal living spaces, allows our bodies to detox and gives them a break to get on with their daily functions (like digesting food, water and oxygen).
We can do this by reducing toxic chemicals in household products and purifying our water.
I have slowly been replacing my skincare products with natural skincare products as well as replacing our household cleaning materials with more natural household options. This week I have replaced one of the household products we use almost on a daily basis, dishwasher tablets! Not only are they poisonous if ingested, these chemicals can enter our bodies through our skin, and most dishwasher tablets also release phosphates into our water systems, which is harmful to the marine life .
These natural dishwasher tablets took 10 minutes to make and only contain 4 ingredients, it seems like a no brainier to make them yourself to benefit your family and your environment!
Whats you will need:
- 1 Cup Bi-Carb Soda (baking Soda)
- 1/4 cup Citric Acid
- 1 TBS Castile Soup
- 5 drops Grapefruit Essential Oil ( I added 2 drops of On Guard essential oil)
- Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl, until you get a soft consistency
- Place the mixture into Silicone ice trays (I got mine from Target)
- Press the mixture down so that it is packed nice and tightly into the mold.
- Let is dry overnight.
- Remove from the mold and keep in an airtight container.
These are just one of the many ways that you can use Essential oils! They really are my absolute favourite thing alternative to chemicals and watered down fragrances.
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