I am not sure what triggered this lifestyle change, was it my pregnancy, my recent Essential Oil Party or just the fact that I read more and more articles about how bad certain things are for yourself and your family.
Whatever it was I decided to change a few things in my household and one of the articles I read recently certainly helped making that decision:
This article describes the most common Toxins in our household and I intent (over time) to try and eliminate all of those.
(In personal care products like lotions, soaps, shampoos, cosmetics, and baby care products)
I am slowly starting to move away from soaps, shampoos and cosmetics and using Essential Oils to make products instead. So far I have made hand soap and baby care products. I am planning on adding shampoo, body lotion, shower gels and baby wipes to the list very soon. I also ditched the make up remover wipes for Norwex face towels a while ago – they work a treat.
- Phthalates & BPA—Bisphenol A
(found in plastic storage containers, fragrances, children’s toys, cleaning products, air fresheners and lots more)
Everyone knows that plastic is bad for you. I have decided to only use glass or stainless steel for my kid(s) for food and drink storage going forward.
For the new Baby I will only use glass bottles: I really like Born Free glass bottles and already put those on my baby registry
For my toddler I have ordered stainless steel sippy cups and stainless steel and glass food containers. I love and can’t say enough good things about Klean Kanteen cups and Lifefactory glass food containers. These have a silicon sleeve so I don’t worry about them breaking.
For food left overs and storage I have been using SnapWare for a while now. The lids go on and come off easily and there is no ugly discolouring like with plastic containers.
I have purchased all my SnapWare at an outlet center kitchen store and got a great deal for buying two sets of containers.
I also got rid of all plastic water bottles and replaced them either with Lifefactory Straw Bottles or Klean Kanteen Sports Cap Bottles.
Going away from plastic is a “long” process of course since all the glass and stainless steel products are more expensive than plastic but I feel its worth changing over and the products will last much longer. I am replacing a few items at a time but I will soon be “plastic free”.
Let me know if you are health conscious and if you have taken any actions yet? Do you have favorite “green” and “clean” products?