Toxin Free Lifestyle – 6 Free Ways To Start

Toxin Free Lifestyle – 6 Free Ways To Start

We are exposed to over 700,000 chemicals everyday, which are harmful to our health and can contribute to a range of symptoms and conditions, including fatigue and pain. A toxin free lifestyle involves making changes to reduce our exposure to these chemicals. Making these changes to improve our health doesn’t have to cost anything. Here are 6 free ways to start a toxin free lifestyle and why it’s important for health and to manage chronic illness.

Disclaimer: This post is intended for informational purposes only. I’m not encouraging anyone else to make these changes. This post contains affiliate links, meaning at no additional cost to you I will earn commission if you click on a link and make a purchase. See my full disclaimer here.

 

What is a toxin free lifestyle

We are exposed to numerous chemicals, toxins and heavy metals everyday, in our environment, homes and work places, which are harmful to our health. They are in:-

  • The air we breathe,
  • Water we drink, bathe and shower in,
  • Pesticides on the food we eat,
  • Cleaning products we use,
  • Body care products we apply to our skin,
  • Non stick cookware,
  • Plastic containers, utensils and other products,
  • Radiation from Wi-Fi and electronic devices.

A toxin free lifestyle involves making changes to reduce our exposure to these harmful toxins.

 

Importance of a toxin free lifestyle

Our bodies naturally detoxify and remove these toxins from the body via 6 channels:-

  • Colon,
  • Liver,
  • Kidneys,
  • Skin,
  • Lungs and,
  • Lymphatic system.

However, we are exposed to over 700,000 different chemicals everyday, more than ever before (1). If the amount of toxins we are exposed to exceeds the amount the body can eliminate then they begin to accumulate and be stored in the body. This suppresses the immune system, causes inflammation and can cause a range of health issues and symptoms like:-

  • Allergies,
  • Hormone imbalances,
  • Digestive problems,
  • Breathing difficulties,
  • Neurological problems,
  • Reproductive problems,
  • Autoimmune conditions,
  • Headaches,
  • Fatigue,
  • Poor concentration and memory,
  • Dizziness,
  • Nausea (2, 3, 4).   

 

6 free easy ways to start a toxin free lifestyle

With toxins being present in all of our environments and so many products we use, it can feel overwhelming knowing where to begin to reduce your exposure. Natural toxin free products can also be more expensive, causing people to feel that a toxin free lifestyle is out of reach and unaffordable. However, below are 6 simple ways to reduce your toxin exposure that are either free or actually save you money!

 

1). Open the windows

Indoor air is 2-5 times more polluted than outdoor air. The easiest and cheapest way of improving indoor air quality is to open the windows. This helps eliminate pollutants in the indoor air and allows fresh air from outside to circulate.  This is especially important when cooking and showering.

 

2). Take your shoes off before entering the house

The soles of shoes contain numerous bacteria and toxins. Removing shoes before entering homes prevents around 80% of dust and harmful bacteria entering them.

 

3). Don’t buy bottled water

Shop bought water is stored in plastic bottles, which leaches chemicals into the water you drink. Stopping buying these and instead drinking filtered tap water at home saves you money. 

If you do need a bottle to store water in, a cheaper and healthier alternative is to use either a:-

Both glass and stainless steel don’t leach any chemicals into the water.

 

4). Remove and stop buying candles & air fresheners

Regular candles and air fresheners contain artificial fragrances, which release harmful toxic chemicals into the air, which we inhale. Most scented candles are also made from paraffin wax and contain a metal wick, all of which are released into the air when burned. Stopping buying these products not only reduces your toxin exposure but saves you money.

 

Natural candle alternatives

If you want an alternative, switch to beeswax candles with a cotton wick, like Fantasy Candle in the UK or Bear Natural Organics in the US. Not only are beeswax candles safe and free from harmful chemicals but they also help clean the air in your home by releasing negative ions, which removes dust, mould, pollen, bacteria and odours from the air.

 

However, as beeswax candles are not suitable for vegans, soywax candles, that are scented with natural essential oils, like Tofu, Benevolence LA or Octo in the UK, or Mile High Life, Prank Kiss or All Fur One in the US, are a safe vegan alternative.

 

Natural air freshener alternative

For a natural air freshener alternative, use a diffuser (UK Link/US Link) to diffuse essential oils into the air. The most popular ones are:- –

 

5). Turn off Wi-Fi at night.

Wi-Fi emits EMF radiation, which causes positive ions to build up in the body. These positive ions:-

  • Damage healthy tissues,
  • Increase inflammation,
  • Increase pain,
  • Increase fatigue,
  • Increase anxiety,
  • Impair sleep,
  • Impair concentration & memory,
  • Impair mood (5, 6, 7).

Turning your Wi-Fi router off at night reduces your radiation exposure by around a third.

 

6). Say no to receipts

Receipts are printed on thermal paper that contain chemicals like BPA plastics, which are rapidly absorbed through our skin when we touch them and can disrupt hormones. If you need receipts, ask them to be sent electronically if possible.

 

More tips for transitioning to a toxin free lifestyle

For more changes I’ve made to transition to a toxin free lifestyle and reduce my toxin exposure, click to read my other blog post detailing 15 Easy Ways To Detox Your Home.

 

other blog posts on health and wellness

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6 thoughts on “Toxin Free Lifestyle – 6 Free Ways To Start”

  • 700,000 chemicals per day? Wow! Unbelievable. I diffuse my essential oils regularly. So much nicer than artificial air freshness. And Tisserand is my favourite brand!

    • Thanks for your comment Gloria. I know, I couldn’t believe it when I read it! I love Tisserand too, I wouldn’t use any other brand! Essential oils really are so much nicer than artificial air fresheners (and so much healthier too!).

    • There really are, it’s scary how many thousands of chemicals we’re exposed to everyday! I hope you’re able to find natural candle and room spray alternatives.

  • Thanks for these handy tips… it’s difficult to live totally chemical free these days. Whilst hygiene is important, if we could do it more naturally that would be a win-win too!

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