We talk a lot here on FGS about healthy living, which cosmetics and ingredients are safest, and why mainstream products are best avoided (this interview with Christy Coleman sums it up nicely). Our list of Ingredients to Avoid gives an in depth look at why certain ingredients are particularly hazardous.
Andrea Bertoli of FGS sister site Vibrant Welleness Journal speaks on the hazards of toxic cosmetics and household cleaners. To spread the word further Andrea has created a free downloadable guide filled with information on finding and using the safest products in your home and on your body.
Safety of household cleaners can be particularly difficult to determine. Unlike cosmetics, household cleansers often do not carry an ingredient listing on product labels. Andrea’s guide shares brands to buy that are found most places you shop. I was pleased to see we use three of her recommended brands in our home. Also, check out this safe cleaner brand we recently featured.
Andrea also gives ideas on DIY cleaners. I love the homemade glass cleaner. Back when I did some residential cleaning I began to notice that commercial glass cleaner irritated my skin, and started using a white vinegar and water mix. Works like a charm and is completely nontoxic.
Head on over to Vibrant Wellness Journal and get your own free downloadable today.
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