Healthy Alternatives to Toxic Summer Products
- Posted on: Jul 8 2021
I hope it’s hot and sunny where you are! With the onset of summer comes the use of certain products that can be hazardous to your health. With this in mind, I’ve compiled some simple healthy alternatives to toxic summer products which I think you might appreciate.
1. Instead of using Raid to repel flies from your garbage, try using peppermint essential oil. As the owner of three dogs, I know my garbage can smell terrible in the summer. Yet flies love it. Instead of using toxic bug spray to repel them and prevent maggots, try sprinkling peppermint essential oil inside and on top of your garbage can. It repels flies and smells much better than Raid! There’s no need to buy a really expensive oil, though. A basic, inexpensive one like this one you can get on Amazon should work just fine.
2. Instead of aluminum-based antiperspirants, try an activated charcoal antiperspirant / deodorant. Nearly all antiperspirants are made with aluminum, which has been linked to breast cancer and other health problems. Instead, I use Piper Wai activated charcoal antiperspirant / deodorant, and it works great to keep my armpits dry. It’s the only natural antiperspirant I’ve found that works! Check it out on Amazon HERE.
3. Try a natural weed killer instead of Roundup. If you listen to my podcast, you know all about how bad Roundup is for you. Designated a carcinogen by the World Health Organization, Roundup can be harmful to your health and the health of your family. Instead, check out this vinegar-based option to get rid of unwanted weeds around your house. It’s safe for kids, dogs, and the environment, and it works really well!
4. Choose a sunscreen which doesn’t contain oxybenzone or octinoxate, like this one from La Roche-Posay. Oxybenzone and octinoxate, two of the most common sunscreen ingredients, have been shown to mimic hormones in the body and damage coral reefs. Instead, look for sunscreens that contain avobenzone, zinc oxide, and titanium dioxide. They are much safer for your body and the environment. Mineral Ultra Light by La Roche-Posay is a great sunscreen because it absorbs into your skin quickly and doesn’t feel greasy. Check it out HERE.
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