Top 5 Natural Types of Products
Most would assume everyday household or personal products are safe considering they are sold to us but there are many chemicals used in our products that most people aren’t even aware of. Some of these chemicals aren’t even required to be put on the label. Here are our top 5 natural types of products we suggest to start using!
Household Cleaning Products: Household cleaning products may also contribute to indoor air pollution, poisonous if ingested and can be harmful if inhaled or touched. There are thousands of chemicals used in all different types of cleaning products. The most common chemicals are Phthalates, Chlorine Bleach, Quaternary Ammonium Compounds or “Quats”, 2-Butoxyethanol (also 2-BE, BCEE, or Butyl cellosolve) and Perchloroethylene or “PERC”
Hair and Body Soap: What you put on your body matters just like what you put IN your body. Your skin covers up to 20 square feet of your body and is a living, breathing organ. It is your body’s first line of defense against harmful substances. Watch out and stay away from these chemicals, Benzaldehyde, Benzyl Acetate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLS), Ethanol and Linalool.
Food: Genetically engineered crops and livestock, also known as genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) have become a very large part of our food systems. Genetically engineered organisms reproduce so they are different from all the new chemicals in our market today.
Makeup: Many man-made aromas can be linked to health issues but parabens and phthalates are very common examples of substances that are extremely used in cosmetics. Both of these compounds have been linked to cancer and type II diabetes. Natural makeup products usually have compounds that extremely help and enrich your skin with vitamins and natural oils.
Furniture and Mattresses: The current furniture and mattress market includes a wide range of models that are suitable for eco-friendly buyers. Many products will have a certification that indicates low human health risks, such as OEKO-TEX Standard 100 and CertiPUR US. Other certifications, such as the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) and GreenGuard. Natural mattresses are usually very comfortable compared to a typical mattress you would find. These mattresses come from places that are certified and don’t use foreign chemicals to produce the product.