As we all welcome the prime of summer with watermelon, beaches and BBQ’s, it also means bare feet in the house and windows left wide open. This allows germs and bacteria to come in and gallivant around your home. The best way to protect your home from germs, toxins and chemicals is to keep them out in the first place.
Dust is the silent but dangerous toxin floating around your house. Dust can cause allergies and respiratory issues. House dust aggravates allergies and hay fever. The best way to prevent dust form building up is to vacuum every week, even if your house doesn’t look dusty. Make sure you clean the vacuum bag/filter every time and use a vacuum with a strong suction.
Yes, weeds are a huge pain in any gardeners behind but spraying toxic chemicals is not the answer to combating these pesky little guys. You can make a natural homemade spray by combining, 1 gallon of white vinegar, 1 cup of salt and 1 tablespoon of liquid dish soap. Spray this directly onto your grass and continue regular weeding and your garden will be blooming in no time!
3. Use natural cleaning products
You could be bringing toxic chemicals into your home without even realizing it with some of the cleaning products you might be using. A simple and easy fix is to replace harsh chemical cleaners with natural cleaners. You can either make these cleaners at home or opt for natural cleaners from the grocery store.
4. Watch for mould build up
Mould is a household problem that can turn from something small to a huge health risk if it is not dealt with properly. Mould accumulates in damp and poorly ventilated buildings, typically in bathrooms or around kitchen sinks. Mould can be very damaging to your lungs and can cause inflamed airways, nasal congestion and wheezing.
The treatment of mould will depend on how severe it is. A few ways to prevent mould are to ensure your bathroom has effective ventilation, regularly clean your shower curtains and immediately attend to leaky pipes.
5. House plants to the rescue
House plants are an excellent way to clean the air in your home, plus they look so darn cute! Spider plants, aloe vera and peace lilies are especially hard workers when it comes to air purification.