How healthy is your home?
Some of us live by busy streets, others out in the country.
So how do we keep our home healthy?
I just read the best book on this subject….
Design a healthy home by Oliver Heath
100 ways to transform your space for physical and mental well-being. So many wonderful suggestions from room to room!
I’ve combined a few of his and a few of mine:
1. Something as simple as when you are dusting, use a damp cloth so the dust bunnies don’t fly everywhere.
2. Make your bathroom feel like a retreat. Non-toxic candlelight, fresh plants (I love orchids yet roses give off a beautiful scent). My bathroom has always been my retreat away from the kids. They wondered why I prefer baths over showers... a bath was my escape to serenity!
Part of my GoBeYou.Beauty Cleanse protocol is to take a warm bath with Epsom salt. I do 2 cups epsom and 1/2 cup baking soda. Often I add a couple drops of Lavender or Lemon Grass Essential oils. Everything helps to soothe, relax and detox your body. Doesn’t hurt to do a little belly breathing while you’re soaking. Breathe in naturally to the count of 4, hold for 7, breathe out for 8 counts. Repeat 5 times. This will calm your nervous system.
3. Have you had your water tested? You may want to purchase a water filter for your kitchen. We have one installed in our fridge yet we use a BERKEY filter for our tap water.
4. I’ve mentioned before to wash your windows with vinegar and water instead of toxic Windex. Just 1/2 cup of white vinegar to 1 gallon of water. Fresh lemon juice also works well on pans!
5. One of my favorite tricks is to use toothpaste to clean my silver! I read the warnings on silver polish once and about keeled over. Toothpaste works wonders.
6. Have plants or trees inside your home to produce oxygen and divide rooms. Instead of a wall, use greens! You now I’m in love with my Lemon Tree!! I put it on rollers and roll it out on the porch for 3-5 hours a day and enjoy it in my home the rest of the time! It separates my living and dining room and brings life to my home, reminding me of the importance of my own self care!
7. Open the windows and bring fresh air in daily! So many things in our homes are made of toxic substances…air them out! Safely sleep with a window open by your bed.
8. Don’t wear shoes in the house. I adopted this ritual years ago when I lived in Japan. Instead, have some sweet slippers for you and your guests.
That’s it for now. Anything else that pops up, I’ll be sharing on Instagram as always…@Go.Be.You
May your home help you feel good inside!