Detoxifying your home. It really started for me when I had my first baby, (that’s almost 12 years ago now!! (How does time fly that fast??) I started looking at ways to decrease our toxic exposure around the house. I truly feel like that if we can make little changes in our everyday life it’ll add up to make a huge difference. There is always a lot you can do and the web is full of millions of way & things to do that it can seem very overwhelming to start. So much that sometimes people just give up before they even begin! I don’t want that to happen to you! I want you to be able to feel like these are easy, simple things to start with!
If you take a peak under your sink you are more then likely to find an abundance of cleaning products each donning their own series of hazard labels. So why are these bad? Why do we need to toss them out, stop buying them & turn to an alternative? When we use them they linger on the surfaces that we touch and they get into the air that we breath. So what’s an alternative?! Tiber River Naturals has an amazing cleaner called Maid In A Bottle! This bottle is a concentrated mix of different essential oils that has the power to clean pretty much everything! I use a capful diluted with water filling up a 750ml spray bottle. From counters, to windows, mirrors, sinks, toilets, bathtubs, floors, appliances there’s really nothing you can’t clean with it. I have mixed it double strength and taken it outside to clean the bbq & our combines! One bottle to replace all of your under sink containers with absolutely no warning labels. Easy. Simple. One step & done!
How many times a day do you wash your hands? Now times that by how many people in your household. Every time you run that water to wash your hands you have a choice. You can use whatever floats your boat in the store or whatever you get cheapest, but what comes at that cost?! Not only are a lot of soaps packed full of synthetic ingredients, but they are harsh on our hands and they can be harmful to our environment when washed down the drain. Tiber River Naturals offers you an easy solution – if you prefer a bar soap or a foaming hand soap they have a soap to suit every one!
Bar Soaps : Go back to the beginning of Tiber River Naturals and you will find bar soaps! They are perfectly made with fresh fruits & veggies and are super gentle and moisturizing for our hands (and our bodies!) Even the paper wrapping up these beauties is environmentally friendly! Made with eucalyptus paper you can toss them right into your compost bin!
Foaming Hand Soap : Such a fun easy option! These soaps are bio-degradable so they will not harm our environment – a major plus here for us as we are farming & live so close to the lake! They do not strip our natural oils from our skin leaving it soft & smooth. They come in so many different scents & colours to match any decor or mood! *check out my first experience with them below!
3. Air Freshener
So many of us have some sort of air freshener hanging around the house. It may be sitting by your entrance, under your sink or on top of your toilet! So what are you spraying in your air, the very air that you breath in every minute. Take a good look at those bottles and I guarantee you that you’re going to find a multitude of hazard symbols on there as well. A lot of us burn candles emitting toxic fumes into our air and soot. A lot of times you will find lead in the wicks that you burn as well.
So lets make some easy switches!
Tiber River Naturals has a bathroom spray called Poo-etic Justice! This magic little bottle is mixed with a special blend of essential oils that will eliminate pretty much all odors. You can use it multiple ways; you can spray it in the toilet before you go, after you flush or you can spray it in the air. I’ve sprayed it in stinky garbage’s as well. (even the odd time I’ve had a wet pull-up or diaper in there and I don’t smell that pee all day!) It doesn’t just mask odors, it traps them, neutralizes them and then releases a wonderfully fresh, all natural scent that everyone will love. (that can be used anywhere – not just in the bathroom!)
Instead of burning candles that can potentially be harmful make the switch to essential oils! There are so many to choose from and can be used in many different ways. I have added them to the bath and diffused them into the air. Essential oils are great too as they have a lot of health benefits as well! Check out Tiber River Naturals complete line up of essential oils here!
So I still love my candles. I think there is something so warm and inviting about lighting up a candle and having it burning on my kitchen island or in my bathroom. Soy Harvest Candles is an amazing company out of Winnipeg. Tiber River Naturals has paired up with them to offer some amazing exclusive scents for us! They are made entirely of soy wax, they have either cotton, hemp or wood burning wicks. Soy burns at a lower temperature so you get a lot longer burning time (70-80 hours!). It’s not as harmful if tipped over as the wax isn’t so hot to burn little fingers or even if pets get into them! They burn clean & evenly and do not emit any soot into the air either! (added bonus, these guys are poured into Libby Whisky glasses, when they are all done wash them up & put them with the rest of your drinking glasses!) Check out our seasonal scents here!
There they are, 3 relatively easy switches that you make to detoxify your home right away! I love that a lot of these items have multipurpose uses as well. I really find that the less I have around the more simple things are and faster it is to clean and I can right back to experiencing my everyday life here on the farm with my favorite people! Contact me if you have any questions or leave a comment for any tips & tricks you have used to detoxify your home!