The products we use to clean our homes may be making us sick. Studies suggest that fumes from cleaning products like spray cleaners and air fresheners may cause the development of asthma and other respiratory issues. Though not conclusive, other studies suggest that cleaning products may be involved in the development of cancers, allergies, and may cause reproductive and developmental toxicity. What's more, many of these products are capable of causing chemical burns and skin irritation and are extremely dangerous if children or pets come in contact with them.
Research is often done on one ingredient at a time. What happens when many ingredients are used together? What are the cumulative effects of all of the other chemicals we are exposed to in day to day life, like personal care products and other chemicals in the environment? More research is needed to tell us exactly what kind of harm these chemicals are doing to us. In the meantime, why take chances? There are safer alternatives and there's no need to spend your entire paycheck on natural products at the health food store. You can make your own using relatively inexpensive, natural ingredients.
If you are in the Lehigh Valley area, join me from 6 to 8 p.m. on February 16, 2017 at Beleno Spiritual Healing Center in Bethlehem for the "Naturally Healthy Home" workshop! You will learn ways to keep your home clean and chemical-free. Our hands-on project will be making fizzy toilet bombs, and you get to take home what you make. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/311121915952156/ and click on "find tickets" to register or see the calendar at http://www.belenocenter.com/
Fizzy Toilet Bombs