From the minute our kids are born, it is drummed into us that we need to ensure that they are fed the right food and exercised regularly in order to keep them healthy and happy.
But have you ever considered what you use around the home may also have an effect on the health of your little people?
As mums on the run, itís often hard to keep your house clean when your little people unknowingly do their best to un-clean all your good work in break neck speed. When you do get the chance, what do you use?
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Most of us will be using chemicals around the home and are blissfully unaware of how they can affect the health of our family.
Did you know that there are around 84,000 chemicals on the market that are used inside the home? Amazingly, only 200 of these have been tested and merely five have be regulated since 1976.
More than 100 chemicals found in the home have been found to be connected to allergies, birth defects, cancer and psychological disorders. Interestingly, umbilical cords are now being tested and have been found to have up to 120 chemicals that the unborn baby has already digested before its even born. Itís frightening stuff.
Mumma G has been considering making the switch to a chemical free household but wasnít sure where to start.
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I got the chance to catch up with an Enjo-preneur, Leonie Gordon, from the leading natural cleaning product company, Enjo. Leonie shared her top tips on why making the switch can only be a good thing.
1. Just because it smells clean, doesnít mean it is! This a common misconception and one that many households make the mistake of doing. With natural cleaning products, itís as simple three step process - Wet, Wipe and Dry. You only need to use water and better still there is no need to scrub. ParentsÖregale!
2. Spend more time with your family and not on cleaning. Cleaning is so much easier and quicker the natural way which means you will have more time on your hands for your family. A precious gift in a world where time doesnít stand still for long.
3. More money in your pocket. Believe it or not, a natural chemical free approach will save your household money. You will no longer need to go down the cleaning aisle in the supermarket. It estimated that a household can save around $17 a week by going au naturel.
4. Itís better for the environment. A natural cleaning approach means that you no longer need cloths, sponges and disposable wipes so become far more environmentally friendly with less household waste.
With all this taken into consideration, itís difficult to say no. I am going to jump on board the chemical free household train, anyone want to join me?
To find out more about converting your household into a chemical free zone, visit HERE