While saving energy and buying eco products around the home is great for the environment and can save money, being eco-friendly has other benefits too.
Most people understand the importance of living healthily, and few people would argue that toxins in junk food and chemical-based products are good for the health, but unnatural products infest many aspects of our lives which has detrimental effects on our health.
Organic and Natural Products
Many people believe that chemicals used in agriculture can have adverse effects on our health, and organic food is now a common item in people’s shopping baskets, but food is not the only products that are organic. Many beauty and hygiene products are also contaminated with chemical and non-natural ingredients, and applying such things to our bodies and skin for short-term cosmetic gain, could lead to health problems further down the line.
Fortunately there are a wide range of natural beauty products available that contain only plant extracts and 100% natural ingredients. Being chemical-free, there are less chances of allergies too so many of these products are ideal for all members of the family–children included.
Clothing too comes in a natural and organic ranges. And while we may not think it, we constantly breath in fibres from our clothes and if chemicals taint our clothing, then these enter our bodies too.
Chemical free alternatives
Another area where we are susceptible to chemicals and fibres is when we sleep. Foam filled pillows and duvets contain chemicals too, which we breath in whilst we sleep. Reverting to natural products like a pure wool duvet or pillow not only helps reduce allergies, but as many natural fibres such as wool or bamboo have thermodynamic properties–allowing air to flow and keeping us cool in the summer...