Tips On DETOXING Your Home…

Tip:  Clean Out Your Cleaning Products

Take 5 minutes to look under your kitchen sink and read the labels on your cleaning products. Toss ones that contain synthetic fragrances, which contain phthalates. Phthalates act as endocrine disruptors, interfering with the body’s hormone systems and potentially leading to reproductive abnormalities, problems with fertility and increased risk for diabetes.

Tip: Your Kitchen Sponge

When participants in a study from NSF International (an independent public health organization) swabbed various items in their houses, the kitchen sponge was by far the germiest. In fact, it harbored 150 times more bacteria, mold and yeast than a toothbrush holder. (Use Smart Choice on your tooth bursh after brushing before you go to bed“You pick up bacteria when cleaning, but because you rarely disinfect that sponge between uses, germs multiply,” says Rob Donofrio, M.S., Ph.D., NSF’s director of microbiology. While the majority of germs they found won’t make you sick some, such as Salmonella and E. coli, can cause serious illness. The best way to de-germ your sponge: microwave a wet sponge for two minutes daily and replace it every two weeks, or use Smart Choice on it before going to bed at night.

More Uses for Smart Choice;

  • Use Smart Choice on your tooth brush after brushing before you go to bed
  • Use Smart Choice on your kitchen sponge and any cutting boards before you go to bed
  • Use Smart Choice on your face cloth before you go to bed
  • Wash a child clothes separately from your own if they are still in diapers and add a quarter cup of Smart Choice.
  • Smart Choice is surprisingly affective at killing bugs and retards mosquitoes if sprayed on skin. I actually killed a cockroach with it the other day.
  • Use Smart Choice in the your rug shampooer to kill bugs in the rug.

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