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Five Tips to Live a Toxic-Free Lifestyle

Five Tips to Live a Toxic-Free Lifestyle

Five Tips to Live a Toxic-Free Lifestyle

Are you looking for ways to improve the air quality of your apartment?  Have you noticed that your allergies are worse this year?  Many people may not know that they are releasing toxins into the air in their homes when they have certain habits.  These habits may surprise you, as they are often things some of us do each day.  From using the wrong cleaning products to burning candles, these are a few things you should avoid in your apartments in Jacksonville, FL if you want to live a toxic-free lifestyle.

Ditch Store-Bought Cleaning Products

A great way to both save money and remove toxic chemicals from your apartment is to try to make your own homemade cleaning solutions.  There are many recipes to keep your home clean without the use of harsh chemicals.  For example, mix two cups of distilled vinegar with two cups of water to create a non-toxic all-purpose cleaner. Search the web or look on Pinterest for many other ideas on how to create your own cleaning products, and you will also save money, too.

Use Natural Beauty Products

Switch out all your beauty products for those that are all-natural.  These products are made with natural ingredients that remove toxins from your beauty routine and help you rid your body of chemicals.  Although these products may come with a more expensive price tag, your health will thank you for limiting its exposure to toxins.

Look for the Words "Fragrance Free"

You should always avoid fragrance in cleaning products and solutions, as they will also pollute the air in your home.  Instead, choose any products that have a "fragrance free" label.  It should also be noted that unscented is not the same thing as fragrance-free.

Keep Your Shoes at the Threshold

To keep all toxins, debris, and contaminants outside of your home, you should also encourage your family and your guests to remove their shoes at the door.  This will prevent any toxins from travelling off the ground and onto your carpets, rugs, floors, and furniture.  Also, this is just a polite way to approach coming into someone's home.

Avoid Candles and Air Fresheners

Candles and air fresheners, although they smell lovely, emit a toxin into the air in your home.  These products can decrease your air quality, which can cause allergies, colds, and other respiratory issues over time.  Choose more natural odor-eliminators, like essential oil diffusers, so that you keep your air both clean and odor-free.

These are a few ways that you can begin to live a healthier lifestyle free of toxins when you are living in apartments for rent in Jacksonville, FL.  If you are looking for quality apartments to call home, you will want to check out the amenities and features offered at Granbay Apartments.  Contact us to schedule a tour of our complex today.