Health

How To: Switch to a Nontoxic Lifestyle

The reason that I created this blog is to be a resource for the people around me. I know from experience how hard transitioning to a non toxic lifestyle can be – with NO guidance. I did it. I was a poor college student and I just started making changes. I didn’t know much of anything, other than I wanted to lose weight and not be depressed or anxious anymore. That was ALL that I knew. I share that because a) anyone can do this, it just takes a mindset of wanting to, b) you don’t have to switch everything at once, c) that’s what this blog is for!

I try my best to make sure this blog is a reliable resource for y’all to use to make your transition easier. I don’t make a substantial amount of money from this blog – I probably spend more on website hosting, media help and supplies than I bring in. I want y’all to know that I truly care and that’s what you’ll find here. Ways to actually make a change, products that I actually use, and things that are very important for your health.

My life is chaotic… I have four kids, a husband, dog and a cat. Soon we will add another baby to the mix and I am sure it will be an entire new level of life to navigate. Making changes shouldn’t be hard, they should be fun. I know that if I can do this, so can you! I am actually excited to make switches and to learn more things. I know that everyday life can turn mundane and just running a hamster wheel of routines and making safer choices is exciting to me as it can be to you! It really bothers me when people let the idea get so overwhelming that they just quit before they start. That is the devil standing in your way of making a positive impact in your life! Not only that but your family’s life.

I am often asked how to start when transitioning and I tell everyone to just pick a lane. Start somewhere and focus on that. Make changes as you can and celebrate each and every single one. Oh you switched our your canola oil to avocado oil? I AM SO DANG PROUD OF YOU! That’s a swap that makes a big impact. Congratulations! You decided to stop using plastic ziplock bags and now have Stasher Bags? That’s amazing! What a great change you’ve made! Celebrate the small wins because you add them all together to make a big impact.

A list format is always helpful for me so here are a variety of ways to make changes and focus on different areas:
-grocery store food edition (here’s what I suggest)
-laundry products (these are the ones that I use)
-cut out sodas and energy drinks
-non toxic cleaning (here is what I’ve used for 7 years)
-makeup and skincare (here’s my fav brand)
-candles, wall plug ins and wax melts (here’s what we use instead)
-diapers and wipes (here’s my fav brands)
-non toxic hair products (here’s a link to what I use)

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