Living a natural life appeals to a lot of people. You can live healthier, eat better, be less worried about the harmful things in your family’s bodies, and even save money. Here are some ways you and your family can adopt a more natural lifestyle.
1. Cook from scratch – This is a tough one for a lot of families, but you can do it if you put your mind to it. Processed foods come laced with harmful preservatives because manufacturers need their products to sit on shelves as long as possible. Even buying “natural” products is a toss-up, because that isn’t a regulated label.
2. Use essential oils – Essential oils are a fantastic way of adding fragrance of taste to just about anything, without using harmful chemicals. 100% pure oils are the best.
3. Make your own personal care products – People always assume this is harder than it really is. Products like shampoo, soap and toothpaste are not that complicated. For example, toothpaste is essentially sea salt, baking soda, and any essential oil you like for flavor.
4. Shop at farmers’ markets – Food at farmers’ markets is made without pesticides, preservatives or chemicals. They aren’t transporting the food very far, so they don’t have to treat it with all that nonsense. Many communities have a market on the weekends during spring and summer.
5. Make your own cleaning supplies – You don’t need all those chemicals to get a good clean. In fact, with just a few simple ingredients, you can clean just about anything in your home.
6. Grow your own food – No, I don’t expect you to grow everything your family consumes. But you can substitute store-bought food for garden-made food and reduce a lot of toxins and pesticides from your diet. Nor do you have to spend hours in the dirt. For example, a single apple tree can provide more than enough apples for a family for a year.
7. Choose preventive care – The best way to solve a problem is to prevent it from ever happening. By choosing to live a healthy lifestyle of good, quality food, regular exercise and healthy sleep, you can prevent many health issues from every arising.
8. Seek natural cures – When you do get sick or have a health issue, there’s often a natural remedy so you don’t have to take a pill. Of course always speak with your doctor (I don’t want anyone getting hurt), but many of life’s little annoyances like a stuffy nose or sore throat, can be cured by things in your pantry.
9. Opt for reusable products – Bottled water is convenient, but you’re literally choking our planet. And who knows what’s inside that plastic. Instead of paper napkins and plates, use cloth napkins and actual dinner plates. Use a reusable water bottle and lunch bag.
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Written by Jennifer Cicci of Babee Talk
As a mother, Jennifer understands the importance of offering nothing by the best for baby. Motivated by teeth marks on her children’s cribs, she decided to design a teething rail cover after trying products that didn’t measure up when it came to quality or style. What she found out made her even more concerned about children’s safety and health: The toxic chemicals used in the production of synthetic materials have been linked to birth defects, reproductive disorders, and weakened immune systems.
She asked herself, “What if I could revolutionize the way parents decorated their crib with a safe and stylish teething rail cover that could be placed on the crib from day one?” Babee Talk® launched in 2014 with organic bedding and accessories. Chew-friendly, drool-friendly, and organic inside and out, her products ensure a healthy start in life for babies.
She only offers products that she would provide for her own children. She hopes moms and dads will start to talk about the importance of choosing safe, healthy, eco-friendly products, especially for babies.
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