Is the Air in Your Home Clean and Fresh?

The air inside of your home can carry health hazards that can irritate your nose, throat, and eyes. Toxin laden air can make you dizzy or give you a headache and even lead to long-term issues like respiratory issues, heart disease or cancer. To decrease the chances of indoor toxins, use non-toxic household cleaning products and leave shoes at the door to avoid tracking toxins through your home. It’s also important to keep your home as dust free as possible. Using a microfiber duster and mop will make picking up dust easy and you won’t need to use cleaning products. Also important is to make sure your home is well ventilated. It’s also a good idea to let fresh air into your home as often as possible, even during the winter months.

Best Essential Oils for Summer

There are lots of great ways to include your favorite essential oils in your summer routine. You can use essential oils to help you relax before traveling, to create a soothing spritz to help keep you cool or to soothe your skin after spending too much time by the pool. Essential oils can also help you release stress so that you can enjoy a restorative getaway. If you’re new to essential oils, here are a few recommendations that are great for summer.
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Did you know that cleaning your floors with conventional floor cleaners can compromise your health? A study carried out by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) determined that indoor levels of pollutants, including styrene, chloroform, and formaldehyde, range between 2 to 50 times higher indoors than outdoors, due in part to the use of conventional household cleaning products. Consider this – when you clean your floor using these cleaning products, you’re basically just spreading potentially toxic chemicals all over the largest surface area of your household. A surprising number of floor cleaning ingredients include toxins that can cause allergic reactions, respiratory infections, coughing, dizziness and even a loss of concentration. The fact is that these cleaning products aren’t even necessary. With the right floor cleaning tools, you can efficiently clean your floors without using harsh chemicals, wet (just use water with a few drops of dish soap) or dry.

Can Housework Really Keep Seniors Emotionally and Physically Fit?

According to a 2015 study carried out at Case Western Reserve University school of nursing, older adults who keep their homes clean and tidy have a tendency to feel better both emotionally and physically than those that lived a sedentary lifestyle. Why? Because doing housework kept them up, moving and happy.

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