So many people are starting to live a more natural lifestyle. They understand the chemicals and toxins found in everyday life and want to limit their exposure. Here are 5 simple ways to live naturally!
5 Simple Ways to Live Naturally:
1. Eat Whole Foods
Cooking from scratch can seem difficult, but it doesn’t have to be. If you have whole foods in your home there are a lot of easy crockpot meals, salads, and vegetable options to make. All our meals that we make in our home are super simple, but they have ingredients that come from the earth. Wellness Mama has a great recipe book that provides healthy meals in a short amount of time!
It’s also important to drink water! There are so many ways to add flavor to your water like adding lemon essential oil, grapefruit essential oil, or lime essential oil. Make sure that if you are using essential oils in your water, they are the pure essential oil and don’t have anything added to them! Make sure they do third party testing to ensure quality of the essential oil you are receiving. Also make sure you are using a glass or stainless steel container due to the oils breaking down plastic.
2. Use Natural Cleaners
It’s important to replace your toxic cleaners with natural cleaners that do not contain all the harmful chemicals. This is especially important to me with my son only being 2 years old! The Environmental Working Group has some great information about which cleaners are safe to use if you don’t want to create your own natural cleaners from simple ingredients.
If you do want to create your own, then using vinegar and castile soap with some essential oils is a great place to start! There are really so many ways to create your own DIY natural cleaners! Here is one recipe that I use in my home:
DIY Natural Cleaner Recipe:
1/2 cup vinegar
2 tsp castile soap
2 cups water
20 drops of essential oils (melaleuca or lemon are great ones to use)
3. Use Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is so versatile! I use coconut oil in my home for so many different things. Besides being a great cooking oil, you can use it in your bathroom!
Coconut oil works well as a moisturizer (for your skin + hair). I also use it in my facial oil cleanse each day, my makeup remover, and my shaving cream. I love it because I can add in some essential oils as well to add more benefits! Frankincense, Melaleuca, and Lavender are all good essential oils to use to help soothe the skin.
4. Move More
Another way to live a more natural lifestyle is by moving more. This doesn’t mean you have to go out and run a marathon (unless you want to)! Moving more each day is great for your body in so many different ways. You can walk, run, do yoga, play with your toddler or kid, or kick box. The best form of exercise is one that you will do! So have fun and start searching for which one you will enjoy the most!
5. Creating Balance
It is all about balance. You don’t have to change everything overnight nor should you. Start off with changing one simple area of your life. Preferably an area that is important to you. It’s about creating a toxic free lifestyle with small consistent steps that you take everyday for you and your family!
It’s not about being perfect. There are so many toxins all around us. We won’t be able to eliminate all of them, so our goal should be to limit our toxic exposure as best we can!
A great resource to use is the Environmental Working Group. They do an amazing job at providing a lot of information and research regarding certain toxins and chemicals found in our everyday lives. If you want to know more information regarding certain products you use, then you can look up the brand and see where it ranks! They rank beauty products and household cleaners that people use everyday. Use this resource when trying to find safe products for your family!
If you ever have any questions regarding simple ways to live naturally please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact me here!
Until Next Time,
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