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How to Detoxify Your Medicine Cabinet

Written by: Famous Foods | 2019-01-20 | no comments
Everyday, we are exposed to thousands of harmful chemicals, whether it’s through the foods we eat, the air we breathe or the personal care products we put on our bodies. While some of these are outside of our control, there are ways to reduce our “toxic load”. Here are a few tips for detoxifying your medicine cabinet.

  1. Swap Your Toothpaste for a Natural Brand

Most toothpastes contain harsh surfactants and chemicals. While this may be okay for some people, you might notice that your mouth feels fresher and your skin is clearer if you switch to a natural toothpaste instead. Many of the ingredients in regular toothpastes can irritate your gums and the skin around your mouth, causing breakouts or dry mouth.

Toothpastes made with natural ingredients like baking soda and essential oils may not foam up like your current one, but they are gentler and better for overall mouth health.

  1. Cut the Antiperspirant

Antiperspirants often contain aluminum-based active ingredients, which can clog your pores, block your sweat glands and make your perspiration problems worse. Switching to a natural deodorant with activated charcoal or baking soda can help you detoxify your armpits, reduce how much you sweat and reduce underarm odour.

  1. Use Natural Soaps

It’s common for body washes, shampoos and hand soaps to contain drying or irritating surfactants like sulfates. While they do give you a “squeaky clean” feeling, this actually means that your skin has been stripped of its natural oils. These oils protect your skin and keep you from getting dry and itchy, so it’s actually better to keep them intact.

To do this, try eliminating sodium laureth sulfate, or SLS, from your beauty routine, and opt for gentle, natural cleansers instead. This may take some getting used to, but you can invest in a shampoo brush and loofah to help get a more thorough cleanse without compromising your skin.

  1. Freshen the Air With a Diffuser

Air fresheners often contain a long list of questionable ingredients, many of which you likely don’t want your family breathing in. Instead, try switching out your air freshener for a reed diffuser with essential oils.

Famous Foods carries a wide selection of personal care products made using natural, non-toxic ingredients. Visit our store and we can help you choose the right products for you and your family.

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