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Five Ways to Reduce Toxins in Your Home

Toxins lurk in all sorts of household products like cleaning supplies, pest control sprays, fertilizers, and even car maintenance items. But did you know toxins can hide in the tools you cook with, the clothes you wear, the makeup you put on, the food you eat, and even the air you breathe?


Fortunately, you can reduce the number of toxins in your life. Your body is already equipped to deal with toxins—your skin, digestive tract, kidneys, and liver work together to protect you. When your toxic load is light, everything functions properly, so your body efficiently handles the toxins you encounter. However, when your body becomes overloaded, it can’t filter and eliminate toxins as efficiently.


It’s impossible to completely avoid toxins, but you can reduce exposure by living healthily so your body can function optimally.

Five Ways to Reduce Toxins

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1. Switch out your current cleaning products.

Look at the cleaning products you use. Are they full of harsh chemicals? You have plenty of ways you can clean your home naturally with simple products like vinegar, baking soda, essential oils, and more.


The abode® line is a perfect solution for those who don’t have time to DIY the entire cleaning closet. It features safe and simple green products, including a multi-surface cleaner concentrate, dish soap, dishwasher and laundry pods, hand soap, and more. Buy abode products for your home—clean never felt so natural!


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2. Clear the air.

Research suggests the air inside a house can be worse than what’s outside. What makes indoor air quality so bad? Several factors contribute to air quality, but artificial sprays, candles, and plugin air fresheners can release toxins into your home.


You can improve the air inside by regularly opening the windows, investing in house plants, and running an air purifier.


If you want your home to smell nice without synthetic chemicals, check out the Aroma Essentials Collection, which comes with a diffuser and our most popular essential oil blends to freshen your space.

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3. Use nontoxic personal care products.

Commercial shampoos, conditioners, lotions, and makeup are filled with harsh chemicals like formaldehyde, phthalates, and sulfides. doTERRA offers several natural skincare options like the Veráge® Collection, which nourishes the skin with high-quality plant extracts, emollients, pure essential oils, and other clean ingredients. You can explore all our skin and personal care products here, finding what’s right for you. We offer safe, natural, and nontoxic personal care products you can feel good about using.


When it comes to your hair, you can’t go wrong with Protecting Shampoo, Daily Conditioner, and Leave-In Conditioner, which you can learn more about here. Alternatively, try doTERRA hair Shampoo and Conditioner Strengthening Bars, which save water, reduce shipping impact, and don’t require plastic bottle packaging.

4. Minimize processed foods.

What you put in your body is the most important choice you can make. The more processed food is, the more toxins and chemicals it contains. Consume more organic whole foods whenever possible to limit exposure to pesticides and other synthetic materials.


5. Use glass and other safe food containers.

Plastic can infuse chemicals into your food. Swap them out for glass or stainless-steel containers.


Remember, you don’t have to change everything overnight. You can pick one or two options to try first. The best thing you can do is make healthy lifestyle choices. Support your body doing what it’s designed to do! Eating nutritious foods, drinking plenty of water, exercising, and getting deep, restful sleep will help your body function well so it can efficiently handle anything that comes your way.

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