Cleansing your Home

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Making your home a sacred place

The world today is such a toxic place it’s important that we make our home a non-toxic environment, a place with clean air and clean water, a place of peace that we look forward to coming home to. Even buildings can be sick, dirty air ducts, building material laden with toxic chemicals, air fresheners pumped into the vents or plugged into the outlets throughout, mold and mildew. Per the American College of Allergies, 50% of all illness, is caused or heightened by indoor air pollution.

If you rent or if you can’t afford an air filtration system or a water purification system for the entire home, it’s important to start with the bedrooms. Indoor air may have toxic chemical concentrations of up to 100 times higher than outdoor air. An air purifier for your bedroom along with infusing essential oils into the air will help your body reset during your sleep hours. Clean air is imperative, the oxygen levels are dropping at an alarming rate due to all the industrial waste, cutting down of the rain-forest, agriculture and emissions from our cars and factorys. Respiratory disease has risen in the US and is now the 3rd highest cause of death.

Removing carpet throughout the home will cut down on the dust mites. Throw rugs that can be removed and cleaned seasonally are a much better option if you want some carpet in your home. 80% of the material you can see floating in a sunbeam is human skin flakes. Skin flakes are food for all the dust mites in your carpet, curtains and mattresses. Open your windows once a day and air out your home, replace toxic cleaning chemicals and air fresheners with natural options, add portable air diffuser and live plants that absorb toxins and add oxygen into the air.

Purifying your home

Add Indoor plants that purify the air: Boston Ferns, Chrysanthemums, Areca Palms, Arrow Head Vines, Peace Lilies, Spider Plants, Golden Pothos, Dracaenas & English Ivy.

Add plants that are easy enough for you to maintain if the above mentioned are not available to you, all plants add oxygen to the air.

Water Purification

A seven-minute hot shower is equal to drinking 5 cups of fluoridated tap water. Our skins first job is to absorb which means it is absorbing all the chemicals in the water you drink and bath in. Water purification in your home is vital to your health, drinking from safe containers is equally as important. Most soft plastic containers leak chemicals into the contents. I fill containers with water and take them with me everyday, Healthy Human makes an insulated stainless steel water bottle that keeps cold 24hrs/hot 12 hrs  16 ounces, 32 ounces, 40 ounces.  There are several companies that make safe drinking vessels for babies and young children, like this stainless steel sippy cup. 

I use a ProPure filter in my shower it last 9-12 months of hot showers before I have to buy replacement filters. I have been using the Seychelle family water pitcher and personal water bottle for when I travel (they have several types of filters to choose from) for the last 5 years and I love it. The family water pitcher and travel bottle are both good for 200 gallons of water. It lasts me about 6months before I have to buy replacement filters since I drink close to a gallon of water a day. Propur and Berkley make a counter top filter for the kitchen.

There are many companies that make purification systems for the entire home just be aware of what the filter takes out of your water not whether it makes your water. Alkaline, soft or hard. Make sure your filter removes or reduces up to 99.99% of the following contaminants found in drinking water: Aesthetic – Offensive tastes, odors, Chlorine, silt, sand and sediment. Chemical – Industrial and Agricultural contaminants such as PCB’s, THM’s, detergents, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, insecticides (DDT), pharmaceuticals, etc. Dissolved Solids – Heavy Metals such as Aluminum, Arsenic, Asbestos, Cadmium, Chromium 6, Copper, Lead, Mercury, Zinc and up to 90% of Fluoride. Radiological – Radon 222.

Air Purification

Takes walks in nature and close to the water to clear your mind and your lungs, the more trees you are around and the fresh salt water air is good for your soul and your lungs.

In your home you may consider a REME HALO In-duct Air Purifier, it filters all areas of indoor air pollutants: Particles, Microbial and Gases. The REME Mariner is great from small apartments.

The latest version RGF REME HALO (24V) WARRANTY In-Duct Air Purifier System IAQ Ionizer HVAC REME-H has to be installed by a Licensed Electrical or HVAC professional and is on the top of my list for my next home purchase. The filters only have to be replaced every few years. 

Air Purifier Whole House Uv Light in Duct for Hvac Ac (Air Conditioning) Duct Germicidal Filter + 2 replacement bulbs

REME by RGF Air Purification Replacement Cell & Bulb .

Portable HEPA (high-efficiency particulate absorber) air purifier. It works by forcing air through a fine mesh that traps harmful particles: pollen, dust mites, pet dander, tobacco smoke. Place on top of the dresser so it cleans the air your breathing and not only the air your pets are breathing.

Small portable HEPA air filters for travel

 Car air purifier HEPA filter

Air filter ideal for a home with pets

IQAir [HealthPro Compact Air Purifier] Medical-Grade Air [HyperHEPA Filter]- Allergies, Pets, Asthma, Pollen, Dust; Swiss Made   Replacement Filter for IQAir

 

 

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