31 Days to Detoxify Your Life – Week 2 – Detoxify Your Home


31 Days to Detoxify Your Life - Week 2 - Detoxify Your Home

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Welcome to Week 2 of the 31 Days to Detoxify Your Life Challenge!

This week we are focusing on removing the toxins from our homes.

The Average American Uses about 25 Gallons of toxic, hazardous chemical products per year in their home…A major portion of these can be found in household cleaning products.
—”Prosperity Without Pollution,” by Joel S. Hirschorn and Kirsten V. Oldenburg, 1991

The toxic chemicals in household cleaners are three times more likely to cause cancer than air pollution.
– Environmental Protection Agency report in 1985

According to Cleaning Services Sydney, of chemicals commonly found in homes, 150 have been linked to allergies, birth defects, cancer, and psychological abnormalities.
—Consumer Product Safety Commission

In the past 50 years more than 75,000 chemicals have been introduced into the environment. Today 300 synthetic chemicals are found in the bodies of humans. Even newborn babies have synthetic chemicals passed on from their mothers.
—REACH (Registration, Evaluation, and Authorization of Chemicals, a European Union program)
The chemicals most people are using to clean their homes are insanely toxic and have a whole host of detrimental health effects associated with them ranging anywhere from skin sensitivity, endocrine disruption ( hormone issues), to cancer and even death. These are cleaners Americans use in their homes every single day! You can look up the cleaners you are using in the EWG database and see what grades they get.

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31 Days to Detoxify Your Life - Week 2 - Detoxify Your Home - and a DIY Citrus Cleaner Recipe } Real Food Outlaws

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Thankfully, there are many safe and effective natural cleaners that people can use without all of the nasty health effects.
In Week 2 we discuss the health effects of “normal”cleaning products, and then we give you better, healthier, non toxic options to use instead. Most of these recipes have less than five ingredients, all which are natural and non-toxic. You can customize them to meet your needs and even add the fragrances you enjoy by using essential oils. These cleaners are sure to turn any skeptic into a believer.
We include over 20 cleaning recipes, from carpets to hard wood floors, anti-biotic counter cleaner, powdered and liquid laundry soap and so much more! You will be glad to have this invaluable resource on your computer or e-reader as a quick and easy guide to natural non-toxic house cleaning.

Here is an example of one of the great recipes you will find in the book:


DIY Orange Cleaner

  • 10 organic oranges
  • white vinegar
  • essential oils (optional)
  1. Peel oranges and add peels only to 1/2 gallon jar.
  2. Fill the jar with white vinegar and replace lid.
  3. Allow to sit for about 2 weeks, strain into a spray bottle and add essential oils if desired. (This is the brand I buy)
  4. Use as an all-purpose cleaner.

Some of the other cleaning recipes you will find in the book are:

  • Homemade Floor Cleaner
  • Carpet Stain Remover
  • Natural Carpet and Air Freshener
  • DIY Disinfecting Counter Spray
  • Homemade Dish Soap
  • Natural Stain Remover
  • Natural Fabric Softener
  • Liquid and Powdered Laundry Detergent
  • Easy Bathtub Scrub
  • Glass Cleaner
  • Non-Toxic Glass Cleaner
  • … And so much more!

Are you ready for this week?

Come join us and make the commitment to detoxify your life safely, naturally, and without harmful side effects. Make a real change in your life and take this step to better health and wellness.

Are you ready to change your health for the better?

Take the 31 Days to Detoxify Your Life challenge today!


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  1. Jamie says

    Would love to have these oils to help cleanse ghost home and family. USD oils for many years and got away from them. Trying to get back to natural resources now that we have a child in our home.

  2. Mickey Louth says

    I haven’t used EO yet, but I download free ebooks about them to learn more. I do want to learn to use them medicinally. I’ve done the orange cleaner above, but it smelled too much of vinegar…the essential oil would have helped I’m sure.

  3. Katrine says

    I am just learning about essential oils, this would be a great item to win so I can try using them to clean and deoderize my home

  4. says

    I am making more and more of my own cleaners and I love it. I love the essential oils to use in a variety of my cleaners and would love to win some.

  5. jessamyn says

    My favorite is just putting them on my wrist so I can smell them throughout the day! I know there are many more things I could do, but it is instant happy!

  6. Cathy says

    I love to add them to my vinegar/alcohol/water mix to mop my hard floors. Also, I use certain ones (or blends) for headaches.

  7. Michele D Cook says

    I am only starting on this healthy way of life. We are beginner at the Paleo eating. I am still working on some problem areas. So I haven’t even dived into making my own products yet. So this would be so fun to win. With asthma I cant tolerate all those harsh chemicals.

  8. Amy C Harter says

    I use it in laundry, dishwasher detergent, deodorant, lotion, hair stuff, cleaners…… what do I NOT use it in?!?

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