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How to Detox Your Home

We know that detoxing is essential for our health, but as it turns out, you may be forgetting one of the most critical detoxes in your life. Your home is where you spend most of your time, so it makes sense that it needs to be cleansed for your health as well. Starting a home detox can be very daunting, but it is essential for your health in the end.


Mold In Your Home


The ERMI Test is a very easy way to start detoxing your home. This test uses a dust sample from your home compared to other particles in their database to give you a relative mold index score. Homes are a breeding ground for mold, and even new or recently remodeled homes are subject to mold growth without proper treatment and ventilation. Mold can cause many issues in different people, but some common symptoms include chronic fatigue, body rashes, brain fog, and respiratory issues.  


Important factors when it comes to mold are to be vigilant and preventative. Ensure that you are checking your showers; this means stopping surface level molds before they can go deeper and that your bathrooms are well ventilated. Another great preemptive step is to get air purifiers for your home.


Environmental Toxins


Another way to detox your home is to look closely at the products you are using. Everything from beauty products to kitchenware has the opportunity to be harmful to you and your family if you are not critical of what is in them. “Greenwashing” is a common issue in the product world because just because a product has words on the packaging like “green,” “safe,” or even  “BPA free” doesn’t mean that is actually the truth.


Red Flag Items 


These items are the three most important products to get rid of if you have them in your home:


  • Vinyl Shower Curtains: These are made out of PVCs that can release harmful particles into the air, especially when used in the shower’s heat and humidity.
  • Nonstick Cookware: This type of cookware has a layer of chemicals on top of the metal to keep your food from sticking and these chemicals are easily transferring into your food.
  • Air Fresheners and Candles: These can include very toxic chemicals that you are willingly putting into the air in your home. Anything made with artificial scents can be harmful in this way, including perfumes that you are putting right onto your skin. 


As you can see, many potential toxins are lurking around your home that need to be addressed. Even if it may seem daunting, starting with a mold test and then working on detoxing the products in your home one room at a time can significantly cut down on the toxins around you. If you want to learn more about the potential toxins in your home and hear more helpful tips on how you can start detoxing your home, I go deep into the topic on my YouTube Channel. You can watch E 12 | Best Strategies for Detoxing Your Home.


Other Resources


Home Reset: 

Ermi Mold Test:

Air Purifier: 

 Mercola Cookware:


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