Your home is your sanctuary. It’s where you begin each day and where you celebrate what you’ve accomplished at the end of it. [If you’re like me and often work from home, it’s where you get to spend the middle part of your day too!]
We all know the importance of keeping our homes clean—but are you aware that most of those cleaning products we grew up with are doing more harm than good? Toxic ingredients and impurities frequently found in cleaning products have been linked to cancer, asthma, and reproductive issues.
If we’ve already freaked you out and you’re tearing through the cabinet under the sink to chuck products into the garbage, take a breath. We know it is majorly overwhelming to do a complete overhaul of all those toxic products, so we wanted to bring you our shortlist of brands that you should know. These companies are all about making healthier, happier homes—for the safety and well-being of you and your family.
Imagine replacing almost all of the cleaning products in your home with just one product. This company made it possible with their multi-purpose Concentrate that is completely hypoallergenic, fragrance-free, gluten-free, tree nut- and peanut-free. It is has no harmful preservatives, stabilizers, brighteners, chelators, or surfactants. Whether you are chemically sensitive, have a compromised immune system, or are just looking for a non-toxic product, this is your brand.
We recommend buying the Starter Kit + Oxygen Boost first. While it may seem like a lot (both dollar-wise and supplies-wise), this has lasted me almost 4 months! I’ve only had to restock the Oxygen Boost so far.
Their Dryer Balls are also an amazing alternative to those toxic dryer sheets we all love. They are made of 100% American wool and are free of pesticides, dyes and fragrance. It’s so cool when we find products that are safe from all those scary chemicals. But it’s even better when they WORK just as well. Their Dryer Balls really do the job to soften fabrics, reduce static and smooth wrinkles.
AND each ball can be used up to 1,000 times. ONE THOUSAND TIMES.
Based out of (you guessed it) Brooklyn, NY, this gorgeous company has nailed the hygge vibes. Not only are their candle designs ultra-chic and minimal, they’re 10/10 the best we’ve ever smelled, and their ingredients are top-notch. They use a blend of soy wax, essential oils, and phthalate-free perfume oils, making their products preservative and petroleum-free, cruelty-free and 100% vegan. They boast that they’re an eco-conscious company, using only recyclable packaging and shipping materials and as little plastic as possible.
We are definitely picking up what they’re putting down. With over 25 scents, it’s so easy to find one you’ll like. Worried about buying online without actually smelling them first? They are fabulous at clearly describing each scent, with a little wit thrown in. You’ll love it.
Let’s move to the bedroom.
Did you know that upping your sheet quality doesn’t only mean upping the thread count? Our friends at Molecule taught us that the actual fabric blend is what matters most. They make sheets that are durable, soft and super breathable because they use a blend of cotton and Tencel Lyocell to make their fabric. The whole idea being that breathable sheets make for a more restorative night’s sleep. This fabric blend avoids moisture much better than cotton does, which makes it temperature-regulating (no more night sweats). The low moisture environment also prevents bacteria from growing.
These sheets are ultra-soft and so comfortable, and we’ve definitely noticed more nights of good, solid sleep since using them! For 20% off your purchase, use code FITCITY at checkout.
Happy (healthy) nesting!
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