No one wants to use products that are toxic and capable of making us sick. From skin and cleaning products to mattresses, these products are ubiquitous. But the process of determining what’s safe and what’s not is time-consuming and challenging. In this section I will endeavor to share the research I have done when making such decisions for my family in the hopes that it may help yours.
~ Toxic Free: How to Protect Your Health and Home from the Chemicals ThatAre Making You Sick By Debra Lynn Dadd. More of a reference than a book to read from cover to cover, this book is full of information. It addresses everything from hair spray to bottled water and provides alternative options.
~ The Honest Life: Living Naturally and True to You by Jessica Alba. A great introductory book. Alba runs through the basics and provides useful suggestions for removing some of the worst offenders.
~ The Naturally Clean Home: 150 Super-Easy Herbal Formulas for Green Cleaning by Karyn Siegel-Maier. If you’re interested in making cleaning products from scratch, this guide gives you plenty of recipes to choose from. Some work better than others, and most would argue that making products from scratch is not necessary to avoid toxins, but I have used several of these recipes with success.