Detoxing isn't just about what you eat, but also about what you put on your body and the environment that you are surrounding yourself with. You see, what you put on your skin and even inhale through your nose can make its way into your blood stream and to the rest of your body.
That is why it is SO important to take those extra steps to lower your toxic load!
Luckily we can guide you on the steps for you to take, so you don't have to stress too much about it. We want to make it as EASY as possible for you to create a toxic free home for you and your family to live in. Check out these simple lifestyle shifts and additions you can take to reduce the daily toxic load on your body as well as support your body's detoxification pathways that can make a world of difference for your health!
1. Start having weekly magnesium epsom salt baths 🙌🏼
You would't think it, but magnesium is a master detoxer in our body. It is a co-factor for over 300 enzymatic pathways in the body, including your detox pathways. It also helps calm the nervous system which is essential for your body to properly detox. As most of the population is deficient in magnesium, and it is most effectively absorbed through the skin, we recommend a weekly epsom salt bath or foot baths. This range has a variety of calming scents to choose from!
2. Make the switch to non toxic & organic deodorant 🌿
Choose an organic and aluminium free deodorant that is nourishing to your skin and body with natural ingredients rather than one that is filled with chemicals and toxins. As it is something most people apply to their body every day, this can add up. We absolutely love Dr. Organic's purifying deoderant range that comes in a range of flavours, and we can testify that it most definitely does last!
3. Add tongue scraping into your morning rituals 🙏🏼
The health of your gut begins in your mouth, which is why tongue scraping is receiving all of the rave right now. This is an ancient practice that improves digestion, removes unhealthy bacteria in the mouth, increases your sense of taste, improves breath, as well as stimulating organ function in the rest of your body. Once you begin it becomes addictive! A copper tongue scraper is essential as it is naturally anti-microbial as well as targets unhealthy bacteria in the mouth whilst keeping the goodies alive!
4. Begin a dry brushing detox routine 🌾
Another ancient practice that has been used for millennia; dry brushing assists in unclogging pores, exfoliating the skin, increasing blood circulation and promoting lymphatic drainage, which allows toxins to be safely removed from lymphatic fluid where they are often stored in the body. Incorporating a weekly dry brushing schedule into your routine is a great way to support detoxification pathways in the body.
5. Make the Switch to Activated Charcoal Floss 🦷
Activated charcoal is a super absorber and can help detoxify your mouth! We love Dr. Tungs Smart Floss has because it has been shown to remove up to 55% more plaque than some of the most popular flosses. Even better, this one has activated charcoal which enhances cleansing and absorption of plaque and bacteria build up. Also vegan and recyclable, this product is a great investment towards your health as well as more sustainable for the planet. Healthy oral hygiene is imperative for the rest of the body to function optimally!
6. Invest in Non-Toxic Cookware! 🥣
Unfortunately, most conventional non-stick cookware leaches a number of chemicals into our food especially when heated that is often overlooked by most. These include toxins such as aluminium, teflon, perfluorooctanoic acid, cadmium, nickel, lead, BPA, polystyrene and brominated flame retardants that can wreck havoc on your hormones and detoxification pathways. That is why we recommend these ceramic non stick pans instead. It is the little shifts like these that can make a world of difference!
7. Choose Organic & Toxic Free Laundry Products 🌿
The last switch is to a natural laundry liquid alternative that is not loaded with chemicals such as fragrances, surfactants, phenol, bleach, dioxane, phosphates, EDTA's and NPE's. We love Sonnet's range because it is 100% organic and biodegradable as well as using essential oils for a natural fragrance. You cannot get better than that. Go ahead and try one and let us know what you think!