Updated: Oct 1, 2020
As a nutritionist, I help my clients eat well to stay well, however it doesn’t stop there. Taking a holistic approach to health and wellbeing means addressing all aspects of life that may not be serving us. This includes our home environments too. Many of us are spending more time at home than ever before, therefore it's worth recognising how our home habits could be detrimental to our health and wellbeing.
Unfortunately, the convenience of modern living so often comes with toxic side effects, which can disrupt hormone balance, energy levels, immunity, and damage the health of our bodies and the world we live in. Some examples are Xenoestrogens found in food storage. Parabens and sulphates, found in many hair and beauty products, and toxic chemicals found in many of our household cleaning products. This list is far from exhaustive..
As with modern living too, there are so many options available to us that it can feel overwhelming, and hard to know where to begin. Sometimes just taking one intentional step in a chosen direction, can move us from overwhelm to action. The simplest achievable step to detox the home environment, may simply be sleeping in a well ventilated room, or to fill our homes with health giving plants. Swapping plastic food storage for glass or ceramic, or swap cling film for Eco Wraps.
I am always on the lookout for ethical brands, with excellent products, who are making it making it easier to create a healthy environment at home.
I'm excited to share some of my latest finds with you:
Natural Body Care with KSONI
Ksoni means "Earth" in Sanskrit This fun and luxurious new ethical brand was created by two friends, who are making great strides to tackle plastic waste in the health and beauty industry. Ksoni offers a range of shampoos, conditioners, and body washes, that are packaged in easily recyclable cans, with reusable, biodegradable caps. Made with 100% natural ingredients and infused with essential oils, they smell incredible, lather up well, without the use of toxic substances such as sulphates, or parabens, that can damage hair. The result is shiny locks and a delicious smelling bathroom. The whole family are now converts, as well as our recent house guests.
Order your set here KSONI
Receive 10% off your first order using the code "eatfreshandfeelgood10" at the checkout.
ECO Cleaning Products with BIDE
BIDE is a new ECO Cleaning Products subscription service, set up by my sister in law, offering sustainable, environmentally friendly, convenient, and effective cleaning products. I love that all products are made in the UK and support local businesses and entrepreneurs.
Box contents can vary, but the starter pack that we got going with, contains eco dishwasher powder, compostable cloths, and scrubbie, 5 sachets to make up eco cleaning products for the kitchen, bathroom, floors and glass, dishwashing soap, and toilet cleaning bombs. Exciting to hear that Bide has recently been added to the UBUNTOO community of sustainability entrepreneurs too.
Order your box here BIDE BOXES
Receive 20% off your fist box by using the code"eatfresh" at the checkout.
So thankful to a growing number of conscious companies who are making it easier for us to make healthy habits. Investing in products made by brands who's values align with our own, means we are voting for what matters to us. It feels great to help the planet and support local businesses at the same time.
As always, reminder to self.. we're aiming for progress over perfection every time. Sometimes I go all-in on Eco, and other times I know it's not possible, and know that's also fine.
I'd love to build this list, so if you know of any ethical brands, with excellent products, who are making it making it easier to create a healthy environment at home, please get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org