Why Cleaning Products and Plastic Are Problematic

by Marbella Family

Perhaps the most common door through which toxins enter our household is through our cleaning products. Whenever and wherever possible, it is best to replace industrial cleaning products with common household products like lemon, oil, vinegar, and baking soda. There are hundreds of clever uses and helpful tips to be found online. Instead of bleach, use hydrogen peroxide. Replace chemical laden soaps and shampoos with Hemp-based Dr. Bronner’s pure castile soap.

Finally, the world is becoming more and more a world of plastic, and as such it is important to avoid toxin laden plastics. The three main plastics to avoid are polycarbonate, polystyrene, and PVC. These leach BPA, styrene, and vinyl chloride respectively.

Plastic derived toxins are found in toothbrushes, toys, dental sealants, shoes, receipts, and the lining of canned foods. In addition to being unhealthy for our bodies, plastic has had an even greater effect on the health of our oceans, waterways, and wild life. The best thing to do here is reduce our use of plastic as much as possible.

There are many simple and easy ways to reduce plastics in your daily life:
Use glass and stainless steel
Bring your own reusable bags to the grocery store
Use cloth diapers as opposed to disposable ones
Make your own cleaning products to store in glass jars
Replace plastic toys with toys made from wood, metal, and natural fibers
Strive to refuse plastic whenever it is offered
Take this practice up as a fun and creative challenge! If you minimize the toxicity from any of these areas, you will be setting yourself and/or your family upon an excellent path. The course of the whole world can be changed by millions of people making millions of small decisions for a common cause.

For more information on detoxing of the body through juicing stay tuned for future articles or, if in Marbella, have a cold-pressed juice and dive right in!

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About the Author: Indre Coleman

Born in Lithuania, Indre has spent years studying the impact of nutrition on health. In 2013 she founded Juices to Glow as a means for families to introduce healthy and nutritious cold-pressed juices into their diets as a source of vital nutrients to maintain an active healthy lifestyle. We'd like to thank Indre for taking the time to share her knowledge with us on the Marbella Family Nutrition Blog.

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