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Detox your child/s bedroom

DETOX YOUR CHILD’S BEDROOM: ELECTRONICS- Keep electronics on the opposite side of the bedroom or as far away from the child’s head as possible. Anything you plug into the wall will release an electric current so distance is key. Diffusers, heaters and baby monitors. BABY MONITORS- If you have a baby monitor please consider removing …

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Eczema

ECZEMA [I am not a medical professional and this content is based on information I have read and researched] Eczema is the most common inflammatory skin disease of childhood. It is typically characterised by an itchy red rash that usually involves the face and skin folds. Today 1 in 5 children and 1 in 2 …

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Colourants in our makeup and cosmetics

COLOURS IN OUR COSMETICS At the most basic level, cosmetic colourants can be divided into three groups organic, inorganic, and fruit/vegetable colourants. ORGANIC COLORANTS In this case, ‘organic’ just means it contains carbon atoms it doesn’t have the conventional meaning of ‘organic’ that we usually associate with food or cosmetics. All organic colourants are either …

Product Reviews

Tuesday Review Toilet paper

TUESDAY REVIEW Toilet paper Most commercial toilet paper is a combination of approximately 70% hardwood and 30% softwood. Most companies use a chlorine bleaching process to make the toilet paper white. Chlorine can produce dioxins and other cancer causing pollutants, which is not only bad for the environment but also our health. Tree free paper …

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Preservatives on the skin

Just like preservatives can be bad to eat, they can also be bad for our skin. Human skin acts as the first line of defense against infectious and toxic external agents. Skin is populated by various microorganisms, the microbiota, such as bacteria, viruses, yeasts, fungi, and archaea bacteria. The skin microbiota is in constant contact …

Low Tox Gardening

Fluoride

FLUORIDE 97% of the worlds drinking water is NOT fluoridated! Most countries have removed it from their drinking water due to concerns of medical ethics (mass medication) and neurotoxicity. 89% of Australians have access to fluoridated tap water. Once water is fluoridated, it is difficult to control excessive fluoride intake, as people drink different amounts …

Low Tox Home

House Dust Mites

HOUSE DUST MITES House dust mites are microscopic. You need a 10x magnifying glass to see them. They thrive in humid and damp environments especially those with a humidity over 50%. They live in carpets, mattresses, bed linen, pillows, soft toys, soft window furnishings, upholstered furniture and love warm and moist environments. Their bodies, secretions …

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PLASTIC FREE/LOW TOX LUNCH BOXES

PLASTIC FREE/LOW TOX LUNCH BOXES Why I love stainless steel: 🔺They are durable, 🔺Environmentally friendly 🔺Long lasting.(can last a lifetime if treated properly) 🔺Less wasteful 🔺Non toxic 🔺Hygienic 🔺Non leaching 🔺Less expensive over time 🔺100% Recyclable I use stainless steel lunchboxes from @aldiaustralia they are on special buys twice a year in the greener range. @targetaus sell …

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Why we need to ditch plastic.

Why we need to ditch the plastic. There are thousands of compounds found in plastic products and relatively little is known about most of them. Phthalates which are used to make plastic more flexible are found in food packaging and plastic wrap. BPA is another chemical in plastic to avoid. Unfortunately now it’s just being …