I am so happy that so many of you found my post last week on my non-toxic skincare helpful! Isn’t it amazing how much there is to learn? The nerd in me gets excited when I find new “projects” like detoxifying my home.
Today, in a sort of second installation, I’m sharing what household cleaning products I’m now using in my home, along with, of course, another What I Ate today series (Valentine’s Day edition!).
What I Ate Today, February 14, 2017
I was running a bit behind, so I grabbed an 18 Rabbits organic bar and enjoyed it with two hard-boiled eggs I had made the day before.
We bought organic grapes the other day at the grocery store, so I had a bag – and almost forgot to take a picture, so here’s a shot of the two lonely last grapes! I had about a cup.
I met Lu in the city to get lunch and I had a salad, but I forgot to take a picture of it! It’s a kale and spinach salad with hard boiled egg, beets, carrots, quinoa, avocado, and a spicy ginger dressing. I’ve literally had this salad before and it looks like this:
Since I did a 45 minute spin class this morning, I was extra hungry later in the afternoon, so I made a half of my standard veggie sandwich (using one piece of bread.) Carrots, cucumbers, greens, onions, tomato, hummus, and avocado!
Me, Lu, my sister Felicia, and her fiance Ben went out to dinner in the West Village to this quaint little pizza spot in New York City called Brunetti Pizza for Valentine’s Day! At dinner, she asked me to be her MOH (yay!) and Ben asked Lu to be a groomsmen (so cute!) It was a great night, full of wine and pizza. I also ordered a kale salad, but it wasn’t very good (very cheesy and salty), so I only had a forkful, and didn’t think it warranted a photo! Felicia and I split a Margherita pizza and each had a slice of the Quattro Formaggi pizza. The boys split a Sausage & Peppers pizza. It came out to three slices per person!
I have been craving vegan desserts lately, so I decided in the morning that we were going to go to Sweets by Chloe afterwards (in SoHo). We took a cab down there (because it was FREEZING) and I got a vegan gluten-free chocolate chip cookie which was AMAZING. Top 3 best chocolate chip cookies of my life! Really recommend this spot – and the main restaurant, by Chloe., if you’re ever in the city (or live in the city, of course.)
My Transition Over to Non-Toxic Household Cleaning Products
Download the Think Dirty App and start checking all of your products for their toxicity levels. You’ll be shocked! This isn’t sponsored, it’s just helped me a lot in this transition!
You can read more about my decision to detoxify the products I use in last week’s post, here. Now, as for household products – those are just as important! Just beacuse you’re not necessarily rubbing dishwasher detergent into your skin, doesn’t mean you’re not ingesting it in other ways. After you clean a plate, there’s definitely residue leftover, no matter how well you rinse – and when you go to take a forkful of that spiralized pasta, you’re ingesting a bit of it!
And as for your linens and clothes, whatever dried soap residue on your clothes is rubbing into your skin all day, as you wear your favorite jeans or tee.
So, here’s what I’m using now in my household – and what products I need suggestions on:
Was using: Swiffer Wet Jet + Swiffer Pads
Now using: Honest Wet Mop Pads
Was using: Meyer’s Dish Soap
Now using: Honest Dish Soap
Was using: Cascade Dishwasher Detergent Pods
Now using: Seventh Generation Dishwasher Pods
Was using: Draino
Now using: Nothing! Need a replacement – does anyone have any DIY remedies or products?
Was using: Shower Cleaner
Now using: Honest Bathroom Cleaner
Was using: Lysol Clean & Fresh Toilet Bowl Cleaner
Now using: Honest Toilet Cleaner
Was using: Method Laundry Detergent
Now using: Seventh Generation Liquid Laundry Detergent