You may think that just because you regularly vacuum and dust that you're keeping your home clean, but the truth of the matter is that you can't clean dirty air with regular housekeeping alone. Considering the majority of Americans spend 90 percent of their time indoors—65 percent of which is at their residence—it's important that the air is hygienic. There are a lot of pollutants that can be found at home, including pet dander (a major contributor), mold, bacteria, chemicals from cleaning solvents, cosmetics, plastics, and more.
Many people have what’s known as multiple chemical sensitivity, usually shortened to MCS, which is an ultra sensitivity to chemicals like solvents, VOC's (Volatile Organic Compounds), perfumes, gasoline, diesel, cigarette smoke, and basically chemicals in general. This condition is also called “idiopathic environmental intolerance,” which actually means that it is not known how or why the chemicals affect these people as they do.
Reducing your energy consumption will not only reduce your monthly utility bill, but will go a long way in greening your lifestyle. A common misconception is that you will need to drastically change your lifestyle, or make substantial financial investments to make a noticeable difference. However, reducing your energy usage is easier than you might think.
Beauty, especially for women is a top priority. Even those with the urge to be eco-friendly, sometimes find it hard to sacrifice their beauty products and routine for the environment. Feeling and looking our best is important to people and sometimes we are willing to sacrifice the greater good of the environment to meet our own needs. With these 5 eco-friendly alternatives, you will no longer have to feel guilty for wanting to look beautiful!
If you want to make some simple changes in your life towards a more eco-friendly existence, check out some simple changes that can help you and the planet.