Toxins in air fresheners and other household items causing indoor air pollution.
Things to Avoid
Air fresheners, cologne or perfumes (see below for natural perfumes), hairsprays, keratin, and hair color, also breathing in lacquer or other chemical furniture paint or polish, typical cleaning products bleach ammonia, nail polish, and nail polish remover, dryer sheets, bug sprays, cooking in non-stick pans especially PTFE or Teflon. And If you have to use any of those be sure to do it in a well-ventilated space or outdoors.
What are the Solutions to all of these air pollutants?
Solutions are - Air purifiers, Diffusers, Bamboo Charcoal bags, Salt Lamps & Certain Plants
- Air Purifiers
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Any questions about the intellipure can be sent to the company direct at -
JDamon@healthway.com or (315) 298-2904 ex. 135
Mid-Range air purifier for a room
If you would like a less expensive one, the rabbit has good reviews. (Click here or photo right) It’s noiseless, It won't run up the energy bill and pre-filter is washable. It worlds for allergies and pets. It is highly rated at the mid-range price.
- Diffusers with Essential Oils
These do not purify the air just replace air fresheners or perfumes. Some essential oils kill germs though. There are many to start with, A diffuser with essential oils. My favorite to diffuse are peppermint, lemon, frankincense and of course lavender.
To buy Therapeutic grade Edible Essential Oils:
– go to or click - www.mydoterra.com/newyorkcity/
– click “Shop” in the top banner.
– click “single oils” for single oils find Lavender, peppermint, lemon, frankincense.
– Check out
To set up a wholesale account email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Bamboo Charcoal Bags – (click the photos below)
Bamboo charcoal bags remove pollutants and allergens but they also dehumidify absorbing moisture, preventing mold and mildew. They have scientifically proven to reduce the amount of formaldehyde, ammonia, benzene, and chloroform gases emitted from everyday items such as paint, carpeting, furniture, air fresheners, chemical cleaners, rubber, and plastics.
They are safe for pets and children. The bamboo charcoal rejuvenates when the bags are placed in sunlight once a month and are good for two years, then can be put in the garden. They’re also great for your car and bathroom.
- Salt Lamps
Salt lamps are another natural way to clean indoor air.
The orange color doesn’t disrupt sleep hormones like fluorescent or blue lights
and you can see my blog for more on that. - https://theartofunity.com/sleep-techniques/
- Another great solution is indoor plants Here are some great ones:
- Aloe Vera (also great for burns)
- Spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum) – Very resilient and it produces runners (smaller plants) that can be transplanted.
- Snake plant (Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Laurentii’) Also called “Mother in Law’s Tongue” – “This plant is one of the best for filtering out formaldehyde, which is common in cleaning products, toilet paper, tissues and personal care products. Put one in your bathroom — it’ll thrive with low light and steamy humid conditions while helping filter out air pollutants.” [source]
- Dracena (Dracaena deremensis ‘Warneckii’) – Also known as Corn Plant , this plant can reach a potential height of 12 feet. “Best for removing xylene, trichloroethylene and formaldehyde, which can be introduced to indoor air through lacquers, varnishes and gasoline.” [source]
- Christmas Cactus- Great at cleaning the air, and colorful too.
- Boston Fern- Easy to grow, good at filtering the air, and resilient.
- Bromeliads – Tropical looking and colorful – great at filtering the air
- Bamboo palm (Chamaedorea sefritzii) “Also known as the reed palm, this small palm thrives in shady indoor spaces and often produces flowers and small berries. It tops the list of plants best for filtering out both benzene and trichloroethylene. They’re also a good choice for placing around furniture that could be off-gassing formaldehyde.” [source]
For more videos on health and wellness go to the blog at:
- Beeswax Candles -
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tealights - http://amzn.to/2w3vKIC
- Natural Perfumes
Perfume companies that use essential oils that are healthy & smell great
(I have not tried any these but they come recommended)
To make your own try these blends:
• 3 Tablespoons (50 ml) carrier oil (Jojoba or Fractionated Coconut Oil work best)
• 20 drops of essential oils (1 ml)
• 50 ml roller-ball bottle (click photo on right)
*Note: Be sure to perform a patch test to make sure your perfume blend will not irritate your skin
SPICY AND FLORAL
• 12 drops lavender
• 3 drops clove
• 2 drops nutmeg
• 2 drops vanilla
• 1 drop ylang-ylang
• 12 drops grapefruit
• 8 drops ylang-ylang
• 10 drops sweet orange
• 5 drops cedarwood
• 3 drops peppermint
• 2 drops rosemary
• 5 drops coriander
• 6 drops bergamot
• 4 drops neroli
• 2 drops jasmine
• 3 drops rose
SIMPLE MEN'S BLEND
• 10 drops cedarwood
• 6 drops bergamot
• 4 drops sandalwood
CALM AND DE-STRESS
• 9 drops grapefruit
• 4 drops sweet orange
• 4 drops lavender
• 2 drops clary sage
• 1 drop roman chamomile
A ROMANTIC NIGHT
• 10 drops rose
• 5 drops lime
• 5 drops vetiver
- In part 1 Learn how toxic Typical candles are and the solution – https://theartofunity.com/candles-are-toxic/
- In Part 2 Learn the toxic ingredients in air fresheners and other household items – https://theartofunity.com/air-fresheners-are-toxic/
- In Part 3 see 4 all natural solutions to indoor air pollution – https://theartofunity.com/natural-ways-to-clean-indoor-air/
Plants – https://wellnessmama.com/12209/filter-indoor-air-with-plants/
perfumes – http://mamavation.com/2015/03/toxic-perfume-chemicals.html
obesogens – https://www.mamavation.com/2015/02/obesogens-hidden-chemicals-can-make-family-fat.html
– SALTLAMPS AND CHARCOAL BAGS – https://wellnessmama.com/4629/clean-indoor-air/
– Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, www.safecosmetics.org; EWG’s “Not So Sexy,” www.ewg.org/notsosexy; Skin Deep, www.ewg.org/skindeep.
– Cleaning products – http://sierraeeg.com/warning-cleaning-products-can-cause-brain-damage/
– Other good products – https://gimmethegoodstuff.org/safe-product-guides/air-fresheners/
– Solutions air fresh – http://kimberlysnyder.com/blog/2012/03/10/the-danger-of-air-freshener-and-10-alternatives-for-a-great-smelling-home/
– weight gain – http://healthwyze.org/reports/184-how-air-fresheners-are-killing-you