It’s amazing how ingrained chemicals are in our lives – to the point that when you are trying to get rid of them from your life it can be a difficult and suprising process. Just when you think your on the right track, you find out theres another whole area that you need to look at.
Household cleaning is perhaps one of the more obvious areas (when you’ve already got your eyes open to the chemical craziness) – you’re touching and smelling them.
I remember having the skin on my hands become painful, red, and start cracking open with cuts when I was using particularly harsh chemicals at my job in a certain fast food chain in my teens. Luckily (or not?) my body is very sensitive to any chemicals – just smelling them will give me a rotten headache so I’m well aware of chemicals around me and am forced to use clean, natural alternatives for everything. Read the rest of this post »