Home Detoxification Series: Common Household Products

Dec 21, 2014 | Parenting

Each day we are exposed to many chemicals, heavy metals and environmental toxins which can upset our hormones, gut health, and natural detoxification mechanisms.

In Part One of our Home Detoxification Series we started in the pantry and in Part Two, we are moving on to common household products.

Traditional brands contains chemicals, such as triclosan, parabens, sodium laureth sulfate (SLS) and endocrine disruptors which can not be supported by scientific research as safe for long term human use. There’s a reason why all the homebrand cleaning products you buy smell like hell in your bathtub. They’re strong, full of toxins and incredibly dangerous to use.

Which Household Products Contain Toxins?

In order to reduce your chemical load, please address your choice for the following products, as these are the ones that have direct contact with your sensory organs and can cause serious damage with time.

  • Surface Spray
  • Window Cleaner
  • Dishwashing Liquid
  • Dishwashing Detergent
  • Washing Powder
  • Fabric Softener
  • Toothpaste

Best Natural Cleaning & Household Products

So what brand should you look for? Anything that’s eco-friendly. Read the ingredients (just like you would for the food that goes in your body). Just because you’re cleaning the toilet seat with it or putting it in the washing machine to wash your clothes, doesn’t mean you can use the worst and cheapest quality available.

At Amelia Phillips.com.au, we recommend the following brands:

These companies are free of synthetic preservatives, as well as potentially harmful fragrances, colorants, chemicals and genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Start by making some simple changes today.

Make Your Own Organic Cleaning Product

You can also make your own all-purpose cleaning spray, with items readily available from your pantry. I like this because this spray is completely non-toxic, it’s very easy to make and extremely budget friendly.

Use it to clean mirrors, stove top, fridge doors, cabinets, shower doors, almost anything in the house. A great one for a house full of kids – you don’t want them running around a house filled with toxins.


  • Spray bottle (dollar store)
  • 2 cups of hot water
  • 2 Tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 Tsp Baking soda
  • 1 Tsp Washing soda crystals (get this in the laundry section of supermarket)
  • 1 Tbsp Castile soap (in health food stores, Dr. Bronner’s)
  • 20 drops Tea Tree Oil


Pour the hot water in the spray bottle, add all ingredients and mix well.

Have you made some fantastic detoxification changes you would like to share?

In Part 3 we examine your beauty regime. Stay tuned for the next instalment in the Home Detoxification series.


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