top of page

What is Toxic Free Living?

Toxic free living is removing any harmful chemicals in your home, food, skin and body products. These harmful chemicals can come in the form of pesticides, herbicides, and GMOs from food. Fragrance in household cleaners, skincare products, makeup, candles and so much more. The average person is exposed to millions of toxins daily. This includes things like cleaning products, food, candles, cosmetics, and personal care items. In the United States over 80,00 chemicals are used in the market and only a few are banned.

Some of the benefits of living a Toxic Free life is:

Managing a healthy weight

Improve gut health

Protecting liver function

Prevent diabetes

Improve brain health

More energy

Improvement of thyroid function

Cancer prevention

Heart Health

Reducing body inflammation

12 chemicals that you should avoid:

Formaldehyde - A known carcinogen.

Paraformaldehyde - A type of formaldehyde.

Methylene glycol - A type of formaldehyde.

Quaternium 15 - Releases formaldehyde.

Mercury - Can damage the kidneys and nervous system.

Dibutyl and diethylhexyl phthalates - Disrupts hormones and damages the reproductive system.

Isobutyl and isopropyl parabens - Disrupts hormones and harms the reproductive system.

Per- and Polyfluorinated Substances (PFAS) - Has been linked to cancer.

M- and o-phenylenediamine - Used in hair dyes, which irritate and is sensitize to the skin, damage DNA and can cause cancer.

Butylated Hydroxytoluene (BHT) - Another carcinogen. This ingredient can affect your hormones.

Triclosan - It is a hormone disruptor and irritant.

Synthetic fragrances (and even natural fragrances) - Can be irritating and cause allergic reactions. Plus, there may be even more harmful ingredients like phthalates hiding behind the label.

Where to begin

Start small first. Break it up into groups.

First: Buy certified organic, non-GMO foods. You can find great deals on organic produce at Aldi’s

Second: Household products - like bathroom cleaning products, laundry cleaning products, kitchen cleaning products, and water filter

Third: Personal care products - like hair care products, skincare products, body care products, cosmetics, and menstrual pads (YES!!! Even these products contain chemicals. More information to come).

Fourth: Holistic pet care - like food, shampoo, supplements and much more. (Yes!!! We need to care for our pets as well. They are having harmful side effects to chemicals as well)

After you are finished breaking it up into groups make an extended list from those groups. ALWAYS READ YOUR INGREDIENTS. Never grab a product that says clean, all-natural. It does not always mean it is non-toxic and chemical free. Reading your ingredients is very important.


bottom of page