Nim-Véda Australia- Are you ready to start living an organic, clean and green lifestyle? There are multiple ways that you can start doing so, from the household items you buy to the cleaning products you use and of course, the food you select at the grocery store. Here are 5 tips to get you started on transitioning into being an organic household, in more ways than one:
1. Start With Your Healthy And Beauty Products
People always think the first thing they have to start with is food – and this is absolutely not the case. Take a look at your health and beauty products. This can be anything from your high end makeup to your child’s shampoo! Many people assume that making this switch has to be expensive, but there are most definitely ways around this.
Have a search online for products that are handmade! There are many small businesses that sell every household health and beauty product you can imagine, at a fraction of the cost that a big chain store would. This includes organic soap, bath oils, salts and much, much more! Of course, becoming someone who stalks the sales and is an absolute bargain-hunter is another way to make this process affordable (and way more fun)!
If you really want to get creative, even try making your own from scratch!
2. Look Closely At What You Are Buying For Your Children!
Being more careful with the choices you make in terms of childcare products is not only great for your transition to being organic, but is also important for your little one’s health and wellbeing! This can be everything from the bedding you use to the toys that they play with. Browse good quality kids and baby equipment online and find something that works for you, and is great for the planet earth.
This even extends to the toys and games you pick for your little ones to play with! Opt for a sandpit for your child, or other items that will get them outside, rather than staying indoors playing with an abundance of toys (which are usually gifted to them) that are primarily made of plastic or generally non-biodegradable materials.
3. Be Picky With Your Linen
When those aspiring to go green clean out their pantries and fridges, they often forget to take a close look at their bedrooms. Linen choices can play a big factor in whether or not you are living an organic lifestyle.
You and your family spend a good number of hours in your bed, and for your own health, you should definitely be picky about what materials your sheets are made of. Things you should definitely steer clear of include synthetic materials, such as polyester microfiber, unnatural dyes and boric acid.
4. Your Gardening/Farming Choices
Do you have a garden, backyard, or anywhere where you grow your own produce? You can help nature, by making a few simple decisions! You can in fact increase fertility by adding organic matter to the soil on your property – this includes animal waste and compost.
Increasing biodiversity is always a plus point as well and if you can minimise the use of synthetic pesticides and exclude all growth hormones you are taking a step in the right direction.
5. Of course… Food Choices
And finally, the one we’ve all been waiting for! Food choices! Make visiting your local farmer’s market a part of your weekly schedule, and you’ll end up with meats, cheeses and vegetables which are better for your health! Go ahead and buy any products you can in bulk whilst you are there to save costs.
If you are transitioning gradually, you may even want to create a meal plan to help you and your family stay on track.
With these 5 tips and tricks you can most definitely begin your journey to becoming an organic, clean green and healthy, happy household!
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