As we move into the season of shorter days and colder nights staying healthier at home is on our minds. We’ll spend more time indoors as winter approaches, and we want our home to be healthy and cozy.
Use soap bars
Stock your house with non-toxic bars of soap. Proper handwashing is a simple way to minimize germs during cold and flu season. Plus, soap bars are a planet-friendly choice; every bit of the bar is usable.
Clean floors and cozy feet
Keeping your floors clean is an integral part of a healthy home, especially if you have children who spend a lot of time playing on it. Set up a shoes-off station at your front door with a doormat, a place for wet shoes, and a basket of slippers. Using slippers indoors keeps floors clean from outside debris, and keeps feet cozy. We’re fans of Padraig slippers for children. They’re made with pure wool and have a reinforced leather sole to prevent slipping.
Freshen air naturally
Do you love the scent of air-fresheners in your home? This season, swap out conventional sprays filled with questionable ingredients for something more natural, essential oils. Add a few drops of your favourite scent to an essential oil diffuser, or combine them together for something more seasonal.
A few of our top essential oil combinations for fall and winter include:
Another way to freshen your homes indoor air? Open a few windows every day, even in the winter, to circulate fresh air and release indoor air pollutants.
Natural decorations make your home feel cozy and are eco-friendly, too. Fall and winter’s seasonal fruits and vegetables, think squashes, apples, and pomegranates, can be put to good use before you eat them. Use corn husks, mini pumpkins, fallen tree branches, pine cones, and cinnamon sticks, to cheer up your home.