7 Ways To Have A Healthier Winter

How To Have A Healthy Winter Holiday

Winter’s almost here and with Canadians spending roughly 90% of their time indoors, it’s time to think about how to best keep your baby and family healthy during the cold months ahead.

Here are 7 things you can do to have a happier, healthier winter season.

  1. Avoid PVC plastic which contains phthalates by choosing items labelled PVC-free or with the numbers #1, 2, 4, or 5 in the recycling product symbol on the product. We love Green Toys 100% recycled toys  for kid’s holiday presents.
  2. Skip the antibacterial triclosan hand sanitizer. The chemical typically found in these products and has been found to be negatively impacting our environment, possibly be contributing to the development of “superbugs”, and linked to several other health concerns.  Instead, opt for the Buncha Farmers Manuka Honey and lots of handwashing with bars of soap.
  3. Shift away from conventional sprays and candles, these artificial fragrances can contain phthalates and other chemicals linked to respiratory issues including asthma. The Honest Company has 2 scents that are non-toxic and natural.
  4. Dryer sheets are coated in nasty chemicals, switch to PVC-free dryer balls. They also reduce drying time by bouncing around your dryer, saving energy and contributing to lower electricity bills.
  5. Reusable cloths are the workhorses of green cleaning. They can clean everything around your house and can be washed again and again.
  6. Take on a little DIY action, by making your own products with castile soap, baking soda, and vinegar.
  7. Microbeads are tiny plastic beads absorb toxins and slip past wastewater facilities into our lakes. Our fish friends are tricked into thinking they are food, damaging their health and our ecosystems. Swap to a natural microbead alternative like Anointment’s herbal clay cleanser.