If you’ve been thinking about changing out some of your products to live a less toxic lifestyle, Only One Earth is here to help! It can seem a bit overwhelming to start but we promise that it’s not as hard as it seems and by switching even one product, you’re already taking a positive step to leading a less toxic lifestyle.

Switching to a less toxic lifestyle doesn’t mean throwing out all the products you’ve currently got, it’s a great idea to continue using up the last of the products you’ve got before throwing them away and making more eco-friendly choices.

These are our tips for making the switch!

1. Switch to organic food

The easiest switch to make in the short term is switching to organic food that is grown and produced without the use of toxic pesticides and chemicals.

Be sure to read the labels on food items and if there are loads of words you can’t pronounce or don’t know what they are, chances are, it’s not great for you!

Remember that ingredients are listed in order of quantity, so the first couple of ingredients will generally make up the majority of the food product.

2. Choose safe cleaning products

Most cleaning products contain endocrine-disrupting chemicals, that can cause harmful health issues in some people, so switching cleaning products to less toxic options makes sense.

Only One Earth has some great options for safe cleaning products!

Plus, take advantage of our Refill Station with a huge range of cleaning products!

  • Citric Acid
  • Epson Salt
  • Bi-Carb Soda
  • Cleaning Vinegar
  • Eco Store Dish Liquid
  • Kin Kin Eco Dishwashing Liquid
  • Multipurpose Surface Cleaner
  • Borax
  • Bentonite Clay
  • Generic Castile Soap
  • Coconut Soap
  • Hand Sanitiser
  • Toilet Tablets
  • Laundry powder
  • Dr Bronner’s 
  • Dishwasher powder 

3. Use non-toxic beauty products

The cosmetics industry is responsible for a huge portion of the toxins we are exposed to each day. The biggest red-flag ingredients are Parabens and Phthalates, which can also be disguised as other ingredients, which makes it even harder to know exactly what you are using.

Only One Earth stocks a range of clean alternatives for your beauty products, our favourites are;

3. Avoid Plastics

We are pretty well-aware of the impact of plastics on the planet but plastics can, over time lead to a range of health complications and switching to low-tox alternatives is an easy way to move towards a less toxic lifestyle.

Only One Earth has some options for you to avoid plastics in food storage and a good rule of thumb is to use glass storage vessels for food and stainless steel or glass water bottles instead of purchasing plastic options.

There are so many other ways to start living a less toxic lifestyle, but we think that these are the easiest to get started and are the least overwhelming!

There is a lot of information out there about leading a low-tox lifestyle but to actually succeed with making the change, it’s important to take small steps in the right direction!

October 21, 2021 — Samantha Toft-Goulding

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