35 Ways to Live A Non-Toxic Lifestyle – Without Budget Breaking

In this article you will learn 35 ways to live a non-toxic lifestyle and start a natural lifestyle.

Ways to live a non-toxic lifestyle

WHAT IS A TOXIC LIFESTYLE ?

Toxic lifestyle

Before starting the ways for living a non-toxic lifestyle, firstly you should know what is a toxic lifestyle. What are the habits that comes under a toxic lifestyle.

Toxic lifestyle cannot be described under one category but you can divide it into various categories such as eating habits, drinking, using daily products, mental health, your behavior etc.

Drinking excess of alcohol or smoking are not the only habits of a toxic lifestyle. You can simply say that those habits which affect your physical health and mental health comes under a toxic lifestyle.

If you choose not to drink alcohol or smoke, eat healthy food and start using chemical free products. It would be a one step from your side to live a non-toxic life.

WHAT IS A NON-TOXIC LIFESTYLE ?

Non-toxic lifestyle tips


Toxic lifestyle covers both physical and mental habits. It includes using chemical free products, eating organic foods, avoiding excess alcohol, smoking and improving your relations ( which can disturb your mental health ) etc. So, by improving only your physical habits you cannot completely live a non-toxic lifestyle.

You have to focus on both the areas to actually ditch the toxic lifestyle. It is not a thing you can achieve in one day or one month but is a little long process.

Of course it is a not a thing that is impossible to achieve. It can be possible only if you do it in consistency. Take small small steps everyday.

You don’t have to keep a burden on your mind by having a thought you have to start living a non-toxic lifestyle quickly. Do not rush just do it slowly everyday.

Do you think that a non-toxic lifestyle is expensive ? To be honest it is not expensive. It will easily fit in your budget. You may be wondering how ? As I mentioned above to live a good non-toxic lifestyle you have to focus on both your physical & mental habits.

Do you think ?

  1. Taking a walk with your pet is expensive
  2. Talking nicely with someone is expensive
  3. Having some sunlight is expensive
  4. Using less plastic is expensive
  5. Avoiding excess alcohol is expensive
  6. Start loving nature is expensive
  7. Reading motivational stories is expensive
  8. Stop smoking is expensive
  9. Using natural home remedies is expensive
  10. Listening a peaceful and soothing music is expensive etc etc.

If you think above mentioned things are not at all expensive, then yes you can live a non toxic lifestyle in a budget.

HOW TO LIVE A NON-TOXIC LIFESTYLE IN A BUDGET ?

For living a non-toxic lifestyle easily, I will divide the ways in various categories. These are the categories which you may use and perform in your daily life for yourself or for your family.

EATING & DRINKING HABITS :

Bamboo utensils

Avoid plastic : Avoid plastic, It takes many years to decompose it. There are many forms of plastic which are harmful both for health and environment. When you eat in a plastic utensil or packet and specially when you put hot food in a plastic utensil, bag or add hot water in a plastic bottle

It can lead to many types of cancers, liver damage, heart problems etc. . Because of the chemicals used in the process of producing plastic such as styrene & bisphenol – A etc. These are released due to hot temperature.

WHAT TO USE INSTEAD OF PLASTIC ?

  1. You can use bamboo bowls, spoons and fork
  2. Paper packaging
  3. Use metal straws
  4. Take some paper cups along with you when you outside to avoid plastic
  5. Use glass containers for storing your food, grains, spices etc
  6. Use reusable shopping bag made from cotton for buying groceries, as these bags can be easily washed and reused for so many times.
  7. Bottles made from glass can be used
  8. Use beeswax wrap for storing or wrapping your food, here is a simple diy homemade beeswax wrap recipe.

Avoid smoking : If you want to live a non-toxic lifestyle then you should try to stop smoking habit. Smoking is not only harmful for your health but the smoke released in the air can be harmful for people around you.

Why you should say no to smoke ? Because it can cause lung cancer, serious heart diseases, low immunity, blood clotting, blood cancer, poor vision and much more diseases.

WHAT TO DO TO AVOID SMOKING ?

  1. Eat smoking prevention chewing gums or regular chewing gum
  2. Eat a candy or popsicle
  3. Avoid friends who smoke
  4. Drink herbal tea
  5. Make a proper plan to quit smoking and stay positive

Stop having excess alcohol : Alcohol consumed in excess can cause heart diseases, liver damage, high blood pressure, weight gain, low immunity, depression etc. So, try to avoid alcohol in excess if you want to live a happy & non-toxic lifestyle.

HOW TO AVOID EXCESS ALCOHOL ?

  1. Drink herbal tea
  2. Make kombucha and drink it
  3. Avoid your alcoholic friends
  4. Start thinking positive
  5. Perform meditation few minutes daily

Detoxify your body : Detoxification is a process of flushing toxins and other heavy metals out of your body. Detoxification helps to make your liver healthy, improve digestion, reduce excess fat, makes your skin glowing, makes you feel much more lighter and active.

HOW TO DETOXIFY YOUR BODY ?

  1. Eat detoxifying fruits and vegetables such as apple, beetroot, broccoli, kale, grapefruit, cucumber etc
  2. Make detox drink with lemon, ginger, mint leaves, cucumber and berries
  3. Have some green tea
  4. Avoid packaged juice, make your fresh juice at home
  5. Drink more and more water
  6. Add probiotics in your daily diet

Avoid packed frozen foods : Though frozen foods are an easy option and quick to make but these are really not good for your health. Frozen foods are high in fat and sodium specially prepared meals. Which can lead to weight gain & high blood pressure.

Try to eat fresh as much as possible.

Avoid using aluminum foil : Try to cut reduce the use of aluminum foil while cooking. Food cooked at very high temperature using aluminum foil can increase aluminium content in the food. Also try to avoid it when you wrap your food.

WHAT ARE THE BEST ALUMINUM FOIL ALTERNATIVES ?

  1. Use glass containers in oven while cooking
  2. Silicon baking trays
  3. Parchment paper
  4. Use beeswax wrap for food warping
  5. Muslin cloth can also be used for food wrapping etc.

Reduce the use of Teflon coated non stick cookwares : Using teflon coated non-stick cookware is safe when you cook at low to medium temperature. When you cook at a very high temperature i.e. above 300 degrees, the coating breaks down and release toxic chemicals in the air.

So, if you want to used teflon coated cookwares then try to cook at low to medium flame, wash it using a soft sponge. If the cookware gets chipped then change it.

ALTERNATIVES FOR TEFLON COATED COOKWARES :

  1. Use cast iron pan, if you season a cast iron iron properly, it works just like a teflon coated pan
  2. Stainless steel cookware
  3. Stoneware can used even at high temperature, it also becomes non-stick when seasoned properly.

Kitchen garden : If you have some space free in your house, then you can build a small kitchen garden. Where you can grow your own vegetables and fruits organically. Though the quantity will be less due to small space but you will have the full control over the quality.

Even if you don’t have any small space then you can grow some veggies & fruits in pots or containers easily. Some of them are tomatoes, peppers, onion, kale, lettuce, beetroots, peas, lemon, strawberries, cherry, figs etc.

When you grow your own vegetables and fruits make sure do not use harmful pesticides & insecticides. There are many alternatives which are natural and safe such as neem leaf, salt spray, vinegar spray, rhubarb, garlic & onion spray etc.

CLEANING & LAUNDRY:

When it comes to cleaning, you may use the most dangerous cleaner which has a skull logo on it. These cleaners are really very toxic & contains heavy metals. These cleaners are are not good for our health & environment.

Strong smell of toxic cleaners can cause respiratory issues, headache, irritation in eyes, burning sensation in nose, skin irritation etc.

Also these are not safe when you have small children and babies in your house. They may accidentally come into the contact of toxic cleaners. You should always avoid using these cleaners.

There are so many recipes of cleaners and detergent you can make at home very easily. Some of the main cleaning ingredients are baking soda, vinegar, rock salt, lemon & essential oils. These are safe and natural.

Diy All purpose cleaners : You can make an easy all purpose cleaner at home using this simple recipe.

  1. In a large bowl add white vinegar 1 cup
  2. Rock salt – 1 tbsp
  3. Baking soda – 2 tbsp
  4. Lemon juice – 1 tbsp
  5. Tea tree essential oil – 10 drops
  6. Mix everything and pour the cleaner in a glass bottle
  7. Your homemade all purpose cleaner is ready
  8. Use this for cleaning tables, kitchen counters, kitchen tiles, kitchen cabinets etc.

Homemade natural detergent : Make your own homemade natural detergent. This easy recipe is natural, budget friendly and safe to use and has no borax. You can keep this detergent fragrance free if you want or add your favorite essential oil.

  1. Take some hot water
  2. Add salt & baking soda in it, let these dissolve in water
  3. Add liquid castile soap and mix
  4. Add your favorite essential oil
  5. Your homemade natural detergent is ready.

Homemade citrus cleaners : Citrus cleaners are amazing for cleaning mirrors, kitchen counters, mopping floor etc. These cleaners are so budget friendly and makes your house smells fresh and amazing.

The best thing about citrus cleaner is you are making the full use of a citrus fruit. By making your cleaner at home you are also reducing the use of plastic. Below is a simple diy citrus cleaner recipe

  1. Collect citrus peels like lemon, orange
  2. Wash the peels and remove the white part as much as you can
  3. Take a glass container or masson jar
  4. Fill it with the peels
  5. Pour vinegar over the peels
  6. Close lid & let it sit for about 10-12 days
  7. After that strain the liquid and add same ratio of water
  8. Your homemade citrus cleaner is ready to use.

Diy fizzy toilet bombs : Toilet cleaners are also made up of harmful toxins, which are not good for health and environment. You can make fizzy toilet bombs at home very easily.

These bombs are affordable, no plastic, natural and effective. An easy recipe to make fizzy toilet bombs at home:

  1. In a bowl add baking soda 1 cup
  2. Add citric acid 1/4 cup
  3. Mix the dry ingredients
  4. In a separate bowl take hydrogen peroxide 1 tbsp
  5. Add any essential oil ( tea tree or lemon ) 12 drops to it
  6. Now add the hydrogen peroxide solution in the dry ingredients gradually
  7. You need a binding consistency, which means the mixture needs to hold a shape ( check with spoon )
  8. Once you reach the binding consistency
  9. Add the mixture into silicon mold
  10. Remove them after 3-4 minutes
  11. Let these dry for overnight on a butter paper
  12. Keep these in a dry, glass container.
  13. For using it, take a bomb, put it in the wet toilet & let it fizz. Then, scrub using a brush
  14. Then flush & you are done

Homemade natural air freshener : When it comes to cleaning a house, you may be using an air freshener. These air fresheners are filled with harmful toxins. Using these can cause respiratory issues, headache, coughing, breathing problems etc.

Why not to make your own natural air freshener, using essential oils. It is super easy to make, safe, smell amazing and is toxins free. Lets know how to make it

  1. In a bowl take baking soda 1 tbsp
  2. Add 15 drops of essential oil ( I like lavender, yang yang )
  3. Mix the ingredients
  4. Take a glass spray bottle
  5. Using a funnel pour the baking soda mixture
  6. Add distilled water 2 cups
  7. Shake shake shake and shake
  8. Your own homemade natural air freshener is ready, spray it anywhere

KIDS AND BABIES :

Baby playing

You may not notice but your kids and babies are also exposed to so many toxins everyday. The reason being kids and babies are curious to know everything.

Not knowing the risk they touches everything and end up taking small things in their mouth. It becomes important that you should take care of the things your kids and babies are surrounded by.

HOW TO PROTECT KIDS AND BABIES FROM TOXINS :

  1. Try to buy wooden toys instead of plastic toys. Wooden toys last longer and are safe
  2. Try to reduce the use of baby lotions & creams. Chemically made lotion and creams are unsafe for them
  3. Use coconut oil, almond oil for kids and babies
  4. If you use toxic cleaners keep them away from their reach
  5. Make your own homemade, natural baby creams, lotion and baby soap.

DIY natural baby lotion Natural baby lotion can be made at home very easily. You just need 3-4 ingredients and get a rich, moisturizing baby lotion. Which is free from chemicals.

  1. Take 1/2 cup shea butter in a bowl
  2. Add 3 tbsp coconut oil & 1 tbsp almond oil in it
  3. Melt these using double boiling method
  4. Let the mixture cool
  5. Add 4-5 drops of lavender essential oil
  6. Let the lotion harden
  7. Whisk using electric beater or a spoon until you get fluffy consistency
  8. Homemade baby lotion is ready

BEAUTY AND PERSONAL CARE :

Beauty and personal care products are the most used products in our daily life. You may be spending so much money on makeup, lotions, creams, soap etc. Packed beauty and personal care products are filled with tons of chemicals.

Which means you are using so much chemicals on your skin and hair everyday. Not only chemicals but you are risking your skin and hair health. Chemicals found in these products can lead to skin allergies, hair fall, irritation in eyes, breathing problems and so many other health issues.

When you make homemade beauty & personal care products at home. You will be reducing the use of plastic and other toxic chemicals.

You can make so many things at home for makeup, skin and hair. Using natural butters, essential oil and natural colors. These homemade recipes are easy to make, gentle, chemical free and affordable to make. Below I am sharing some easy recipes, which you can customize according to your choice.

Homemade diy shampoo : This homemade shampoo is made from castile soap which is gentle and provides nourishment to your scalp. Other ingredients used in this shampoo will help to make your hair soft and strong. You can make this shampoo with less ingredients.

  1. In a bowl add pure liquid castile soap 1/4 cup
  2. Add 1 tsp jojoba oil or coconut oil & mix
  3. Add 8-10 drops essential oil (any)
  4. Then add 1/4 distilled water
  5. Mix everything & your homemade natural shampoo is ready.

Diy natural body butter : Body butter helps to moisturize dry skin and makes skin glowing naturally. It can be made by using different natural butters along with carrier oils and essential oils. This homemade body butter is super easy to make, affordable and moisturizing.

  1. In a bowl add 3 tbsp shea butter
  2. Add 2 tbsp cocoa butter
  3. Then add 1 tbsp coconut oil
  4. Melt the above ingredients using double boiling method
  5. After melting them let the mixture cool
  6. Add 6-8 drops of vanilla essential oil or your favorite essential oil and mix
  7. Let the body butter harden
  8. Use electric beater or a spoon to whisk the butter until it gets creamy and fluffy
  9. Put the body butter in a clean glass container.

Homemade soap : Soaps can be easily made at home. When you make your own soap you have full control over the quantity of each ingredient used. Also if you have sensitive skin you can add more gentle ingredients. This homemade soap recipe is affordable and gentle on skin. You can choose any base for your soap.

  1. Take goat milk soap base 200 grams
  2. Melt the base using double boiler method
  3. Add 1 tbsp rolled oats ( helps to exfoliate skin )
  4. Then add 1 tbsp organic honey and mix the soap mixture
  5. Pour the soap mixture in soap mold or paper cups
  6. Let the soap solidify and then remove it from the mold
  7. Your homemade exfoliating and moisturizing soap is ready.

Diy sugar scrubs : Sugar helps to exfoliate your skin naturally and remove dead skin cells. You can make so many naturally flavored sugar scrubs at home. Just use sugar as the base of your scrub and add your favorite ingredients.

You can add strawberry puree, kiwi puree, watermelon juice, lemon juice, cucumber juice, beetroot juice and so many other ingredients. Will you find any packaged scrub having all the natural ingredients at an affordable price ? I think the answer is no. Let’s know the recipe. You can always customize this scrub.

  1. In a small bowl add 2 tbsp organic brown sugar or white sugar
  2. Add 1/2 tsp coconut oil
  3. Then add 1 tsp coffee powder
  4. Add 1/2 tsp glycerin
  5. Mix everything and your scrub is ready
  6. You can use this scrub on your face & body
  7. Simply take some scrub and rub on your skin in circular motion
  8. Then wash with plain water.

Natural solid deodorants : Deodorant is a thing which is used by everyone almost everyday. These are filled with toxins and harmful chemicals. Which can cause respiratory issues, skin allergies, cold, headache etc.

You can make solid deodorant at home. This homemade deodorant will not stain your clothes, has safe ingredients, moisturize your skin and smells amazing. Again you can choose your favorite essential oil to give the deodorant an amazing fragrance.

  1. Take a bowl add 1/2 cup coconut oil
  2. Add 1 tbsp shea butter
  3. Add 2 tbsp beeswax
  4. Melt using double boiling method
  5. Add 1/2 cup arrowroot powder
  6. Then add 1 tbsp baking soda
  7. Mix everything
  8. Add lavender essential oil 12 drops and mix
  9. Pour the mixture in an empty stick deodorant container
  10. You can also use any other container
  11. Let it solidify
  12. Your homemade natural solid deodorant is ready.

Natural diy mascara : Do you know you can make your own homemade natural mascara? Yes, it is possible to make at home. This homemade mascara works perfectly just like store brought mascara. It is easy to make, natural and affordable.

  1. In a bowl take 1 tbsp coconut oil
  2. Add a little beeswax and melt both of them
  3. Add 1 capsule activated charcoal and mix to avoid any lumps
  4. Your diy natural mascara is ready
  5. Pour the mascara in a clean empty mascara bottle.

Homemade blush : Powder blush can be easily made at home using very less ingredients. These ingredients are safe on your skin and provides a natural shade. Homemade blush is easy to make and quiet affordable.

  1. Take a small bowl add 1/2 tsp arrowroot powder
  2. Add 1/4 tsp beetroot powder
  3. Then add 1/4 tsp hibiscus powder
  4. Mix everything
  5. Homemade natural blush powder is ready.

So, Above we have discussed how you can reduce the use of toxins and harmful chemicals in your daily life. Using homemade recipes you are actually living more natural, saving yourself and your family from toxins. Also saving your money on buying expensive products.

BUT,

Happy family

To live a more natural, toxin free, healthy and happy life. It is important to change your behavior towards yourself and your surroundings. This will help to improve your mental health and make you feel much more positive and motivated.

Changing your behavior will cost you nothing but will give you so many benefits. It will help to make you feel happy from inside. Smiling from inside will make you much more prettier even without makeup.

HOW TO FEEL MOTIVATED AND HAPPY FROM INSIDE :

  1. Read motivational books
  2. Go for a walk with your pets
  3. Feed the stray animals & birds ( this will make you so much happy, trust me )
  4. Meditate regularly (even 10 minute will help you )
  5. Learn some new skills or language
  6. Do some art or coloring
  7. Talk nicely with others
  8. Make healthy food at home with your family
  9. Arrange at home spa day once in a month
  10. Play fun games & activities with your kids and family
  11. Do gardening and start loving nature.

FINAL THOUGHTS :

To live a natural, healthy, happy and non-toxic life, start making little changes everyday in your life. Little changes everyday will bring a big change in your life.

Try to get some time from your busy schedule for yourself and your family. I am sure you can do it, if you decided to live more naturally and healthy. You will make a natural toxin free lifestyle your priority.

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