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5 Common allergens at home to get rid off today
If you have allergies, then take extra effort to get rid of these very common allergens in your home today.
Studies have shown that artifiсiаl fragrances are irritаntѕ that can triggеr allergies, migrаinе hеаdасhеѕ аnd аѕthmа ѕуmрtоmѕ. How can you protect yourself from this harmful cocktail of chemicals?
Mold or mould is very dangerous to our health, so we should actively find and clean up mold if we have them in our homes. Use a natural cleaner to effectively and permanently remove mold issues.
Allergies may have many causes, but let's also take note of the chemicals that may be hiding in our cleaning supplies.
Learn simple everyday tips on how to keep your home allergy free
10 environmental triggers in your home that triggers eczema, that you should be concern about, and seek to eliminate immediately from your home
Soapnut Republic natural laundry detergent (liquid) is all natural, using soap nut berry extracts for effective cleaning, lemongrass essential oils for antiseptic and antimicrobial properties. Keeps all our clothing freshly clean and still safe on our skin.
Childhood allergies are on the rise in Singapore, including for asthma and eczema. We discussed asthma previously (here), and here I like to share about my own experience with eczema. My younger child from birth has more sensitive skin, frequently getting rashes and redness in the bum. As he grew older, he often had patches of dry scaly skin that itch on this back and his hands. Thankfully, it never got more serious and turn red and blistered.
However, that sent me on a mission to clean up my home and also to find products that were suited for my little sensitive one. So, below is what I do and what I use. (Disclaimer: Except for Soapnut Republic, which I personally sell, none of the other products mention below are paid endorsements.)
1. Keep my little one moisturised
Using a good moisturiser is important. Especially so in humid Singapore, where you have to get a moisturiser that hydrates yet does not feel thick and sticky. Cetaphil and Eucerin are what I use, but I do recommend you try different products and evaluate which works best for your child.
2. Clean up in the shower
Use a natural skin care product, and make sure there is absolutely no SLS, no SLES, no sulphates (be wary about this, as sulphate may come in various names, including coco sulphate), no parabens, no fragrances (absolutely no fragrances, as these would contain many unknown chemicals).
Instead use products that have natural ingredients and what I use at home is Gaia.
3. Instant relief from the itch with a topical/spot remedy
Bebebalm Eczema Cream is a home remedy by a Filipino couple that produces this natural remedy / cream for people suffering from eczema. It is also a good moisturiser. Bebebalm also has a wonderful insect repellant product that is all natural, repels mosquitoes and the best part of it … anti-itch!
4. Wear breathable and comfortable clothing
Organic clothing, bamboo fire cotton would work well in the hot and humid country in Singapore. Lesser coloured dyes too.
Little by Little (http://www.littlebylittle.com.sg/) has a range of organic cotton tees that are designed by the founders themselves.
5. Using safe laundry detergent
Soapnut Republic laundry liquid is all natural, using soap nut berry extracts for effective cleaning, lemongrass essential oils for antiseptic and antimicrobial properties. Keeps all our clothing freshly clean and still safe on our skin when our kids wear it.
6. Keeping my home naturally clean
Mould, dust mites, etc are all triggers for allergic reaction, which causes eczema and also other allergies, i.e. asthma, etc. Keep your home naturally clean with regular cleaning, but more importantly, with cleaning products that are safe and do not have toxic chemicals that causes the allergies.
Soapnut republic range of home care products are suitable for all households, and you can explore and buy our full range of products at our online store https://soapnutrepublicsg.com/
Finally, every action makes a difference, but you do not have to stress over getting everything absolutely right at the first instance. Take little steps but make progress towards the natural lifestyle you want for you and your family.
Hope this article has helped you, feel free to share to your friends. :)
Let me let you in on how we keep our home floor clean and safe, safe enough that even if food gets on the floor, it would be safe enough for you or your kids to eat it anyway.
An essential part of a clean home is to have a clean floor, whether it is the kitchen/toilet tiles or the wooden flooring in the rooms, the floor kinds of form the backbone of the home. Whether it is clean makes a huge difference in whether your home will feel inviting or not.
Soapnut Republic floor cleaner is made from natural soapnut berries extract to make cleaning safe, so no toxic fumes from chemicals in "pine scented floor cleaners". Eucalyptus essential oils are blended in not just for the refreshing smell, but also for the anti-insect properties. Tea tree oil is also included for antiseptic purposes to keep the home naturally clean and safe.
Before you actually wet wipe your floor, it is still important that you use a broom or a vacuum to thoroughly remove the dust, crumbs, or pieces of dirt. Only after doing so, should you whip out your mop or cloth to wet wipe the floor. Soapnut Republic floor cleaner is a concentrated liquid, so you only need a little mix into a pail of water for it to work its magic. (~10 ml to 5L or water)
Now that the floor is clean enough to eat off, lazing around on the floor would be just as natural.
If you are using standard MNC manufactured home cleaning products, you probably are using very harsh chemicals to clean your home. These chemicals when inhaled are really bad for you.
Don't believe it? Ask Google.
Hundreds of research and thousands of websites point to chemicals in everyday products that have very harmful effects on the human body.
Here are a few pointers on how to select a safe and natural cleaning product for your home.
Read the ingredients and make sure there are only naturally derived ingredients in that product
For more information on how to make sense of complicated ingredient names, check out our other article here.
As much plant derived ingredients as possible, plant derived ingredients are typically natural and does not go through harsh chemical processing to be derived.
Biodegradable or eco-friendly means it is safe for the environment, it does NOT mean it is safe for you.
SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate) and SLES (Sodium laureth sulfate), both plant derived is a very good example of plant derived ingredients that are biodegradable and eco-friendly, but causes skin irritations.
Absolutely nono to these chemical ingredients:
Ammonia, bleach, triclosan, petroleum by products, phosphates, phalates
Look out for warning signs when bottles state the product is Poison, Dangerous, Corrosive, Warning, etc.
Beware of what is not included in the labels, i.e. Fragrance is often a general term used to include all sorts of chemicals, including those that are really harmful to you.
Finally, if in doubt, question the manufacturer. If you get a response that is vague and inconclusive, they typically are hiding something.
Soapnut Republic range of personal and home care products are all made from natural ingredients that are safe from you. We do still have a small percentage of preservatives in all our products to ensure shelf life. The preservatives we use in our products are all cosmetic grade ingredients that strive to be as safe as possible. Our ingredient list are listed on every bottle, and also on the product detail page of our website. If you have any questions, please fell free to drop us a note via email or on our Facebook page.