You may already be eating healthy – you eat meat in moderate amounts, you eat fruits and vegetables every day, and even use olive oil and sea salt. But there is still more you can do, for example, you could make your home a little more eco-friendly. I am not talking about going off the grid and supplying your own energy from the sun, wind, biofuel :-), though that would be great if you could pull it off, but I am talking about replacing common household chemicals with often cheaper and often more effective alternatives.
Most soaps are made from petroleum products and are often laced with a cocktail of sometimes harmful chemicals. Organic soap is available in Kenya at specialized health stores such as Healthy U. You could also choose to make it at home. You could even use kipande which has less chemicals and color and is quietly but widely used in the beauty industry.
Convenient yes, but did you know that baking soda is a very effective and natural cleaning ingredient? It is effective on its own, but when mixed with white distilled vinegar and fresh lemon juice, the concoction can literally clean anything and everything. From a very dirty oven, to the floor. Ok, you could add a tiny bit of powdered soap, which gives it that lather and you can then clean the house or wash clothes with it.
Everyone loves a hot shower but new studies have shown that the chlorine often used to treat water can react with the heat and create harmful compounds which may cause you to feel tired and dizzy after a long hot shower.
You could simply choose take shorter showers (which is better for your power bills and the environment), ensure maximum aeration in your bathroom and take advantage of cold showers where possible. For example, I bath with cold water everyday after my work out.
Extra virgin coconut oil acts as the perfect lotion, shaving cream and deodorant. You can also get some natural make up products from your local health store or switch to homemade DIYs