Hi, my name is Candice and I am passionate about creating a healthy environment at home and helping people. A few years ago, I decided to watch a documentary while my daughter was napping. Well, it was the start of my new path in life. The chemerical documentary was about the products we clean our homes with, that we trust, that we have used for many years. I am an asthmatic woman that does not smoke but had a father that smoked all my life. I have used room sprays, fragrant plug ins, carpet powders, scented candles etc. to make the rooms smell better. I used to have a residential cleaning company for 10 years and I used every cleaner from my local Walmart or Home Depot. After learning the ingredients in the cleaners from the documentary, I used my computer to research words I never could pronounce and found out how toxic they are.
My daughter used to cry if we gave her a bottle washed in the dishwasher with Cascade. I had to rewash it with Dawn and fully rinse it out and I learned why and it scared me. The chemicals can harm us and cause cancer, some cause irritations on the skin, others respiratory distress. After I threw out everything in my house, I cleaned with vinegar, baking soda and lemon juice and it worked. I opened the windows to freshen the house, cleaned the laundry with ECOS liquid laundry detergent and put vinegar in the rinse cycle.
I know first-hand how beneficial it is to clean naturally. I even use a spray bottle of vinegar and water at work because I cannot tolerate the smell of Clorox Wipes that my co-workers use. I have also thrown out most personal care products for the same toxic reasons. I hope that you enjoy the information that I share with you.
Owner of The Holistic Home