5 Super easy, healthy and environment-friendly swaps

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
May 13, 2015

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Quick Bites

  • Most people usually don't care about the environment.
  • If the environment is ignored for long, it may cause disasters.
  • Make some changes for the sake of the environment.
  • It will benefit both you and the planet.

When it comes to being environment friendly, most people are hardly bothered about it, but fortunately, there are some who want to do something about it. While they would like to do more to conserve and protect natural resources, in most of cases, they don’t know where to begin. Here are some super simple swaps that would not only help you become eco-friendly, but also have positive impact on your health.


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Switch from Air fresheners to Baking Soda

Air fresheners contain chemicals that are not only bad for our environment but also our health. Did you know that you can make air freshener with baking soda? Well, it is true. Add one tablespoonful of soda in some water and store it in a spray bottle. If you want you may add a few a drops of fragrant essential oil to it. You may use this spray mixture to get rid of foul smell.


Switch from Plastic Plates and cutlery to Ceramic plates and steel cutlery

Most people prefer to use plastic plates, spoons and forks so that they do not have to do the dishes later on, but this habit leads to huge amounts of wastage. If you really want to become an environmental-friendly person, stop using these plastic plates and cutlery and invest in ceramic plates or metal crockery. Although you will have to wash them after meals, it will be worth doing that for the sake of the environment.



Ceramic plates and steel cutlery


Switch from Paper Napkins to Cloth Napkins

Use of paper napkins and towels can be very convenient, but the environment has to pay a heavy price by increasing the number of trees cut down. Therefore, it can be helpful to switch over to cloth napkins.


Switch from Household cleaners to Vinegar

Cleaning is supposed to maintain a healthy home but do you also know that some most commonly used household cleaning products contain chemicals that can harm the environment? Well, you can certainly help yourself and the environment by using something that is chemical free. You can prepare your own chemical free cleaner by adding equal parts of vinegar and water to keep your house clean.


Switch from Synthetic diapers to Cloth diapers

Bet, you didn't know that even your little one can help save the environment! Diapers are considered major contributors of landfill waste as an average baby goes through about 8,000 diapers. Hence, switching to cloth diapers will not only help you save money but also protect the environment. Moreover, it will be better for your baby because cloth diapers do not cause diaper rash unlike synthetic diapers. You can wash and reuse cloth diapers again.



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