The Effects of Off Gassing on Our Children

When Maggie was born, I knew little about off gassing. I knew it existed, I knew it caused problems, but I wasn’t overly concerned. Then she was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis and protecting her lungs became our number one priority. That is when my husband and I began to pay much closer attention to the products in our home. We rid our house of chemical cleaners and bleach and we keep the windows open as often as possible. We also used no VOC paints and run air purifiers throughout our home. Off gassing has become a serious threat to our … Continue reading

More Natural Cleaning Solutions for Pregnant Women

In the last segment, I told you about some simple ways to use vinegar and baking soda to clean your house. It’s a great way to avoid the use of harsh chemicals, which is especially important during pregnancy, and it’s good for the environment, too. There are other natural and safe ingredients you can use to clean as well. For disinfecting surfaces, tea tree oil is a natural disinfectant. You can find tea tree oil at your local drug store or health store. Mix two cups of water, three tablespoons of liquid soap, and about 25 drops of tea tree … Continue reading