It’s healthy homes month! According to The Department of Housing and Urban Development, Americans spend two thirds of their time in a residence. Having a healthy home is a vital aspect of being healthy, and it doesn’t have to be hard. Try these easy-to-implement tips this June. It’s easy to be make a home healthy.
1: Crack a window. Check the forecast the night before and if there is no rain predicted, open your windows. A cross-draft will help freshen your home, which can eliminate the need for artificial air fresheners.
2: Traditional home cleaners can have a lot of chemicals. Take precautions with a face mask and fully air out any space after cleaning. Or better yet, make your own cleaning supplies! Follow this recipe for a versatile cleaner. Simply combine the ingredients in a spray bottle:
- 2 cups vinegar
- 2 cups water
- 1 teaspoon dish soap
- 30 drops lavender essential oil
- 20 drops tea tree essential oil
3: Set up some chairs on your porch or lawn and bring the inside outside. A healthy home doesn’t stop at your doorstep! Instead of relaxing on the couch, try doing it outside.