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I always start to kick myself this time of year for still not having a clue where to start my Christmas shopping. There’s so much pressure to find the perfect gifts that are valuable, meaningful and affordable. Of course, I find myself in a similar place this time around and I’m sure some of you are there with me. This gift guide for the non-toxic home will help you get in the giving mood and reach the new year feeling a little less broke.
These non-toxic gifts are great for the hostess in your life, as stocking stuffers, or in a gift basket for the new home-buyer/apartment-renter. Even if the recipient doesnâ€™t (yet) have the goal of achieving a non-toxic home, everyoneâ€™s gotta start somewhere.
As I learn more about the toxins that surround us in our homes, our makeup bags, and even our showers, I want to keep learning all I can and continue to spread my knowledge to everyone I know. A non-toxic home is one that I’ve been working towards these past couple months, slowly, but surely.
If you take a look at any conventional item in your home, you’ll be surprised at how many ingredients are proven carcinogens–they’re in candles, dryer sheets, “cleaning” supplies and deodorizers. A quick search on the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) website will reveal just how bad these items are for our health. There are so many great alternatives for the common household products we assume are harmless.
These five gift ideas are all $20 or under, are free of any harsh chemicals and will make for a really great addition to any home.
An indoor herb garden is perfect for anyone with a kitchen! This organic version includes six seed variations, each representing a different wish theme.
Bluecorn Naturals make their candles with no artificial fragrances or lead wicks. This votive 4-pack, “Uplift,” is scented with lavender, geranium and tangerine essential oils. Fun fact: Beeswax emits negative ions, which neutralize positive ions that are often found in airborne contaminants like dust, mold and odor. Beeswax candles are great natural home air purifiers.
As I mentioned above, dryer sheets are the worst. Replacing them with organic wool dryer balls was one of my first non-toxic choices. This 6-pack is guaranteed to last for at least 1,000 loads of laundry, saving so much money in the long run. The wool reduces static cling and is free of any skin irritants. I like to add a few droplets of essential oil to the dryer balls to make my clothes smell nice and clean all day long.
4. Room Spray
There are a lot of great and easy DIY room spray recipes out there, but this rosemary + mint scented Zum Mist is not only heavenly smelling, but safe as a body spray. So functional. I’ve raved about Vitacost before, but seriously try it out if you haven’t! Sign up here for $10 off your first purchase. That basically makes this room spray *free.*
If you’re unsure about buying scented gifts, this Himalayan salt lamp is a great alternative. Like beeswax, Himalayan salt lamps emit negative ions that help to purify the air. There are a lot of other possible benefits of using salt lamps, such reduced stress, improved sleep and calmed allergy symptoms. The soft orange light also makes it a great night light. If anything, this unique lamp is a pretty effective conversation starter!