4 Chemical-Free Cleaning Tips for Reducing Allergies at Home

I’ve always had allergy issues. Then I married my husband, who has also always had allergy issues. And now we’re finding out that our littles ALSO have allergy issues. No surprise there, I guess. Do you have allergy sufferers at your house?

Allergies can impact people inside their homes and outdoors. While you can’t control what’s happening outside your front door, you have a little more control of your environment at home. I’ve been doing lots of research on this, of late, and while cleaning can reduce allergies, many times people turn to chemical products for cleaning which can make allergies worse and take a toll on the environment. In fact, did you know that there are more than 80 different chemicals in regular household cleaners today? With the following four chemical-free cleaning tips, you can reduce the way that allergies can impact you in your home, reduce the amount of chemicals you are exposing your family to, and do more to “go green” as you clean!

Going Green With Cleaning

Clean Your Home with Natural Products

Did you know that you can remove 99 percent of bacteria and allergens using hot water with a little vinegar in it and a good cleaning cloth? If you find the vinegar smell a little too strong, dilute it and add some fresh lemon or orange juice. Cleaning your home without chemicals is much healthier for your family and more eco-friendly. When you’re done, you’ll feel great that your home is clean and smells naturally fresh.

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How to Allergy-Proof Your Home Through Cleaning – A Guest Post!

I don’t know what it’s like at your house, but at my house, we have allergies. I do, my husband does, and even the dog and the cat do. No, I’m not joking! It’s a serious issue for literally all of us!

Which is why, if you were to show up at our house on any given day, you would probably find me dusting and vacuuming, trying to make sure I’ve wiped away and sucked up any allergens that I missed the day before. The struggle is real, folks!

So when Eva Henderson contacted me with a post full of allergy-proofing tips, I was all about it! Let’s see how she can help…

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There are many allergens lying around your homes that may easily become a problem in the long run, such as cockroach droppings, dust mites, dander and more. Some of these can trigger allergies with ease, so you would do well to avoid them as much as possible. This will only be done by cleaning your home on a regular basis and by doing so with allergies in mind. The following tips will give you more help in your fight to keep your home or office allergen-free.

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My Celiac Story – Part 4: Recipes

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If you’ve been around the blog here for any amount of time, you know that I cook a LOT. Sometimes I cook “regular” food, and sometimes I cook gluten-free, and sometimes I turn regular food INTO gluten-free food! Here is a list of gluten-free recipes I have shared here on the blog:

I will update this page often, as I’m always experimenting with new things!

CLICK HERE TO GO TO MY MAIN CELIAC PAGE FOR ENCOURAGEMENT, RESOURCES AND RECIPES!

Due to the amount of comments from all of my wonderful readers, it is not always possible for me to respond to each one. However, I absolutely do read them all, and if you’d like to address something specific, or have a question for me, please don’t hesitate to email me at Kristen@theroadtodomestication.com. I will respond to your email as soon as possible! Thank you for visiting the blog!

My Celiac Story – Part 3: Resources

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Over the years, I’ve built quite a large collection of favorite links relating to Celiac Disease and the healthy lifestyle that goes with it. Here are some of my faves!

Are YOU showing signs of gluten intolerance? 

Check yourself! CLICK HERE!

General Information:

http://celiac.org/
http://www.celiaccentral.org/
http://www.csaceliacs.org/
http://americanceliac.org/
http://www.celiac.com/

Recipes:

http://glutenfreerecipebox.com/
https://simplygluten-free.com/
http://www.delightglutenfree.com/
http://glutenfreemom.com/
http://www.wheat-free.org/

Blogs:

http://glutenfreegoddess.blogspot.com/
http://elanaspantry.com/
http://glutenfreeonashoestring.com/
http://glutendude.com/
http://glutenfreefun.blogspot.com/

Brands:

http://www.vansfoods.com/
http://udisglutenfree.com/
http://www.glutino.com/
http://enjoylifefoods.com/
http://www.pamelasproducts.com/

This page will continue to grow, for sure! If you would like to submit a website, recipe site, blog or brand site for inclusion here, please do so in the comments below, and I will add it!

CLICK HERE TO GO TO MY MAIN CELIAC PAGE FOR ENCOURAGEMENT, RESOURCES AND RECIPES!

Due to the amount of comments from all of my wonderful readers, it is not always possible for me to respond to each one. However, I absolutely do read them all, and if you’d like to address something specific, or have a question for me, please don’t hesitate to email me at Kristen@theroadtodomestication.com. I will respond to your email as soon as possible! Thank you for visiting the blog!

My Celiac Story – Part 2: Day-to-Day with Celiac Disease

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“It’s not so bad.”

That’s what I tell people now. NOW it really isn’t. Because I remember how awful I felt before knowing what was wrong with me, and how much better I felt after changing my lifestyle to accommodate this disease.

On a daily basis, these are the things that someone with Celiac Disease must keep in mind:

1. Stay away from sickness at all costs!

Because Celiac Disease is an autoimmune disorder, the common cold easily turns into bronchitis or pneumonia. The normal stomach bug can last for weeks at a time. And anything more than “the norm” could literally be deadly. Immune systems with Celiac’s must be treated very gingerly.

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