1. Do NOT Clean Your Tub With Toxic Chemicals
Many of the individual substances in a wide array of cleaning products have been linked to cancer, reproductive problems and damage to the central nervous system. And the type that you can simply spray on, let sit, then wipe off (with no scrubbing) are among the most noxious.
When you clean your tub with chemicals, not only do you have the exposure to vapors while you’re cleaning, but there will be some residue left behind that can get into your bath water.
To clean your tub safely, use only natural cleaning products, such as Vermont Organics’ Liquid Sunshine Non-Toxic Cleaner, or non-toxic items you have around your house. Vinegar combined with baking soda, for instance, is a powerful freshener for drains.
2. Do NOT Bathe With a Dirty Shower Curtain
Does your shower curtain hang into your tub as you soak? Is there mold, mildew or soap scum on your shower curtain?
Researchers have discovered that 80 percent of the germs on shower curtains belong to the sphingomonads or methylobacteia families. Such germs can infect open wounds as well as harm those with weakened immune systems causing:
Urinary tract infections
Abscesses in the gut
What can you do? Wipe down your shower walls, tub and curtain on a frequent basis with an ultramicrofiber wipe that cleans at the microscopic level. Do not depend on regular cloths or chemical cleaners if you are trying to eliminate germs (versus just wanting to eliminate dirt). Instead, try ultramicrofiber wipes that contain a high volume of microscopic fibers that each measure only 3 microns. That’s smaller than most bacteria!
What that means is that these wipes are capable of removing virtually everything from a surface including soap scum and biological contaminants. This is due to the fact that the fibers have a naturally positive electrostatic charge and dust and other particles are negatively charged, making it easy for the ultramicrofiber wipe to thoroughly clean. Further, regular towels and rags tend to merely smear germs around, but the ultramicrofiber wipes will hold onto germs and never let them go.
3. Do NOT Use Just Any Shower Gel
Personal care products are not regulated in the United States, which means that just about anyone can throw together some chemicals and fragrance and call it a shower gel. What they don’t tell you is that leading shower gels on the market can contain ingredients that are linked to:
Developmental and reproductive toxicity
Organ system toxicity
There’s Something You Should Know
If you regularly take showers, not baths, you need to be aware of the hidden danger lurking in your shower: chlorine and its byproducts.
By taking a hot shower you end up absorbing over 600 percent more chlorine and other chemicals than you would from drinking the same un-filtered water all day!
So please do your health, and your family’s, a favor by installing a top-of-the-line Wellness Shower Filter into your shower.
4. Do NOT Soak in Chlorinated Water
Bathing in chlorinated water can be downright dangerous. The warm water opens up your skin’s pores, making it like a sponge for chlorine. Meanwhile, the steam coming off the water, which you readily inhale, is full of chlorine and its byproducts as well. Since your skin is the largest organ of your body, some estimates say that steam can transport into your body up to 100 times the toxic chemicals as you would get from drinking tap water.
What can you do? Install a filter that removes chlorine from your water supply.
5. Do NOT Use HOT Water
Water that’s too hot can scald your skin or cause it to become dry. When taking a bath (or shower) use warm water to protect your skin.