Sunday, August 12, 2012

Ingrid Callot's smart tips for a non-toxic summer living

Hi. It’s me Ingrid Callot, happy to be at your service once again. Ever since I pledged to a healthier and more sustainable lifestyle, I’ve been making it a point to learn and share to all of you. It is my way of doing a good turn on a regular basis. Today, I’ll be talking about how to have a non-toxic summer.

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We have been told, time and again, that certain ingredients are dangerous to the health. We’ve also been told what to do with and how to lessen the impact of certain dangers. I know, it gets puzzling, intimidating, and stressful, all at the same time. However, I believe that most Ingrid Callot blog followers would agree with me when I say that it doesn’t have to be confusing or complicated. For having non-toxic living, especially in the hot days, is all about taking small steps and finding what’s important for you and your beloved family. Here are some practical tips to help you make healthier choices:

1. Say “bye-bye” to mosquito bites the natural and chemical-free way. Instead of using expensive mosquito repellent lotion, use the summer wind to ward off those pesky insects. The New York Times says that wind is an effective weapon to repel mosquitoes with.

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2. Cool down but save on bills. Summer means more time, energy, and money spent to keep you cool. To lessen consumption and expenses, program your thermostat to have it working with varied temperatures, kicking in at hot temperatures and turning off at lower ones. Closing the windows and doors during the day and opening them at night help in the cooling and ventilation processes as well. This is also a great way to improve indoor air quality.

3. Recycle and reuse. I can’t emphasize enough the benefits of these two. On going to picnics, use glass bottles instead of plastic containers. In shopping, bring your own cloth bag. On selling and buying, consider second-hand items and flea markets.

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