Written By Finnegan Pierson / Reviewed By Ray Spotts
Have you ever noticed yourself looking for ways to improve parts of your life? Maybe it's your job, health, habits or relationships that you find yourself targeting often. Where would a more natural approach to living fit in? Since there are so many ways doing so can bring about positive changes, it's a goal worth pursuing. Here are four things to get you started.
1. Examine Household Utilities for a more natural lifestyle
When was the last time you took a closer look at your utility bills? Oftentimes monthly bills are automated and paid without question simply because utilities are a necessity. However, this doesn't mean you shouldn't investigate ways to reduce your bills and your carbon footprint at the same time.
Have you ever considered supplementing with solar power? Not only is it solar energy becoming very common and accessible, having a solar power system is a versatile and easy-to-work-with upgrade to just about any home. Another way to reduce your carbon footprint is to upgrade any outdated or inefficient appliances to new Energy Star rated models.
2. Clean Up Your Cleaning Products for a more natural lifestyle
Keeping your home clean is an essential part of living. But when you're aiming to live a more natural life, using natural products will make all the difference.
What's even better? Taking a natural approach is very simple and cost effective. Having plenty of white vinegar on hand will give you a head start for making your own all-purpose solution. You can make different cleaners for just about every need using everyday items such as lemons, dish soap and peroxide.
If you enjoy home fragrance, don't forget about the power of pure and organic essential oils. To wipe out tough odors, baking soda is a long-time champion. If you enjoy burning candles, try cleaner-burning coconut or beeswax blends.
Laundry is another area where you can make little changes that render big improvements. Try swapping out traditional fabric softener with a white vinegar rinse in the wash or toss a few wool balls into the dryer to keep your clothes wrinkle and static free.
3. Reduce Household Waste for a more natural lifestyle
Have you ever noticed how much waste can accumulate in just a short period of time? Whether it's recyclables, trash, food scraps or household items there's no denying that it all adds up. So what can you do to reduce it?
One of the easiest ways is to simply limit the amount of disposables you purchase. This means turning down items in excessive packaging, buying in bulk or bringing your own containers for certain grocery items - when and if it's allowed. Purchasing items locally instead of online will cut down on carbon emissions and packaging.
Do you compost your fruit and vegetable scraps yet? If not, now is the perfect time to start. Not only will composting mean less waste going into your trash bags, it can create beautifully lush composted material to use in gardens or plant containers. As an added bonus, making your own composter is simple.
When decluttering your home, how you go about it is important. Throwing things out should be the last resort. Try selling, re-homing or finding new uses for old things first.
4. Simplify Your Personal Care Routine for a more natural lifestyle
Your personal care items are very similar to the cleaning and laundry products you use in your home in that they can have an impact on your overall health and wellness. If you have ever researched different ingredients used in your products, chances are your head began to spin from all of the information you found. This isn't surprising, but don't let it sway you from making more informed decisions that will help you lead a more natural and healthy life.
Swapping out items such as deodorants, body lotions and makeup are all great places to start when going the natural route. Have fun with trying new methods. You might even find you appreciate the simplicity of it all.
Working towards living a more natural life is a process. Every step you take will lead to great results.
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Finnegan Pierson loves business and has a passion for Health and technology. Even more interesting is the combination of the two. As a freelance writer, Finn hopes to influence others so they can have positive life experiences.
Founder Ray Spotts has a passion for all things natural and has made a life study of nature as it relates to health and well-being. Ray became a forerunner bringing products to market that are extraordinarily effective and free from potentially harmful chemicals and additives. For this reason Ray formed Trusted Health Products, a company you can trust for clean, effective, and healthy products. Ray is an organic gardener, likes fishing, hiking, and teaching and mentoring people to start new businesses. You can get his book for free, “How To Succeed In Business Based On God’s Word,” at www.rayspotts.com.