Podcast: Curating a Healthy House
What’s eco-friendly also tends to be non-toxic, and if you’re like most sustainable minimalists, you likely aspire to curate a healthy house that supports your eco-minimalist ideals. Yet non-toxic products can be difficult to find; they tend to be expensive, too.
Today I’m speaking with the brains behind Shades of Green, Angela Wade and Ellen Strickland. Shades of Green is a sustainable shopping platform that’s committed to creating healthier living spaces by sourcing only non-toxic, environmentally-friendly products. In today’s conversation, Angela and Ellen offer actionable wins you can enact right now to curate a healthy house for your family (without spending a ton of money).
Here’s a preview of this week’s episode:
[9:30] The low down on petroleum-based dyes in textiles versus natural ones (and why they’re problematic)
[16:00] Bedrooms and sleep quality: Why you should invest in a non-toxic mattress and bedding, and STAT
[21:30] EMF’s, technology, and sleep: How to incorporate minimalist principles into our bedrooms as a means of enhancing sleep quality
[25:00] The best fabrics for sheets, mattress pads, and duvet covers
[30:00] Beyond houseplants and open windows: New ways to improve your home’s indoor air
Resources mentioned in the episode:
- Take the hair quiz at Gemmist.com
- Awair air quality meter
- Stasher reusable silicone bags
- Ziptop reusable silicone bags
* Thank you to Gemmist for sponsoring this episode! Use code MINIMALIST at checkout for 20% off and free, 2-day shipping.
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