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KATE HAMBLET  |  RA, LEED AP
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Creating a healthy home can feel like a daunting task.  It takes hours upon hours of researching products, tools and techniques to be able to make an informed decision.  I’ve been there, I know.  I don’t want the challenge of finding time to keep you from creating your healthiest home possible.  This resource page is a collaboration of products I have researched and believe in that help promote a healthy home environment.   Please note, many of these product links are affiliate links, so if you make a purchase through the link, I get a small commission.  Thank you for supporting my mission to create healthy homes for everyone!

HEALTHY AIR

Whether you have allergies, musty household smells, or a wood stove, these products will help you and your family breathe easier by keeping dust, pollutants and allergens out of the air and therefore out of your body.

The Austin Air Purifier

The best way to remove airborne pollutants from your home is to invest in a quality air purifier.  Looking for more information about indoor air quality and purifiers?  Learn more here.

Guardian EcoGuard Floor Mat

Stop the dirt at the door with entry mats.  For the best line of defense against pesticides and other pollutants, place a mat at the exterior and interior side of your entry door.  This mat is made of recycled plastic bottles and used tires.

Coir Outdoor Mat

This outdoor mat is made of coconut fibers and has held up well against the harsh New England weather.

HEALTHY WATER

Reduce your exposure to harmful pollutants by filtering your drinking and bathing water.  As a bonus, filtered water tastes better so you are more likely to drink it!

Berkey Water FilterWorld Leader in Water Purification
Berkey Water Filter

Berkey makes drinking water filters and bath water filters.  Filtering bath water is just as important as drinking water to reduce your exposure to toxins.

Aroma Sense Shower Head

Aroma Sense Aromatherapy Shower Head

This item may sound like a luxury, but I have to admit, it is pretty nice stepping into a shower that smells like lavender!  The Aroma Sense shower heads do more than just inspire you with scents (they have many to choose from, by the way), they also contain filters and vitamin C to protect you from harmful pollutants in your water.  Go to www.aromasenseusa.com and use the promo code BALANCED15 to receive 15% off your order.

PUR Faucet Mounted Water Filter

The easiest way to get clean, good tasting water is to add a filter right to your faucet.  I loved how quick and easy this was to install.

HEALTHY KITCHEN

A healthy kitchen contains healthy cookware and cleaning products.  These products reduce your exposure to pollutants and carcinogens.

Bee’s Wrap Food Wrap

I think this is my new favorite product.  The bee’s wax infused organic cotton stores food well, holds its shape, and is easy to clean.  No more plastic wrap in our house!

Lodge Cast Iron Skillet

If you haven’t yet, it’s time to get rid of your non-stick cookware.  The chemicals in non-stick products off-gas at high heat, releasing toxins that the home chef is inhaling.  I love this affordable cast iron skillet from Lodge.

Linkyo Kitchen Compost Bin

Composting your kitchen scraps is good for the environment and provides nourishing food for your garden.  This bin is perfect for storing your food scraps before they make their way out to your compost pile.

HEALTHY HOME FURNISHINGS

Most furniture contains harmful chemicals like formaldehyde that is a known carcinogen.  Reduce your exposure to these chemicals by investing in quality, healthy furniture for your home.

naturepedic mattressNaturepedic Crib Mattress

Mattresses are the best place to start introducing healthy, chemical-free furnishings, especially for your baby.  You are as close as can be to your mattress every night, so eliminating harmful chemicals is crucial.  Our Naturepedic crib mattress has served my son well over the past three years.

HEALTHY HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS

With so many non-toxic household and cleaning products on the market now, there is no need to be filling your home with toxic chemicals every time you clean.  These products are my favorite cleaning and healthy/ green living products.

Seventh Generation Cleaning and Paper Products

Seventh Generation is my go-to cleaner, paper products and baby diapering supplier.  “Seventh Generation only uses plant-derived enzymes, surfactants, and fragrances in our USDA Certified Biobased Laundry Detergent.”

Philips Hue Lighting System

The Philips Hue light series allows you to sync your lights with nature’s light cycle.  Doing so helps your body align with your internal clock, providing better sleep and more productive days.

TOTO Washlet

Oh hey, bidet!  This toilet seat is more than just a fantastic bum warmer, it is a bidet that attaches to your existing toilet.  There are numerous health benefits in using a bidet, which I will not go into, but they are worth it.  I think the best part of this toilet seat though, is that it is heated!