As a society, we are becoming pretty savvy when it comes to understanding more about our favourite household products. We want to make sure a product is cruelty free, Australian made or vegan before we decide to support a brand. Because that stuff’s important! And now more than ever, it’s important to make sure the ingredients are also safe for our homes, our health and of course our pets and Indoor Plants.

There are some synthetic chemicals found in everyday products, that aren’t so great for us. Understanding these, helps us make more informed decisions and allows us to choose the right option for our home and our families.

We have teamed up with Cove Cleaning to unpack what low tox means and share some quick ways you can reduce toxin levels in your home. Cove Cleaning is a sustainable, eco friendly cleaning system with no harsh chemicals and 100% natural fragrances too. How good is that!?

The Good Plant Co x Cove Cleaning Collaboration

So, What Does ‘Low Tox’ Mean?

The term ‘low tox living’ is about the positive impact that reducing the number of synthetic chemicals in our home can have on our overall wellbeing and the planet. Low tox stands for low toxins and is essentially reducing the amount of toxins you are exposed to in your environment.

Now, it’s not realistic that we can remove every toxin from our daily lives. They are everywhere. And at safe levels, there’s no real detrimental impact on our health. So, it’s important to be realistic with what you can control.

What are the Benefits of Living Low Tox?

Let’s firstly premise, not all chemicals are bad. Some are entirely safe. However, there are a select few synthetic chemicals like parabens and bleach that have been linked to things like hormone imbalances and skin irritations.

Removing these from our homes means that we reduce the risk of these side effects. Most synthetic products are also produced from petrochemicals. This manufacturing process has a pretty significant impact on our planet. These toxic chemicals are produced from fossil fuels, like coal and oil which are not only harmful for our bodies but are a key contributor to climate change.


1. Change to Eco Conscious Cleaning Products

Gone are the days where you need to grab the rubber gloves and a face mask to clean your bathroom! We use cleaning products in our homes every day, they are directly used on common household surfaces and are within close proximity to our bodies. Which means it’s important that they are made from non-toxic ingredients.

Choosing a natural alternative like Cove's Refillable Bathroom Cleaning Products that is derived from plants and doesn’t contain petrochemical cleansers means we reduce the amount of harsh chemicals in our home.

Make sure it also contains natural fragrances too!

The Good Plant Co x Cove Cleaning Bathroom Products

2. Reduce Plastic Exposure

We know plastic is everywhere, and it’s a tough one to avoid completely. But choosing less plastic options not only reduces the amount of plastic heading to landfill, but reduces your exposure to things like microplastics. Microplastics are the super tiny particles of plastic that break down over time and can be absorbed by our skin or digested in what we eat.

Try swapping out your microwavable plastic containers for different materials like glass and your plastic water bottle for an aluminum option. It’s best to avoid heating up your food in plastic containers too!

3. Add More Plants to Your Home

You know that feeling when a room gets all stuffy and your brain goes fuzzy? That’s when there’s too much carbon dioxide and not enough oxygen around you. Plants are nature’s air purifiers. They literally suck up all the carbon dioxide and release 100% pure oxygen instead. And while we are busy going about our day, our plants are doing this 24/7.

Without us really knowing, our homes can be filled with harsh, toxic chemicals. They can come from our furniture, the products we use and even our technology. When we surround ourselves with plants, they take all these toxins out of the air too, improving the quality of the air. Shop our collection of air purifying indoor plants here.


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