Our whole family has food or environmental allergies and sensitive skin. Over years of trying different products for our skin and our home, these are the ones I’ve had success with and continue to use in our family.
I’ve searched for a long time to find a natural cleaner that was non-toxic yet effective. Force of Nature is it!
Force of Nature Cleaner is as effective as bleach without any of the harmful checmicals. It’s even approved to kill the COVID-19 coronavirus by the EPA!
I’ve used it for 9 months now (here’s my full Force of Nature Cleaner Review) and only wish I had found it sooner.
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We use Seventh Generation Free & Clear liquid dish soap, made without fragrances, dyes, phosphates, or triclosan. If the free & clear stock runs out, we’ve used the Clementine Zest & Lemongrass scent too.
Buying a bulk pack of 6 makes it super affordable, especially if you put it on Amazon Subscribe & Save. It lasts us a long time, so you probably won’t need it delivered very often.
We use all Free & Clear Powder Laundry Detergent for Sensitive Skin. I used to make my own laundry detergent, but then I had kids. For adult clothes, it was fine, but for the constant baby stains and cloth diapers💩, it just wasn’t cutting it anymore.
I tried quite a few different laundry detergents the last five years, and this is the one I’ve settled on. It lasts a long time and it’s super cheap if you put it on Amazon Subscribe & Save.
Another soap we have on Amazon Subscribe & Save is Everyone Hand Soap. It’s so handy to have a store-bought soap that doesn’t irritate our sensitive skin automatically delivered to our doorstep.
We use the Lemon & Mandarin scent the most, but honestly, we’ve enjoyed every scent we’ve tried. We keep a small stock underneath each sink, so it’s one less thing to worry about remembering at the store.
The EWG’s Guide to Sunscreen shows Zinc Oxide is generally safe and a 1 on the safety scale (1 is good, 10 is bad).
However, Oxybenzone is an 8 due to allergens and hormone disruption, and it may be especially harmful to children. Oxybenzone is common in non-mineral sunscreens, so choosing a mineral sunscreen is important.
We use coconut oil for so many things in our home, including cooking, baking, homemade toothpaste, and moisturizer! We keep coconut oil in the bathrooms to moisturize after washing, to soothe our dry winter hands.
Look for organic, unrefined and cold-pressed when you order. As usual, subscribe & save will give you the best bang for your buck.
We’ve tried many children’s probiotics over the years, and MegaFood MegaFlora Kids is our favorite general kids’ probiotic.
There’s also one for adults and one with cranberry I order from Vitacost we’ve had good success with to support a healthy urinary tract. We’ve had good luck with every variation of MegaFood and it’s they’re a peanut free vitamin facility, so I’m happy to recommend this entire brand.
VACUUM WITH AIR PURIFIER
When you’re dealing with allergies and eczema, having clean air helps prevent flair ups. That’s why, I upgraded to a Shark Rotator Professional Vacuum with the Anti-Allergy Seal + HEPA Filter.
You can see it in action in my (unscripted) video below, or read the entire comparison post to see my thoughts on the Shark vs Dyson.
I like a good iRobot Roomba vacuum for wide open spaces too (worked good for a open-concept ranch with wood floors), but it doesn’t work well in our current floor plan and the filter isn’t as effective.
So if you’re looking for a vacuum that helps give your home the cleanest air, get one like this with a HEPA filter and an anti-allergy-seal.