Using non-toxic household, yard and personal care products

Morning_walk_05062012_1_2This is such an important topic but not one many people take seriously because they don’t seem to believe that it has much to do with their overall long-term health and certainly not their pets’ health either…but nothing could be further from the truth!

Right now here in NM we are having a harsh drought with fires burning and high winds. Some days are so smoke-filled they appear hazy with smog. So in my home rather than taking all sorts of antihistimines or allergy medications, we simply diffuse a variety of essential oils each day, as well as use our frankincense resin burner, and turn on our salt lamp. This way we keep the needed negative ions in the home that we need for good health as well as keep the air clean, fresh and pure all making it smell so nice without adding to the toxin load indoors.

I am always complimented on how nice my home smells – even with a great big Great Dane puppy in the home 🙂 He smells pretty darn nice too simply because he is raw fed and we use the EOs on him also. He’s the best smelling dog in the neighborhood with the softest coat and just the most kissable face…when it isn’t covered in saliva foam after playing that is!

It is imperative that we, all of us, begin to get away from all these chemicals and drugs, and move back towards using nature’s medicine chest, remedies and healing tools for us and our animals if we want to have a habitable planet for generations to come.

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Dr. Kim Bloomer is an animal naturopath consulting on canine and feline nutrition and wellness. In addition, Dr. Kim is a proficient blogger, writer, speaker and presenter on natural pet care as well as the Co-Founder of the American Council of Animal Naturopathy. She is the author/co-author of three books including Animals Taught Me That and the newest Essential Oils in Animal Care: A Naturopathic Approach co-authored with her two colleagues. Dr. Kim’s articles have been featured in various publications in both print and online.