The skin, which is the largest organ, absorbs many substances that come into contact with it and sends them to the lymphatic system, blood and other organs, such as the liver, according to the book Ayurvedic Nutrition. And the respiratory system takes in the vapors of whatever we breathe.
A lot of companies make 100 percent organic/GMO-free household cleaners and body-care products. Nature does a good job of this too.
Bob's Red Mill Baking Soda for a Household Cleaner1 of 10
All of Bob's Red Mill products are non-GMO. The company's baking soda is made from the deposit of mineralized sodium bicarbonate. It's extracted by a water process that doesn't use chemicals. It's a great household cleaner. For the sink, wet down the basin, sprinkle baking soda over the surface, scrub and then rinse. For soap scum on bathtubs and showers, make your own scouring powder with two parts Bob's Red Mill baking soda, 1 part non-GMO white vinegar and 1 part salt.
Dr. Bronner's Organic Hand & Body Shikakai Soap2 of 10
This pump soap is certified synthetic-chemical- and GMO-free. Organic Shikakai comes from the seed pods of the small South Asian tree Acadia Concinna and has been used for millennia in India as a gentle conditioning cleanser for both the skin and hair. Shikakai is combined with Dr. Bronner's castile soap base for a rich lather and moisturizing after-feel. This soap comes in various scents, such as spearmint-peppermint, lavender and lemongrass.
Eco Nuts Laundry Soap Nuts3 of 10
These nut-looking pods are actually dried berries from a tree that grows in the Himalayas. When agitated in water, they produce a naturally occurring surfactant called saponin, which cleans laundry and also acts as a natural fabric softener. All you have to do is place four to five Eco Nuts in the cloth bag that comes in the box, and toss it in the washer with your clothes. The berries can be re-used up to 10 times.
Ecos Earth-Friendly Wave Jet Auto Dishwasher Gel with Rinse Aid4 of 10
This works just like the conventional auto dishwashing spot removers, but without the chemicals. Ecos is free of formaldehyde, petrochemicals, GMOs, gluten, phosphates, chlorine, ammonia and animal ingredients or testing.
EO Hand-Cleansing Wipes5 of 10
Keeping your hands clean is one of the most important steps to staying healthy. The best way to do this is to wash your hands with soap and clean running water for 20 seconds. However, if non-GMO soap and clean water aren't available, these organic, plant-based wipes are the next best things. They're made with pure essential oils, aloe, lavender essential oil, chamomile, calendula and white tea botanicals.
Essential Oxygen 3% Food-Grade Hydrogen Peroxide for a Variety of Uses6 of 10
Whether you need to disinfect your cutting boards, brighten your laundry, freshen your breath or use it for first aid, this non-GMO food-grade hydrogen peroxide is up for the job.
GMO-Free Lemons for a Household Cleaner and Air Freshener7 of 10
GMO-Free Lemons for a Household Cleaner and Air Freshener: Lemons have antibacterial and odor-masking properties, which makes them a must-use item for DIY, GMO-free household cleaners and air fresheners. To combat a less-than-fresh garbage disposal odor, The Wellness Mama recommends grinding a half of a lemon—rind and all—with the water running for 10 seconds. For a non-GMO air freshener, simmer a quart of water in a medium pot with 1 sliced lemon, 2 tablespoons of rosemary and a dash of vanilla—all GMO-free, of course.
Greenshield Organic All-Purpose Cleaner8 of 10
This USDA certified organic cleaner removes grease and grime from all the washable surfaces in your home. It's hypoallergenic and smells like lemons.
Spectrum Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil as Skin Moisturizer9 of 10
The antioxidants and natural acids in olive oil work in harmony with your skin to strengthen its natural barrier. It contains a combination of sebum, which are natural oils in your skin, and micro-flora, which is a healthy bacteria. Together these mirror the balance in your skin. Spectrum Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil is GMO-free.