30 Cheap Non Toxic Swaps That Make a BIG Difference

30 Cheap Non Toxic Swaps That Make a BIG Difference

This post is all about non toxic swaps to help you easily rid your life of toxins and replace them with natural, healthy options!
At Faith Farms, our entire company is revolved around creating products made with simple, easy-to-pronounce ingredients that are derived from God's earth. Those ingredients are the things our bodies know how to process. They are what our bodies were created for.
In addition to using healthy ingredients, it's beyond important to keep away from many dangerous ingredients found in most store-bought items such as chemicals and synthetics. Don't worry, we're going to teach you exactly which toxins to look out for. You're going to leave this post knowing exactly what to remove from your life and which non toxic switches to make!
Not only does this include your skincare (which is what we specialize in!), but also your kitchen products, deodorants, laundry care, food, and so much more!
In this post, we're going to give you a non toxic swaps list that you can start checking off to begin living a more natural, chemical-free lifestyle!
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Non Toxic Swaps

Here are 30 of the most common toxic items you probably use every day, and the non toxic swaps you can easily exchange them with so you can begin living a more natural lifestyle!

If you're just hopping into your natural living journey, we have a very simple Beginner's Guide to Switching to Non Toxic Products that we think you'll find helpful as well!


Non Toxic Body Swaps

1. Deodorant --> Natural, Aluminum-Free Deodorant

Switching to a natural deodorant reduces exposure to potentially harmful chemicals like:

  • Aluminum
  • Parabens
  • Synthetic fragrances

These toxins are all commonly found in traditional store-bought deodorants and have been linked to major health concerns, including hormone disruption, cancer, and skin irritation.

Natural deodorants use safer, plant-based ingredients that are gentler on the skin and more environmentally friendly. Additionally, they often support overall skin health and can prevent long-term health risks.



2. Laundry Detergent --> Non Toxic Laundry Detergent

People often ask if natural laundry detergent is really better... The answer is a resounding YES!

Making this simple non toxic swap can help reduce exposure to harmful chemicals that may cause skin irritation, allergic reactions, and respiratory issues.

You can learn about the 9 most dangerous toxins in laundry detergent and why you should highly consider making this simple switch!

Our natural laundry soap is also biodegradable, making it more environmentally friendly by reducing water pollution. It also contains zero fragrances with phthalates or dyes, which can be gentler on sensitive skin.


3. Dryer Sheets --> Wool Dryer Balls

Using natural, non-toxic wool dryer balls instead of dryer sheets is beneficial for both your health and the environment.

Dryer balls, typically made from wool or rubber, help reduce static cling and soften clothes without the chemicals found in many dryer sheets, which can cause skin irritation or respiratory issues.

Additionally, dryer balls are reusable and reduce drying time, saving energy and lowering utility bills. This eco-friendly alternative minimizes waste and lessens the environmental impact compared to single-use dryer sheets.


4. Body Soap Bars --> Goat Milk Soap Bars

Using natural, non-toxic goat milk soap is beneficial because it avoids the harsh chemicals often found in store-bought soaps, such as:

  • Parabens
  • Sulfates
  • Synthetic fragrances

These toxins can cause skin irritation, disrupt hormonal balance, and potentially contribute to more serious health issues like cancer.

Goat milk soap, rich in vitamins and natural fats, offers a gentle and nourishing cleanse, promoting healthier skin without the risks associated with chemical-laden commercial products. Additionally, it’s often better for the environment, reducing the pollution caused by synthetic chemicals.




5. Hand Soaps --> Foaming Goat Milk Soap

Many store-bought hand soaps contain chemicals such as:

  • Parabens
  • Sulfates
  • Triclosan
  • Synthetic fragrances.

Parabens, used as preservatives, can disrupt hormonal balance and have been linked to cancer.

Sulfates, which create lather, can cause skin irritation and strip natural oils from the skin.

Triclosan, an antibacterial agent, can contribute to antibiotic resistance and interfere with thyroid function, while synthetic fragrances often contain phthalates, which are linked to reproductive and developmental issues.

Here at Faith Farms, we do not use any of these toxins in our products. Instead of using synthetic fragrances, we use many essential oils, and the fragrance options we do offer do not contain any parabens, phthalates, or chemicals.


6. Body Lotion --> Whipped Body Butter

Natural, non-toxic whipped body butter is beneficial as it is free from harmful chemicals and synthetic additives, reducing the risk of skin irritation and long-term health issues.

It is rich in natural oils and butters, which deeply moisturize and nourish the skin, providing lasting hydration, rather than actually drying your skin out and causing a vicious cycle of dryness and skin irritation.


7. Body Balm --> Solid Lotion Bars

Many body balms contain chemicals such as:

  • Parabens
  • Phthalates
  • Synthetic fragrances

As mentioned, parabens are known to disrupt hormonal balance and have been linked to breast cancer, while phthalates, used to soften plastics, can affect reproductive health and fetal development. Synthetic fragrances often contain allergens and endocrine disruptors that can lead to skin irritation, allergies, and potentially contribute to chronic health conditions.

Side note: If you're using store-bought or even prescription creams to help with rashes like eczema or psoriasis, there are options for you as well. Here are 20 Natural Skin Remedies for Rashes That Work!


8. Hand Sanitizer --> Natural Essential Oil Hand Sanitizer

Many hand sanitizers contain chemicals such as:

  • Triclosan
  • Parabens
  • Phthalates

Triclosan can contribute to antibiotic resistance and hormonal disruptions, while parabens and phthalates have been linked to reproductive issues and cancer. Additionally, some hand sanitizers contain high levels of alcohol, which can cause skin dryness and irritation.

Non toxic swaps as small as this one really can make a huge difference.


9. Bath Bombs --> Goat Milk Bath

Many bath bombs contain chemicals such as:

  • Artificial fragrances
  • Parabens
  • Phthalates
  • Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS).

These substances can cause skin irritation, allergic reactions, and disrupt endocrine function, potentially leading to hormonal imbalances. Inhalation or absorption of these chemicals may also contribute to more severe health issues, including respiratory problems and an increased risk of cancer. Opting for a natural option made with essential oils, like our goat milk bath, can help mitigate these health risks.


10. Shaving Creams --> Non-Toxic Shaving Soap

Many shaving creams contain chemicals like:

  • Parabens
  • Sulfates
  • Synthetic fragrances

As previously stated, these can lead to skin irritation, allergic reactions, and hormonal imbalances. Parabens have been linked to an increased risk of breast cancer, while sulfates can strip the skin of its natural oils, causing dryness and irritation. Synthetic fragrances often contain phthalates, which are endocrine disruptors that can affect reproductive health. Additionally, these chemicals contribute to environmental pollution, harming aquatic life and ecosystems.


11. Chapstick --> Non-Toxic Lip Butter

Many chapsticks contain chemicals like:

  • Parabens
  • Petroleum jelly
  • Artificial fragrances

Parabens are known endocrine disruptors, potentially interfering with hormone function, while petroleum jelly may create a barrier that suffocates the skin, leading to dependence on the product. Artificial fragrances often contain phthalates, linked to reproductive issues.

The benefits of natural lip butter will blow your mind!


12. Diapers --> Paraben and Chemical-Free Diapers

Many conventional diapers contain chemicals like:

  • Dioxins
  • Phthalates
  • Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

Dioxins are known carcinogens and can disrupt hormonal function, while phthalates have been associated with developmental and reproductive issues. VOCs can lead to respiratory problems and contribute to indoor air pollution. Opting for reusable cloth or organic disposable diaper options can help mitigate these risks, providing a safer choice for both your baby and the environment.


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Non Toxic Kitchen Swaps

13. Plasticware --> Glassware

Using glassware instead of plasticware offers numerous health benefits. Glass doesn't leach harmful chemicals into food or drinks like some plastics can, particularly when exposed to heat or acidic substances. It's also easier to clean and doesn't absorb odors or flavors, promoting safer and more hygienic food and beverage consumption. 


14. Packaged Foods --> Whole Foods

Whole foods are typically minimally processed, contain minimal preservatives, and retain their natural nutrients, fiber, and antioxidants, which support overall health and reduce the risk of chronic diseases like obesity, heart disease, and diabetes.

Additionally, whole foods are usually lower in added sugars, unhealthy fats, and artificial additives commonly found in packaged foods, promoting better weight management and improved energy levels.

Finally, consuming whole foods encourages a diverse and balanced diet, providing a wider array of essential nutrients vital for optimal health and well-being.


15. Plastic Cooking Utensils --> Stainless Steel or Wooden Utensils

Using stainless steel or wooden utensils instead of plastic offers numerous health benefits. Plastic utensils can leach harmful chemicals like BPA and phthalates into food, especially when exposed to heat. Stainless steel and wooden utensils are non-reactive and do not release toxins, ensuring that your food remains uncontaminated and safe to consume!

Additionally, they are more durable and easier to clean, reducing the risk of bacterial growth compared to porous plastic surfaces.

Switching to non toxic kitchen utensils can be very affordable as well!


16. Canola or Vegetable Oil --> Olive or Avocado Oil

The problem with canola and vegetable oils is that they often undergo extensive processing, potentially leading to the formation of harmful trans fats and a less favorable fatty acid profile, which can contribute to inflammation and various health concerns.

Olive and avocado oils are rich in monounsaturated fats, which can help lower LDL cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease. They also contain antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that support overall health and may even aid in weight management.

This is one of the non toxic swaps you'll instantly feel better about!


17. Plastic Tea Kettles --> Stainless Steel Tea Kettles

Opting for stainless steel tea kettles over plastic ones offers significant health benefits. Stainless steel is inert and doesn't leach harmful chemicals into your boiling water, unlike plastic which may release toxins like BPA or phthalateswhen heated. This ensures your tea remains pure and free from potentially harmful contaminants, safeguarding your health and providing peace of mind!

Additionally, stainless steel is durable and easy to clean, making it a long-lasting and hygienic choice for brewing your favorite beverages.


18. Farm-Raised Fish --> Wild Caught Fish

This is one of the most simple non toxic food swaps you can make!

Farm-raised fish often contain higher levels of contaminants like:

  • Antibiotics
  • Pesticides
  • PCBs

This is due to crowded conditions and artificial diets. These toxins can pose health risks when consumed regularly, including antibiotic resistance and increased exposure to harmful chemicals. Opting for wild-caught fish reduces these risks, as they typically have lower levels of contaminants and are raised in their natural habitats, resulting in a healthier option for consumption.


19. Eggs --> Organic Cage-Free Eggs

Conventionally produced eggs often contain residues of antibiotics, hormones, and pesticides used in the feed or on the hens. These substances can pose health risks such as antibiotic resistance and hormonal disruptions. Opting for organic cage-free eggs ensures that the hens are raised without antibiotics or added hormones, and they have access to outdoor spaces for natural foraging, resulting in eggs that are free from harmful residues and potentially higher in beneficial nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants, promoting better health overall.


20. Fruit and Veggies --> Organic Fruit and Veggies

Conventionally grown fruits and vegetables often contain pesticide residues, which can pose health risks ranging from hormone disruption to neurological effects, especially with long-term exposure. Opting for organic produce reduces this risk since organic farming practices prohibit the use of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers, relying instead on natural methods like crop rotation and composting.

Making this non toxic swap ensures a lower intake of harmful chemicals, promoting better overall health and reducing the potential for pesticide-related health issues.


21. Coffee --> Organic and Fairtrade Coffee

Conventionally grown coffee often contains residues of synthetic pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers, which can pose health risks including pesticide exposure and potential long-term health effects. Organic and fairtrade coffee, on the other hand, is cultivated without synthetic chemicals, reducing the risk of ingesting harmful residues and supporting sustainable farming practices.

Opting for organic and fairtrade coffee not only promotes personal well-being but also ensures a healthier environment and fair treatment of farmers and workers in the coffee industry.


22. Dish & Dishwasher Soap --> Non-Toxic Dish & Dishwasher Soap

Most dish and dishwasher soaps contain toxins like:

  • Phosphates
  • Chlorine
  • Artificial fragrances

These can pose health risks when they come into contact with skin or are inhaled during use. Phosphates, for example, contribute to water pollution and can harm aquatic life, while chlorine exposure can irritate the skin, eyes, and respiratory system.

Making this non toxic swap ensures safer cleaning practices, reducing the risk of skin irritation, allergic reactions, and potential long-term health effects associated with exposure to harmful chemicals. Moreover, environmentally-friendly options often biodegrade more readily, lessening their impact on ecosystems.


23. Non-stick Pans --> Stainless Steel or Cast Iron Skillet

Most non-stick pans contain harmful chemicals like perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), which can leach into food and pose health risks, including hormone disruption and potential carcinogenic effects.

Stainless steel and cast iron skillets, on the other hand, are safer options as they don't release toxic fumes or chemicals when heated. They're durable, naturally non-toxic, and don't require potentially harmful coatings, offering a healthier cooking experience while maintaining the integrity of your food.


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Other Non Toxic Home Swaps

24. Window Cleaner --> Non-Toxic Window Cleaner

Most conventional window cleaners contain toxins like:

  • Ammonia
  • Alcohol
  • Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

These can irritate the skin, eyes, and respiratory system upon exposure. These chemicals may also contribute to indoor air pollution and pose health risks such as headaches, dizziness, and even long-term respiratory issues with prolonged use.

Opting for a natural window cleaner eliminates these risks, as it typically utilizes plant-based ingredients like vinegar or citrus extracts, which are safer for both human health and the environment, providing effective cleaning without harmful side effects.


25. Rug and Carpet Cleaners --> This Non-Toxic Carpet Cleaner

Most rug and carpet cleaners contain toxic chemicals such as:

  • Perchloroethylene (PERC)
  • Ammonia
  • Formaldehyde

These toxins can release harmful fumes into the air, contributing to indoor air pollution and respiratory issues. These toxins can also be absorbed through the skin, leading to skin irritation and even more severe health problems like neurological disorders and cancer with prolonged exposure.

Opting for non-toxic rug and carpet cleaners eliminates these health risks, providing a safer environment for both inhabitants and pets while effectively cleaning carpets without compromising indoor air quality or health.


26. Counter Top Cleaners --> Foaming Goat Milk Soap

Many countertop cleaners contain harmful toxins like:

  • Ammonia
  • Chlorine bleach
  • Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

These chemicals can cause respiratory issues, skin irritation, and headaches upon exposure. Prolonged use or inhalation of these toxins may also lead to more severe health problems, including damage to the respiratory systemand potential long-term neurological effects.

Opting for natural or non-toxic alternatives can help safeguard against these health risks while still effectively cleaning surfaces!

Tons of our customers use our Foaming Goat Milk Soap to clean their countertops and it works just as well! Goat milk also contains antibacterial properties which will help remove bacteria from your countertops. The uses for goat milk are seriously numerous, and amazing!


27. Candles and Air Fresheners --> Essential Oils or Plain Beeswax Candles

Toxins commonly found in candles and air fresheners, such as phthalates and benzene, can pose health risks including respiratory issues, allergies, and even hormone disruption. Opting for essential oils or plain beeswax candles instead eliminates exposure to these harmful substances. Essential oils offer natural fragrances with potential therapeutic benefits, while beeswax candles emit negative ions that can purify the air, making them healthier alternatives for both you and your environment.


28. Drinking Water --> Use a Water Filter or Purifier

Drinking water often contains contaminants like:

  • Chlorine
  • Lead
  • Pesticides
  • Bacteria

These toxins can pose serious health risks such as gastrointestinal issues, neurological disorders, and even cancer.Using a water purifier effectively removes these toxins, providing clean and safe drinking water.


29. All-Purpose Cleaner --> Natural All-Purpose Cleaner

All-purpose cleaners commonly contain toxic ingredients such as:

  • Ammonia
  • Bleach
  • Synthetic fragrances

These chemicals can irritate the skin, eyes, and respiratory system upon contact or inhalation, leading to allergic reactions, asthma exacerbation, and even long-term respiratory issues with prolonged exposure. Additionally, the fumes from these cleaners may contribute to indoor air pollution, posing health risks to occupants, especially in poorly ventilated spaces.

Opting for natural, non-toxic alternatives reduces these health concerns while still effectively cleaning surfaces!


30. Toilet Bowl Cleaner --> Non-Toxic Toilet Bowl Cleaner

Toilet bowl cleaners often contain harsh chemicals like:

  • Bleach
  • Ammonia
  • Hydrochloric acid

These toxins can cause respiratory irritation, skin burns, and even trigger asthma attacks upon inhalation. Prolonged exposure or accidental ingestion can lead to more severe health problems, including damage to the respiratory system, digestive tract, and eyes. Opting for safer, non-toxic alternatives can mitigate these health risks while effectively cleaning and disinfecting the toilet.


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