34 episodes

Are you ready to start living cleaner?

Welcome to the Slightly Greener Life Podcast!

Each week, join your host, award-winning toxin expert Tonya Harris, for an uplifting and practical approach to low-toxin living that will leave you feeling confident, in control, and a little bit lighter.

This is the show for busy health-conscious moms who are ready to detox their homes and relieve their stress. It's time to ditch the guilt and embrace the peace. Here is where you learn how to be a savvy consumer saving money, time, and energy.

If you are ready to detoxify your home, and life, without the overwhelm, this podcast is a must-listen. Be ready to learn quickly, feel good, and have some fun stepping into your slightly greener life.

The Slightly Greener Life Tonya Harris

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

Are you ready to start living cleaner?

Welcome to the Slightly Greener Life Podcast!

Each week, join your host, award-winning toxin expert Tonya Harris, for an uplifting and practical approach to low-toxin living that will leave you feeling confident, in control, and a little bit lighter.

This is the show for busy health-conscious moms who are ready to detox their homes and relieve their stress. It's time to ditch the guilt and embrace the peace. Here is where you learn how to be a savvy consumer saving money, time, and energy.

If you are ready to detoxify your home, and life, without the overwhelm, this podcast is a must-listen. Be ready to learn quickly, feel good, and have some fun stepping into your slightly greener life.

    Simple Tips to Make Cleaning Your Home Faster

    Simple Tips to Make Cleaning Your Home Faster

    Now that the holidays are over, it’s the perfect time to do a reset to refresh your home after having guests over for the holidays. If you’re like me, you probably already did a deep clean before you had family and friends over, but that only ever lasts about 20 minutes once the party begins!
     
    So now that things are probably settling down, let’s go over some simple ways to make deep cleaning your home (again) a breeze. I’ll go over which rooms to start with, which areas of those rooms to tackle first, how to stop distractions while you clean, and a few other things that will have you done in no time. 
     
    You can even listen to this episode in about the time it’ll take you to reorganize your kitchen counters, so feel free to bring me along on your post-holiday deep-cleaning journey!
     
    As always, you can find the episode summary and cheat sheet for more information here: https://www.slightlygreener.com/episode31



    Key Topics:
    The room you start with matters How to stay on task and avoid distractions while cleaning Work top to bottom, side to side The 10-minute tidy Clean out your fridge leftovers each week


    For even more information and to jump-start your home detox in as little as 7 days, join our membership here: https://www.slightlygreener.com/membership



    Buy The Slightly Greener Method book here
     
    Green Your Clean Course
     
    Free guide: 5 Simple Steps to Detox Your Home Without Spending a Dime
     
     
    Connect with Tonya:
    Website: https://slightlygreener.com/
    Instagram: @slightlygreener
    Join my free Facebook community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/slightlygreener

    • 10 min
    3 Ways to Detox Your Home Without Spending a Dime

    3 Ways to Detox Your Home Without Spending a Dime

    This week's episode is coming out right before the new year. So I thought, what better time than to give you some simple steps to help detox your home? But these are tips that are completely free!
     
    There are a lot of little ways that toxins and contaminants can sneak into our homes, and the solutions to keeping them out, or at least reducing your exposure, are relatively simple — and free! With a few simple tweaks to your lifestyle and cleaning methods, you can significantly reduce the amount of toxins, contaminants, and health hazards that are in your home. 
     
    So tune in to learn a few of the ways I keep my home a little safer for my family, and how you can, too!
     
    As always, you can find the episode summary and cheat sheet for more information here: https://www.slightlygreener.com/episode30



    Key Topics:
    Taking shoes off before entering your home Cleaning floors frequently if you have pets or small kids Removing scented plug-ins or air fresheners Getting to the root of odors rather than masking them Tackling dust to remove toxins Washing hands more frequently


    For even more information and to jump-start your home detox in as little as 7 days, join our membership here: https://www.slightlygreener.com/membership



    Buy The Slightly Greener Method book here



    Connect with Tonya:
    Website: https://slightlygreener.com/
    Instagram: @slightlygreener
    Join my free Facebook community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/slightlygreener
     
    Free guide: 5 Simple Steps to Detox Your Home Without Spending a Dime

    • 12 min
    Revisit: 4 Simple Tips for a Healthy Home Jumpstart

    Revisit: 4 Simple Tips for a Healthy Home Jumpstart

    Welcome to another episode revisit! With the holidays around the corner, I wanted to reshare an episode to help you refresh your home to a healthy start to the new year. 
     
    In today's episode, we're going to dig into four simple steps you can take that will make a big impact when it comes to reducing harmful chemicals in your home without the overwhelm. It can be hard to know where to start when it comes to reducing toxic chemicals, but just know that whatever step you take is an important step for your health and for your family's health.
     
    We don't have to be perfect about it. And honestly, we can't be. We can't avoid every single harmful chemical, but we can take steps to reduce our exposure whenever possible. 



    Key Topics:
    Replacing plastic bottles and containers with safer options Eating organic whenever possible Avoiding artificial fragrances with harmful chemicals Dust is a huge carrier of toxins, and how to reduce its presence in the home 


    Find a summary, cheat sheet, and more tips from this episode at https://slightlygreener.com/episode12
     
    For even more information and to jump-start your home detox in as little as 7 days, join our membership here: https://tonyaharris.lpages.co/slightly-greener-living/



    Connect with Tonya:
    Website: https://slightlygreener.com/
    Instagram: @slightlygreener
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/slightlygreener

    • 15 min
    The Dangers of Self-Cleaning Ovens

    The Dangers of Self-Cleaning Ovens

    This time of year, many of us are preparing to have guests for the holidays, which means a lot of cooking and cleaning to get ready for everyone. If you’re thinking of cleaning your oven either before or after you make all of your holiday treats, this episode will teach you why a self-cleaning oven isn’t the best tool for the job.
     
    It might seem like the easiest and most hands-off approach to getting your oven cleaned out, but it comes with many more risks than rewards. Aside from the obvious fire hazards, using the self-clean feature can create toxic fumes that are dangerous for humans and animals, and cause damage to the inside of your oven.
     
    So instead of taking the risk, tune in to this episode to learn the easiest and most non-toxic cleaning solution for your oven this holiday season.
     
    As always, you can find the episode summary and cheat sheet for more information here: https://slightlygreener.com/episode29



    Key Topics:
    The fire hazard and internal damage dangers of self-cleaning ovens How to handle an oven fire correctly The toxicity of the self-clean cycle Why oven cleaners aren’t a safer option Making your own non-toxic, cheaper oven cleaner


    For even more information and to jump-start your home detox in as little as 7 days, join our membership here: https://www.slightlygreener.com/membership



    Buy The Slightly Greener Method book here



    Connect with Tonya:
    Website: https://slightlygreener.com/
    Instagram: @slightlygreener
    Join my free Facebook community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/slightlygreener
     

    • 13 min
    Creating a Cozy, Less Toxic Home for the Holidays

    Creating a Cozy, Less Toxic Home for the Holidays

    If you’re like me, you may have started decorating the house for the holidays as soon as Thanksgiving ended. But if you’re still catching up, or looking for safer ways to decorate, this is the episode for you. 
     
    This week, I’m diving into some of the most common decorations we use over the holidays that can have toxic chemicals and substances in them. From glitter, trees, wreaths, candles, and even holiday candies, there are many ways we might unknowingly expose ourselves to toxins more than any other time of year. 
     
    But don’t fear, there are also many ways to decorate safer and reduce our exposure, which I’ll be sharing with you in this episode. So tune in to discover how your holiday season can be a little brighter knowing you made some safer choices this year. 
     
    As always, you can find the episode summary and cheat sheet for more information here: https://slightlygreener.com/episode28



    Key Topics:
    How to put up your decorations safely The importance of cleaning up after decorating Reducing your kids’ exposure to decorations What to replace holiday decorations with Safely scenting indoor air Choosing better holiday sweets


    For even more information and to jump-start your home detox in as little as 7 days, join our membership here: https://www.slightlygreener.com/membership



    Buy The Slightly Greener Method book here



    Connect with Tonya:
    Website: https://slightlygreener.com/
    Instagram: @slightlygreener
    Join my free Facebook community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/slightlygreener
     

    • 17 min
    Revisit: An Overview of Endocrine Disruptors

    Revisit: An Overview of Endocrine Disruptors

    This week, I'm resharing an episode of a highly requested topic — endocrine disruptors. Enjoy!
     
    In this episode, we take a closer look at endocrine disruptors, also known as hormone disruptors. These are chemicals that can interfere with the function of the endocrine system, causing health problems ranging from weight gain and insulin resistance to fertility issues and lower IQ. 
    I give a high-level overview of what these chemicals are and what they do in our bodies. Endocrine disruptors can be found in a wide range of products, including food, personal care products, and household items, so it’s important to take note of where they show up in everyday items. 
    This episode will provide you with tips on how to avoid these chemicals, whether it be by choosing organic foods, changing up some of our personal care products, or cooking and storing our foods differently. It might be shocking to hear this information at first, but the goal is to empower you to make better decisions for yourself and your family.



    Key Topics:
    What are endocrine disruptors? The endocrine system and what it does The health effects of exposure to endocrine disruptors. Where they’re found and what they’re called Tips to avoid hormone disruptors in the future



    Connect with Tonya:
    Website: https://slightlygreener.com/
    Instagram: @slightlygreener
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SlightlyGreener
     

    • 11 min

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Practical tips to live a greener life

Tonya delivers practical solutions to going green for a cleaner, safer life. She doesn’t preach or pass judgment. She realizes completely changing lifestyles overnight is not possible or affordable. She offers small steps that can really make a difference!

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