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A huge part of creating a healthy home is building, designing, decorating and filling it with non-toxic & safer items. That can be really hard to do when you don’t know what is harmful, what is not and why. That’s why we put together this list of some of the most helpful databases to help you navigate which products will be best for your healthy home & lifestyle!

The EWG Healthy Living Home Guides are a round-up of guides produced by the EWG to help you create a healthier space! The guides range from paint to furniture to nurseries and are a great resource!

The EWG Tap Water Database provides resources that can help you get an idea of what water filtration system might be best for you so you can take action even if testing is not something you can do right now.

The EWG’s Rate Your Plate Food Scores Database provides health info on various food items. It’s a great resource for those looking to fill their kitchen and their bodies with foods that have nutrient value.

Healthy Building Networks, HomeFree is a national initiative supporting leaders in affordable housing who are improving human health by using less toxic building materials.

The EWG Water Filter Database is a space where you can find out the water quality in your area just by searching your zip code! This is a great way to get an idea of your current water quality situation.

The EPA Air Quality Database is a space that offers a variety of ways to look at and assess air quality in your area on various days and times a well as review past air quality reports.

The EWG’s Guide To Healthy Cleaning & Cleaning Product Database are great resources to help you assess the toxicity and safety of your cleaning products so you can make the decision right for you!!

The EWG’s Skin Deep Cosmetic Database is a space where you can search for makeup and beauty products to see their overall health scores and the breakdown of the potential risks (or not) they pose.

The EPA Carbon Footprint Calculator is a calculator that can help you determine your estimated carbon footprint based on answering a few questions! This is a great tool to help assess how to lower our footprint.

WHY THE NATURE VIDEOS ON AN INTERIOR DESIGN SITE?

At Health & Home, we take every opportunity to pull inspiration from nature. The planet that we all call home is effortlessly picturesque. The colors and aesthetics of nature are perfect by design; they are the original classic, and they’ll never go out of style. What’s more is that, by capturing and imitating the Earth’s natural beauty, we can even influence our moods, heal our bodies and minds, and evoke particular feelings and behaviors within ourselves. 

Throughout our website, we’ve intentionally chosen different nature-themed visuals on each page to arouse certain psychological responses. As you navigate our pages, take the time to be present within your mind and draw attention to how each page makes you feel. The purpose of this is to demonstrate how making intentional design choices rooted in biology and psychology can have a profound impact. You can click to expand the side tabs on each page to discover the science behind what we’ve chosen.

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The color green symbolizes growth, renewal, and new beginnings. It is the most abundant color in nature, and thought to be the most soothing and relaxing color. Cognitively, the color green enhances stability, endurance, problem-solving, and focus. It even improves memory – we’re more likely to remember words written in green! It motivates us to persist and pursue our goals. Viewing greenery in nature, such as trees and forests, has been shown to have lots of benefits, including reducing stress, lowering blood pressure, and improving self-discipline, attention, and work performance. This is why we intentionally chose this theme for our “learn” page, which includes e-courses and educational materials. It’s also why it would make a smart choice for a home office or study.

Health and Home

Health & Home is an interior design-based business that seeks to help others create healthy homes through minimizing toxins, optimizing design and maximizing health. We do so by addressing the build of the home, the design of the space, the decor and even the products used in the home, so our clients can live their healthiest life!

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