Hard Water

Thanks for coming by, love! I see you’ve been reading up on how to stay healthy, inspired and well! I’m so proud of you!

As mentioned, hard water had done a number on my skin, and it took me months to identify this as the culprit!

Many industrial and domestic water users are concerned about the hardness of their water. Hard water requires more soap and synthetic detergents for home laundry and washing, and contributes to scaling in boilers and industrial equipment, skin disease, acne, dryness and more.

Hardness is caused by compounds of calcium and magnesium, and by a variety of other metals. General guidelines for classification of waters are: 0 to 60 mg/L (milligrams per liter) as calcium carbonate is classified as soft; 61 to 120 mg/L as moderately hard; 121 to 180 mg/L as hard; and more than 180 mg/L as very hard.

Here’s a map of the hard water in the USA:

hard-water-map-usa

Want to learn more? Here are some handy resources:

USGS Hardwater and Alkalinity

Facts about hard water

US Map of Water Hardness

Hard water areas in the US

Hard water wiki

How to solve it:

It’s as simple as getting a water filter and replacing your showerhead with it.

This $25 filter from Culligan is what I used! You will need to find the best shower water filter for you and your bathroom so you too can live a healthier life and care for your body in the best way possible.

Good luck as you continue on your awesome health journey!

Don’t forget to tag me at #CuredbyNature so I can follow along.

With Love,

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