One of the very first things that we recommend swapping out in your home in the effort to make strides towards a cleaner home is the amazing Thieves Cleaner.
We aren't exaggerating when we say that you can literally replace every spray bottle, gel, and shaker bottle with this one household cleaner.
👍🏼The super awesome amazing bonus? Your babies can crawl on the floor while it's still damp and no worries. Your pups and kittens can get it on their paws and no worries.
There is no poison control label on it because the ingredients are safe for people and pets!
👎🏼The bad news? Traditional cleaners are FILLED with toxic chemicals that have not been tested for decades or NEVER were tested at all! Many are known carcinogens and endocrine (hormone) disruptors that have been BANNED in many other countries.
Why is this OK? Only when we stand up and refuse to use these toxic products on our families will the message be sent. No more poison for our families.
🙌🏼TIP: Labeling can be super tricky. Did you know that to deceive us, chemical companies use many different names for the same exact chemical? It's much easier to invest in a company that is passionate about chemically safe products so that you don't have to get a PhD in label reading. 😂
🎄And it smells like Christmas in a bottle!
Diffusers are our favorite thing ever! Rarely a day goes by that I don't run a diffuser (or two or three) in my home. We have many diffusers and everyone loves them. Sometimes we use for the pleasant scents and sometimes we use for an energy or immune system boost.
Whatever the reason, diffusers are not only SAFE for your entire family but are also packed full of health benefits.
True confession, here. When I began with Young Living, I loved candles and had them all over my house. We loved the artificial scent and I never gave a second thought to what that was doing to the air quality in my home.
Did you know that because of toxic chemicals and keeping our windows shut most of the time that the indoor air quality is many times more toxic than the outdoor air?
Who knew that what we have all used to 'clean' our teeth is actually loaded with icky chemicals. Even worse? What we put in our mouths is absorbed instantly into our blood streams.
We know that toothpaste is considered 'toxic when swallowed' and yet did you know that our mouth is the place that absorbs the quickest and most efficiently. As well, flouride is considered a toxic chemical in its' own right.
Material Safety Data Sheets are required in the US for the safe handling of workers to protect them from the harmful effects of the chemicals they work with.
Notice below that the MSDS on Flouride lists that it is 'harmful when swallowed' and that 'the substance may be toxic to kidneys, lungs, the nervous system, heart, gastrointestinal tract, cardiovascular system, bones, teeth' and that 'severe over-exposure can result in death.'
Is this really necessary to protect and clean the teeth of our children?
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Essential oil blends are already designed to smell amazing and have amazing health benefits as well! Need calm and relaxation? Stress Away. Anxious about a big work presentation? Valor. Need a bit of Joy in a bottle? Joy.
The alternative? Spraying cologne or perfume is harmful both to your lungs and your skin, cells and body organs. Whatever we place on our skin is absorbed into our skin and is present and the body is then responsible to get rid of.
Thinking that perfumes and colognes are sexy? What is not so sexy is that even though it it may smell musky, sexy or exotic, it is likely filled with chemicals that are being stored in fat tissue, breast milk and decreasing sperm count. What may smell 'good' to you now may actually be doing a great deal of harm to your bodies. Yes, our bodies are designed to remove toxins, but the toxic load is enormous and the body of today cannot keep up. Why a significant rise in diseases?
Bioaccumulation is the buildup of harmful chemicals in the body. We are exposed to literally 1000's of chemicals per day. Our body works overtime trying to rid itself of these bad guys, but can often times gets burdened with too many (body burden).
�It's like this. You have a cup of chemicals that is like your toxic body burden at the end of the day. Your body is working very hard as you rest to get rid of those toxins, but by morning, your cup is still half full of toxins. Next day, you continue the exposure with the same toxin laden products (candles, perfume, hair spray, nail polish, shampoo and conditioner from the big box store, typical body lotion, etc). As time goes on, your body burden is so heavy that the body begins to functional less than optimally.
When you switch to an essential oil (single or blend) which would be your favorite to wear? Or which is already your fav?
Another area of significance to switch out is the laundry room. We love our Thieves laundry soap because it is highly concentrated and takes just a tiny bit.
Using dryer balls with EO’s added along with Thieves Dish Soap for spot remover and Thieves Laundry Soap is the most economical way to Ditch and Switch your laundry room.
Did you know that when tested, many (more than 200) toxic chemicals were found in the umbilical cord blood of newborns? We are the gatekeepers of our home and are responsible for what enters it and ultimately is given exposure to our little ones' bodies.
Have you noticed HOW fragrant the laundry isle is at the big box stores? I can't hardly go near these isles now because the artificial smells are so strong and bothersome. Getting rid of high fragrance containing laundry soap and dryer sheets is a huge WIN and an easy one to tackle!
TIP: Thieves Dish Soap makes a fantastic stain remover! Just a drop will remove nearly any stain from clothing when used as a pre-treater.
What if I told you that you can affordably use YL products to replace some of these harmful products lurking in your home? These products are a seamless transition.
The alternative? Harmful chemicals being used DAILY on your skin and absorbing into your body and causing harm that you can't always see or measure into much later in life.
I am sure you have noticed that the labels on chemical household products are often confusing and misleading. Many chemicals have several different names.
Once a chemical is proven harmful, manufactures are expert at changing or inventing new names for it in order to deceive consumers. That is another reason why it is vitally important that we continue to research the ingredients in the products we use.
Triclosan is found in MANY hand soaps, dish soaps, laundry care products , deodorants and toothpastes. There is a better way.
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There is very little regulation in the cosmetic and skin care industry in the US. In fact, as reported by the FDA (2005), with the exception of dyes and a few prohibited substances, cosmetics companies may use any ingredient or raw material in their products without government review or approval.
WHY? The items in your makeup and skin care products are absorbed into your skin rapidly and are also inhaled and are present in your bloodstream rapidly.
Young Living offers an all natural skin care line and Savvy Makeup to give you the best skin without the harsh chemicals.
I love the YL shampoo and conditioners! We have used all of them but these days usually order the Lavender Mint shampoo and conditioner.
I am not gonna lie, these were the harder and later swaps for me. I loved the smell and sudsy bubbles of my shampoo! I thought that the bubbles made my hair 'more clean.'
Little did I know that the bubbles were from the toxic chemical called Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and it is present in literally 1000's of different products.
Here is the scary part-there is actually evidence suggesting that it is MORE harmful to expose ourselves to chemicals on our skin than it is to eat them.
The reason why is that what goes on our skin is absorbed directly into our bloodstream and doesn't go through the complex 'filtration' system of our gut.
Panaway, Deep Relief and Cool Azul pain cream…These are literally just a FEW of the many ingredients that can help during times when your body needs a bit of extra support for muscles, tendons and ligaments.
We all have times when we are struggling from overdoing it a bit or just slept wrong. �Panaway and Deep Relief are essential oil blends that have fabulous properties of restoration.
Cool Azul Pain Cream was specifically designed for use as a pain cream! Arthritis? Back Pain? Tendonits? Cool Azul is fabulous for these and so many more issues.
Did you know that acetaminophen (brand name Tylenol) is the most common cause of liver failure in the USA? Many Americans overuse over the counter pain medicines to control every day aches and pains.
These (although approved for usage in the US) can actually cause harm when combined with other medications and/or alcohol or when used in a way that they haven't been approved for. Even IF you use Tylenol as recommended on the label daily for 2 weeks, it can cause liver failure. Everything that you put in your body has to be processed by your organs! Why not choose good things?
WHY? When the body has injury, it signals us with pain. This is a good thing! It is our body signaling us to restore health to that area of the body. Using EO’s and Pain cream is going to increase blood flow and restore health to the body vs many alternatives which only ‘mask’ the pain.
We can't possibly introduce you to ALL of the YL products or even product lines that YL has to offer.....Here's a few more options.
One more that I wanna touch on before we move on is children’s bath products. Tear free shampoo for babies (I am sad to admit) was a part of every bath that my babies took. These products are often marketed as safe and gentle. However, laboratory tests performed by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics found these products are commonly contaminated with formaldehyde or 1,4-dioxane – and, in many cases with both. These two chemicals are linked to cancer and skin allergies and are anything but safe and gentle and are completely unregulated in children’s bath products.
There are so many choices for products for your family. This week we only touched on a handful on products that YL offers that can transform the health of your family.
If you feel overwhelmed, take a deep breath and realize that the products we have introduced you to tonight are fantastic! They will become 2nd nature to you and you'll be making a huge step towards decreasing the toxic burden of your family. Many, many things are out of our control and are just a part of the world we live in. Change what you can! Take the next step.