the natural home
You are the gatekeeper of your home & body. You get to decide what enters!
our home is our sanctuary
But what if I told you that the air quality inside our homes is 3-5 times higher in air pollutants than outside the home?
This comes down to what we are using the home.
One of the first things I learned on my low tox journey was that the word “fragrance” wasn’t my friend.
Fragrance might be one of the biggest things I’ve eliminated in my journey to clean up our products. The word “fragrance” is a known industry trade secret and can hide any one or more of over 3000 chemicals that companies engineer in creating these scents. They can hide all of these chemicals under the word fragrance.
Fragrances are linked to a staggering number of health risks. Across multiple research studies, chemicals used to make fragrances are classified as allergens, hormone disruptors, reproductive and developmental toxicity, asthma triggers, neurotoxins & carcinogens. The punchline: fragrances are highly toxic.
did you know?
There was a study done last year that found how damaging traditional cleaners and disinfectants can be on our respiratory system. They attribute the decline in lung function to “damage to the the mucous membranes lining the airways.” Sodium hypochlorite (chlorine bleach), the antibacterial agent found in most all-purpose cleaners like Lysol, can have harmful respiratory effects.
The Environmental Working Group, a non-profit organization focused on the environment and public health recently came out with their Cleaners Hall of Shame list. The list includes common products you use to clean your home. These products contain ingredients containing carcinogens, asthma instigators, and poisons, which mean some sparkly cleaners might come at a high price.
Many of the generic cleaners contain Phthalates which interfere with hormones and are carcinogens.
introducing young living’s
the thieves product line
Second to oils, the best decision I made a few years ago was to ditch the toxic chemicals in our home and switch them out for plant-based, essential oil-infused products. Let me tell you, I KNOW it has made a difference in our health, my mood (seriously!), and my peace of mind. No more chemical-induced (bleach) headaches, my house smells GOOD when it’s cleaned, and should kids (or pets) get into our cleaning supplies, I’m not worried one bit. Did I mention that those cleaning supplies now take up about ¼ of one cabinet, rather than the entire thing? Another bonus? It saves us SO MUCH MONEY!
Young Living is known for its large selection of pure, authentic essential oils, but we also have a wide selection of safe, naturally derived, plant-based products for the entire home!
The Young Living Thieves product line offers healthy alternatives for all your cleaning needs! We have everything from hand soap to laundry detergent. You can feel confident knowing that we don’t use any harsh chemicals and the entire line is infused with the powerful Thieves essential oil blend.
You will feel empowered knowing that the Thieves line is pure enough for your family and still strong enough for your everyday life!
By replacing a few products each month, we can make our homes healthier and more chemical- free. You already buy household items like soap and laundry detergent from the grocery store; you might as well spend your money more wisely on plant-based products that are infused with the powerful benefits of essential oils.
What if we took the money we spent on products that may be harmful and allocate those same dollars back into building up healthy homes through plant-based products?
Start the journey today! Right now. Pick one to three products you want to replace this month. As you continue to use up existing products in your home, start replacing them with plant-based products for your family! This is exactly how I started.
By consistently replacing a few products little by little, month by month, step by step, you can significantly reduce your family’s exposure to toxic chemicals. Be empowered! You have the option to use products that are perfect for you, your kiddos, and your pets!
What are you waiting for? A year from now, you’ll wish you had started today.