Yesterday we talked about how I have started trying to eliminate a lot of the toxins from our lives.
This is way easier said than done, of course.
Here is a quote from Melissa Poepping book The Chemical Free Home:
“The Toxic Substance Control Act of 1976 grandfathered in an estimated 65,000-100,000 chemicals currently on the market today. What does that mean to you? Simply put: these chemicals have not had any safety testing and we know very little information about their effects.”
So, that means that over the course of my lifetime things like BPA, talc, aluminum, sodium lauryl sulfate and parabens have been marketed to be a completely normal part of our everyday lives. We usually don’t blink an eye at seeing them in ingredient labels, until it comes as a major shock to most people when there is a $72 million lawsuit won against Johnson & Johnson for using talc-based baby powder. It really should make everyone take a step back and take a long, hard look at the everyday products that they think are safe.
Take a look of this long list of household products that contain harmful chemicals and think about how many you have purchased over the years. Think about how you’ve cleaned your bathtub with them, then stood in that same tub later and inhaled the steam, still smelling of disinfectant and mildew remover.
Is this really safe? Maybe. Maybe not.
If you err on the side of “maybe not”, then this series is for you.
Let’s take a look at some of the everyday household products that we all use. Today we are going to compare the ingredients in common “brand name” products with the all-natural, toxin-free products that Young Living offers. Let’s start with our toothpaste.
Ew, who wants Triclosan teeth? Not me. I love all the natural toothpaste options offered by Young Living. There is even a kid-friendly one for the littles! Every sink in my house has a Thieves foaming hand soap next to it, and I get SO many compliments on how great it smells.
What about other toiletries and beauty products? What’s hiding in those?
Oy vey. I cannot even pronounce half of those chemicals to avoid! But, I don’t have to now that most of them have been replaced by Young Living products in my home. The ART skincare line is awesome! I also love the Mint facial scrub and Boswellia wrinkle cream.
Then there are the laundry detergents and fabric softeners. Do you worry about what toxins are hiding in the clothes your kids wear every day? If so, good news! Young Living has Thieves Laundry Detergent, and I love using wool dryer balls with a few drops of orange or purification oil on them for scent.
If you think this is a lot of info, this is just the tip of the toxic iceberg. Come back tomorrow and we will look at lots more simple ways to get a Toxin-Free Family and home!
Read all of the posts in the series right here: