Know Better… Do Better
When we start looking around our homes and deciding to detox, it can be overwhelming to know where to start. Fortunately, Young Living has made it easy for us to start on the road to wellness! Here are some easy ways to make your home a healthier, happier place.
The Three Cabinet Challenge
Start by looking around your home. Check out your kitchen cabinets- what harmful cleaners are stored there? Are there chemical-laden bottles with scary warnings? (Guess what you won’t find on Young Living’s cleaners? Scary warnings!)
Now check your bathroom cabinets. According to the Environmental Working Group, the average woman puts over 160 chemicals on her body every day. From shampoo to toothpaste to lipstick, these products contain harmful ingredients such as parabens, phthalates, BHA and more. Many of these ingredients are known endocrine disruptors. Do you see the seemingly innocent word “fragrance” on any of your products? That can refer to any combination of over 3,100 unregulated chemicals and don’t have to be disclosed to consumers because it’s considered a company’s proprietary blend! (Click here for more on just one study about “fragrance.”
Finally, let’s check out our laundry rooms. It’s astounding how many laundry-related products there are! We think as long as our laundry detergent is getting our clothes clean and smelling good (see “fragrance” above!), they are okay, right?? WRONG! Did you know your skin is your largest organ? Most humans wear clothes 23+ hours a day. All of those chemicals are leaching into your skin all day long. No wonder we don’t feel well!
Researchers from the University of Washington studied top-selling laundry and air-freshening products and found that they emitted dozens of different chemicals. All of them gave off at least one identified as toxic or hazardous under federal laws! Gross!! (And don’t get me started on all the chemicals that are banned in other countries but NOT in the US!)
So how do you know how your products rank? Two independent resources I love to use are www.ewg.org, the Environmental Working Group’s database of personal care and household cleaning products, and the Think Dirty app. Check out some of your most-used products. I was SHOCKED to find my “Free & Clear” laundry detergent rates a “D!!!!!!!”
Decide What is Most Important to You
Now that you’ve looked up every product in your home and want to throw it ALL away (yep, been there!!), take a deep breath (just not around any of those toxic products!). Making better choices and switching to better products is a journey. You can trash it all and start over- some people have and if that’s you, great! We would love to help you do that.
For most people, the best way to start is by prioritizing. Look around your home and see what is most important to you to switch first. Do you have babies or young children? That’s an easy (and great!) place to start. Swap out that nasty bubble bath for Young Living’s KidScents line. This safe and gentle soap cleanses their skin while also giving them the benefits of essential oils. The brand new Seedlings line is a wonderful way to treat your baby’s delicate skin without worrying about what harmful ingredients could be affecting them!
Maybe you don’t have small children, but you love to have a clean house. Young Living has made that switch super easy with the Thieves household cleaner! This all-purpose cleaner not only smells good, but it can be used on any surface in your home for dusting, spot cleaning, scrubbing, or any other cleaning need. Replace everything in your cleaning bucket with this one product!
Maybe you’re known among your friends as the one always “put together” and you want a safer alternative for your personal care and makeup products! Well guess what? We’ve got you covered there too! With Young Living’s exciting new Savvy Minerals makeup, you can look beautiful and know you are making your skin happy!
Take Advantage of Essential Rewards!
The best way to make these changes is to use Young Living’s amazing loyalty program, Essential Rewards. This monthly loyalty program brings you the products you want with discounted shipping, points back and FREE products every single month! It is THE best way to make your home a healthier place. Instead of shopping the big box stores for cleaning products, supplements, personal care products, makeup and more, shop from yourself and earn 10% – 25% back on every monthly order! Want more info? Let us know how we can help you get started!
So there you have it- Young Living has made it so easy to make simple, beneficial, lifelong lifestyle changes in our homes. Our team of essential oil educators would LOVE to help you get started!! Contact us today!