We're all aware that we need to check food labels to see if there's any lurking toxic ingredients. But did you know that you need to also check the labels of items you use on your body? In fact, studies are saying that what we put ON our body is more damaging than what we put IN our body. Why is that? One word. Toxins.
Toxins are hiding in everyday household products. Toothpaste, shampoo, cleaners, makeup, lotions, diaper cream, etc. The scariest thing is that companies aren't required to disclose toxic ingredients on their labels! If you see the word fragrance, it's a code word that includes 300 toxins. Other toxins in everyday products include SLS (sodium laurel sulfates), parabens, 1,4 dioxane, triclosan, formaldehyde, pthlalates, and heavy metals. These ingredients are bad news and wreck havoc on our bodies! Common side effects from using products with toxins can lead to a weakened immune system, infertility, respiratory issues, and cancer, just to name a few. It takes 26 seconds for toxins to pass through your skin and get in your body. That leaves little to no room for error.
So, what do we do with this information? Get the crap out of your house! And replace those products with toxin free and beneficial ones that will build your body back up. You can find toxin free products out there, but very few of them will actually balance your body to normal functioning. Thank goodness for Young Living. Here's the top 10 Young Living products that I recommend to replace your toxic ones.
1. Thieves Household Cleaner Concentrate
Easily replaces every cleaner you could imagine. One 14.4 oz bottle makes 15-30 cleaners, useful for all purpose cleaner, stain remover, moping solution, soft scrub, and toilet bowl cleaner. If you replace one thing in your home, please let it be all your cleaners.
2. Thieves Aromabright Toothpaste
The toothpaste that dentists notice a difference in their patients dental health, from one visit to the next, and ASK what they're doing. Leaves your teeth amazingly clean and fresh for hours.
3. Thieves Laundry Detergent
One of them most toxic products out there is laundry detergent. Switching to Thieves will not leave harmful chemicals on your clothes. And did I mention it smells like Thieves?!
4. Ningxia Red
Taking 1 oz of NingXia Red will give you the antioxidants equal to more fruits and veggies than you could imagine eating in a week! Take 1-2 oz daily to support every system in your body. This can replace countless of "just in case" or "only use when" items in your bathroom cabinet. Give it to your kiddos too.. They'll love it!
5. Master Formula / Life 9 Probiotic
Get rid of your chewy multi-vitamins which only release free radicals in your body, and switch to Master Formula which is Young Living's multi-vitamin pack. And while you're at it, get on Life 9 probiotic which is formulated to help your body build up all the good bacteria it can muster.
6. Pure Protein Complete
Easily the best tasting protein powder around, and made with only the purest of ingredients. Try a drop of Peppermint Vitality essential oil in the Chocolate Deluxe for a Thin Mint Cookie flavor, or a drop of Tangerine Vitality essential oil in Vanilla Spice for a Dreamsicle flavor. Yummm.
7. Aria Diffuser
Throw out all of your candles and air fresheners and treat yourself to a diffuser that instantly transforms your house into a spa. It has a remote control, covers 500 sq ft, and plays music. The diffuser combinations are limitless. I recommend having multiple diffusers in your home so you don't have to constantly move one around from room to room.
8. Orange Blossom Facial Cleanser
Have trouble with clear skin? Could be the toxic facial products used every day. This cleanser is lightweight and gently cleanses without stripping the face of natural oils.
9. Copaiba Vanilla Shampoo / Conditioner
Nourish your hair with these products that smell like Stress Away! Leaves your hair shiny and silky. Great for every hair type.
10. Lavender Bath Gel / Lotion
Your bath gel and lotion stay all day on your skin, so you want to use the highest quality products. Lavender promotes healthy skin, so you're not only clean, but glowing as well.