Detox

The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health studied 2,983 ingredients in our products at home and found 884 toxic ingredients, 314 caused biological mutations, 218 caused reproductive problems, 778 were toxic to the human body (not to mention children and pets!), and 146 cause cancer tumors!  That’s 2,340 reasons to detox your home, car, and work!  Here’s my story:

In today’s world, some of the most dangerous things that affect our health are things we willingly expose ourselves to daily. And some of these things might not be what you expect! In fact, you might be completely oblivious to the fact that the products we use on ourselves, in our home, on our children, and in our everyday lives, could be the very things that are contributing to why we’re sick, why we have health problems, why we struggle emotionally, and why we are not living a life full of wellness, purpose, and abundance.

toxins-in-everyday-productsDid you know? Store bought soaps contain sodium laureth sulfate, a toxic chemical used to remove car grease off of garage floors. This can be damaging to the skin, as well as disruptive to immune health and hormonal health.

Did you know? Both adult and kid shampoos contain phthalates, a toxic chemical that has been banned in children’s toys, but is still found in body cleansing products. It is known to be an endocrine disruptor, and very hard for the body to break down when used consistently during bath time.

Did you know? The main ingredient in candles and home sprays is formaldehyde, which is the number one cancer causing chemical, and is what we get embalmed with at the morgue. They say inhaling scents from candles or sprays is the equivalent to inhaling second hand smoke, which is even more dangerous than actually smoking the cigarette itself.

Did you know? Store bought household cleaning products contain 2-butoxyethanol, which is a toxin known to cause sore throat, narcosis, and severe liver and kidney damage.

Did you know? Store bought laundry detergents and dryer sheets contain alpha-terpineol, benzyl alcohol, and camphor, which are all toxic ingredients that cause central nervous system disorders, loss of muscular coordination, central nervous system depression, headaches, nausea, and vomiting.

Did you know? Many baby products contain the listed ingredient “fragrance,” which is simply a broad category that hides hundreds of toxic chemicals behind that word itself. Companies are not required to reveal the actual chemicals that are within the “fragrance” category, hence keeping the public in the dark about the true toxicity of the products we use on our little ones.

Remember my toxic toner surprise?  Women apply over 300 chemicals to their face and skin per day, including talc, bismuth, parabens, lead, mercury, and mineral oil. These chemicals are all found in store bought skin care and makeup products, which can disrupt the endocrine system, are highly carcinogenic, and have even been found in tumors.

Yes, it freaks me out too!

But that’s not all.  When we use these products on ourselves and our children on a daily basis, the toxins build up and accumulate within our bodies – a process called “bioaccumulation.” This means that the more we expose ourselves to these toxins, the harder it is for our bodies to break them down. Because of this build up, it causes both minor and major health issues, that otherwise could be prevented if we simply quit using those toxins. Even if these issues aren’t apparent right now, they will be apparent later on down the road.  So let’s begin right now

There are better options!

Nov 3I wouldn’t share all that information with you if I couldn’t offer you something far better to make all those toxins go away!  I’m not into scaring folks, but the fact is – the level of toxins in our everyday products is a real failure in our system and it’s costing us dearly.  It becomes a great opportunity to get purposeful and proactive about our health and self care!

Young Living is an essential oil company, they are also a fully-equipped natural products company committed to providing quality toxin free products. Simply put, there are no additives, fillers, synthetic fragrances, preservatives, or dyes in any Young Living product.  All the ingredients in the product are listed on the label and they are all plant based, none are synthetic, toxic, or chemically derived.  They have supplements, beauty products, household cleaning products, stuff for kids and babies, home purifiers, bath and shower products, oral care, and yes – even makeup!  This makes it easy to simply ditch the products you’re currently using, and replace it with something Young Living has instead. It is your one-stop-shop for all things you will need for yourself, for your home, for your children, and for your health!

Here’s how to get started:

Start in your cleaning closet with Thieves Household Cleaner, it’s such a great value that you can make great strides in detoxing your home without a huge investment.  Then move on to your personal care products including your makeup, deodorant, shampoo, and skin care!  Go for simple choices, think of how you can choose fewer products of better-quality.  The “Think Dirty” app will help you to prioritize which products to replace first.

It won’t cost as much as you fear, and if you use the Essential Rewards program, you get great new non-toxic products plus additional ones to try for free each month!  Can’t beat that!  If you have questions, I’m here to help you get the most value for your investment, so don’t hesitate to be in touch.Carmen Signature - Copy - Copy (2)