I mentioned a couple of resources in my previous post to explore the ingredients in your products (the Think Dirty app & https://www.ewg.org/). Now let’s find out how we can get rid of some of those ingredients so you can sleep at night! There are 3 ways to reduce the toxins in our skin care and cosmetics.
- Make your products yourself (DIY) with pure and natural ingredients
- Find a company you trust, look up the ingredients and purchase the products
- Live in the middle of nowhere & use plants as clothes (watch out for thorns!)
Personally, I do a mixture of 1 & 2 now that I have a company I trust! Some things, like lotion, I purchase AND make for different uses & situations. I have put my recipes for some of my DIY’s on another page (t.ly/rD1W); some I still do & some I now purchase instead.
I’ll be clear here; you WILL be exposed to synthetic toxins every single day (I told you I’ll tell you how it is!) So, let’s take what we CAN control and make it better!
Instead of using that lotion full of synthetics make your own! Instead of using dryer sheets (PROVEN carcinogens in them… they should be illegal) use wool dryer balls (add a couple drops of lemongrass to them; smells soooo good!). Same with deodorant, toothpaste, shampoo/conditioner, laundry detergent (those clothes are on your skin all day), bodywash, baby products (it’s scary!!!), etc!
Bottom line? We are blessed with the ability to switch out products for safer ones rather than completely give them up. The more toxins we can cut out of our lives the healthier we will be (bioaccumulation). It’s one less foreign thing our bodies have to figure out what to do with!
Choose one area and start small if that’s easiest for you! If you don’t have the time to diy (or don’t want to) then DON’T! As I said; there are trusted & natural options available.
I know I’ve said it before, but I truly want to stress that I ONLY use Young Living (YL) oils and most of the personal care products are from YL as well. I have researched every ingredient (even though I trust the company; it’s just something I have to do!) so you can bet that they’re safe!
Now yes, I do make a commission from any sales that are made under my member ID, but I truly hope that at this point I have gained your trust! I just want to help you see the same results (or even better!) that our family has!
So, I urge you to pick just ONE thing that you will swap out; your body will thank you!
Ps… I LOVE hearing your feedback; it’s amazing what this community is already doing!