How to Rid Your Home of Toxic Cleaners
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I believe that when you give your body the support it needs, it can then heal itself. Toxins run rampant in household cleaning products, air fresheners, candles, soaps and more. Over time and with repeated use, these toxins can begin to take a toll on your body – on your mind, on your endocrine & respiratory systems, and more. So let’s start today by learning how to rid your home of toxic cleaners, to be sure that you are supporting your body and not harming it.
The GOOD news is that it’s so simple to make the switch from toxic products to healthy alternatives! All you need are essential oils, and products infused with essential oils, for cleansing power that won’t give you a headache or make your eyes water.
Instead, they will support your body systems and do a great job with the task at hand all at the same time!
What are essential oils?
First, let’s talk a little bit about what essential oils are and how they work. Basically, they are the ‘lifeblood’ of the plant. If you have ever broken open a peppermint or basil leaf, or rubbed the petal of a rose, and the smell remains on your hands for hours after, you’ve already experienced essential oils at work.
Essential Oils are powerful and highly concentrated, and it only takes a small amount to go a long way. They offer support for every single body system, from your endocrine system to your cardiovascular system to your respiratory system, immune system, nervous system, and on. They are also highly effective when used to support the emotions and many supplements are infused with them due to their potent and powerful properties.
Essential oils can also be used as an alternative to toxic cleaners in your home. You can start swapping out toxic products in your home, one by one, to begin living a purer lifestyle, and you can do it without going broke!
Why Young Living?
There isn’t really a system in place to regulate essential oils. The closest we get to that is a requirement to be sure that 5% of the bottle is essential oils. That’s it! The other 95%? It can be anything, and companies are not required to list the ingredients. So consumers may purchase a product that has been diluted with artificial fragrances (like the oils sold at some of your local department or grocery stores), water, or other cheap essential oils. This makes it difficult to know if you are purchasing a product that is truly and authentically PURE.
THIS is the reason I am sold on Young Living essential oils, supplements, personal care products, cleaners, and so much more!
What is Seed to Seal?
Their Seed to Seal process stands out against all the other companies out there. It’s a promise of integrity. Gary Young, the founder, has said that he never makes an oil for profit, he makes it for a purpose. And I love experimenting with the various essential oils and other products to learn how they work with my body and to support its needs.
Seed to Seal means each plant is hand-weeded, there are no pesticides used, no chemicals, and no weed killers. The plants are harvested at their peak, and they are then put through a rigorous testing process. They go from the farm directly to your home. Seed to Seal is not a slogan, it’s a promise! You can learn more by checking out the Young Living story, and fall in love the company as I have at seedtoseal.com
An excess of toxic products
The Environmental Working Group shares that in the U.S., manufacturers of cleaning products may use almost any ingredient they wish in their products, including known carcinogens and substances that can harm fetal and infant development. And the government doesn’t review the safety of products before they’re sold.
- Fumes from some cleaning products may induce asthma in otherwise healthy individuals.
- Common cleaning ingredients can be laced with the carcinogenic 1,4-dioxane. Other products contain preservatives that release low levels of cancer-causing formaldehyde.
- Some cleaners can cause chemical burns and poisonings as well as less severe irritations and allergies. Severe physical reactions signal that consumers should take care anytime they use these products.
- Cleaning product labels often do not give consumers enough information about their ingredients to allow people to make informed decisions about their safety, despite the health concerns mentioned above.
The full range of risks, to public health and the environment, associated with the use of most cleaning products should be an urgent priority for our government, but the problem remains largely hidden from the view of the average American consumer.
A brief glimpse of only a few of the associated risks:
- Reproductive and Developmental Toxicity
- Allergies and Irritation
- Accidents: Burns and Poisonings
What’s the good news?
You can buy non-toxic cleaning products! The worst that may happen is that your body will go through a detox process…….which in all honesty is not really a bad thing, is it?
I have shared below how you can purchase an entire kit of healthy alternatives to replace the toxic products you may currently be using. You will also find a simple recipe for household cleaner in the content below, in case you’d prefer to try your hand at making your own.
I just love that we have options available to us and that I can equip you to effect change in your own life and in that of your friends and family!
How to Rid Your Home of Toxic Cleaners
First, let’s talk about some of the products come in the Premium Starter Kit with Thieves! You may have heard of Thieves essential oil. It is one of Young Living’s most popular oils and it is known for its powerful support for the immune system. This kit is loaded with products that have been infused with Thieves essential oil, so you will receive support for your immune system with every use of each product.
What comes in the kit?
Thieves Household Cleaner
Thieves Household Cleaner has cleansing power and safe, sustainable formulation. The new formula contains ingredients from renewable plant and mineral sources, vegetable-based surfactants compliant with the Green Seal and EPA Design for Environment (DfE) standards, and even more Thieves and lemon essential oils for extra cleaning power. The bottle is 100% recyclable. It is highly concentrated, so you need only use one capful per every 16-24 oz. spray bottle. Use on grease, bathrooms, countertops, windows, upholstery, fabrics, carpet, glass, pots and pans, and even the body (it’s great for removing paint after a DIY project!).
Thieves Foaming Hand Soap
Thieves Foaming Hand Soap is probably my absolute favorite items in this kit. I have placed a bottle in each bathroom as well as by our kitchen sink, replacing all toxic hand soaps in the ouse, and it makes my heart happy to know that every single family member benefits from its use every day, all day long!
It is easy to lather, rinse, and then be on your way. With a plant-based, instant-foam formula, your skin is left feeling clean and refreshed but not over-dried. Plus, you’ll love the lingering citrus-spice aroma of Thieves blend of Clove, Lemon Cinnamon, Eucalyptus and Rosemary, with an extra orange oil thrown in.
Use and Benefits:
- Combines Thieves blend, Lemon and Orange essential oils with other naturally derived ingredients to clean hands
- Instant foam makes it easy to lather and rinse
- Leaves skin soft and clean, with a light Thieves scent
- Contains no sulfates, dyes, synthetic fragrances, or harsh chemicals
Thieves Aromabright Toothpaste
So why do we even need a natural, safe toothpaste? Well, most toothpastes contain:
- Sodium Fluoride, which can cause dental fluorosis over time (hardening of the teeth)
- Blue Dyes (FD&C Blue #1 & #2) which are neurotoxins
- Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) which has been linked to lowered IQ and skin sensitivity
- Triclosan – which has been linked to decreased glandular function
- And Hydrated Silica which can cause arthritic symptoms
Ready to try a healthy, non-toxic toothpaste now? This one:
- Supports healthy-looking gums and teeth with naturally derived ingredients.
- Removes stains. (add Orange oil to it for even whiter teeth!)
- Provides long-lasting fresh breath.
- Provides a refreshing minty taste with 100 percent pure essential oils.
- Contains no sulfates, synthetic dyes, artificial flavors, or preservatives.
Even with regular brushing, children and adults can miss areas of the teeth and gums. Young Living’s Thieves Fresh Essence Plus Mouthwash freshens and provides a whole-mouth clean using our signature Thieves® oil blend—a carefully crafted mix of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary essential oils. Your teeth and gums will benefit from an invigorating clean that’s free from harsh alcohol and artificial dyes and flavors. The spicy-sweet flavor of Thieves combined with Spearmint and Peppermint will leave you with fresh breath and a pleasant taste to give you the confidence you need to face the day. Use it alongside our Thieves toothpastes and floss.
Benefits & Features
- Provides fresh breath and an extra clean mouth
- Supports healthy-looking gums and teeth
- Provides a refreshing taste with 100 percent pure essential oils.
- Contains no alcohol, dyes, or artificial flavors
This stuff seriously works! My dentist and hygienist could not stop raving about the healthy look of my teeth and gums at my last cleaning.
Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier
Convenient, portable, and long lasting, Thieves® Waterless Hand Purifier is enhanced with natural Peppermint oil to cleanse and purify hands.
You only need a tiny squirt to cover adult-sized hands! It lasts a long time, and it smells so nice with the peppermint and Thieves oils in it.
It also doesn’t dry out your skin or irritate.
Thieves Essential Oil Blend
Thieves is a blend made from cinnamon, clove, lemon, rosemary, and eucalyptus.
Thieves smells so good with the cinnamon and lemon in it, so it makes an excellent household cleaner. It is a powerful germ fighter, and can be used all over the house!
DIY Household Cleaner Recipe
Mix a few drops of Thieves essential oil with 16 to 24 ounces of water and add a pinch of salt. Place in a glass spray bottle and spray door handles, countertops and more for a fresh, clean home.
Stress Away Essential Oil
Stress Away does just what it says it does – eases stress! Stress Away can help induce relaxation and reduce occasional nervous tension. Vanilla contains eugenol which may combat nervous tension, while cedrol found in Cedarwood essential oil helps to promote relaxation. Together these oils bring luxury and relaxation!
Thieves spray will purify germs and clean surfaces, but it can also be used on your hands as a hand purifier and to freshen the air! Use on door handles, toilet handles, countertops, shopping cart handles, and more to clean so you don’t pick up any unwanted microorganisms. It is powered by Thieves essential oil blend.
Two come in the Thieves Starter Kit!
The kit also comes with 2 samples of Young Living’s most popular supplement, NingXia Red, sample bottles, sharing cards, 10 essential oil samples, a roll-on fitment for the top of an oil bottle, literature on how to use essential oils, a magazine, and a product guide!
Here is the full list with links included so you can go over to the web site and check out each item individually, if you like.
- 2 bottles of Thieves household cleaner that can easily last 1-2 years!
- 2 bottles of Thieves hand soap
- 1 Aromabright toothpaste (tastes great and improves gum health – seriously my dentist and hygienist could not stop raving about the health of my teeth gums at my last visit)
- 1 bottle of Thieves mouthwash
- 2 bottles of Thieves hand purifier
- 1 bottle of Thieves essential oil
- 1 bottle of Stress Away essential oil
- 2 bottles of Thieves sprays
- Lots of samples and literature on using your oils
Thieves Laundry Soap
Though the Thieves laundry soap does not come in the premium starter kit, I highly recommend it to everyone simply because it works well, smells good, and is a wonderful option to replace your current toxic detergent!
With a plant-based formula, Thieves Laundry Soap gently and naturally washes your clothes, cleaning them without any chemical or synthetic residue. Natural enzymes and powerful essential oils add to the formula’s strength to leave your clothes fresh and clean with a light citrus scent.
Thieves Laundry Soap can be used in all washers, including high-efficiency, and its highly concentrated formula (6X) will provide around 64 loads with just 32 fl. Oz. You only need to use about a quarter capful per load!
Now that you have learned how to rid your home of toxic cleaners by utilizing each of the products that come in the Premium Starter Kit with Thieves, you may be ready to sign up as a member, like I was! Simply click over to Become a Member and move through the prompts to get started.
Once you’ve processed your order, please feel free to request to join our members-only Facebook group, where you will receive continuing product education, learn about promos, and more.
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*Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional. The information shared in this article and throughout this web site is not intended to treat, cure, or diagnose any illness, nor is it meant to replace professional medical attention or advice. Advice and testimonies are all based on my personal use of Young Living brand essential oils, supplements, and other products. Use and application of this information is done solely at your own risk.