3 Items to Ditch + Switch on your Wellness Journey!

July 20, 2020

Hi Friends! Whew, what a week! Matt has been working full force this week and this Mama is exhausted! If you have been following us for any amount of time, you probably have noticed that we are 100% committed to becoming a non-toxic household! Health + Wellness is so important to us and the more you learn, the more you can't help but desire to make a change in your home! We are not perfect, and there are still things that I am hoping to ditch and switch in the coming months, but there are some things that I knew I wanted to ditch + switch immediately!  

So today I am going to be sharing with you 3 things that I believe you should Ditch + Switch as soon as you can! They might not be easy ones, but in my opinion- they are some of the biggest positive changes you can make! If you are looking to start your wellness journey, send me an email here and let's chat! Or you can click here to get your premium starter kit and get started! 

 

1. Household Cleaners
What you clean your house with is incredibly important! When you are using harsh chemicals to clean your house, you and your family are inhaling all of those chemicals in for days. This is one of the easiest products to ditch and switch in your home! The Thieves household cleaner can literally clean ANYTHING! We even use it to clean our fruit from the grocery store before eating! Check out this awesome list of just a FEW things that you can do with your Thieves household cleaner!

 

 

The Thieves cleaner says right on the bottle, "Drink water to dilute if ingested." That's it! NO poison control, NO emergency room visit, NO worry! One bottle of thieves household cleaner costs: $22.50 and one 16oz bottle of Meyers Cleaning Spray is $5. I would easily go through a bottle of Meyers cleaning spray in a month, sometimes less! With the Thieves household cleaner, you only need 1 capful of cleaner for a 16oz spray bottle! So your one thieves household cleaner is going to last you months!! Each bottle has approx. 60-65 capfuls!! It isn't more expensive to use non-toxic products, but it is more valuable for you, your kids, and your home! The Thieves household cleaner can literally clean ANYTHING! We even use it to clean our fruit from the grocery store before eating! Check out this awesome list of just a FEW things that you can do with your Thieves household cleaner!

 

 

2. Body Wash

Did you know that one of the main ways your body acquires nutrients is through the skin? Your skin is your largest organ and 60% of the substances you put on it are eventually absorbed into the bloodstream. Chemicals are no joke! They can disrupt our hormones, promote allergies, lead to reproductive issues and increase the risk oof certain cancers. Have you ever seen the ingredient "Fragrance" listed on your products? Fragrance can actually be a cocktail of chemicals and you would have ZERO CLUE! The FDA doesn't require companies to disclose the breakdown of a fragrances' ingredients. Most of the time, synthetic chemicals and cancer-causing toxins (like phthalates) are hiding under that sneaky term. Parabens are another one that enter the bloodstream and the body mistakes them for estrogen. When the body thinks there is an abnormally high amount of estrogen present, it reacts in various ways; decreases muscle mass, increases fat deposits, causes early onset of puberty and spurring reproductive difficulties in both men and women. Another chemical you might not know about are sulfates.  These chemicals are used to produce lather and bubbles in soap. Some common sulfates are SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate) and SLES (sodium laureth sulfate). Sulfates strip the skin of its natural oils. They are also irritants for people with sensitive skin or eczema. 

If we are using products on our bodies that contain harmful ingredients every single day, this adds up over a lifetime to wreak havoc on our health.

 

This is why body wash is so so important! This is one of the most popular products to contain fragrances, paragons, and sulfates! Young Living has an entire shampoo + body wash line that nourishes and cleans without all the harsh chemicals! My personal favorite is the bath + shower gel base! You can add your favorite essential oils to it smell nice and yummy! 

 

 

3. Makeup 

This is probably one of the HARDEST things to ditch + switch but arguably, one of the most important! How many chemicals do you think you use every day in your beauty routine? 5, 10, 50? Would you be surprised to hear the average woman applies over 200 chemicals daily, with 80 of those being before breakfast? All of the lotions and potions we use in the morning, including MAKEUP, are some of the biggest culprits for household toxins. The skin is the largest organ and what we apply to our skin will be absorbed into our bloodstream and circulated throughout the entire body.

 

Beauty lies in health, not in makeup. A healthy body on the inside AND the outside is what radiates true beauty and provides a canvas for creativity. The goal of Savvy Minerals by Young Living is to empower women in their own unique and natural beauty. Save minerals lasts all day, is perfect for multiple skin types, and the best part? NON-TOXIC!

 

If you are interested in getting started with any of these products and start your journey to a non-toxic household, I'd love to walk along side you! There are so many resources that are available to you when you enter into this community of wellness! Shoot me a message on Instagram here, or an email here, Or you can click here to get your premium starter kit and get started! Be sure to let me know so I can be your resource and help you get started on your journey of ditching + switching to make your house a happy non-toxic home! 

 

If you are currently on your wellness journey, what has been the latest thing you have ditched + switched? 

 

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Hello and welcome! I'm Tayler- wife to my high school sweetheart, mama to three littles and angel twins. I love sharing about life within our home, motherhood, and all of the adventures we have. You can read all about us here.

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