Toxin-Free Living

Toxin-Free Life

Well, there’s really no such thing as a completely toxin-free life…there will always be things we can’t avoid like car exhaust or public restrooms sprayed with Lysol.  But we can live as close to toxin-free as possible, at least in our own homes!

The National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health studied 2,983 ingredients in our products at home and found 884 toxic ingredients. 314 of them caused biological mutations. 218 caused reproductive problems. 778 were toxic to the human body. 146 they knew caused cancer tumors — but were allowed in the United States, even though they were banned in other countries around the world. Many of these chemicals are allowed in common cleaning supplies in the United States — things under your cabinets right now.
You may think its inevitable; that you have to clean your house and wash your hands and moisturize, so you have to absorb and breath in chemicals, but you don’t. I’m going to show you your other options.

Visit the cabinets in your home and look up one of your store bought cleaning products on the EWG and check it’s score (A=safe to F= Really really really bad for you)  http://www.ewg.org/guides/cleaners

Anything below a B should not be in your home because it could be hurting you and your family.  There are better alternatives to every evil C-F rated product!  Vinegar, baking soda, Castile soap, coconut oil and essentials oils (high quality only) are all amazing chemical replacements!  I use vinegar, water and Lemon essential oil to clean my floors.  Baking soda, arrowroot powder, coconut oil, Lavender essential oil and Tea Tree essential oil as deodorant.  Coconut oil as makeup remover.  Castile soap with Lavender and Frankincense essential oils as body wash.  Peppermint essential oil, Raw sugar and almond oil as exfoliating shower scrub before shaving.  Castile soap, water and Thieves essential oil in my foaming hand soap dispenser…  And the list goes on!  DIYing with essential oils is super easy and inexpensive!  AND I KNOW there are no toxic manufactured chemicals in my home!!  You can do it too!  I know you can!  I’ve showed lots of people how and I can show you too!

One of the  most popular alternatives is Young Living’s Thieves cleaner because it is 100% plant based.  How cool is that!?  That’s an A+ rating!  No SLS or fragrance that has been linked to asthma and other respiratory illness, JUST PLANTS!  I use Thieves cleaner to clean my bathrooms, kitchen counters, oven, furniture, laundry stains, floors, etc and I can rest easy when my kids decide to spray everything in their little attempts to “help” me clean house because Thieves cleaner actually BOOSTS your immune system instead of hurting it!

It just doesn’t get any better than that.

Add Thieves cleaner to your order when you sign up for your Wholesale premium starter kit at http://www.myyl.com/reposa (scroll to the bottom and hit Enroll Today).  My family and I thank you for supporting small business 🙂

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DIY Toothpaste For Healthy Teeth!

Let’s talk about Toothpaste!

All you really need is some baking soda and coconut oil to clean your teeth so why do companies add all these extra chemicals?

SLS, Fluoride, Aspartame, etc have all been linked to health issues when consumed in high doses so why would I even want a low dose of that in my body??  Fluoride accumulates in the body over time and you might be thinking “well I never swallow it” BUT no matter how little you think you swallow, everything in your toothpaste is still being absorbed through your gums…
I have been making my own toothpaste with coconut oil, baking soda, bentonite clay, xylitol and either Peppermint, Orange or Spearmint Essential Oils and my teeth have never been cleaner. There’s no need to brush your teeth with garbage, make some super inexpensive toothpaste and mouthwash right in your own home!  You can even customize it by adding trace minerals or magnesium spray for added benefits that you aren’t likely to find in something store bought!

I hate measuring so I tend to make my toothpaste different everytime…but here is roughly what I use:

1/4 Coconut Oil

2 Tbsp baking soda

1 Tbsp betonite clay

2 Tbsp xylitol (more if you like it sweeter)

30 Drops trace mineral drops (I bought mine on Amazon)

20 Drops peppermint, spearmint or orange essential oils (only use high quality ones, especially since you are partially ingesting these) Get your essential oils HERE. (Scroll down and click Enroll Now and become a member by getting a starter kit with 11 of the most used essential oils, including Peppermint!).

Mix it all together and scoop it into a silicone squeeze tube or a glass jar!  Use twice a day to brush as normal.

NOTE: You can add more or less essential oils to taste.  I like to let my kids taste it to check that they like it before spooning it all into the squeeze tubes.  If you’re kids are under the age of 5, I recommend using only a few drops of peppermint EO, or just skipping it altogether and using Orange EO instead.  Some young children are sensitive to peppermint essential oils.

FOR FUN:  Try different flavors!  Young Living has a whole line of vitality essential oils that are FDA approved for internal use!  That means, you can eat them!  Try out Thieves Vitality EO for an extra immunity boost while brushing your teeth!!

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DIY Toothpaste!

 

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Want to get essential oils for FREE??

Could you or any of your friends use an extra $200 a month?  Or how about an extra $2,000 a MONTH?  I teach and share about health, wellness and essential oils and I’m looking for people to join my team!  Teaching and sharing is as easy as hosting a few friends in your own home to talk about oils or as big as doing live classes on your Facebook page!  The more you teach, the more money you make because people (well most people) want to be healthier but sometimes they just don’t know how!  You can help them!!

We are currently in the midst of a movement, and I’m not talking about politics, I’m talking about health!  People are finally realizing that no one is really looking out for them, that not everything sold in the grocery store is actually safe to eat or slather on our bodies.  But our friends and families don’t know that they have another choice!  You can help them and I can show you how!

Companies are slowly beginning to realize that people want healthier products.  Every time I visit the store, I notice more things that say USDA organic or “all natural” or “pure”, which is great, but you have to be careful.  “Pure” is not really a great word.  For example, for a bottle of essential oil to be labeled “pure” in this country, it only has to be 5%…5%!  How is that pure???  We need to help people become aware of this, teach them to read the labels on their products, and show them which products are the highest quality.

Friends don’t let friends buy products from untrustworthy companies.  I trust Young Living because they are VERY transparent about their farms and distilleries.  You can visit a farm and see how their organic plants are hand weeded and distilled at peek quality using ZERO solvents.  You can watch the process from Seed to Seal, NO ADULTERATION.  More people need to know about them!  Young Living cares more about the health of people than they do about money and their compensation plan proves it!

If you want to learn more about essential oils, read my blog articles, follow my Facebook page or shoot me a message!  I need help getting the word out there!  Young Living is here for us and more people need their essential oils in their homes. You.Can.Help.  Message me or visit http://www.myyl.com/reposa and Become A Member to get 24% off everything and be invited to a secret Facebook group!  We are going to have so much fun learning together!  Welcome to my team!!

~Christine

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