I was so inspired by a friend who wrote about the “Top 10 ways to use Essential Oils in Summer”, that I thought I would do something similar. Except my post is about my Favourite Chemical Free Products.
As most of you know, over the last 13 months we’ve ditched and switched so many products out of our home which include, but are not limited to:
-Shampoo’s + Soaps
-Laundry Detergent, Dish Soap, Dishwasher Detergent
-Household Cleaner / Spot Cleaner
-Room Scent/Linen Spray
-Bath Soaks/Bath Bombs
…and the list goes on and on and on. Basically if you can think of something that you have to buy in a store that isn’t natural, we’ve switched it out for either a natural product or a DIY’d product. Most of the products on here are made by Young Living as it’s a brand that I 100% trust as they have a “Seed To Seal” Process and there are no fillers, fragrances or artificial ingredients in their products. Did you know that the ingredient “fragrance” alone is packed with other 3000 chemicals alone?!
If you’re not on my personal Facebook or on my Instagram, please please please take a second and download the “Think Dirty” App or head on over to www.EWG.com Both places you will be able to scan or look up products in your home and check out their toxicity level. Did you know that mostly all store-bought brands do not have to have their products tested before putting them on the store shelf? These products are harmful to our reproductive systems, cause cancer, allergies and many many other serious issues. Please do yourself a favour and start scanning your products right now.
So without further rambling, let me go into my top favourite products/DIY’s for a happier + healthier body.
This little oil will replace our Tums and Pepto Bismal or any other tummy related products you have. It’s 100% natural, there are no chemicals in it and it works like a hot damn. We’ve been using this oil solely in replace of the products above since May 2016 and we also have an oil specifically formulated for kids tummies called “Tummygize”. Digize comes in your starter kit, but if wanting to purchase it alone it’s 40.75 CA. Might sound like a steep price, but it is worth every single penny. To me, not putting additives in my body that will kill my organs is worth it to me. Again, do you research. Do not blindly put these products into your body. If wanting to purchase any of these products in this post, please contact me and I will hook you up!
Up until August of 2016, I used a pretty toxic Line up. I had tried most skincare lines, but settled on a bar of Dove Soap as it seemed to do the job the best. Thing is, Dove Soap as pure as it might seem, rates a 10 on the toxic scale. I was pretty horrified when finding this out and immediately through out all our dove products. I always supported Dove due to their awesome slogan of supporting women in all shapes and sizes, but just because they have a good underline, doesn’t mean their products are good for you. Starting in August I started using the Face wash, Toner and Moisturizer for Young Living. It really comforted me to know that the ingredients were straight on the website for me to read and essential oils is what mostly makes up this set. My skin has been a lot happier since. I will admit, I had an initial few weeks where my skin was getting used to the products and detoxifying, but I’ve been using it for 9 months now with pretty happy skin. This set lasted me about 6 months before I had to restock.
Oh-MY-GOSH Y’all. This one here has been a life changer. How many of us have a 3 o’clock slump where we NEED a espresso, energy drink or really anything-else-that-works?! That was me. I felt like I was running on fumes and I needed something bad. We implicated this drink into our life last August and haven’t looked back.
It’s packed full of antioxidants and good stuff for your body with NO CRAP. The thing about coffee is that you need an additional 8 cups of water to balance out your one little cup of coffee. It sucks our bodies dry and isn’t great for us. I get really bad headaches from even drinking over 1 cup of coffee, so it wasn’t even really an option for me to down another coffee for my afternoon slump. I like to take mine straight and so do our kids, but we have also put a shot in our smoothies or in a blend with Ningxia Zyng ( my favourite sparkling drink )
Ningxia if formulated from the Goji Berry, and you only need one little shot to do its work. Since this drink is all natural, you can give it to your kids too. If you’ve a very picky eater, you’re going to want to implement this into your routine. It would be the same as eating:
-22 Medium Carrots
-10.85 lbs Spinach
-59 Broccoli Heads
-73 Medium Strawberries
Or you could drink 1 oz of Ningxia and it has the same affect. Since implementing this into our routine, our bodies have been WAY healthier compared to other years. I’ve cut my coffee out and our kids are more alert at school. Win-win-win.
I pretty much gave up hope that I would find a self tanner that was not toxic. I mean, the thought of something dying your skin alone sounds like a toxic process. Well I’m here to tell you that I FOUND ONE. Beauty By Earth makes a Self Tanner that rates a 1 on EWG. Basically there is nothing bad in it. Also, you know that gross after smell you get when using a self tanner? This brand doesn’t have that. It has a natural smell with Coconut Pulp.
You can find an awesome review on this product here.
Once I switched our most of our household products, I started to become disgusted with the Chemicals I was putting on my skin. Did you know that the average women puts 80 chemicals on her body before breakfast?
I immediately switched over my makeup for this brand. I’ll have to admit, the foundation doesn’t have as good as coverage as my normal makeup, I just apply two layers.
This line is one of my favourite lines ever! It’s from Young Living and they provide oils that are already pre-diluted as well as Shampoos, Toothpaste, Moisturizers, and Body Wash.. Basically everything a little one would need. Prior to this we were using Honest products and those things don’t rate very well on the Toxic Scale, which is sad because they market themselves as “Natural”… SO that was a big eyeopener to me to do my research first before blindly believing marketing.
7. DIY Laundry Detergent
This Laundry Detergent is super cheap to make and will do way more loads than the traditional Tide or Sunlight products and you know there isn’t any yucky ingredients in your detergent.
This recipe calls for:
▷ Grated Soap Bar
▷ Sprinkle of Pink Salt
▷ 40 drops Purification
▷ Equal Parts: Borax & Washing Soda ( I use 3 cups each )
Purification also comes in your Premium Starter Kit with Young Living and is an oil we use to purify our air as well as in our DIY Bug Spray and lots of our chemical free cleaners like: Dishwasher Detergent, Stove Scrub, Laundry Detergent and we also let our dish cloth soak in hot water with a few drops of purification to get the germs out!
So let me start off by saying that I had a full on love affair with Candles. They were my jam. At any given time I had over 20 candles in different rooms of my home, but then last May when I learnt of how bad candles are for our bodies I threw them all out. I won’t lie to you and tell you that I didn’t shed a tear or two, but I will say this: That I’ve not had any sensitivities since. I wont go into it on my blog as I need to stay compliant, but if you want to know exactly what I’m talking about, shoot me an email.
I now diffuse constantly. The thing is with Essential Oils ( If you’re using a reputable, high quality brand like Young Living ) is that the oils don’t just smell good, they actual do something for our bodies, weather that is emotionally, physically, mentally or spiritually.
For instance, right now I have Pine and Purification Essential Oils in my diffuser. The purification breaks down bad odors and purifies the air and the pine brings your mental state feels of being grounded and secure as well as aids with anxiety.
You also receive a diffuser in your Premium Starter Kit when purchasing. I feel like I talk about this kit A LOT, but it really does have SO many uses. You can make so many DIY products and with that kit alone you can get rid of most of the chemical products in your home.
Or as I like to call “The Swiss Army Knife” of Essential Oils. This oil can do so many things, but we really love it for our kids sleep routine at night. If you haven’t tried rubbing lavender on your kids feet at night, do this now. Don’t let another night pass you by! We like to mix this oil with either Peace + Calming or Vetiver to give our kids a knock Out sleep. Prior to introducing oils in our home we would spend hours trying to get the kids down to sleep and then they would still wake up throughout the night. It was exhausting! If you’re struggling with sleep, I highly recommend you try oils. This lovely oil is also one of the 11 Essential Oils you get in your PSK.
and lastly, the Premium Starter Kit through Young Living ( Or me ). This kit has changed our lives. It’s where I started to learn how to read labels and ingredients. It’s where I switched & ditched everything in my home. Switching to toxin free products doesn’t have to be expensive. We have a whole online community with thousands of recipes for just about everything under the sun! This little kit only costs 160 US or 199 CA. It’s worth over 400.00 of products and worth every penny.
When you start learning about what the normal products you’re using are doing to your health, switching to better products won’t even be an issue.
Of course, if you want to get hooked up, lets chat. My goal is to try and get these oils into everyones home. When you know better, you do better and I want you all to realize what you’re putting in and on your bodies!
What does the kit come with?
-11 of Young Livings Most Popular Oils
-Diffuser of your choice
-Two Samples of Ningxia Red
-Mini Containers so you can mix oils
-Added to our amazing online community ( worth it alone )
Email me, or click here to get hooked up. My Member ID is: 3891368
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this blog today. It’s worth your time to research what you’re putting on and in your body. Your health is worth it!