In today’s world, some of the most dangerous things that affect our health are things we willingly expose ourselves to on the daily. And some of these things might not be what you expect! I sure as heck didn't expect some of the products I thought were safe and green and natural to be hugely toxic - with some crazy misleading marketing.

In fact, you might be completely oblivious to the fact that the products we use on ourselves, in our home, on our children, and in our everyday lives, could be the very things that are contributing to why we’re sick, why we have health problems, why we struggle emotionally, and why we are not living a life full of wellness, purpose, and abundance.

The only company I trust that has products with NONE of the chemicals discussed yesterday, that is even better than the “organic” label, and that only contains the purest of plant based ingredients, is Young Living. While they are an essential oil company, they are also a fully-equipped natural products company. They have supplements, beauty products, household cleaning products, stuff for kids and babies, home purifiers, bath and shower products, oral care, and yes - even makeup! This makes it easy to simply ditch the products you’re currently using, and replace it with something Young Living has instead. It is your one-stop-shop for all things you will need for yourself, for your home, for your children, and for your health.

For over 21 years, Young Living has been the world leader in producing and guaranteeing 100% pure and potent therapeutic grade essential oils and plant based products. They’ve got this standard called “Seed to Seal”, which places them in a higher category than any other company in the world. Basically, what “seed to seal” means, is from the time the seed of the plant is sourced, until it is put into an essential oil bottle or a plant based product, Young Living applies the most rigorous quality controls possible to ensure that you are receiving the product exactly the way nature intended it to be. Simply put, the only thing inside the essential oil bottle is the plant itself – no additives, fillers, synthetic fragrances, preservatives, or dyes (which is NOT the same for store bought essential oils, hence why other brands can be dangerous). The same goes for all of their products – the only ingredients within the products are the ones listed on the label, and they are all plant based. Not one single ingredient is synthetic, toxic, or chemically derived.

In fact, you can go to EWG.org or use the Think Dirty app to view the toxicity of the products you are using. Most all products you are using, even the organic ones, have ingredients with levels that rank all the way up to a 10, 10 being the most toxic. With all of Young Living’s products, their ingredients have levels that rank nothing higher than a 1 or a 2. This goes to show and prove that there is no other company out there with safer, higher quality products – products that are also supporting your wellness, and not destroying it. 

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Here are some examples of potentially harmful ingredients common in household cleaner, laundry soap, dish soap, & even things like leather cleaners.

phthalates (thalates) are possible endocrine disruptors that can change hormone levels & cause birth defects. They can interfere with the intellectual development of babies & children, & may cause preterm labor. They also have been shown to be associated with allergies, insulin resistance, diabetes & obesity.

triclosan has been associated with higher rates of allergies to both food & skin allergens. It can increase & decrease both estrogen & testosterone, & is known to pass into blood, urine & breast milk. Even worse, it can react with free chlorine in our water supply & form a by-product that when exposed to the sun is converted into dioxins, & dioxins are know to be toxic to mammals, birds, & fish.

2-butoxyethanol (bu-tox-zi-eth-an-ol) BCEE has been shown to cause skeleton defects in the fetal rats, & can inhibit coordination.

perchlorethylene (perc) is a central nervous system depressant, & is a class 2 Carcinogen .

This is just the very surface of the bad stuff found in our common cleaners!

Chlorine, ammonia, quaternary ammonia compounds, & sodium hydroxide are all very irritating to the skin & the lungs, & may have other harmful effects on the
body.

Did you realized that all the things you are already buying, like toothpaste, laundry soap, hand soap, lotion, cough drops, supplements, granola bars, pancake mix, vitamins, skincare...

Young Living MAKES THOSE!

Except they are way healthier for you, filled with the GOOD stuff, safe ingredients - the ones you can pronounce - all while you could be saving money AND getting other products you want to try for FREE.

We call this transfer buying, because no need to spend MORE money- you are just spending it in a different place- on the things that are way better for you and your family. (So simple and smart!)

Transfer buying is for EVERYONE. It's making the choice to do better, now that ya know better (cause now ya know!)

Of all the health changes to make- this is the MOST IMPORTANT- Kick “fragrance” to the curb

When you see ‘fragrance’ on a personal care product's label, just read it as ‘hidden chemicals.’ Why should you care? This is a major loophole in the FDA's federal law that allows manufacturers to include nearly ANY ingredient (even toxic ones) in their products under the name ‘fragrance’ without ACTUALLY LISTING the chemical. ‹‹‹— just keep re-reading that until it sinks in. THAT IS RIDICULOUS.


OKAY, let’s dive in. First let’s start with the bad news & then work our way to  the SOLUTIONS. Did you know that the average home contains cleaners,  personal care products, & foods that contain harmful chemicals that cause a wide
variety of harm from hormone disruption, to allergies, to potentially even cancer?

You may be surprised to learn that 93% of all poisonings occur in the home - not in industrial settings, as you might expect. Most poisonings involve everyday household items such as medicines, cleaning supplies, cosmetics & personal care items.

In 2010, the World Health Organization released a report which states that every year indoor air pollution is responsible for the death of 1.6 million people. It claims that 90% of chronic illnesses are related to environmental factors. Less than 2% of the 80,000 known household chemicals have been tested - & shockingly, many of them contain known neurotoxins.
  
We need to make sure that we have a home that supports our healthy body, & we can only do that by addressing what is in common cleaners, soaps, detergents, & personal care products around the house.

SCARY FACT:

MANY INGREDIENTS IN "FRAGRANCES" ARE KNOWN CARCINOGENS AS WELL AS ENDOCRINE AND REPRODUCTIVE DISRUPTERS (DECREASED SPERM COUNTS, BIRTH DEFECTS, HORMONE DISRUPTION) AND THESE 'FRAGRANCES' MAY ALSO CONTRIBUTE TO KIDNEY AND LIVER DAMAGE. OH, AND ARE YOU OR YOUR CHILD AN ASTHMA SUFFERER? YOU JUST MIGHT WANNA GOOGLE THE LINK BETWEEN ASTHMA AND SYNTHETIC FRAGRANCE.

WE ALL JUST WANT THE BEST FOR OUR FAMILIES, AND THIS KIND OF DECEPTION MAKES ME SO SAD FOR THE MILLIONS OF MEN AND WOMEN WHO THINK THEY ARE BUYING SAFE "CLEAN" PRODUCTS AND EMPTYING THEIR POCKETS TO DO SO! LET'S DITCH AND SWITCH THEM NOW- AND OPT FOR A SAFE, CLEAN, PLANT BASED PRODUCT THAT SHOWS UP AT YOUR DOOR MONTHLY.

WHAT’S NEXT ON YOUR “GET OUT OF MY HOUSE” LIST?

+ Young Living Toothpaste can be used as deodorant! This hack is amazing and saves space in your medicine cabinet. I know it sounds strange…. And honestly I felt strange doing it the first time. I got over it quickly though because it works so well. I put about a dime sized squeeze on my first two fingers, rub them together with my other first to fingers, and rub it all over my armpits. I spread it all over my armpit area and go a little further out in all directions than where my hair grows. I hold my arms up for about ten seconds to let it soak in and then I’m good to go! Bonus- No more white marks!

+ Tip for contact wearers- Put your contacts in first thing before you start your morning routine

+ Essential Oil Beauty Serum is awesome. young living tells you to use it on your skin. You know what else it is great for? Your hair. Use it alone or add it to your Argan oil. Always apply to the ends of your wet hair, never dry hair. I also like to add it to my body lotion occasionally. AND you can make an overnight lip serum with this and some shea butter.

+ Multiple uses for the Savvy Minerals Dark Foundations!

You can use the darker foundations to contour and/or bronze.

If you have a lighter hair color the Dark 1 Foundation might be great to try for your eyebrows! The multitasker can be a little dark for some light haired peeps.

Darker haired people can use the Dark Foundation colors to cover up greys! Have you seen the cover up roots spray or powder that has hit the scene recently? Well here is your chemical free version!
Need a full body bronzer for the day? Try one of the Dark foundations mixed in lotion! I wouldn’t do it everyday myself but for that one special day I can opt for a chemical free version.

+ The Queen Bee of all multi use products- Thieves Household Cleaner. Seriously, this stuff does everything and replaces every cleaner spray bottle in your home. Not only will this get rid of so many chemicals from your home and save you money too, but imagine all the space you’ll save! ONE bottle! For everything! 

+ Kitchen - counter tops, sink, stove top, oven, microwave, cabinets, fridge, spray dishes in dishwasher as a pre-rinse
  
+ Bathroom - sink, counter top, tub, shower, toilets, mirrors , Floors, Windows, Door Handles, Toys, etc (think throw away that Lysol spray)

+ Soft Surfaces (think throw away that febreeze bottle)

+ Carpets & Rugs, Stain Remover

ONE OF our FAVORITE WAYS TO MAKE DITCHING & SWITCHING EASIER IS TO SIMPLIFY! HIGH QUALITY PRODUCTS THAT ARE MADE FROM PLANTS CAN OFTEN HAVE MANY USES. A FEW OF OUR FAVORITE PRODUCTS THAT HAVE MULTIPLE USEs:

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Essential Rewards is a super cool (and totally optional) program, this acts as a “monthly box” that you can customize and gets shipped to you every month. It is the best EVER. It’s so flexible - you can change your ship date, and the products you add every month. Need it sooner? Easy. Need to later? No biggie. You'll love being able to customize exactly what comes to you each month based on your family’s needs. The best part? You will earn 10-25% back (I meaaaan, our fave red bulls-eye store only gives us 5% back!) on every order to spend on FREE products. And free gifts.

To earn points back on Essential Rewards, just order a minimum of 50pv a month (easy peasy once you start switching out all your personal care an cleaning products to the non-toxic YL version!) Then start getting rewarded for keeping your family healthy.

It's the best way to get clean, safe, and effective essential-oil infused products into your home, at the best value possible!

How to get going: hop over to www.youngliving.com, log in, click Essential Rewards and follow the prompts.

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