Let’s chat, shall we? But first, let me say that I am not a medical professional. This information is for educational purposes only. The info is not intended to diagnose, treat, or refer you to certain oils for any diseases, disorders, etc.
I’m so glad you are here reading my blog today.
Did you know that the average person applies 300 chemicals to their body every single day, and 80 of those chemicals are before breakfast? Most are from four things – soap, makeup, shampoo and hair care. The biggest pollutants in our home are fabric softener, dryers sheets, air freshener plug-ins, and candles. We’re using products and chemicals in our home that we cannot even pronounce, yet we are putting them on our bodies and the bodies of the people we love the most. It’s time to Ditch and Switch!
In todays 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! 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.
Store bought soaps contain sodium laureth sulfate, a toxic chemical used to remove car grease off of garage floors. This can be damaging to the skin, as well as disruptive to immune health and hormonal health.
Both adult and kid shampoos contain phthalates, a toxic chemical that has been banned in childrens’ toys, but is still found in body cleansing products. It is known to be an endocrine disruptor, and very hard for the body to break down when used consistently during bath time.
The main ingredient in candles and home sprays is formaldehyde, which is the number one cancer causing chemical, and is what we get embalmed with at the morgue. They say inhaling scents from candles or sprays is the equivalent to inhaling second hand smoke, which is even more dangerous than actually smoking the cigarette itself.
Store bought household cleaning products contain 2-butoxyethanol, which is a toxin known to cause sore throat, narcosis, and severe liver and kidney damage.
Store bought laundry detergents and dryer sheets contain alpah-terpineol, benzyl alcohol, and camphor, which are all toxic ingredients that cause central nervous system disorders, loss of muscular coordination, central nervous system depression, headaches, nausea, and vomiting.
Many baby products contain the listed ingredient “fragrance”, which is simply a broad category that hides hundreds of toxic chemicals behind that word itself. Companies are not required to reveal the actual chemicals that are within the “fragrance” category, hence, keeping the public in the dark about the true toxicity of the products we use on our little ones.
Women apply over 300 chemicals to their face and skin per day, including talc, bismuth, parabens, lead, mercury, and mineral oil. These chemicals are all found in store bought skin care and makeup products, which can disrupt the endocrine system, some are carcinogenic, and have been found in tumors.
Yuck! and wow! This is pretty eye opening. But, come to find out, this is well-known information but it just doesn’t tend to get shared with the masses.
When we use these products on ourselves and are children on a daily basis, the toxins build up and accumulate within our bodies – a process called “bioaccumulation”. This means that the more we expose ourselves to these toxins, the harder it is for our bodies to break them down. Because of this build up, it causes both minor and major health issues, that otherwise could be prevented if we simply quit using those toxins. Even if these issues aren’t apparent right now, they will be apparent later on down the road.
Even scarier, is that some of the most popular “organic” products can still contain some of the above ingredients. Even if you think you are making a better choice about going organic instead of conventional, there is still a probability that your organic product is still highly toxic for yourself or your children. Don’t believe me? Visit the Environmental Working Group website at ewg.org, plug in the ingredients of your products, and see how high it is rated in toxicity. Or, download the Think Dirty app on your smartphone and look at the toxicity levels. The results will shock you and make you want to throw those products in the trash.
Now that I’ve effectively freaked you out, let me say there is no judgement here. We, too, used to use those products on ourselves all the time. But, becoming educated on the toxicity of what we are using has us ditching and switching products for plant based products. It’s a process that takes time, but we are getting there.
Young Living is a company I can trust. They have products with none of the chemicals I listed above. 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 ditch the products you’re currently using and replace them with something Young Living has instead.
For more than 20 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 category higher 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 are dangerous and highly toxic). The same goes for all their products – the only ingredients within the products are the ones listed on the label, and they are the highest quality. Not one single ingredient is synthetic, toxic, or chemically derived.
You may think that using plant based products can be expensive. Let’s debunk those assumptions by showing you how you’re not only saving money using Young Living’s plant based products, you’re saving your bodies too. Even if Young Living doesn’t have a product you may be thinking of that is already pre-made, you can make it yourself using their essential oils, which will save you tons of money and prevent toxin exposure too!
Let’s start shifting the paradigm, and thinking about the VALUE of taking care of your family. Have you ever heard the saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure?” We can stop treating symptoms and start supporting systems by investing in our health, eliminating toxins and chemicals in our life, and flooding the body with the nutrients and plant based ingredients instead. While I am definitely not saying you should quit taking medications and going to the doctor (modern medicine is amazing and absolutely holds a vital place in this world), I am simply saying that there are essential oils and products you could be using that will support a healthy body and maintain a level of ultimate wellness. And, while we are not doctors ourselves, we don’t have to be medical professionals to make better decisions for our health and the health of our families.
I have been using Young Living products daily and ordering them monthly for 3 years now. I’ve helped many families do the same and in a way where they’ll get the best bang for their buck.
Some people have a misconception of thinking that using Young Living products in their home and on their family is a new or added expense. WRONG! It’s not! Instead, what it is, is a shift in spending. Everyone spends money on products every day, every month, every year – whether the products are good for you or not. Wth this route, instead of going to the store for all of your products, you are getting them from Young Living instead.
99% of people who start using Young Living products get a wholesale membership. You get wholesale pricing on everything they have instead of retail pricing, which saves you 24% on every single item they’ve got. All you need to do is order a starter kit of your choice, and you’ll automatically get access to wholesale pricing on anything you want to try.
Another cool thing about Young Living is they give cash back to frequent buyers. There is a super cool (and totally optional) program called Essential Rewards, which acts as a monthly box that you can customize and get shipped to your door every month. It’s filled with products you are needing for you family or in your home. Over time, you can earn up to 25% back in points for your orders. Those points can be used towards getting products for FREE. I recently cashed in about 300 points for $300 in free products! With this program, you can also take advantage of the FREE monthly promos that Young Living has, cheaper shipping options, and the option to cancel at any time. So, basically, Young Living pays you to order their products through this program.
This Essential Rewards program gives you an affordable means of ditching and switching, which is a process that takes time. So, one month you can order household cleaning products. The next month, you can order beauty products. The month after that you can order baby products, or supplements, or essential oils, or makeup, whatever you need!
With all these perks and benefits of the Essential Rewards program, it’s only a minimum of 50 PV in products for each monthly box, which can be the equivalent of $50. Now, before you think that’s a lot, it’s totally not! We all spend over $50 a month on products every single month. All this is, is shifting that spending from the store to something natural instead. Even people with the most minimal budgets can do Essential Rewards.
I briefly mentioned getting free products with Essential Rewards. Let’s talk about that. Young Living has this cool tradition where they give away an assortment of products to members every month for FREE. For anyone that orders over a certain amount in a single order, Young Living will include some free products in the box for you. There are 4 different ordering tiers – 100, 190, 250 or 300. If you order over any of those amounts in one single order, they will automatically include the FREE monthly products, which could add up to hundreds of dollars in stuff you didn’t have to pay for. Cool, huh?
Ok, I’ve covered a lot of info, thanks for sticking with me. What I love about Young Living and our online oily wellness community, is that they make it SO easy to walk away from conventional toxic products and introduce all-natural, oil-infused products in their place. And your health is where you’ll benefit from this the most as you feel the difference in YL quality.
Thank you for taking the time to learn with me today and taking the time to invest in YOU. There is no better time to get your Young Living oils on the way, and I would love to help you get your kit.
If you have any questions, please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org.