We often try to make our homes beautiful on the outside and the inside, but we should also focus on making our homes healthy. Dangers be lurking in your home. In most cases, we can eliminate hidden risks. Let’s take a look.
Pick up your shampoo, soaps, and toothpaste and see if they have methyl parabens, phthalates (DEP diethyl phthalate, and DnBP di-n-butyl phthalate), and sodium lauryl sulfate . Chances are unless you’ve been seeking to rid these chemicals in your products, you’re sure to find them. These chemicals are in many self-care products such as shampoos, perfumes, deodorants, toothpaste, shower gels, and more. The adverse health concerns linked to these chemicals range from metabolic disorders to increasing your risk of cancer. If you think that is bad, most cleaning products are even worse! Synthetic aromatherapy such as candles, plug-in air fresheners, and synthetic oils are also a health detriment.
Toxic-free living is a decisive, mindful step we should all be taking. Let’s rid of these toxins! I took a turn when my youngest was a toddler (now 16) after I read the book, “What’s Toxic, What’s Not .” From that point on, I realized the importance of becoming educated for the sake of my family’s health. Sharing this knowledge is a responsibility to me. Love your neighbor is something I advocate! After all, we are all in this together!
I began my toxin-free journey at the health food store, replacing my self-care products and cleaning products with chemical-free products. That lasted a long time until about six years ago when I began using essential oils. Along with the oils came everyday self-care products that eliminated those toxins and added health benefits.
Essential oils are aromatic compounds that come from plants. These compounds are used by the plants to ward off insects, protect them from bacteria, fungus and viruses. The medicinal uses for us are countless. Besides cleaning out your home and changing to non-toxic cleaning products, try enhancing your health with essential oils.
Not all essential oils and products containing them are equal, so understanding purity and potency is necessary before taking the plunge.
Say YES to healthier clean, and uplifting aromas in your home that come with profound health benefits!