In a world that’s already noisy, harmful, and stressful, one of my ultimate goals is to have a home that is a safe & healthy place to live & thrive. Whenever we step outside of our homes, we’re bombarded by germs, pollution, potential hazards, and whatever else. So when I come home, it should be a place of rest, comfort, and health. After a little researching I did in my home one day, I realized my home was filled with some unhealthy products that were filled with toxins & hormone-altering agents. This I had to change!
As I dive deeper into the world of essential oils and how many benefits they provide, the more I learn about living a chemical-free life in all facets of life. To begin the process, I downloaded the “Think Dirty” app to tell just how “dirty” the products in my home really were. The lower the rating on the dirty meter, the better. The higher, up to 10, the dirtier the product. Here’s a look at one product I’ve been using most of the year.
On the meter, this product rated high for carcinogenicity, developmental & reproductive toxicity, & allergies & immunotoxicities. Yeah. All of that. Then it shows a list of the ingredients and how those rate on the dirty meet After that one, I scanned another products after another product and before I knew it, I had well over 15 products with 9 & 10 ratings with ingredients that will make a spelling bee champ tap out. After I looked at pretty much half of my bathroom on the floor headed for the trash can, I decided to make a huge change.
The great thing about this app is that it shows you comparable items to the one you scanned that you can purchase as a replacement. In a day, I replaced my bodywash, deodorant & face moisturizer & they all have been the best replacements!
Schmidt’s Lavender+Sage Deodorant
Award-winning formula naturally and effectively neutralizes odor and wetness.
• Easily absorbed. Non-greasy, non-sticky feel.
• Free of aluminum, propylene glycol, parabens & phthalates.
• Helps absorb wetness naturally without the use of aluminum.
• Certified Vegan & Cruelty-free. Gluten-free.
• Packaged in elegant and sustainable glass jars
Read more about this dynamic deodorant here.
Dr. Bronner’s Rose Hemp Pure Castile Soap
“Floral and fresh, with a hint of sweetness – our Rose Pure-Castile Liquid Soap is concentrated, biodegradable, versatile and effective. Made with organic and certified fair trade ingredients, packaged in a 100% post-consumer recycled bottle. All-One!” Read more about this soap & it’ s myriad of uses here.
Young Living’s Frankincense Oil
“Frankincense essential oil has an earthy, uplifting aroma that’s perfect for grounding and spiritual connectedness. Create a safe and comforting environment when you diffuse or inhale this empowering oil. In addition to elevated spiritual experiences, the benefits of Frankincense essential oil include maintaining radiant skin.” Read more about Frankincense here.
My eyes have been completely opened! Just because the brands are on the shelves at our local markets doesn’t mean we are limited to just those options! Being healthy is not limited to food and diet; it’s an entire lifestyle. If you want to see how “dirty” your home is, I dare you to try the Think Dirty app.
For more information about Young Living products, I am a wholesaler and can give you all the free info & advice you’d like! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can join the journey with me here. Also follow me on my other Instagram at @ChamomileandCashmere. You can also find another great community of clean beauty with my girlfriend/blogger bae, Liz over at Beautycounter. You can visit her community here.
When you know better, you do better.