This is how you can remove all the chemical products from our home spending only $50 a month
Guys, we have a serious addiction in this country and we don’t talk about it enough. That is until something happens like formaldehyde showing up in baby powder or lead in makeup. We’re addicted to chemicals.
We’ve been told that they clean better, they keep us from getting sick (here’s looking at you bleach), they can fix our symptoms, they make us look beautiful, they keep our fruits and vegetables looking picture perfect. But at what expense?
Let me share a little secret with you, it’s all a lie. Sure, you CAN clean with chemicals but there’s a huge risk at stake…your health. Sure, you CAN eat foods sprayed with chemicals but guess what they go right into your bloodstream. And the chemicals that make you feel better when you’re sick? Not only can they damage your body but they only treat a symptom, they are not a solution to the underlying issue.
It is not my goal to make anyone feel badly for using products containing these ingredients or not eating organic food due to monetary restrictions. It IS my goal to raise awareness because my dream is in the future we won’t have to choose whether or not to spend more than we can to buy chemical free products. They should all be chemical free.
Here’s some facts for you and then don’t worry, I’ll get to the shiny happy part 🙂
Chlorine Bleach// Commonly found in household cleaning products and can cause serious skin and eye damage, and irritation. Bleach is harmful to aquatic life, both acutely and chronically. The use of bleach in manufacturing processes can create dioxins (see: Dioxins).
Phthalates// A class of plasticizing chemicals used to make products more pliable or to increase the longevity of fragrances. Phthalates are capable of disrupting the endocrine system in multiple different ways,,,, including harming the male reproductive system,,, harming the female reproductive system,,, and developmental toxicity.,, Some phthalates are also associated with cancer., Found in synthetic fragrance, hairspray, nail polish, makeup, as well as in numerous soft plastic materials such as vinyl flooring, shower curtains, raincoats, and rain boots. Read more.
Example phthalates not permitted:
- Benzyl butyl phthalate (BBzP or BBP)
- Dibutyl phthalate (DBP)
- Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP)
- Diethyl phthalate (DEP)
- Diisodecyl phthalate (DiDP)
- Diisononyl phthalate (DINP)
- Dioctyl phthalate (DnOP)
- Di-n-hexyl phthalate (DnHP)
Parabens// Preservatives that help prevent microbial growth. Parabens mimic estrogen in the body. Some parabens are linked to breast cancer, and reproductive and developmental harm.,,, Found in personal care products including deodorant, shampoo, liquid soap, lotion, and cosmetics. See more.
Example parabens not permitted:
That’s some serious stuff am I right? Serious stuff that is commonly found in every day products. So what can we do about it? For me, I like to put my money where my values are. I value honest companies, I value living in a chemical free home, I value honest natural products.
Since that stuff isn’t always available at our local big box store I order all of my household products online. What’s that you say? There are green options at your local store? I encourage you to download the EWG app and scan some of those items, you might be as shocked as I was.
When I was ready to commit to a chemical free lifestyle I started making my switches slowly but surely. Each month I order my household products from Young Living through their Essential Rewards program that’s only available to members (become a member here).
Here’s what I did, when I started to run low on my old fragrance laden dish soap and who knows what else, I would add the plant based dish soap from Young Living to my ER order. Kids body wash or shampoo running low, I’d add those too.
In order to participate in Essential Rewards I need to place a minimum of a 50 PV order (usually about $50). Once I hit that mark, or more, I push my order through and within 2 days it shows up on my doorstep. It’s like PRIME for the natural mama.
Here’s why I love it-
1// Before this I was spending a lot of time flipping bottles and researching ingredients. I know everything YL sells is plant based and safe so I save time not having to do all that extra research.
2// I save time by not going to the store as often! I mean I still love a good stroll through Target but my cart looks a lot different these days.
3// I save money! Yep, when I order through Essential Rewards I earn 25% back on my purchase to spend in the future. Usually I use those points to get things on my grocery list for free!
4// I trust the company. They care about the environment and their people. You can even round up to the nearest dollar on every purchase to support one of their many charitable organizations. I always struggled with buying a green cleaner from a company that also sold chlorine bleach…I mean to me it seems like they don’t really care, they just want to make money off of you. Either way, I am most comfortable with Young Living.
So there you have it, that’s how you can “ditch and switch” with only $50 a month! In order to participate in Essential Rewards you first need to become a Young Living member. Don’t worry, it’s easy. By purchasing a Premium Starter Kit you become a member. There are several PSK options and for the person that wants to kick the household chemicals I might suggest the Thieves Premium Starter Kit. I personally started with the Essential Oils PSK because the diffusers and oils are everything!
However you decide to start, congratulations I so happy for you on your new journey!