Thursday October 7, 2021
Four Places Toxins Hide In Your Home
You’re exposed to countless toxins daily. Nearly every activity you do—breathing, eating, cleaning— exposes you to chemicals, natural and synthetic. Unfortunately, many everyday products unnecessarily expose you to toxins.
You might wonder what the big deal is. Surely toxins aren’t really that bad. Well, constant exposure to toxins can increase your toxic load, which can burden your body as it works hard to filter out these unnecessary toxins. It’s no wonder you’ve noticed so many people are pushing for natural alternatives lately. While you might not see toxins with the naked eye, they’re in many everyday commercial products—just read the labels.
Learn below about four major hidden toxins that might lurk in your home, as well as how you can get rid of them.
ONE - Cleaning Products:
Many of the products you use to keep your home safe and clean actually expose you and your family to additional synthetic toxins. If you feel like you’re choking on the smell of chemicals after cleaning the bathroom or kitchen, there are likely powerful toxins in the cleaning products you’ve just used. Common items like multipurpose sprays, laundry detergents, and even soaps frequently contain questionable ingredients.
Instead of settling for toxic cleaning supplies, try a more natural approach. For example, distilled water, vinegar, and a few drops of Lemon in a bottle create a fantastically effective multipurpose spray.
You can also use products like Purify—a blend of Lemon, Siberian Fir, Citronella, Lime, and Tea Tree essential oils—for multiple applications in the kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, and other household areas. Whether you’re making your own cleaning agents or switching to more natural alternatives, you’ll know you’re keeping your space clean.
Cleaning revolutionized: dōTERRA adōbe Line:
• abōdeTM Multi-Purpose Surface Cleaner Concentrate • abōdeTM Laundry Pods
• abōde Dish Soap
• abōde 15ml Refreshing Blend Essential Oil
TWO - Personal Care Items:
Makeup, shampoo and conditioner, skincare products—so many personal care items contain toxins. Take a closer look at the products you use in your daily routine. Pay attention to the kinds of ingredients you’re putting on and in your body. It may be time to ditch some of your old standby products and opt for something more natural.
Since 2009, 595 cosmetics manufacturers have reported using 88 chemicals, in more than 73,000 products, that have been linked to cancer, birth defects, or reproductive harm.
Many of these chemicals should be banned from cosmetics, as proposed in California Assembly Bill 2762, the Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act. Among the toxic chemicals that should be banned are:
- Formaldehyde, a known carcinogen.
- Paraformaldehyde, a type of formaldehyde.
- Methylene glycol, a type of formaldehyde.
- Quaternium 15, which releases formaldehyde.
- Mercury, which can damage the kidneys and nervous system.
- Dibutyl and diethylhexyl phthalates, which disrupt hormones and damage the reproductive system.
- Isobutyl and isopropyl parabens, which disrupt hormones and harm the reproductive system.
- The long-chain per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances known as PFAS, which have been linked to cancer.
- M- and o-phenylenediamine, used in hair dyes, irritate and sensitize the skin, damage DNA, and can cause cancer.
You will not find any of these ingredients in any of dōTERRA’s product. Extra special attention is given to the development of every personal care product. doTERRA strives for both quality and purity when it comes to essential oils as well as ingredients.
dōTERRA has plenty of options to help you switch out your old products for new, improved ones. If your daily hygiene routine is adding to the toxins in your daily life, consider which products you might exchange to lower your toxic load.
Personal Care Products:
- Hair Care Trio
- On Guard® Natural Whitening Toothpaste
- Veráge® Skin Care Collection
- Natural Deodorant infused with Balance® Essential Oil
- Correct-X® Essential Ointment
THREE - Cookware:
Though nonstick cookware is convenient for after-dinner cleaning, many popular cookware items in your home likely use a coating that contains synthetic chemicals. Even more alarming, it’s possible for these chemicals to get into your food during the cooking process. So what’s the solution? Trade out nonstick cookware for safer options, like stainless steel or cast iron. And though they can be delicate and pricier, ceramic and enamel cookware are also safe options—well worth the investment.
FOUR - Air Fresheners:
Though they claim to remove odors and purify the air, most candles, air fresheners, and plugins on the market contain synthetic ingredients that can actually release toxins into the air of your home. Instead of breathing in toxins from air fresheners, use more natural options with essential oils.
Diffusing essential oils is one of the simplest ways to reduce the amount of toxins in your home, without losing all the wonderful aromas you love.
One of the most underappreciated benefits of scent is the way it transports us. One whiff of cinnamon, and you’re back in grandma’s kitchen, waiting for her cinnamon rolls to come out of the oven.
Aroma has a magical way of creating the environment you want—energizing, calming, refreshing—and you can do it naturally with pure aromatic essential oils.
To learn more about Diffusion read this ebook: Aromatic Use of Essential Oils
Feel free to contact me if you are interested in learning more about using natural solutions for you and your family.
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Until the next time.
Be well, Deanna
Peace. Love. Oils.