The ingredient list on our personal care products can be downright scary. With so many listed and many of them, you can't pronounce much less know what they are. Try this--take a few of the ingredients listed and search on Google with the words "dangers of" in front of it and see what happens. It's shocking and to be honest, makes me a little mad.
Many of these ingredients are known as endocrine disruptors, which means they jack up your hormones. I don't know about y'all but my hormones don't need any more jacking up than they can be already!!
What exactly are endocrine disruptors?
They are naturally occurring compounds or man-made substances that can mimic or interfere with hormones in the body. They may turn on, turn off, or modify signals that hormones carry. In other words, wreak havoc on our bodies. Many of these ingredients are synthetic, which means fake. Our bodies were not created to filter out the fake stuff. Our liver, our body's biggest filet can get overloaded making us feel sick, sluggish, and downright tired. You can read more about endocrine disruptors at https://www.niehs.nih.gov/health/materials/endocrine_disruptors_508.pdf
Here is the list of 12 ingredients to watch out for.
Propylene Glycol and Butylene Glycol--The EPA consider this so toxic it requires gown, gloves, and goggles when burying. They also warn against skin contact to prevent brain, kidney and liver abnormalities.
Parabens- Methyl, Butyl Propyl and Ethyl.Used as preservatives. Not always labeled. Used in deodorants and other skincare products and have been found in breast cancer tumors. May contribute to male sterility, hormone imbalance in females and early puberty.
Phthalates-Usually not listed on the label but in many products. Health effects include damage to the liver and kidneys, birth defects and decrease sperm counts.
Sunscreen chemicals: These are common ingredients in sunscreens. They are known to be free radical generators and are believed to damage DNA and cause cancer.
Another really big ingredient to look out for is fragrance. It can mean hundreds of different chemicals that they do not have to list. If you see fragrance listed, it's not good!
Ingredients matter Y'all!!
You can learn more about the ingredients used in some of the products you use at https://www.ewg.org/
With just a few changes you can greatly reduce these potentially harmful ingredients. Even if only half of these warnings are true, why take a chance?
What steps can we take to make sure we are not using these ingredients in our homes?
Be more careful about what we buy by reading the ingredient label.
Make Your own products using essential oils. ( Don't worry it's easy and usually has just a few products)
Buy from a trusted source. Young Living has more than just essential oils. There are over 600+products to choose from and you don't have to worry about questionable practices or ingredients.
Young Living is the largest essential oil company in the world. They set the standards and are the leader in the essential oil market and the only company with The Seed to Seal Promise. They go above and beyond the regular standards to bring pure safe products. You can learn more about their Seed to Seal promise by watching this short video.
You can get started today with a company that goes the extra mile to make sure their essential oils are pure therapeutic grade essential oils that are safe for you and your family. Young Living also has a program called Essential Rewards where you can earn FREE essential oils and Rewards Points to use for future orders. It is the best way to get started. It's optional... but A NO BRAINER.
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Women will use approximately 80 chemicals BEFORE breakfast. Wait, what? Yep, in just one product there are tons of ingredients and many of them are known to be carcinogenic and /or endocrine disruptors. It's bad stuff. It's bad for us, our family, and even our pets.
I know when I first started learning more about the harmful ingredients in our cleaning products, I was shocked. It can all be a little overwhelming trying to figure out which ingredients to avoid BUT we are gonna break it down and talk about 6 ingredients that are in most of
Triclosan was BANNED by the FDA in 2016 BUT it is still in soaps, cleaners, and cosmetics.
Parabens used as a preservative and germicide. BANNED in Sweden and Japan.
Phthalates are used to make things pliable and are found in perfumes, kid's toys, and personal care products. Banned in Europe.
Sodium Laurel Sulfate creates that lather that we all love BUT it has been banned in Europe and Canada.
Propylene Glycol is used in cleaners, shampoos, lotions AND the main ingredient in ANTIFREEZE Y'all.
Fragrances are found in candles, perfumes, cosmetics and much more. What is scary about this one is that companies DO NOT have to disclose fragrances on their ingredient list. Fragrance can mean hundreds of different chemicals that you are being exposed to.
How long do you think it takes these chemicals to enter your bloodstream?
26 seconds. Yep, 26 seconds before the harmful effects of all those chemicals are being distributed throughout your body. Since many of these ingredients are endocrine disruptors, it's no wonder that so many people have hormone problems these days.
Here is the exciting part. You do not have to use these 6 harmful ingredients. You have a choice. You can make many of your own cleaning and personal care products using essential oils. Don't worry, it's not hard and takes very few natural ingredients.
After a lot of researching I chose Young Living essential oils.
Young Living has been around for 25 years and they set the standards in the essential oil industry. Their Seed To Seal Promise means you never have to worry about where their essential oils come from because they control the process from seed to seal. Learn more at Seed to Seal.
Young Living has over 700 essential oils or oil-infused products to choose from. You never have to worry about the ingredients used in any Young Living product. Read more about that at HERE.
The Thieves line of products is one of the most popular products Young Living makes. It is a combination of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus Radiata and Rosemary essential oils that all have incredible cleaning power. Thieves is safe,non- toxic and you don't have to worry about using them around your children.
Thieves Household Cleaner is the bomb. It will take place of every cleaner you are currently using. It can be used on any surface in your home. It is safe for children and your furry friends.
Thieves Dish Soap effectively cleans your dishes without chemicals, dyes or synthetics.
Thieves Laundry Soap gently and naturally washes your clothes without any chemicals or synthetic residue.
Thieves Dishwasher Powder is chemical-free, environmentally friendly and no rinsing aid is needed.
Thieves Cleansing Bar Thieves Cleansing Soap is enriched with the powerful Thieves essential oil blend, moisturizing plant oils, and botanical extracts to help cleanse, purify, and promote soft, healthy skin. You can also use the bar soap on tough stains in the laundry and my husband uses Thieves bar soap as a shampoo as well. That is another great thing about Young Living products, they can be used so many different ways.
Thieves Foaming Hand Soap will cleanse, defend, and condition the skin with the therapeutic-grade essential oil blend.
Try these DIY chemical-free recipes. They are quick and easy and you can feel good about using them.
The cleaning goodness of Thieves does not stop there.
Savvy Savings, that's how the retro housewife rolls Y'all!
Now, I know you may be wondering how do I get started on this oily chemical-free journey? You can start your own Young Living wholesale membership at http://bit.ly/mariewyl..
You can see all the different types of starter kits at HERE
With a Young Living membership, you’re on a path to a different type of lifestyle—one with the potential to earn free products, the freedom to transform your financial future, and the opportunity to bring life-changing solutions to homes around the world.
Young Living groups it's members into two categories: Preferred Customers and Business Builders. Our Preferred Customers want to enjoy member benefits without participating in the business opportunity. Young Living Business Builders enjoy all the benefits Preferred Customers receive, plus the benefits of Young Living’s generous compensation plan by enrolling others in Young Living.
Young Living also has a program called, Essential Rewards where you can earn rewards point on your order each month anywhere from 10-25%. Then you can use those points to buy in the future. You also can earn FREE oils each month.
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