Allergies, Essential Oils, Healthy Lifestyle, Home Care Products, Respiratory System

Cleaning with Thieves

Once upon a time, I used a lot of chemicals in my home and personal care products. One of my mainstays was bleach. Living in the country in a humid climate, we always had that musty odor you get in the basement and it would permeate our home. I also used bleach to brighten our clothes in the wash.

One day, I learned that bleach is very unhealthy for the lungs and for the thyroid. Oh my! A light bulb went on in my head! Two health challenges I was battling involved my lungs and my thyroid. So, I decided to do some more research.

Fortunately, I had a lot of friends who also were interested in natural and healthy lifestyle choices. They told me how to get in the habit of reading labels and about the Environmental Working Group website where you can look up ingredients. I was horrified at the amount of toxins I was allowing in our home and bodies.

I started to learn about bottle swapping. Gradually, when a toxic cleaning product I had been using would be empty, I would replace it with a “clean” product. Over time, I eliminated and replaced so many products that I ended up with more room in my cupboards. The reason was that I discovered a whole line of products made by Young Living Essential Oils. All the products are based on the Thieves blend, which is a whole different story. I have written several articles about Thieves, so you can search “Thieves” and read up a bit more as you have time. But let me get back to the story!

The first product I discovered to help my cleaning dilemma was Thieves Household Cleaner. Words can’t describe my delight at how well it worked and how inexpensive it was. Now, I use it for everything! Floors, dusting, counters, kitchen, bathroom, mirrors and windows, and even tough jobs like getting spots out of clothes, and cleaning the house siding, carpets, cars, and more. Check out this cost comparison to see how cheap it is to clean safely and effectively!

Over time, I discovered the Thieves Laundry Soap, Dish soap, Hand Soap, and many other products in the Thieves line. I get rather passionate about the difference the Thieves products have made in my life. My house smells amazing and my lungs and thyroid are so much happier now that I have eliminated so many toxic chemicals from our home!

If you want to learn more about these products, check out this link on my website.

Happy cleaning!

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These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Information, products and/or techniques mentioned is provided for educational purposes and not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Consult with the health professionals of your choice. The decision to use, or not to use, any of this information is the sole responsibility of the reader. The author assumes no responsibility to or liability for any loss, damage or injury resulting from the use or misuse of any information provided here.

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Healthy Lifestyle, Home Care Products

Drug-Resistant Bacteria in Your Kitchen

Kitchen Naturally Clean

What are you using to clean the surfaces in your kitchen? Drug-resistant bacteria can spread very easily in your kitchen and most of the cleaners that are commonly used do not kill these bacteria. Most have deadly chemicals that cannot be pronounced. Who knows what toxic overload you are placing on your body when you do dishes and prepare your meals?

That’s why I rely on Thieves Household Cleaner and Thieves Spray in my home.

Often people find that when they try a “natural” cleaner they sacrifice the cleaning power. And even worse, often there are toxic chemicals that are not disclosed on the label. Thieves, on the other hand, is a powerful cleaner, and there are no hidden toxic ingredients. Thieves Household Cleaner has the coveted “green rating” from the Environmental Working Group. That is very reassuring to me. Especially since it works! It is even safe enough to use to wash my fruits and veggies. And I never need to wear gloves!

So if you are looking for a safe alternative for use in your kitchen that will not create drug-resistant bacteria, check out these two products: Thieves Household Cleaner and Thieves Spray.

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These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Information, products and/or techniques mentioned is provided for educational purposes and not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Consult with the health authorities of your choice. The decision to use, or not to use, any of this information is the sole responsibility of the reader. Don’t expect the same results unless you are using Young Living Therapeutic grade essential oils and supplements. The author assumes no responsibility to or liability for any loss, damage or injury resulting from the use or misuse of any information provided here.

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Spring Cleaning without toxins

Spring Cleaning

Photo Source: Mercola.com

Recently Dr. Mercola called attention to the dangers of common household cleaners. In his article, Mercola pointed out:

  • The typical American home contains about three to 10 gallons of toxic materials in the form of household cleaning products. Even “green” alternatives can contain harmful ingredients
  • Ingredients in common household cleaners and detergents that can create a toxic indoor environment include glycol ethers, phosphates, volatile organic compounds, phthalates, and more

I am very thankful for Thieves Household Cleaner from Young Living Essential Oils. Not only does it have the Green Rating from the Environmental Working Group, but I have discovered it is so safe that I can even wash my fresh fruits and veggies in it. Yet it is powerful enough to get out tough stains and clean and disinfect floors, bathrooms, laundry and more. Frankly, I use it for cleaning most everything!

To learn more about how to purchase Young Living products, please visit my website and contact me.

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Information, products and/or techniques mentioned is provided for educational purposes and not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Consult with the health authorities of your choice. The decision to use, or not to use, any of this information is the sole responsibility of the reader. Don’t expect the same results unless you are using Young Living Therapeutic grade essential oils and supplements. The author assumes no responsibility to or liability for any loss, damage or injury resulting from the use or misuse of any information provided here.

 

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Cleaning doesn’t have to be a dirty word!

It’s been mighty cold where I live the past few weeks. When you are all cooped up and don’t want to go out, you might find some extra time to do some deep cleaning.  OK, well that isn’t my idea of having fun, but there sure is a good feeling that you get when you have cleared clutter and everything is clean and organized!

I especially like using essential oils when I clean. Everything smells to fresh and I know there is a lot of germ-killing power in the oils too! I’m not a scientist, but as one friend says, I just know they work!

I ran across a few recipes for cleaning with essential oils you might enjoy trying…

*All-purpose Cleaner – by Louise Gruenberg

15 drops of Eucalyptus oil
15 drops of lemon oil
¼ cup of white vinegar
½ teaspoon of washing soda
Fill spray bottle with water

*Grapefruit Abrasive Cleaner – by Sandy Maine
50 drops of grapefruit oil
1 cup fine grade pumice
½ cup clay powder
¼ cup baking soda
½ cup boiling water for paste

*Creamy Cleaner – by Kim Erickson
10 drops of lemon oil
¼ cup washing soda
Castile soap liquid
paste consistency

*Recipes via: Gruenberg, Louise. “Make Your Kitchen Sparkle.” Herb Companion. Sept. 2012. 61-62.

Finally, my all-time favorite for cleaning EVERYTHING!

The above information was found at Bioscentsible

To learn more about Young Living Products, please visit my website and contact me.

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Information, products and/or techniques mentioned is provided for educational purposes and not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Consult with the health authorities of your choice. The decision to use, or not to use, any of this information is the sole responsibility of the reader. Don’t expect the same results unless you are using Young Living Therapeutic grade essential oils and supplements. The author assumes no responsibility to or liability for any loss, damage or injury resulting from the use or misuse of any information provided here.

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