How many times have you heard ‘low tox living’, ‘clean living’, ‘chemical free’ and “natural cleaning’?
A few times, I would think, they are pretty much all the same thing. It is about removing/eliminating/reducing the chemical exposure internally and externally, from our day-to-day
living. From the chemicals we know and expect, bleach, oven cleaner and weed killer for example. To
those items that we are not aware of or have not given any thought to. What does it take to make
up your toothpaste? How many chemical constituents are used? Do you know what chemicals lurk in
your body wash, make-up, sunscreen and yes, your toothpaste? I certainly had not given any
thought to what I was using every day. It was alarming when I became aware. Every time we apply a
commercial spray on deodorant, we are most likely applying Aluminium straight to our lymph nodes.
Check out your deodorant, you may be dismayed to see what chemicals lurk in your favorite
I have chickens and ducks so we are very careful about what we use in our garden. I let the
grandsons go mad with the spray bottle of vinegar and clove oil and they do the weeding for me!
The animals love it and it is good for the environment. Win, Win, Win! Oh and no weeds!
True Fact: Fragrance falls into the category of perfume and is considered a manufacturing secret, however the word ‘fragrance’ in our products can hide up to and beyond 300 different chemical components?
We all have to manage the budget. I get that. We started slowly. I had the essential oils.
As a product needed replacing, I found a recipe to make my own and use my wonderful oils or I specifically bought a product that I knew was a smart choice, which for me was a replacement from the Young Living range.
My first product was Thieves Cleaning. This bottle of concentrate will clean just about anything. From bench tops, toilets to windows and the floor. So versatile and economical. It replaces pretty much every daily cleaning product I might have used in the past. One capful of cleaner is used to a 500ml bottle of water. Contact me and I have a very handy proportion guide showing the mixing for different cleaning.
Come along to one of our great information classes on ‘Ditch and Switch’. Exploring the chemicals in our lives and how we can swap them out.
Follow each link below. It will give you a recipe or an alternative product or both! Please contact me or subscribe to our newsletter and receive all the low tox monthly updates, alongside essential oil highlights and upcoming events at a glance, straight to your inbox. Too Easy!
½ cup fractionated coconut oil
¼ cup bi-carb soda
Essential Oil to suit your taste
Young Living Essential oils(YLEO) are 100% pure therapeutic essential oil and are powerful. When adding YLEO to a recipe always use one drop at a time to ensure no skin reactions. If a reaction occurs, cease using immediately. Use oil such as olive oil to dilute around irritation. If YLEO gets in your eye, use olive oil to dilute and rinse.
Alternatively Young Living have a number of toothpaste options:
Here is an easy swap. Vinegar. Just add it to your rinse aid reservoir like normal and voila! Chemical free rinse aid. My manufacturer actually have vinegar as a suggestion in the handbook so no harm to the machine either.