I’ve struggled with chronic illness since I was a pre-teen and it took me far too long to see the connection between the foods and products I consumed with the symptoms I suffered. But when I got into college, I started learning about the hidden toxins in processed foods and conventional household and personal care products. Until one day when it clicked in my mind that perhaps, if I gave up those toxic things in my life that I might start feeling better…
So I began my wellness journey by making changes to my diet and ditching and switching the chemicals in my home with simpler and safer options. And wouldn’t you know it, those changes started to make a difference for my health. Today in my thirties, I am committed to leading a toxin-free life so I can live above the wellness line and thrive instead of existing in the misery I was in.
The two biggest tools I use for my overall wellness are high-quality essential oils and whole food cooking. I cook the majority of my food from scratch and do my best to source my ingredients from organic, seasonal, and local sources. It’s important to me to know exactly what I’m putting into my body and because of the deception in the modern food and health industries it’s proven to be more of a challenge than I thought. With the poor labeling standards in America, there are many companies out there who are flat out lying to the public about the ingredients, safety, and effectiveness of their products. It should be criminal.
Thankfully I found Young Living Essential Oils, a company with products I wholeheartedly believe in and trust. I trust them because of their Seed to Seal commitment and now also because I use them daily and know first hand how much of a difference they have made in my life. Even though I’ve already made significant changes in my lifestyle and seen incredible results, I’ve continued to educate myself about dangerous reality of the how what we put in and on our bodies effects our mental and physical health. And what I’ve learned has truly shocked me…
The Toxic Truth
26 seconds. That’s how long it takes for the toxic chemicals in your makeup, perfume, personal care, and household cleaning products to enter into your bloodstream when they make contact with your skin. It’s even quicker when those chemical fumes are inhaled into your lungs. And all those yummy smelling air fresheners, candles, and wax melts you love filling your home with? Exposing you and your family to those is just as bad for your health as smoking cigarettes in your home. Gross, I know. So let me ask you, do you know what’s in the products you use? In the things you put on your body or on your children?
“The average woman applies 80 chemicals to her body before breakfast daily through four types of products: makeup, hair care, skin care, and soap. And we wonder why our livers are taxed and we are tired and have hormonal issues! It is the yuck in our life. We are in constant chemical exhaustion.” – Sarah Harnisch
Those are some shocking numbers. And if you have struggled like I have with chronic health challenges and have exhausted your list of ideas to find healing, it’s time to take a good hard look at the ingredients you’re putting on and in your body. Because I am telling you with all honesty, from the bottom of my heart, it matters. I know I’ve paid the price from decades of abuse to my body through toxic products, processed foods, and excessive pharmaceutical use and I am SO thankful I made the changes I have. It’s made a huge difference for me.
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If you’ve never seen it, I would highly recommend watching The Human Experiment, a documentary that will open your eyes to some alarming statistics like these…
- In the past 45 years there has been a 38% increase in childhood brain cancer, 80% increase in Asthma cases, 74% increase in childhood Leukemia, Early onset of puberty has increased 55%, and ADHD is up 53%.
- Since 1975 Breast Cancer rates have gone up more than 30%.
- 7.3 million Americans have trouble conceiving or carrying to term (a 49% increase since 1988).
- In 1999 1 in 500 kids had Autism. Now it’s 1 in 88.
- There are over 80,000 chemicals on the market in the U.S.
- 42 billion pounds of chemicals enter American commerce every day
- These chemicals lurk in our upholstery, cookware, cosmetics, household products and the list goes on and on.
- There has been a 2,000% increase of chemical use in America in the past few decades.
- Most chemicals are NOT tested and there is no panel that makes sure we are protected, rather, these chemicals are innocent until proven guilty and the harm has already been done.
- In 2011 the chemical industry spent 52 million dollars lobbying in Washington.
- In 2012 chemical reform advocates were outnumbered 6-1 by industry interests.
- 93% of Americans tested have BPA in their bloodstream.
Are you listening? Do you see? All these diseases, chronic illness, pain, cancer, infertility… we’re doing this to ourselves by what put in, on and around our bodies. The big chemical companies certainly do not have our best interests in mind. You have to take your wellness into your own hands. But I promise you, there IS a better a way to live. A better way to help you and your family heal and use products in your home that help you instead of hurt you.
Making a Change
When my family discovered Young Living Essential Oils it COMPLETELY changed our lives. We have successfully ditched ALL the toxic products we once used including household cleaning products, toothpaste, makeup, soap, shampoo, conditioner, skin care, diaper rash cream, deodorant, and more and replaced it with healthy, plant based products and essential oils. Game. Changer.
You are the gatekeeper to your body and home and when you know better, you do better. My family has finally started experiencing wellness in our home, both physically and emotionally. We’ve also been able to save a lot of money along the way. There is freedom, there is wellness, it is yours to have, you just have to make the changes to get there. Even if it’s baby steps towards a life free from toxins, you can do it, and it it WILL be worth it!
Friend, we’re all in this together, so let’s do this. I’ll show you how. Let’s have a chat and see how you can start making the small changes in your life to see the big rewards like my family has experienced! My door is open, send me a message and I’ll send you a free sample of essential oils so you can try them out for yourself! Or if you are already ready to jump right in –> Get started here!