So my last blog was eye opening, right? Did you see the first Ditch and Switch post? Did you scan any of your everyday products and cleaners to see how they rated in the “Think Dirty” app or “EWG” app? Or check some of those mile-long ingredient words that you can’t pronounce on the Environmental Working Group webite’s database for their cancer causing score?
Over the next few blog posts, I want to highlight for you some of Young Living’s THIEVES line of household products that you can trust to use as replacements for toxic commercial products you may be using now. Yep, it’s not just an essential oil blend. ?
Do you know the story of THIEVES? It all centers around the Bubonic Plague. When the Bubonic Plague struck, all the ports shut down to minimize the spread of the highly contagious and deadly disease. This greatly impacted the spice traders’ and perfumers’ livelihood. These were some of the products coming in and out of the ports that got shut down. At that point, desperate to live and provide for their households, they went around robbing from the dead and dying (?this is how the Pawn Industry was birthed.) They used a concoction of spices and perfumes that protected them from the disease (not the synthetic fragrances of today that would probably have given them diseases.) When they were finally caught, they were offered leniency in their punishment if they would reveal their recipe.
Gary Young (YL’s founder) read multiple accounts with several recipes (common threads throughout the accounts) and based on his vast knowledge and experience of essential oils he created the unique Thieves blend. Young Living’s Thieves blend is a powerful combination with Lemon, Clove, Cinnamon Bark, Rosemary, and Eucalyptus Radiata essential oils. These oils help boost immunity. They also have incredible cleaning ability. And they smell AMAZING!
Ditch and Switch your laundry products! And, you may be wondering, “Why would I do that?” A top chemical-laden offending commercial product to replace is Laundry Detergent. Did you know that many common cleaners and most detergents on the market today are filled with toxic chemicals that are harmful to your health? These chemicals are often EDCs (endocrine-disrupting chemicals) that have been shown to affect our hormones, thyroid regulation, reproductive systems, and many other essential functions of our bodies. Companies knowingly add these chemicals to their products, and consumers buy them and use them in home. The time to change is now! Young Living has super concentrated Thieves Laundry Soap. A little goes a long way!!! It has a light scent ? of citrus and Thieves. You can do approximately 64 loads of laundry with this bottle in an HE washer and 32 in a standard washer. Thieves Laundry Soap is a great way to replace harsher chemicals in your home. Use Thieves Household Cleaner at full strength in a roller bottle on-the-go or spray bottle in your laundry room to replace stain removers. And if your clothes aren’t soft enough without extra products, buy cotton. ? Seriously. Do a little google search about “fragrances” and if that doesn’t convince you, study up on the detrimental effects fabric softeners can have on fabrics (not to mention your HEALTH. ?) If you still need something to add in to that place in your washer, try plain white vinegar. You might be pleasantly surprised how much you don’t miss your old laundry products!
What’s in your laundry room?
March 10th, 2018 Posted In: Uncategorized