Have you thought about what is in your household products? If you only knew part of the chemicals that are lurking in your cleaners (yes even the ones that say “Green” and “infused” or “removed”) I’m hoping you would dump them all! Even Windex!
Why is it important to clean with natural ingredients?
You’re at the grocery store and you see a cleaner on the cleaning aisle. It looks cute and makes promises of a germ-free environment. You assume it’s safe for use because it’s sold at the store. Most people assume cleaning products on the grocery store shelf have been tested and are safe for use, but that is simply not true!
Some interesting information:
- Some ingredients found in cleaners may be linked to cancer, reproductive and developmental toxicity, allergies and irritation, burns and poisonings. <www.ewg.org/guides/cleaners/content/cleaners_and_health>
- Studies show that many toxicants invade our bodies. They have been found in blood, urine and breast milk, as well as in the umbilical cord blood of newborns. <www.cdc.gov/exposurereport/>
- Regular use of cleaning sprays can have as much of an impact on health as smoking a pack of cigarettes a day, according to this study. <https://www.newsweek.com/impact-cleaning-products-lung-health-bad-20-day-cigarette-habit-study-810277?>
Because of the Toxic Substance Control Act, companies did not have to clear even a basic safety review before using a chemical in a consumer product. Instead of requiring chemical manufacturers to demonstrate that their products were safe before they went into use, the law required the government to prove that a substance caused harm in order to control or replace a dangerous chemical. The law has been slightly updated for newly created chemicals, but the 80,000+ chemicals created in the last century are still being used in the marketplace. Yikes.
Some pretty scary stuff! But there are some easy simple swaps that you can start making today! Young Living is known for its large selection of pure, authentic essential oils, but we also have a wide selection of safe, naturally derived, plant-based products for the entire home!
The Young Living Thieves product line offers healthy alternatives for all your cleaning needs! We have everything from hand soap to laundry detergent. You can feel confident knowing that we don’t use any harsh chemicals and the entire line is infused with the powerful Thieves essential oil blend. Making a quick and easy swap may just start with a bottle of our Thieves household cleaner!
If you would like to learn more about what green cleaning can do for you follow this link here and check out a class a few of us just did: Baby Steps To going Green/Spring Cleaning.
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*Article written by Kathryn Yateman of Kat’s Corner, who is responsible for all content. The information and opinions contained in it are her own and not necessarily those of BoulderCity.com.