What's in Your Products? Get ready to take control of your health & wellness. Your lifestyle can look like this-------
Are you aware of what's in the products you are using in your home? Do you know that many of the ingredients in these products may be carcinogens or hormone disrupters, and may cause short or even long term health or immune system issues?
Here's the problem--- 1. Many of the toxic items do not have to be listed on the label (ex "fragrance") -companies can use that term and do not have to disclose the ingredients since it's "proprietary info".
2. Many times a toxin does not have testing before it's used in a product.
3. Chemicals won't be tested until people start suing for health issues that come up with using it. Example - talcum was used in baby powder for years and now it has been proven it's been causing cancer! Or glysophate in Round Up used for many years and now the lawsuits are coming! 4. The other issue is bio-accumulation-the repeated use of these chemicals in numerous products over numerous years of use.
Many popular household cleaners are dangerously toxic. Let's learn about some scariest substances that may be hiding in your home right now. 1 - Phthalates Found in:Many fragranced household products, such as air fresheners, dish soap, shampoo, deodorant, even toilet paper. Because of proprietary laws, companies don’t have to disclose what’s in their scents, so you won’t find phthalates on a label. If you see the word “fragrance” on a label, there’s a good chance phthalate are present. Health Risks:Phthalates are known endocrine disrupters.
2 - Triclosan Found in:Most liquid dishwashing detergents, deodorant, cosmetics and hand soaps labeled “antibacterial.” Health Risks:Triclosan is an aggressive antibacterial agent that can promote the growth of drug-resistant bacteria.
3 - Butoxyethanol Found in:Window, kitchen and multipurpose cleaners. Health Risks:2-butoxyethanol is the key ingredient in many window cleaners and gives them their characteristic sweet smell.
4 - Chlorine Found in: Scouring powders, toilet bowl cleaners, mildew removers, laundry whiteners, household tap water. Health Risks: You’re getting exposed through fumes and possibly through skin when you clean with it, but because it’s also in city water to get rid of bacteria, you’re also getting exposed when you take a shower or bath. The health risks from chlorine can be acute, and they can be chronic; it’s a respiratory irritant at an acute level. But the chronic effects are what people don’t realize: It may be a serious thyroid disrupter. 5 - Quarternary Ammonium Compounds, or “QUATS” Found in:Fabric softener liquids and sheets, most household cleaners labeled “antibacterial.” Health Risks: Quats are another type of antimicrobial, and thus pose the same problem as triclosan by helping breed antibiotic-resistant bacteria and respiratory distress. 6 - Fragrance Found in:Everything. Health Risks:Fragrance gets a free pass under the law—it’s the only ingredient that’s allowed to hide under a cloud of rose petals and doesn’t have to say what it really is. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, over 5,000 different fragrance chemicals — in countless combinations — are used in products today.
Some more ingredients to watch out for:
Use the websiteEWG.orgto check out the chemicals in YOUR products. Some suggestions I would make that you can do right away to start cleaning out the toxins in your home: 1. Start reading ALL your product labels! 2. Get rid of "oil" warmers and air fresheners of any kind - esp the "plug in types-not only are they all chemicals they can also cause fires. 3. Stop drinking sodas - they are one of the worse things for your body 4. Stop using artificial sweeteners - really bad and do not help with blood sugars - may be worse for you. 5. Stop using fabric softeners - again all chemicals you are inhaling. 6. Replace all your kitchen and bathroom cleaners with non-toxic Thieves Household cleaner 7. Start looking at your bath products, skin care products, makeup etc - I was shocked to see what I was putting on my body and then realizing that the chemicals in the shampoo I was using was being absorbed right into my brain! Women use about 80 chemicals in these products just getting dressed in the morning! 8. Stop using anti-perspirants! Did you know that the aluminum in them is the #1 cause of breast cancer? (even for men - yes, men can get breast cancer also). 9. Start checking out the chemicals in your babies' and children's products? Did you know that In a study of newbornblood, released by the Environmental Working Group, an average of 200 industrial chemicals and pollutants were found in umbilical cord blood from 10 babies? How can they survive if we continually feed them these chemicals? What will their quality of life be in 10-20-30 years?
I hope these pages have started you thinking seriously about a better, toxin free lifestyle. If you don't start making those changes to less chemical products today--where will you and/or your family be in the next 10, 20, or 30 years from using them? Young Living has the answer for most of the productsyou use everyday w/o harsh chemicals. YOUcontrol what enters your family's household and what they use. Ask yourself- Will what I am using be better for their health or harm it over the years?
Check out the Oily Lifestyle page link below and get started today. We will work with you on getting those chemicals out of your family with our one-on-one health coaching. We are here for you!!