I have been on this journey to a healthy life for about two years now. I just began using Young Living Essential Oils this past October. Since beginning this journey I’ve felt strongly about the possible effects of toxins and informing people. I have a sense of urgency to tell people about the ingredients in their personal care products. I am imploring you to do the research.
You have probably read my last blog post about this. However I thought it important enough to write about it again. This time around I CHALLENGE YOU to do some research on your beloved face powder or your favorite cleaning agent.
Download the Think Dirty App and start scanning.
You will likely be very surprised. I know that when I began learning about the ingredients in my products I was terrified.
Confession time, I didn’t stop using my toxin filled products immediately. I ignored it for a little while yet. It did keep me up at night.
This isn’t to scare you into wellness. I write this blog post because I think that we as people have a right to know what we are putting on and inside of our bodies.
Many of us are careful about the foods we eat and are sure to be physically active, yet literally bathing in toxic chemicals.
Some would argue that toxins are unavoidable. This is true.
Why wouldn’t you do your part?
Why wouldn’t you want to reduce the amount of chemicals entering your body?
“Scientists are only beginning to investigate how certain chemicals may interact to contribute to cancer development. But given that we live in a sea of chemicals, it makes sense to begin reducing exposures to ones we know are bad actors.” – EWG
Cancer is rampant in our day and age and illnesses that were not around before are surfacing.
Do your part. You won’t regret wellness and it’s never too late to change.
Your transition into safer products does not have to be immediate. It is a process. You don’t have to throw all of your products out (You can if you can afford to;) ). Once you find which cleaner products work for you shopping will become so much easier. One (of many things) that I love about Young Living’s Essential rewards, is that I don’t have to question the safety of their products and I get a percentage of my purchase back in reward points!
Do some research and be mindful of Greenwashing. Greenwashing is when a company throws the words organic, natural, or Paraben free around in hopes of being considered safe. Don’t settle for that, check the ingredients! The word fragrance itself is so misleading. Fragrance or Parfum or any similar variation is an engineered scent or flavoring agent that may contain any combination of 3,000-plus stock chemical ingredients, including hormone disruptors and allergens. Fragrance formulas are protected under federal law’s classification of trade secrets and therefore can remain undisclosed. Found in: all types of cosmetics and cleaners.
It’s really sick that companies trade secrets are regarded as more important than our health and the disclosure of these chemicals.
The way that I see it is pay now in regards to organic foods and safer products being more costly or pay later with the decline of your health and medical bills.