It is when companies make false claims of being a “natural alternative” for your home, but they actually contain ingredients that are the opposite. Look at the ingredients and do a quick Google search!
I won’t name names (because I’m not that type of person) and I think they had good intentions in the beginning but now they miss the mark.
When you choose “CLEAN” products, it is so important to know that the ingredients are really safe.
You do not want to expose yourself and your family to harmful things when you don’t have to! This is especially the case if you have respiratory or skin issues like I do!
If you didn’t know, the Thieves kit (products with a plant-based formula that give an effective, deep clean) has all the basics for you to get started.
Here’s a list of ingredients that may have harmful side effects and you might want to think about replacing
PEG-2 Cocomonium Chloride
Sodium Caprylyl Sulfonate
Sodium methyl-2 lauryl sulfate
Plus, there are so many different ways to use Thieves products. You can make the products last twice or even three times as long! So it’s toxin free and you are going to $$$$ at the same time! Win-Win!
While I have an awesome DIY chest rub recipe, I like that there is Thieves Chest Rub available. It helps tackle seasonal colds and coughs that you can feel in your chest.
With natural camphor and menthol along with Eucalyptus oil and the power of Thieves, rub this on your chest to help relieve coughs, soothe nasal passages, and keep you breathing easily and comfortable while you recover.
It provides temporary relief of coughs caused by allergies, cold, minor throat and bronchial irritation. The aromatic vapors soothe nasal passages.
Plus, it’s plant based and formulated free of petroleum, parabens, phthalates, mineral oil, synthetic perfumes or dyes, artificial colors, preservatives, or GMO ingredients!
Did you know that your skin is your largest organ?
What you put on your skin is JUST as, if not more important, than what you put in your body. The average woman applies 300 chemicals to her body a day – 80 before breakfast.
Let that sink in.
Many of us will do anything to help beautify ourselves, prevent aging, improve our skin, including settling for toxic products.
Some of the toxic ingredients include
– bismuth: a heavy metal that chemically resembles arsenic and can cause irritation and acne
– phthalates: endocrine disruptors linked to developmental and reproductive toxicity as well as cancer, asthma, ADHD, and male fertility issues; classified as a “probable human carcinogen” by the EPA
– petrochemicals: chemical products derived from petroleum that are linked to anemia, kidney degeneration, and nerve damage to the brain
That’s why I am so glad I have Young Living ! They offer so many wonderful, effective products to promote healthy skin and improve your beauty routine SAFELY.
I love that Savvy Minerals uses only clean ingredients like Aloe vera leaf extract, Apricot kernel oil, Coconut oil, Essential oils, Grapeseed oil, and so much more!
BEAUTY WITHOUT COMPROMISE
Foundation (liquid and powder)
With all that, let me highlight two of my favorites:
Poppy Seed Lip Scrub + Lip Luxe
The Poppy seed Lip scrub is awesome ! My lips feel so soft and smooth. Also, using a lip scrub can help with the fine wrinkles around your lips.
Lip Luxe is a rich, luxurious lip gloss and treatment. It has moisture-boosting sunflower seed oil which is the yellow hue, jojoba oil, and grape seed extract. If you have not tried the new Lip Luxe yet, you should definitely do so! You can wear this one alone or layered on top of your favorite lipstick. Most days I am wearing it with a little tinted gloss.