Keeping with our Spring clean theme for the month of March, today we want to talk about the toxins hiding in many traditional cleaners. We know, we know. It’s upsetting to us too, but when you know better, you automatically do better and we want to help you do better with ease!
So let’s take a look at some of the most common toxins lurking in our toiletries, cleaners, and even beauty products, shall we?
With the skin being our biggest organ, anything that comes in contact with it immediately absorbs into our bloodstream, making it incredibly crucial to be aware of what we’re putting on or near our skin. By reading labels and seeking natural sources as alternatives, we can help protect ourselves and our families from these toxic chemicals.
So what toxins should you look for when reading labels?
That’s a great question. Do yourself a favor and take out all of your current cleaning product and look for the following ingredients:
+Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
+Ethanolamine (DEA, MEA, or TEA)
And then do yourself a favor and google all of those ingredients that you found in your cleaning or beauty products. If what you find scares you, have no fear! There are so many options out there for replacing these products and we’re here to share a few of them with you today!
Mirrors + Glass: Simply grab some newspaper, vinegar, lemon EO, and your Thieves Cleaner. Make a 50:1 ratio of Thieves Cleaner and water and add in a tablespoon of vinegar and 10 drops of Lemon EO. Shake, spray windows, and wipe clean with newspaper! And voila! Clean windows without the toxins!
Toilets: Toss in a cup of vinegar, 10 drops of Lemon EO, and spray with Thieves Cleaner. Let sit for a few minutes and scrub clean! How easy does that sound?
Furniture Polish: Combine 2 cups of water, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, 1 tablespoon of vinegar, 5 drops of Pine EO in a spray bottle. Shake, spray, and wipe clean for a shine you won’t believe isn’t full of toxins!
Sinks and Bathrooms: Combine ¼ cup baking soda, 10 drops Lemon EO, ¾ cup vinegar, and 2 cups of hot water in a spray bottle. Shake, spray, let sit, and wipe clean! We couldn’t make it any easier if we tried!
Moral of the story? You don’t have to fill your home with toxins in order to believe it’s clean. The products in your kitchen cabinets and a few Young Living oils combined with the power of Thieves All-Purpose Cleaner is truly all you need!
Let us know what non-toxic cleaners you’re using in your home today by tagging us over on Instagram @theoilerycollective! We can’t wait to be inspired by your YL recipes! But in the meantime, be sure to give the recipes we shared today a try and let us know what you think!