Toxin Free Home Tips

Removing Toxins from the Home – Scented Candles and Air Fresheners!

Toxin Free Home Tips

Next up…lets talk about scented candles and air fresheners a bit.  Yep, we have to go here.  So you can probably put this together from my post on fabric softeners and laundry soap, but yes, the synthetic fragrance in these products makes them toxic.  These products are another source of hidden toxins in the home.  Here is what is going on in them…

Diffusing Essential Oils

No worries.  So instead, you just DIFFUSE your essential oils!  ❤️♨️

Diffusing essential oils

I promise, you will not miss these synthetic fragrances at all.  There are some essential oils blends that, in my opinion, smell so good there is no way a synthetic fragrance could be better.  Once you start using your diffuser and all the essential oil choices, this will be another super easy change you make to support your health.

Combining a citrus oil with other oils is always good.  Here are some of my favorite diffuser blends right now…

  • Awaken + Pine
  • Orange + Stress Away
  • Bergamot + Orange + Stress Away
  • Thieves + Lemon
  • Grapefruit + Idaho Balsam Fir + Citrus Fresh
  • Rosemary + Lavender + Cedarwood + Lemongrass
  • Lemon + Lavender + Peppermint

Ready to start making your home toxin-free with the ease of Young Living?  We would love to have you join us!! ❤️ You get an essential oil diffuser of your choice in the Premium Starter Kit.   Learn more here.

Other posts in this series, are linked below.

Removing Toxins from the Home – Household Cleaners!

Removing Toxins from the Home – Laundry Detergent and Fabric Softeners!

Removing Toxins from the Home – Toiletries and Beauty Products!

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Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Read the full disclaimer here.

Toxin Free Home Tips

Removing Toxins from the Home – Laundry Detergent and Fabric Softeners!

Toxin Free Home Tips

If you missed my post on making the switch to safe cleaning products, click here!  This is an equally important next step…looking into our laundry detergent and fabric softeners.  Our intentions in doing laundry is to get our clothes clean and not add a chemical film to them.  Our clothes lay on our skin and our children’s skin…ALL day long.  The fragrance of laundry detergent and fabric softeners are just toxic chemicals, that are being absorbed into our bodies.  This graphic list some of the biggest offenders in these products…

Toxins in laundry detergent and fabric softeners

Young Living’s Thieves line also has a laundry soap and it’s just as awesome as you might think it to be.  It cleans your clothes gently with the Thieves blend, Jade Lemon, and Bergamot essential oils.

Thieves Laundry Soap

Wool Dryer Balls!!  These are a great alternative to fabric softeners.  They can also decrease the drying time and help with static.  Use a few drops of essential oils on your dryer balls and know that your clothes are clean, fresh, and toxin-free.  Some of my favorite oils to put on the wool dryer balls are Lavender, Lemon, Citrus Fresh, Purification, and Bergamot but anything you like and choose is great.  Once you know that the strong smell coming off your clothes from fabric softener are harsh chemicals, you won’t miss this product at all.

Toxin Free Fabric Softener

The wool dryer balls last a long time too.  I usually put 3 dryer balls in my dryer with each load.  They can be purchased at Bed Bath and Beyond (I love their coupons) and even Amazon.

Just like in our household cleaning products, the words like clean, safe, all natural, and green do not always mean toxin-free.  Using the Environmental Working Groups website, www.ewg.org or the Think Dirty app database to see where products rank on safety is always the way to go.

Making laundry toxin-free is another step in supporting your family’s health and wellness!! 💚🌿

Other posts in this series, are linked below.

Removing Toxins from the Home – Household Cleaners!

Removing Toxins from the Home – Scented Candles and Air Fresheners!

Removing Toxins from the Home – Toiletries and Beauty Products!

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Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Read the full disclaimer here.

Toxin Free Home Tips

Removing Toxins from the Home – Household Cleaners!

Toxin Free Home Tips

My love of Young Living essential oils is about this amazing alternative way to support wellness.  Identifying and removing toxic chemicals from the home is a huge piece of living well and is super important for our families, kids, and even pets!!  These hidden toxins are easy to eliminate once you know what they are and what products contain them.  It just takes small changes as you learn.  Once you are informed, you can make better buying decisions and truly protect your home!

Let’s specifically look at what is in most cleaning products.  Then in upcoming posts we will talk about laundry soaps, fabric softeners, beauty products, as well as candles and air fresheners.

There are many brands of cleaners that say all natural or a ‘green’ cleaner and still may have hidden toxins such as these listed in this graphic.

Toxins in household cleaners

In addition to the 3 most common, there are additional toxins that you want to be aware of, as they can disrupt our bodies and have the potential to cause long-term harm…

  • Phthalates (i.e. fragrance)
  • Quaternary Ammonia Compounds
  • Triclosan
  • Chlorine
  • Sodium Hydroxide
  • Perchloroethylene

If you have not heard of these or their dangers, please take this research a little further.  Google the ‘dangers of … ‘ to learn more. You will be shocked as to what harm they can cause.  We get to make the decision whether or not we are going to allow them into our homes.  There ARE safer options!

Alternatives for Cleaning

Young Living makes an amazing household cleaner that contains NONE of these harsh toxins.  It has replaced all the other cleaning products we used to use, and it is safe for kids and pets too.  Thieves Household cleaner is a concentrate.  One cap full makes a 16 ounce bottle of all-purpose cleaner, just by adding water.  Each bottle of concentrate makes 29 bottles of cleaner and can clean your whole house!! It smells so good and does a really great job with the cleaning power of Thieves.  I am kind of obsessed with this cleaner and its multitasking abilities.

Thieves Household Cleaner

DIY Cleaning Recipes

You can also make some of your own simple cleaners.  Here are a few recipes…

Toxin Free DIY Cleaners

Take a look at the Environmental Working Group website at, www.ewg.org, to see where the products you are currently using rate.  Their scale is 1-10 with a 1 being the safest.  You can also download the Think Dirty app for your phone and get similar product information.  Some products that you may have thought to be safe, may not be at all.  It is eye-opening for sure.  It is SO IMPORTANT to make this step for you, your family, kids, and pets.  These are harsh chemicals that are just NOT safe and way too scary to allow in our homes.

We are on this journey of learning together!  Happy healthy cleaning, friends!! 🍋

Other posts in this series, are linked below.

Removing Toxins from the Home – Laundry Detergent and Fabric Softeners!

Removing Toxins from the Home – Scented Candles and Air Fresheners!

Removing Toxins from the Home – Toiletries and Beauty Products!

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Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Read the full disclaimer here.