A Healthy Home
With all of the over the counter products, household cleaners and store bought items we have available in our local store, it can be easy to fall into the harmful chemical mess that we are faced with today. The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health studied 2,983 ingredients on our products at home, and found 884 toxic ingredients. 314 of them caused biological mutations. 218 caused reproductive problems. 778 were toxic to the human body. 146 caused cancer tumors- but were allowed in the US, even though they were banned in other countries around the world. Many of these chemicals are allowed in common cleaning supplies in the US - Things under your cabinets right now.
26 seconds after exposure, chemicals are found in measurable amounts in the human body. The average woman applies 300 chemicals to her body a day - 80 before breakfast! Of the top 10 most dangerous chemicals in our homes, #1 air fresheners like plug ins and candles, #2 cleaning supplies like sink, bathtub and toilet cleaners, that bright blue dish soap and laundry detergent and personal care products like shampoo, body wash and deodorant are LADEN with chemicals. Most deodorants have ALUMINUM which we slather under our arms for 70 years on our lymph nodes! Many scientists believe aluminum exposure is linked to Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.
Did you know that of the top pollutants in the family home are laundry detergent and fabric softener? You wash your clothes, they sit and soak through your skin and outgas in your closet all day. This info is straight from the US Environmental Protection Agency's Top 10 Killer Household Chemicals Study.
You might already believe that what you are purchasing is natural and safe, either from the store or from companies that claim that they have your health and wellness in mind. The very sad truth is that many well known companies and brands do something called greenwashing. This is when they change the look of their branding and carefully place words to make it look like their products are organic, natural and clean when they are not. Synthetic chemicals, fillers and harmful substances riddle the contents of many commonly used household items.
This can all feel defeating and overwhelming. This information is not to scare you! It's to bring light to the reality that we face and to EMPOWER you to make small changes, thoroughly research companies and be able to support the ones that truly hold your family's wellness as their top priority. This is where we come in! We've been there, we've done that! Starting SMALL makes ALL the difference and the tiniest of changes can greatly effect your overall health and the health of those you love.
Why We Chose Young Living
Young Living has been in the Pure Essential Oils industry for over 20 years and have almost 250 essential oils to offer. They own their own farms all over the world and care for their soil and seed process ALL free from harmful chemicals, herbicides and artificial ingredients. The farmland they use or partner with MUST be chemical free for 50+ years! Along with this SEED to SEAL quality assurance, they test their oils rigorously in their internal labs as well as in third party testing facilities to maintain their high Pure Essential Oil Standards. If a batch doesn't meet these standards it's thrown out or used as fertilizers or cleaners at the farm. They do not re-sell these batches to other companies like many others do to make a profit! They distill their oils in such a way that maintains the integrity of the plants beneficial properties, and they only put their crops through 1 distillation process to ensure potency, while other companies distill their crops 2, 3 even 4 more times creating less potent batches. So with Young Living, we know that we are getting the same quality grade potency from one bottle to the next.
You can even visit the Young Living farms and be a part of the harvesting and distilling process. They welcome and encourage visitors! How cool!
Why We Only Use 100% Pure Essential Oils
100% Pure essential oils do not contain any additives, fillers or harmful chemicals. They are unadulterated and are the highest potency in the essential oil community. They are distilled in a way that maintains the beneficial properties of the plants they are derived from, and are the only oils capable of therapeutic benefits. When using essential oils, you want to make sure you are using the most pure, the most natural and the safest products on the market. You want to ensure that whatever you are breathing, ingesting or applying onto your skin isn't filled with harmful toxins. Anything you put on your skin and especially take internally is absorbed into your bloodstream and can affect your hormone levels, respiratory function, brain function, immune response and overall health.
For us, it's also about a Deeper Sense of Purpose
Swapping our household items for essential oils and essential oil infused products from Young Living was easy, but it wasn't the only thing that we felt was important. Young Living is more than just a company that produces safe quality products. They are also a foundation that puts 100% of their donations towards local and global philanthropy. Yes, 100%! Young Living covers all administrative costs so that every single donation to the Young Living Foundation can be spent on helping people around the world. They also provide service trips to communities all over the world that anyone can apply for and extend their helping hand. Please visit https://younglivingfoundation.org for more information regarding the Young Living Foundation!