SPRING HAS SPRUNG and our thoughts go to new blooms, baby chicks & bunnies, Easter egg hunts and …… CLEANING!
Spring cleaning has become a yearly ritual and we become compelled to freshen up our homes, tidy our closets and fling open the windows to herald the fresh air and take-in the aroma of new blooms and the joyous sound of bird-song. We are perhaps already health-conscious and would like to steer away from the typical well-known products that may contain volatile organic compounds (VOLs), which pose a number of health risks. Finding the right products can be confusing and several of our local wellness practitioners are happy to share some educational tips and recommendations on Green Cleaning products and versatile Essential Oils that offer multiple uses. This month we also celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd, and what better way than to support our non-profit member, BE WELL, at their Yoga, Fashion Show & Luncheon event at the beautiful (and very green) Myrtle Creek. BE WELL offer a Yoga for Cancer Recovery program. Several teachers at Sage Yoga Studios are trained to teach this special class and the BE WELL FUNDRAISER will enable SAGE to make it a donation-based class.
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In today’s world, some of the most dangerous things that affect our health are things we willingly expose ourselves to daily. And some of these things might not be what you expect! In fact, you might be completely oblivious to the fact that the products we use on ourselves, in our home, on our children, and in our everyday lives, could be the very things that are contributing to why we’re sick, why we have health problems, why we struggle emotionally, and why we are not living a full life. Using a toxin-free cleaner instead of the chemical-filled cleaner or grabbing the toxin-free shampoo instead of a chemical-filled one can make such a difference in your health.
Products like detergents you find in the store have some scary ingredients in them: harmful chemicals like Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), a foaming agent that has been linked to irritation of the skin and eyes, organ toxicity, developmental/reproductive toxicity, neurotoxicity, endocrine disruption, and biochemical or cellular changes, possible mutations, and cancer. These chemicals from detergents get stuck in our clothes, rubbing against our skin all day long, absorbing into our bodies and causing problems.
Facts about everyday products from the store:
Store bought soaps contain sodium laureth sulfate, a toxic chemical used to remove car grease off of garage floors. This can be damaging to the skin, as well as disruptive to immune health and hormonal health.
Both adult and kid shampoos contain phthalates, a toxic chemical that has been banned in children’s toys, but is still found in body cleansing products. It is known to be an endocrine disruptor, and very hard for the body to break down when used consistently during bath time.
Store bought household cleaning products contain 2-butoxyethanol, which is a toxin known to cause sore throat, narcosis, and severe liver and kidney damage.
Store bought laundry detergents and dryer sheets contain alpha-terpineol, benzyl alcohol, and camphor, which are all toxic ingredients that cause central nervous system disorders, loss of muscular coordination, central nervous system depression, headaches, nausea, and vomiting.
When we use these products on ourselves and our children on a daily basis, the toxins build up and accumulate within our bodies – a process called“bioaccumulation.” This means that the more we expose ourselves to these toxins, the harder it is for our bodies to break them down. Because of this build up, it causes both minor and major health issues, that otherwise could be prevented if we simply quit using those toxins. Even if these issues aren’t apparent right now, they will be apparent later on down the road.
What’s even scarier to know, is some of the most popular “organic” products can still contain some the ingredients above. Even if you think you’re making a better decision about going organic instead of conventional, there is still a probability that your organic product is still highly toxic for yourself or your little ones. Don’t believe me? Visit the Environmental Working Group website at ewg.org, plug in the ingredients of your products, and see how high it is rated in toxicity. Or, download the “Think Dirty” app on your smartphone, and look at the toxicity levels. The results will shock you, and will make you want to throw those products in the trash.
Do you feel like you don’t have time to research every chemical listed on the back of your laundry detergent, toothpaste, or home cleaner? The only company we trust that has products with NONE of the chemicals listed above, that is even better than the “organic” label, and that only contains the purest of plant based ingredients, is Young Living. While they are an essential oil company, they are also a fully-equipped natural products company. They have supplements, beauty products, household cleaning products, stuff for kids and babies, home purifiers, bath and shower products, oral care, and yes – even makeup! This makes it easy to simply ditch the products you’re currently using, and replace it with something Young Living has instead. It is your one-stop-shop for all things you will need for yourself, for your home, for your children, and for your health!
For over 21 years, Young Living has been the world leader in producing and guaranteeing 100% pure and potent therapeutic grade essential oils and plant based products. They’ve got this standard called “Seed to Seal,” which places them in a category higher than any other company in the world. Basically, what “seed to seal” means, is from the time the seed of the plant is sourced, until it is put into an essential oil bottle or a plant based product, Young Living applies the most rigorous quality controls possible to ensure that you are receiving the product exactly the way nature intended it to be. Simply put, the only thing inside the essential oil bottle is the plant itself – no additives, fillers, synthetic fragrances, preservatives, or dyes (which is NOT the same for store bought essential oils, hence why other brands are dangerous and highly toxic). The same goes for all of their products – the only ingredients within the products are the ones listed on the label, and they are all plant based. Not one single ingredient is synthetic, toxic, or chemically derived.
I know that some healthy lifestyle choices can be hard. It is also a process to commit to ridding your home of toxic products. It is best to take it one baby step at at time. One easy way to start is with Thieves Cleaner. You can begin ditching and switching out all your other toxic cleaners with this one plant-based cleaning product. This non-toxic plant based cleaner does a fantastic job and is extremely cost effective.
For more information please contact Cynthia Spencer with Evolution Wellness. She is a holistic practitioner who loves using complementary alternative methods for healing and overall health. Cynthia is a Distributor for Young Living and is passionate about their oils and products. She is also a Homeopathic practitioner and Reiki Master. Visit her oils website at www.myyl.com/cynthiasyd and her business website at www.evolutionwellness7.com or contact her via e-mail at email@example.com
SHAKLEE Get Clean products are always safe around little ones and pets, always work and always green for the planet. 2018 is the perfect time to create a healthy environment for home and business. One 16 ounce bottle of Basic H2 makes 48 gallons of super-powerful cleaner and is a no rinse streak-free formula. It is derived from corn and coconuts and does not contain phosphates, dyes, toxins or toxic fumes. Retail it sells for $12.15. Because the products are highly concentrated they are very cost-effective.
The complete SHAKLEE Get Clean Starter Kit sells for $115.32 and includes: Basic H2, Dish washer automatic powder concentrate, Hand dish wash liquid concentrate, Germ off disinfecting wipes, Nature bright laundry booster and stain remover, Soft fabric dryer sheets, Fresh Laundry fragrance free concentrate HE compatible and accessories including 3 spray bottles, dropper pipette, pump, measuring scoop, dual measuring spoon, microfiber cloth, microfiber window cloth, dish sponge, miracle scrubber pad and caddy. I have used these products for 35 years. Call Annette AuBuchon at 760-723-3564 to learn more and to order. Products are shipped directly to your home.
SPRING CLEAN THE GREEN WAY & ENDING ALLERGIES & ASTHMA…
With spring in the air lots of things come to mind, more sun, baby chicks, starting your garden, cleaning up the yard, and allergies. So while you are spring cleaning lets use “green ways” to help us with allergies this season.
Essential oils are a great way to spring clean the “green way” for both your house and garden while helping your allergy symptoms. They can be used as natural pest control for your garden, they are a natural way to sooth allergy symptoms, and last but not least, they are a family and pet safe, anti-microbial way to clean your house without using harsh chemicals. Of course many products claim to use essential oils but mix-in other perfumes and chemicals making them less safe for you, your loved ones, and end up promoting allergies. So it is important that you do your due diligence to determine if you have a good product. To learn which oils are safe for you and your household, come to the FREE essential oils for health & wellness class on Saturday April 7th at 9 AM at my office (5256 S. Mission Rd, #406, on the corner of the building in the movie theater parking lot).
Call 760-509-1300 to RSVP.
Then later in the month, on Saturday April 28th, we will be holding our FREE, Body Signals workshop on “Ending Allergies and Asthma” where we will learn what really causes these problems and how we can over come them the “green way”. The workshop will be held at the same address at 9 AM. Please call the above number and RSVP.
Remember: Healthy is Normal, Our Bodies are Smart, and Symptoms are Signals to Make a Change!
Cory created this mix to use on mold and it killed the mold. The mix has a nice cinnamon scent and it can also be used on pet bedding, inside the car and around the home. It has shown to be effective in killing bacteria and viruses. It can be used as an air-mister and also directly onto surfaces where you might find mold growing.
We cannot make any claim that you will have the same results as those people we tested, but this is a natural and healthy way to kill mold, viruses and bacteria without having to use dangerous chemicals around pets, children or yourself. VISIT CORY’S WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION
HOW ABOUT SPRING CLEANING YOUR BODY BY MAKING A PACT NOT TO USE GMO’S
Here is a link to Nutritionist, Debi Foli’s Blog for more information on GMO’s