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After getting the Think Dirty app, I became acutely aware of the enormous amount of chemicals in the products I use everyday. The app breaks them down into 3 categories: (1) Carcinogenicity (2) Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity (3) Allergies & Immunotoxicities.
My reaction after using this app for the first time: EXCUSE ME, WHAT?!?! You are telling me that there are chemicals in my lotion that cause cancer, reproductive issues, and compromise my immune system?? What. The. Heck. The kicker? The first thing I scanned was my stretch mark cream marketed for pregnant women. Want to know it’s score? Nine. Out of ten. No, I’m not kidding. And the worst part? It scored highest for Developmental & Reproductive toxicity. ITS FOR PREGNANT WOMEN.
Ok, so after my
catastrophic minor freak out, I decided to make some changes. Because no one is made of money (well I guess some people are, but I don’t know them…), I had to take it slow. I replaced my stretch mark cream with coconut oil, and my astringent with witch hazel. After a few months, I started looking into making my own products.
Essential Oils have been a huge help in my journey toward a toxin free home. Being a Young Living member has been awesome because they have single Essential Oils, so that I can make things myself, or they have products already made, if it’s something that I don’t want to tackle myself (like toothpaste, I’m not making that). Here are a few DIY replacements for things most of us use every day 🙂
One of the first things I replaced was my daily facial cleanser. For this recipe, mix the ingredients in the graphic above in a foaming soap bottle. This recipe cleans your face (without dumping toxins directly into your pores) and leaves you with healthy, great looking skin!
For occasional blemishes, mix the above ingredients in a 10 ml glass roller bottle. Apply to problem areas as needed. Zap those suckers while continuing to nourish your
money maker face.
Now that you are using a toxin free face wash and blemish roller, you will also want to replace your daily facial moisturizer. To make this Face Cream, whip the above ingredients in a small glass jar and add to your daily facial regimen.
For long, healthy locks, mix the above ingredients in a 2 oz. glass spray bottle and shake well. Spray your hair when you get out of the shower and it’s still wet. Then style as usual (or if you’re like me…let it dry on its own and just see what happens!).
Lastly, Young Living just came out with a new Misting Spray to use with their Savvy Minerals make-up line (I’ll post about that later, but you are gonna want all of it, trust me). But, it has been selling like hotcakes (and is currently sold out), so in the meantime, I’ll be using this recipe. For this one, just mix the above ingredients in a glass spray bottle, and shake well before use.
What do y’all think? Are you ready to take the oily plunge with me? If so, send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I’ll hook you up! Have questions about oils? Comment below! If I don’t know the answer, I can find out! Ready to just go ahead and buy a kit? Click this link, click Continue, click Continue again, and check out all the kit options!