Your home is your safe place, your relaxation den. Home is where you nourish yourself, sleep and dream. Your safe haven to keep your loved ones close, well fed and happy.
A clean, fresh smelling household is a must. Yet its not easy to keep the most important building in our lives sparkling clean with out using damaging harsh synthetic chemicals and fragrances found in mainstream cleaning products. Now more than ever it is important to reduce the toxins in every room of your home. From birth, the human body is designed to protect against and remove as many toxins as possible. Toxins are all around us—in the food we eat, the air we breathe, the chemicals we clean with. “Toxic load” refers to the volume of toxic substances that have been accumulated in the body at any given time and the overall burden it places on the body systems and vital organs.
Being a Wellness Advocate with doTERRA we must look at the big picture environment with each of our clients. To determine their Toxic load. One of the first ways we assist our new clients is by taking a good look at their daily cleaning habits. We look at what they use to wash up with in their daily body care routines, AND what they use to clean floors and surfaces in each room of the home.
When looking at the products used in the bathroom, we cover the skincare drawer, the shower and the oral health routine of each member of the family. In this deep dive investigation we look at ingredients with the goal of minimizing exposure to potentially harmful chemicals on a daily basis. This is the most effective method for limiting toxic load. Your skin is your body’s largest organ. It is also one of the most common pathways of toxic exposure. Be mindful of the things you put on your skin. Many mainstream and traditional personal care products have less than ideal ingredients. doTERRA's skincare lines have ingredients that were carefully selected to be as safe and gentle for your skin as possible.
TIPS FOR AVOIDING TOXINS:
Clean out the products under your sink; do you have “dirty” cleaning products? Replace mainstream cleaning products with doTERRA abōde Cleaner Concentrate. Use natural personal care products, such as the Verage® skin care line. Keep your air fresh and clean by diffusing essential oils like doTERRA On Guard® and Lemon Eat whole foods and decrease the amount of processed foods in your diet, amping up the flavor of your foods and beverages with culinary essential oils when possible to support a healthy metabolism and mood elevation.
Your body absorbs toxins through the air you breathe. You can keep the air in your household clean in a number of ways, we cover multiple options for daily routines for our clients and help them incorporate new healthy habits such as replacing artificial air fresheners with essential oils, ditching harsh chemicals in each room and keep indoor plants to clean the air.
Here are a few DIY recipes we commonly empower our clients to make and use to ditch those “dirty” cleaning options.
1 roll premium paper towels
2 cups warm water
2 tablespoons Fractionated Coconut Oil
3 drops doTERRA abōde Refreshing Blend
1–2 tablespoons doTERRA On Guard® Foaming Hand Wash
Cut paper towel in half widthwise with serrated or electric knife. Use half the roll now and half later.
Combine water, Fractionated Coconut Oil, essential oils, and On Guard Foaming Hand Wash ina small bowl.
Pour mixture over paper towels and cover with airtight lid. Let mixture absorb for 10 minutes.
Turn container over and let sit for another 10 minutes.
Remove and discard cardboard tube. Pull wipes from center of the roll when ready to use.
All-Purpose Lemon Cleaner
5–10 drops Lemon oil
1 cup water
1 cup white vinegar
Combine all ingredients in a glass container and mix well.
Spray on the surface you wish to clean and wipe off with a clean cloth.
Natural Oven Cleaner
½ cup baking soda
1 tablespoon coarse salt
¼ cup doTERRA abōde liquid dish soap
5 drops Lemon essential oil
Combine ingredients to make a thick paste
Apply a generous layer to the inside of the oven and allow to sit for several hours.
Clean out oven with a sponge
I look forward to assisting YOU in your next steps in creating your low tax lifestyle.