Hey, hey! Today I thought I’d write about how swapping out products with chemically made “fragrence” can help lighten your toxic load and support your bodies natural process at the same time. Also including a DIY Anthro Linen Spray and favorite diffuser blends too! If your interested in the nitty-gritty, keep reading. If not, keep scrolling for the DIY and blends!
I think it’s interesting how we (humans 😜) can spend so much time worrying about harm that might come from natural things like sun exposure, germs, and bacteria (even though 99% of it is good for you!), and very little time concerned about the harm that can come from the products we use and expose ourselves to every single day, most being manmade and full of chemicals that can cause all kinds of side effects. Now, I’m not suggesting that it’s necessary to have zero exposure to toxins as our bodies were made to filter out a certain amount (insert sigh of relief), so resist the urge to be overwhelmed and remember that there’s no need to be perfect about it!
One easy way we can limit our exposure is by swapping out products that are loaded with fragrances, for natural options and here’s why: There are 4,000 chemicals used to make fragrances found in beauty products, cleaning products, hygiene products, and home goods? Fragrance is considered a trade secret so manufacturers aren’t required to share the chemicals used to make their fragrance. Many of them (as in 74%!) are known to cause cancer, trigger health issues like asthma, effect behavior, damage your endocrine, and mimic hormones (like estrogen!) which greatly effects our health and reproductive system… Among other things.
The good news is that every time you swap out a product with a natural option, you’re making a totally worthwhile adjustment! Let’s start with fabric fresheners and candles and swap them for the linen spray and some diffuser blends, below!
- The ANTHRO BLEND label is from the FRESH & FUN set at OILYAY!
- Spray bottle
- Similar waffle weave blanket
- Favorite Diffusers: one, two, three
The best part of swapping chemicals for oils is that in addition to yummy smells, you also get the benefits of cleaner air, mood support, and an immune boost.
If you aren’t already diffusing or using oils, I would love you to join me with Young Living. I’m a huge fan and consumer of their oils (the quality is unmatched!), products and supplements (always toxin free and easy to order!), and Thieves lineup (best switch we ever made!) and will forever sing their praises. You can follow this link to get the basic starter bundle (only $25) and then scroll down to add whatever oils you want… don’t forget the thieves… at a wholesale price!
A quick tip If you’re not ready (we all start somewhere!), look at the ingredient lists of oils you find to make sure they don’t contain fillers or “fragrance” and that they are 100% pure. Now oils were my go-to, pre-YL.
Let me know if you make the linen spray or enjoy the diffuser blends!