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How to switch to a toxin-free household: 35 simple swaps
Living a chemical-free lifestyle can sound like a massive undertaking, but luckily, Young Living is here to help you tackle the learning curve with simple products you can trust. From home cleaners, personal care items, kid-friendly favorites, and even products made for your furry friends, you can swap out the old and make way for new, clean products the whole family will love.
Chemicals and toxins can pop up in the most unlikely of places, which is why we’ve worked to provide a clean alternative for nearly every aspect of home life. We don’t want to expose our families to nasty chemicals like formaldehyde, artificial dyes, or parabens any more than you do, which is why we’re picky about what goes in our products. With each swap you make, you’re one step closer to a clean, harsh chemical-free home.
So what are you waiting for? Dive in and explore the many ways you create a toxin-free home!
Start with the kitchen
A home-cooked meal can go a long way toward a toxin-free lifestyle, but all that effort goes down the drain when your food is contaminated by unforeseen forces. Swap out chemical-laden products while scrubbing dishes, cooking meals, and washing produce for clean alternatives made from naturally derived ingredients.
1. Thieves® Dish Soap: Turn a hated chore into a pleasant experience with our plant-based Thieves Dish Soap. It’s gentle on your hands but tough on grime!
2. Thieves® Fruit & Veggie Soak: Soaking fruits and veggies in a bowl of chemicals? No, thanks! Squirt a few drops of this essential oil-infused formula into a basin of water, soak your produce, and then rinse for squeaky-clean produce that’s safe to enjoy.
3. Thieves® Kitchen & Bath Scrub: Tackle tough buildups of grease, dirt, and residue without the synthetic shortcut of chlorine or other harsh chemicals, keeping it gentle for surfaces used by the whole family. Sprinkle Thieves Kitchen & Bath Scrub onto a wet surface or sponge, rub the surface for a sparkling clean finish, then rinse.
4. Vitality™ oils: Elevate your dishes with high-quality, flavorful oils like Basil Vitality, Cardamom Vitality, or Cinnamon Bark Vitality. The possibilities and flavor combos are endless! Add Vitality oils to soups, teas, marinades, meat dishes, fresh fruit, or whatever you feel needs an added flavor boost.
Upgrade your personal care
Next up, take some time to tackle your bathroom. From toothpaste to skin care, it’s easy for harsh chemicals to sneak their way in. Read the labels on everything from lotion to shower gel to locate products with hidden chemicals, harsh dyes, or fragrances, then make the swap for a cleaner alternative.
5. Thieves® AromaBright™ Toothpaste: Get squeaky-clean teeth without exposing yourself to fluoride. You’ll love the sweet and spicy mint flavor of this toothpaste.
6. Maximum-Strength Acne Treatment: Pimples are no match against this cream. Composed of salicylic acid derived from Wintergreen essential oil, this product fights acne without making you flaky.
7. Bath and Shower Gel Base: Essential oils make baths even more luxurious. Add 5−15 drops of your favorite essential oils to this shower gel base to reap the cleansing and nourishing benefits.
8. Charcoal Bar Soap: Want a soap that can really do it all? Cleanse, deodorize, and moisturize with this all-in-one bar soap that smells of orange blossoms.
9. Lavender Volume Shampoo: You can get voluminous hair without subjecting your strands to harsh chemicals. Gently cleanse your hair while adding a boost of shine from root to tip. Your tresses will be left feeling clean, soft, and smooth.
10. Lavender Volume Conditioner: Formulated with a combination of moisturizing plant oils, butters, and botanical extracts, this conditioner helps to strengthen hair, add shine, and condition the scalp. Nourish your luscious locks for a more healthy-looking mane.
11. Lushious Lemon™ Hand Lotion: Lushious Lemon Hand Lotion’s creamy, antioxidant-rich formula quickly absorbs into skin to provide immediate, non-greasy and long-lasting hydration while protecting the skin’s natural moisture barrier. It’s perfect for pampering dry skin problem areas like elbows, hands, and heels.
Scour your medicine cabinet
Your medicine cabinet may keep items out of sight, but that doesn’t mean they should be out of mind. From insect repellent to multivitamins, toxic chemicals may be lurking behind closed doors. Make this small section of your home a little healthier with these simple swaps.
12. Mineral Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 50: Did you know that the chemicals in sunscreen absorb into your bloodstream even after just one day of application? Switch to our Mineral Sunscreen Lotion, which is formulated without oxybenzone, avobenzone, or parabens to protect you from both harmful rays and harsh chemicals.
13. LavaDerm™ After-Sun Spray: Refresh and recover from a day in the sun with this spray that is safe for the whole family. Using menthol from mint, this spray soothes and cools the skin, providing immediate relief from the effects of outdoor activity.
YL tip: For children under two, ask a doctor before use.
14. Insect Repellent Wipes: Most drugstore insect repellent contains DEET and other harsh ingredients you don’t want on your skin. Swap out these products with our synthetic-free wipes to keep those pesky insects at bay.
15. Mineral Essence™: If you have trouble finding supplements you can trust, this full-spectrum ionic mineral complex is for you. We’ve enhanced it with antioxidants, vitamins, and other food-based nutrients to make it even more beneficial.
16. Super Cal™ Plus: When it comes to bone health, a glass of milk can only go so far. Add Super Cal Plus to your vitamin routine and enjoy a synergistic blend of bioavailable calcium, magnesium, vitamins D and K, and other trace minerals that work together to help support healthy bone structure.
17. AlkaLime™: Many foods are loaded with sugars and stimulants, impeding the body’s ability to foster a healthy pH balance. Add 1 level teaspoon to 4–6 ounces of distilled water, mix thoroughly, and drink immediately to help maintain optimal pH in the stomach.
Boost your beauty regimen
Unwanted chemicals dulling your shine? Many makeup and skin care products are riddled with harmful chemicals that can seep into the skin. Search your beauty bin for talc, bismuth, petrochemicals, or other synthetic ingredients on the label, then toss them out and swap for these clean alternatives to release your inner glow.
18. BLOOM™ Brightening System: Ready to get glowing? Give your complexion a boost with this three-step system. Enjoy a radiant, fresh face by first cleansing with BLOOM Brightening Cleanser morning and evening. Follow up with luminous BLOOM Brightening Essence to refine the appearance of uneven skin texture and infuse your skin with moisture. Complete the regimen with BLOOM Brightening Lotion for lightweight hydration to unlock your natural inner glow. There you have it: a routine for radiance that’s as easy as one, two, three.
19. Savvy Minerals® Makeup Remover Wipes: Just say no to makeup removers that require endless scrubbing or leave you with irritated, dry skin. Instead, fall in love with our residue-free wipes that leave your face clean, refreshed, and smelling great!
2o. Savvy Minerals® Mascara: Get enviable lashes with our Savvy Minerals Mascara. If you’re looking to achieve maximum volume, try our black volumizing mascara. If length is your goal, use our black lengthening mascara to noticeably define, lengthen, and curl your lashes.
21. Savvy Minerals® Lip Gloss: Flaky lips getting in the way of your pretty pout? Our essential oil-infused lip gloss goes on smooth and comes in several natural colors that your lips will love. Glide on some gloss and get ready to turn some heads!
22. Savvy Minerals® Eyeshadow Palettes: Make a bold impression or embrace a subtle look with our stunning mineral eyeshadow that spreads smoothly and never creases.
23. Charcoal Mask: When you’re pampering and detoxing your skin with a mask, the last thing you should have to worry about is harsh, synthetic ingredients. This mask is made with activated charcoal and a blend of ethically sourced kaolin clays to lift dirt and oil, purify pores, detox skin, and help restore the appearance of an even skin tone.
Clear the air with toxin-free cleaners
Many household cleaners are packed with toxins, leaving you to breathe it all in as you go. Give your lungs a break with YL cleaning supplies, made from premium essential oils that leave your home smelling fresh, clean, and free of harsh chemicals.
24. Thieves® Household Cleaner: Ditch the harsh chemicals and make your home sparkle with this plant-based solution. It’s so versatile, we made 29 cleaners with just one bottle. You can even use it on your wood floors!
25. Thieves® Laundry Soap: Many people use fragrance-free laundry soap to avoid skin irritation, but scentless soap is dull. Get the best of both worlds when you choose our natural laundry soap that leaves your clothes with the spicy-citrus smell of Thieves essential oil blend.
26. Lavender Foaming Hand Soap: Clean hands don’t have to be chapped hands. Show them some love with our gentle foaming hand soap infused with Lavender essential oil, vitamin E, and aloe.
27. Aria™ Ultrasonic Diffuser: We don’t even want to think about what is in air freshener sprays or candles! Diffusing essential oils freshens the air naturally. Simply add a few drops of Peppermint, Lemon, or Tea Tree essential oil in your diffuser for a clean-smelling room.
Only the best for baby
There are so many choices when it comes to baby products, but with YL, we’re helping parents make quick decisions they can trust. With products made from natural ingredients, parents can wash, clean, and care for their little ones without risking exposure to harmful chemicals.
28. Seedlings® Baby Wipes: These chlorine- and alcohol-free wipes clean up sticky hands and poopy bums without drying them out.
29. Seedlings® Diaper Rash Cream: Made of 100 percent natural ingredients and infused with Lavender essential oil, this is not your average diaper cream. You’re going to want to stock up on this must-have for every diaper bag.
30. KidScents® MightyVites™: A healthy vitamin that your kids will eat willingly? Yes, please! MightyVites is packed with vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, and antioxidants to support your growing boys and girls.
31. KidScents® Owie™: As its name implies, you can apply this essential oil blend topically to help improve the appearance of skin.
32. KidScents® SleepyIze™: Who wants to stay up with a fussy, wide-awake toddler? Not you! Diffuse SleepyIze 15 minutes before bedtime to fill the room with a calming aroma during your child’s nighttime routine.
Go natural with pet care
Furry friends are family, which is why they’re included in our toxin-free home sweep! Many pet products contain synthetic dyes, colorants, or GMO ingredients that can irritate your fur baby. With these natural products, you can pamper your pooch or kitty without worrying about any side effects.
33. Animal Scents® Ointment: Skin problems put a damper on any pet’s mood. Boost their spirits with this soothing salve on your pet’s fur.
34. Animal Scents® Shampoo: Composed of five essential oils and other plant-based ingredients, this shampoo really packs a punch! It does more than just clean fur—it conditions too.
35. Animal Scents® T-Away™: Is your furry companion not their usual, happy-go-lucky self? Try dabbing on a drop of this essential oil blend behind each ear for an aroma to brighten your pet’s demeanor.
Looking for more ways to pamper your friends with four legs? Treat them to a “spaw” day.
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