Natural Cleaning

How do I Switch to Safer Non-Toxic Natural Cleaning Products?

For the longest time, I used typical household cleaning products without thinking twice about what toxic chemicals I was adding to home, not only on the surface but in the air.  There were even times with I cleaned the bathroom I had to leave the room to breathe (seriously). Turns out, most household cleaning products are full of toxic chemicals and irritants that you not only do not want to breathe but you don’t want on your skin or in your home at all.

Who knew that cleaning your home might be harming your health. The point is … we want our homes cleaned so that we live in a safe environment and it is comfortable.  Unfortunately, cleaning with toxic chemicals actually adds pollutants to our home. When you use safe, non-toxic cleaning products you can keep your surfaces and air clean and safe!

Fortunate for us, Young Living has all of your answers to these problems in one amazing bottle of all-purpose household cleaner.  For those of us who enjoy cleaning (not me but I do love to enjoy a clean house when I am done!), I have come up with some non-toxic DIY solutions, too.

But first, let’s break down some of the harmful ingredients in the most popular cleaners:

The nasty chemicals in typical cleaning products include fragrances (serious toxins!), VOCs, dyes, formaldehyde, and many more substances that are harmful to humans and the environment. Women’s Voices for the Earth commissioned an independent study of 20 popular cleaning products from five companies. The analysis shows there were harmful chemicals in many of these products, and sometimes the manufacturer didn’t even list those chemicals on the product (like allergens in fragrance-free products). Check out what else is in some popular cleaning products:

Popular glass cleaners may contain:

2-Hexoxyethanol- A cleaning agent link to central nervous system depression and is an upper respiratory irritant.

Sodium C14-17 Sec-Alkyl Sulfonate- A wetting agent that is hazardous to the environment and an irritant to skin and eyes.

2-Butoxyethanol- Confirmed animal carcinogen. Irritant for human’s eyes, skin, and lungs.

Popular all-purpose sprays may contain:

Phthalates – Even at very low doses, phthalates can cause hormone disruption and reproductive harm including birth defects.

Toluene – Toluene exposure has been linked to pregnancy complications, birth defects and developmental delays in children.

Ethanolamine – Human skin and respiratory irritant. Limited evidence of gastrointestinal or liver toxicity.

Popular wood polish/oil may contain:

Trisodium NTA – This corrosive substance causes injury to eyes, skin, and respiratory tract. It’s a possible human carcinogen.

Formaldehyde – Known human carcinogen. Respiratory and skin allergen.

Swap Out Guide

Contrary to popular belief, living a chemically free lifestyle is easier & more cost effective than the way big marketing companies are leading us to believe.

Considering what you now know about all the nasty chemicals in typical cleaning products, I bet you’re willing to give your cleaning supplies cabinet a makeover with safe and affordable products.

 

 Instead of typical glass, bathroom, or all-purpose cleaner use:

Young Living Household Cleaner is formulated with the power of Young Living’s Thieves oil blend, you can get a deep clean without dangerous or synthetic ingredients. This is natural cleaning at its best. Thieves cleaner also includes the scent of Lemon essential oil for an even more uplifting aroma. Chores will feel like less of a chore with the sweet-and-spicy scent and effective cleaning power of Thieves Household Cleaner.

This all-purpose cleaner can be used on any surface in your home for dusting, spot cleaning, scrubbing, or any other cleaning need. Wherever you use it, you’ll feel good knowing it’s safe to use around everyone in your family, including pets. Spot test in an inconspicuous area before applying this product to woods, plastics, fabrics, and granite. If staining or damage occurs, discontinue use on the material.

Suggested Ratios According to Usage

  • All-purpose cleaner: Combine 1 capful Thieves Household Cleaner and 2–3 cups water.
  • Degreaser: Combine 1 capful Thieves Household Cleaner and 2 cups water. For heavy cleaning, use half or quarter the amount of water. If necessary, use a cloth to apply Thieves Household Cleaner undiluted. After cleaning, wipe the area with a cloth dampened with water.
  • Glass and mirror cleaner: Combine 1 capful Thieves Household Cleaner, 5 drops Citrus Fresh™ essential oil blend, 1 teaspoon white vinegar, and 3 cups water.

 

 

Instead of typical dish washing soap use:

Young Living Dish Soap contains: With naturally derived ingredients, Thieves® Dish Soap effectively cleans your dishes without chemicals, dyes, or synthetics. Young Living pure essential oils—Thieves, Jade Lemon, and Bergamot—work with other plant-based ingredients to leave your dishes sparkling clean.

Ingredients : Water, Decyl glucoside, Sodium lauroyl lactylate, Lauryl glucoside, Sodium olate, Caprylyl glucoside, Sodium sesquicarbonate, Citrus Limon† (Jade lemon) peel oil, Citrus aurantium bergamia† (Bergamot) peel oil (Furocoumarin-free), Syzygium aromaticum† (Clove) bud oil, Citrus limon† (Lemon) peel oil, Cinnamomum zeylanicum† (Cinnamon) bark oil, Eucalyptus radiata† oil, Rosmarinus officinalis† (Rosemary) leaf oil

†100% pure, therapeutic-grade essential oil

 

 

Natural Cleaning from your pantry:

To remove soap scum from a shower curtain, apply a paste of baking soda and a small amount of water or Young Living Household Cleaner, and scrub with a brush.

To remove grease stains from cloth pour boiling water over the stain. For non-washable cloth, mix cornstarch, baking soda, and a small amount of water to form a paste. Apply to a grease stain and brush off when dry.

To naturally deodorize air without using a generic freshening spray, which typically contain all sorts of things you don’t want to breath, like phthalates and synthetic fragrances.

For alcohol, coffee, and tea stains, mix 1/3 cup white vinegar with 1/3 cup water, dab onto stain with a clean rag and wipe off.

To remove a tough fabric stain or carpet stain try mixing our liquid Young Living’s Thieves laundry soap with water and using a clean toothbrush to scrub the stain out. Wipe clean with a wet cloth.

Clean copper pots with lemons and salt, or cover in ketchup and scrub with a scouring pad.

To clean stains from glass cookware, soak in a mixture of hot water and baking soda for about 20 minutes then scrub clean.

Think about this …

How much do you think you spend on cleaning products? Well if you were like I was, I bought Windex, Clorox clean-up, Mr. Clean Floor cleaner, Toilette Bowl Cleaner, Bleach, Ammonia, Soft scrub and the list went on. Let’s say for argument purposes, each one of these items costs about $3 a bottle. There are 7 items on that list so roughly $21 probably more and those items would last about 2-3 months (at least in my house) AND are laced with toxic and harmful chemicals.

The Young Living Thieves Household Cleaner will cost you $29 retail or $22 wholesale and will last you 8 months and will do all the things those chemicals will do WITHOUT the toxic chemicals. It smells amazing and is so versatile. It cleans everything (counter tops of any kind of material such as granite, Formica, wood, stainless steel – you name it) it also cleans floors (wood, tile, everything) and it also acts as a stain remover. It is really that simple.

So now, you are wondering, how do I get it … go to www.ChemicallyFreeMe.com/yl and sign-up for your own retail or wholesale account. This account will give you access to so much more than just this cleaner. There is no middle man ever, however you will become a member of my team and have access to all sorts of great information and private pages of information just like in this post.

I truly want to help you switch to safer products and live a more chemically free life. SO, if you have any questions, please email me at Dayna@ChemicallyFreeMe.com and if you liked this video, I would be very grateful if you were to share it.

What are your safe natural cleaning tricks and tips? Also, we’d love to know which Young Living cleaning products are your favorites! Tell us in the comments!

 

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