A toxin is a chemical or poison that is known to have harmful effects on the body.
Our bodies process those toxins through organs like the liver and kidneys and eliminate them in the form of sweat, urine, and feces. But when the body become overrun with toxins it becomes difficult to flush out.
The cleaning products we use, the scented air fresheners we spray and inhale, the food we eat and the over-the-counter drugs we reach for are all full of chemicals that can make us sick overtime.
Today it is quite common for people to struggle with headaches, autoimmunity, allergies, feeling depressed and sluggish. Many of these issues can be directly linked to toxin overload.
We are exposed to these toxins on a daily basis, but just how much toxicity we're exposed to depends on the foods we eat, the furniture we sit on, the lotions we decide to put on our bodies, etc. The degree to which we potentially put our health at risk depends on the different products we decide to bring into the house.
So how are essential oils different?
- They are a non-toxic alternative for you and your family.
- They are environmentally-friendly.
- They promote physical and emotional well-being.
- They help to improve quality of life.
- They can replace conventional household cleaners.
- They can be used in DIY beauty products.
- They are versatile!
Essential oils seem like nature's perfect solution for the problems that chemicals, poor nutrition and stress have added to our lives.
However, remember that to get great benefits and results you must use therapeutic-grade essential oils that NOT been adulterated. Adulterated oils contain synthetic chemicals or compounds. And, those chemicals and compounds may actually be harmful to our body.
So to get healthier and most importantly feel better, first we must detox the space where we spend most of our time, our home.
5 Simple Tips to Detox Your Home with Essential Oils
2. Clean Your Fruits and Veggies - Just because you may buy organic foods, doesn't mean your fresh food is clean. Here is a super easy way to get some of the nasties off your food before chowing down.
3. Switch to Homemade Cleaning Products - Ditch the nasty chemical and petroleum-based cleaners in your home and make your own eco-friendly products. Take a look DIY cleaning recipes or the Thieves household cleaner.
4. Use Wool Dryer Balls - I hate to tell you this, but dryer sheets are not your friend. They are concentrated with chemicals and heavy fragrances. Simply throw a wool dryer ball with some Lavender EO in your dryer and voila you have very own homemade non-toxic dryer "sheet".
5. Take Outdoor Shoes Off at the Door - Our shoes can track in dangerous pollutants that can be harmful to us. Just think whatever you step on, will be tracked back into the home. Remember that gum you stepped on? Yes, that too. Since your shoes are a big ball of dirty, take the time to give them a good clean as well. I would suggest some Thieves oil, vinegar and water.
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to treat diagnose or cure.)