Getting Started with Low-tox Living

May I get real with you for a moment? I want to share something that really hit home with me when I heard this.

In 2014, cancer was the second most common cause of death in Australia and current stats say that half (yes, HALF) of Australians will develop cancer before the age of 85. #mindblown

One third of cancer deaths in Australia are caused by preventable risk factors – how we treat our bodies and what we expose them to. In the US, that figure sits at around 90%! #mindblownagain

Now, I know there’s not much we can do about some of the things that surround us daily, but we absolutely can choose which chemicals we clean our homes with, which ones we use to wash our face and hair and which ones are rolled under our arms, pumped into the air or used to clean the plates we eat off…

I want to help you understand what is allowed in the products that are sold to us every day.

The EWG reports that the word “fragrance” on product packaging can hide over 3000 different ingredients which are not required to be individually listed. When we purchase a product with the ingredient of “fragrance” or “parfum”, we literally have no clue what that means. It could be something completely harmless… or it might not be.

But there are also many ingredients that are specifically listed on product packaging, commonly used in toiletries, cleaning agents and personal care products and which we know to be toxic in some form. These include:

Triclosan: hormone disrupter, linked to asthma and a possible carcinogen

Parabens: (anything that ends with “paraben”) endocrine disrupter, linked to infertility, carcinogenic

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS): skin irritant

Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES): skin irritant

Phthalates: hormone disrupter, linked to infertility (frequently not disclosed in ingredients but commonly found in air fresheners)

It is time to kick the toxic chemicals out and start creating a better future for our families.

You can control what you allow within the walls of your home, and it’s not hard. You are the gatekeeper of your home. You have the choice to make your health and the health of your family a valued priority.

You know, we pay over $100 a month for a phone bill and don’t blink an eye. We pay $30-$50 for various entertainment subscriptions and think nothing of it. But where is our health and the health of our children in our monthly budget? How do we carve out time, energy and money to improve our family’s overall wellness?

You know, after I heard these cancer stats and found out about all the toxic rubbish in my toiletries, it was a hard pill to swallow, but I swallowed it. I cannot express to you how life changing it has been since we started our essential oils journey, and in particular our journey with Young Living – a company that we can trust (more on that here).

The switch to non-toxic products is about taking small steps and using what you now know, and doing something about it.

When I first started out with Young Living, I began with an oils Premium Starter Kit and over the ensuing couple of months, the oils in that kit replaced dozens of items in my home… from chest rubs, sport massage creams, candles and degreasers, to herbal sleeping tablets and skin blemish sticks… all of these were replaced!

This kit isn’t one of those things that you buy and that sits on the shelf looking back at you. We use at least 3 oils from the kit every. single. day. And they really have replaced multiple other products which I no longer need to purchase.

I’m guessing the reason you’re here (and still reading!) is because someone cares for you and your family and passed on the link or because you were curious yourself to see if there really is anything behind this essential oil revolution.

Let me assure you: there is. There’s a whole community of wellness warriors taking control of what enters their family home and their children’s bodies and making changes to ditch the toxic crap and replace it with, not just “low-tox” alternatives, but with completely toxin-free alternatives: beautiful, plant-based, natural solutions that have been rooted in ancient cultures and have only the past 50 or so years been rediscovered for their incredible benefits.

Here’s the thing: our bodies don’t fail overnight. They begin to struggle after years and years of damage and abuse. We must support our bodies every single day.

I don’t want to hit 40 and realise that my body is struggling to deal with an overwhelmingly toxic load.

I want to remove the toxins from my life NOW and I want to live a life full of wellness, purpose and abundance, and to do that, it must become a priority. 

Do you value your life, your health? What about your family’s? I know you do. You wouldn’t have read this far if you didn’t. You are here reading this for a reason. Believe that. 

Once you've sign up for a Young Living Premium Starter Kit, send me a message so I can get a beautiful little welcome kit in the mail to you!

Example of a welcome kit: rollers, recipes, free oil!

Here’s what to do next:

  1. Click HERE to get started with a Premium Starter Kit (there are a bunch of kits to choose from, but I  recommend the oils one)
  2. Click YES to the Essential Rewards enrolment option – your fully-customisable monthly wellness box – and earn 10 points back immediately (that’s almost a free 15 mL lime, lemongrass or cedarwood essential oil right there!) – this part is totally optional and you can cancel at any time, but it’s the best way to get bang for your buck and start ditching and switching toxic products around the home each month.
  3. Send me a message so I can get a beautiful little welcome kit in the mail to you!
  4. Stalk the postie!

I am so excited for you to start on this journey, and change your life. Get ready, because it’s going to be an amazing ride, and I am here to support you every step of the way.

Let’s do it!

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