As health and wellness are on the rise, you will see many more companies put products on the shelf that appear to be safe and read “all natural,” but are they really all that safe? In this blog, all thing thieves, I will break down some of the misleading information out there and give you alternatives you can feel confident using at an affordable price!
Let’s chat about one of the number one things we ALL use for a clean home: household cleaners.
The Environmental Working Group, a non-profit organization focused on the environment and public health, has a website that lists the safety information of common household products you use to clean your home.
These products contain ingredients containing carcinogens, asthma instigators, and poisons, which mean some sparkly cleaners might come at a high price. Many of the generic cleaners contain Phthalates which interfere with hormones and are carcinogens.
Thieves cleaner does NOT contain those big bad Phthalates. Instead of Phthalates, Thieves Cleaner by Young Living contains two different sulfates that are derived from coconut oil and sugar. These all-natural and safe sulfates that are considered surfactants, which contain a molecule that loves water and a molecule that hates water. That means the Thieves Cleaner sticks to the surface and grabs the oil and then washes away easily with water.
It can be used on many different surfaces: counters, bathrooms, floors, toys, clothes, carpet, mirrors, windows, and more. Spot check a small area before you use your Thieves cleaner on a new surface.
This cleaner is also insanely cost effective. It is highly concentrated so you only need a capful of this all-purpose cleaner in 16oz of water. With this ratio, one small bottle will yield you about 29 – 16 oz spray bottles of safe all-purpose cleaner. That means it’s under $1 for one spray bottle. Can’t beat that price!
Time to ditch And switch all your household cleaners for the Thieves all-purpose cleaner. Living above the wellness line and saving money at the same time. Double bonus!
DIY Thieves Scrub
If you are looking for a heavy-duty cleaning product, this is going to be your best friend.
Here is a quick and easy recipe for deep cleaning using your Thieves Cleaner.
What you will need:
3 cups Baking Soda
¾ cup of Thieves Household Cleaner
1 Tbs of Distilled White Vinegar
30 drops of Young Living Lemon essential oil
Combine all ingredients in a bowl. It will be the texture of a paste. Store in an air-tight container or jar. Best if used within three months.
DIY All Natural Whitener
When life gives you lemons, you make an all-natural whitener. =) Skip the harsh chemicals and make this safe and effective whitener. Use it in your laundry, the bathtub, and any other surface that needs a little brightening.
3/4 cup 3% hydrogen peroxide
1/4 cup lemon juice
10-15 drops Young Living Lemon essential oil
3/4 cup baking soda
7 cups water
Combine all ingredients in a container capable of holding 1/2 gallon or more.
Shake well before use.
Use one cup per load and wash with hot water for best results.
What are you putting in your mouth?
The FDA “has not defined the term ‘natural’ and has not established a regulatory definition for this term in cosmetic labeling.”
That means it is a very loose term when used on your personal care products. Long story short, don’t be fooled by clever marketing. KNOW WHAT IS IN YOUR PRODUCTS!
The FDA has banned the chemical triclosan from hand soaps. This chemical was not proven to be effect or safe in antibacterial hand soaps. However, this chemical is still being used in toothpaste and teeth whitening products, antiperspirants/deodorants, shaving products and creams.
Explain that one!?
If it wasn’t proven safe to use and it can be known to cause an interaction with hormone receptors along with other health concerns, then WHY is it still in our products?
I can guarantee you, that harmful chemical is NOT found in ANY of Young Living products. Young Living oral care products are also designed with the technology to clean and freshen breath throughout the day.
Here are some YL favorites for your bathroom makeover.
Thieves AromaBright Toothpaste 4 oz
Thieves Dentarome Ultra Toothpaste
Thieves Whitening Toothpaste
Thieves Dental Floss
Thieves Fresh Essence Mouthwash 8 oz
You may think, “Why do I need to worry about the soap I use to wash my dishes? I am not eating them or putting them on my body.”
That is correct, you aren’t eating the plate for lunch; however, you do put food ON your dishes, the food picks up the detergent residue on the dishes and then you ingest the food. That means that you ARE ingesting the detergent. You also inhale the chemicals as the dishwasher releases them during washing. AHHHHH time to use the Thieves Automatic Dishwasher Powder.
The fact that the entire family uses dishes makes it very important to make sure your kitchen products are safe for everyone.
Easily swap out your not so safe dish soap with Thieves Dish Soap – This is a powerhouse cleaner infused with Jade Lemon, Bergamot, Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon, and Rosemary essential oils. It contains one of the most gentle surfactants around, often used in baby shampoo, called Decyl Glucoside. Perfect for the most sensitive skin.
Don’t be fooled by few bubbles while washing. That means they didn’t add that harmful chemical that makes bubbles! Still can’t get over washing dishes without bubbles? I am going to share some ninja dish soap tips with you.
Young Living makes so many of their products as highly concentrated substances. That means a little goes a LONG way!
To make your Thieves Dish Soap last longer and give you all kinds of bubbles, put 2/3 Thieves dish soap in a canning jar leaving 1/3 in the squeeze bottle. (Once you have a spare Thieves dish soap bottle, you can use that.)
Add 1-3 tsp of baking soda into the Thieves bottle that contains 1/3 of your Thieves dish soap.
Fill the rest of the bottle with water and shake.
The baking soda will add all kinds of bubbles and you just got THREE bottles of dish soap in one! So much more affordable.
Other kitchen favorites are:
Thieves Fruit & Veggie Spray – for easy on-the-go fruit & veggie washing.
Thieves Fruit & Veggie Soak
Thieves Foaming Hand Soap
- Why is it important to use safe laundry detergent?
- Why should laundry detergent and dryer sheets be one of the first things I replace?
- For starters, just like everything else, using safe laundry detergent means one more step to living above the wellness line.
- It is one of the first things to replace because it affects the entire family. Replacing toxic laundry detergent and dryer sheets with toxin-free products means that there is no more wearing clothes or rolling in sheets that are filled with chemicals 24/7. These chemicals are transferred onto your skin and absorb into your body throughout the entire day.
It is common to see harmful chemicals like Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) in detergents. It is a foaming agent that has been linked to irritation of the skin and eyes, organ toxicity, developmental/reproductive toxicity, neurotoxicity, endocrine disruption, and biochemical or cellular changes, possible mutations, and cancer.
There is some controversy over whether SLS is safe or harmful, but to be honest, if there is any question that it could cause the things listed above, I’m going to avoid it. What about you?
Air fresheners can be some of the WORST culprits. The term “fragrance” can be composed of hundreds of “ingredients” but under U.S. regulations, those hundreds of ingredients can be listed simply as “Fragrance.”
That means when you see the ingredient “Fragrance,” you don’t really know what you are getting. No wonder so many people get a headache when they are around air fresheners and perfume.
Be courteous to not only your own health but your visitors’ health as well and replace your unsafe air fresheners and candles with a safe diffuser and pure Young Living essential oils.
Not only are Young Living essential oils safe, but they are effective as well. You can use a scent like lavender to not only fill your room with a fresh aromatic bouquet, but you can also use it to calm your mood and help you get a restful night sleep. You can diffuse Thieves, Lemon, or Purification essential oils to eliminate odor and provide a safe uplifting scent.
Save With Essential Reward
SAVE with Essential Rewards (ER)!
If you are already a Young Living member, you can easily get started with the Thieves line by ordering the Thieves ER kit. Order this bundle of products through your Essential Rewards order and receive 15% off.
Thieves Line (ER KIT) includes
- Thieves essential oil blend, 15 ml
- Thieves AromaBright Toothpaste, 4 oz.
- Thieves Household Cleaner, 14.4 oz., 2 bottles
- Thieves Mouthwash, 8 oz.
- Thieves Foaming Hand Soap, 8 oz., 2 bottles
- Thieves Waterless Hand Sanitizer, 1 oz., 2 bottles
- Thieves Spray, 1 oz., 2 bottles
Essential Rewards is the smartest way to order. Instead of purchasing your cleaners, toothpaste, veggie wash, hand soap, and air fresheners at the store, you can now order 50 PV (essentially $50) on the Essential Rewards program every month. This is called replacement or transfer buying. It is when you buy safe products through your Young living account vs spending the same money at the grocery store on unsafe products.
Every time you order on ER, you will receive between 10% – 25% back in ER points that you can cash in for free products. WELL HELLO, THAT IS AWESOME! Way better than a store credit card that only gives me 5% back.
When your Essential Rewards order reaches 100 PV or 190 PV in products, you will receive bonus products FOR FREE.
You will receive ER loyalty gifts at 3, 6, 9, and 12 months and then every 12 months after that. Who doesn’t love gifts!? Do you want to learn more about Essential Rewards? Click to this page – https://earthsmagicessentials.com/essential-rewards/
Become a Young Living Member with the Thieves Premium Starter Kit.
While you may not be able to control the other environments you are find yourself in, YOU are the gatekeeper to your home. YOU control what comes in and what goes out.
Now you KNOW better, so are you going to DO better?
I am going to give you a SUPER EASY ninja tip: Ditch and switch with the Young Living Thieves Starter Bundle and You can literally throw out BAGS AND BAGS of harmful products in your cabinets and use a few life-changing products instead.
The Thieves Starter Bundle Includes:
- Thieves essential oil 15-ml
- Thieves AromaBright™ Toothpaste
- Thieves Fresh Essence Plus Mouthwash
- 2 Thieves Cleaner
- 2 Thieves Foaming Hand Soap
- 2 Thieves Spray
- 3 Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier
- Stress Away™ 5-ml
- AromaGlide™ Roller Fitment
- Thieves Mints
- 2 NingXia Red® 2-oz. Samples
I promise your life will change for the better and you will be a part of a community that will support you every step of the way. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.