[DETOXING] ☠️⁉️☠️ This is a "new" concept, so some folks think it's unnecessary - but our world is WAY more toxic now than it was even 50 or 100 years ago. 💢 My dad is 80 and can't understand why we worry about toxins in our personal care products, our food, our clothing, and our home - because "toxins are everywhere! everything is toxic!" And I nod and say, EXACTLY. ☠️☠️ 🌍 There ARE toxins everywhere, and they DO affect our wellbeing both in the short-term, and chronically... 🌎 New research findings show that epigenetic changes can and do occur as a response to things like chemical triggers, and even emotional ones (i.e. extreme stress, trauma, abuse, war..) ...so I'm going to make sure that I minimize my family's exposure in as many ways as I can: 🌺 Eating a diet rich in whole, natural fruits and vegetables, and avoiding most processed foods (obvs)
🌺 Cleaning our home with natural, DIY cleaners that double as foodstuffs (think baking soda, vinegar, club soda and lemon juice - all cheap and simple, and easy to POWER-UP with essential oils like #Melaleuca and #Purify! 🌺 Not using ANYTHING from "the stinky aisle" in the grocery store except Free and Clear laundry detergent and natural dish soap (or Dr. Bronner's!). My kids actually hold their breath when we walk thru it. 🌺 Not burning scented candles and avoiding air "fresheners" like the plague. We use our diffuser and #essentialoils instead!
🌺 Mainly buying secondhand clothing, and choosing cotton + natural fibers over synthetic. (Then soaking it to get the chemical fabric softeners out...sigh. This topic really deserves its own post...)
🌺 Not wearing shoes in the house if we can avoid it. You'd be surprised what gets tracked in!
🌺 Opting for DIY or natural versions of ALL personal care products. This one was hard for me at first. "Suave costs just a buck, and that overpriced conditioner makes my hair feel weird!" You've got to try different brands and find what you LIKE. For me, doTERRA's conditioner and shampoo are perfect - and I've found several brands of toothpaste I love. 🌺 Go for the organic skin care products, even if you've got to make it yourself and/or pay more. [CNTD BELOW]