Plant Based Cleaning Products

Why plant based? Because conventional cleaning products wreak havoc on the respiratory system, cellular health and even mental clarity of those who are exposed to them.

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There are so many chemicals in our everyday products that are harmful to our health and bodies without us even knowing. What I want to do is EMPOWER people and
EDUCATE everyone on what to avoid and how to avoid it.

Here are a few to be aware of:
+Fragrance:
Short term toxicity can include coughing, skin irritation, rash, wheezing, headaches, nausea,
vomiting, and irritability. Long term toxicity can include cancer, lung disease, heart disease and
reproductive disorders.
Found in: scented candles, perfumes, lotions, and more
+Triclosan:
Used in many formulations as an antibacterial agent to prevent or reduce bacterial
contamination and registered as a pesticide by the EPA. Topical absorption of triclosan has shown disturbances to the endocrine system, and is believed to lead to birth defects and uncontrollable cell growth…

Found in: soaps, deodorants, cosmetics, shave gel, first aid spray, kitchenware and children’s toys.
+Phthalates:
A low cost endocrine disrupting chemical that in lab studies has shown to interfere with hormone production in rats and mimic estrogen in human studies.
Found in: plastic food packaging, lotions, skin moisturizers, fragrance, cleaners, glues and nail polish.
+Formaldehyde:
This is a known carcinogen and recognized as such by the Cancer Institute. Exposure can
cause eye irritation, asthmatic response, skin irritation, headaches and nausea. Long term effects include cancer and possibly leukemia. Although products generally contain small amounts, when this chemical is used in many common everyday household items in addition to being present in our wood, sheetrock and furniture, our exposure adds up. To make things even more alarming, this isn’t an easy ingredient to find. The ingredients is often listed as it’s fragmented name.  Found in: baby shampoo, pet shampoo, shampoo and conditioner, body wash, sunblocks, cosmetics, baby wipes, toothpaste, and more.

So what am I using now? I personally have slowly transitioned over the past year to more and more “green” products as I have learned about the dangers of conventional products. I have mixed emotions when it comes to DIY.  Sometimes they scare me with all those steps and ingredients BUT the majority of the ones that I will make all are based
around cleaning! Why?
1/Because they’re easy
2/Because they’re cheap….like really cheap!
3/Because they’re not dangerous to me or to my baby
And that’s reason enough for me!

But when I’m not in the mood for DIY thank goodness for Young Living’s plant based non toxic cleaning products!  They are infused with Thieves blend essential oils!!! Seriously the best fall/winter smell ever!!! Cinnamon, clove, lemon, spicy and warm…THE BEST! 

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The Thieves Home Cleaner is my favorite because I have been able to replace every other cleaner with one… this one!
Formulated with the power of Young Living’s Thieves oil blend, you can get a deep clean
without dangerous or synthetic ingredients. Thieves cleaner also includes the scent of Lemon essential oil for an even more uplifting aroma. 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: Combine 1 capful Thieves Household Cleaner and 2–3 cups water. Add this to a glass spray bottle and use on:
Counters
Surfaces
Kitchen Sink – Daily Cleaner
Fridge
Stove Top
Bathroom Sink
Bathroom Faucet
Spills

EVERYTHING!!!
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THIEVES CLEANER

Want to rid your home of chemicals?  It’s easier than you think and economical! All the mamas rejoice!!!

Comment below to get stared on your chemical free journey!

xoxo

Kayla

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Our Favorite Diapers

While I was pregnant I stocked up on cloth diapers and tried to learn as much as I could about the laundring process. My son is now four months old and we do not use cloth diapers all the time.

 I have however learned that cloth, specifically Grovia ONE diapers are the only diapers that prevent leaks in the middle of the night. I guess he’s a heavy wetter, I’m not really sure.  With multiple brands of disposable diapers he would leak by morning.


He was so tiny! 😭

I have tried several brands of diapers, environmentally friendly ones and cheap ones. Our favorite right away were Honest Company diapers, I mean those prints are just so stinking cute!!! Another brand that I would say (just by researching) is comparable to Honest is Parasol Co. I however have not tried Parasol Co. so if you have let know what you think! 


Our diapers of choice as of now are Thrive Market brand. They are made of natural materials, not bleached and are very absorbent. The only down side is that they don’t have cute designs, but you’re saving almost 50.00 a month compared to Honest Co. so I like that! You get 144 diapers for 31.99, pretty good deal for a more natural non toxic, chemical free, chlorine free, latex free and sustainably sourced material diaper. 

Want to try these diapers for your little one? Use this link to get 25% off! 

http://thrv.me/RQwydC

Let me know what you think of these diapers! Have another brand you love? Tell me!

xoxo 

Kayla