We talk a lot about living a chemical-free life here on B.Well. But have you ever wondered what specific toxins we are actually referring to being free from? Although it is definitely not an exhaustive list, today I want to share 12 toxic ingredients to avoid in your everyday products!
Below I have created a handy list that you can feel free to pin to your Pinterest board or download to your computer/iPhone for future reference.
Let’s Get Real
Can I get real with you for a second? I used to use this stuff on the daily. The one ingredient in particular that sticks out to me is Benzoyl Peroxide. That nasty was advertised boldly on my old acne treatment which I was slathering all over my face every day for 7 years. Now I find out it is a possible tumor promoter and may act as a mutagen. Guys, this isn’t cool. You don’t just ignore these facts. You take action, and take it fast!
What Do the Toxins Do?
Now, you might be wondering what these chemicals do to your body. Well, anything you slather on your skin gets into your bloodstream in 26 seconds, toxins & natural ingredients alike. Once those toxins do hit your bloodstream, they can’t be metabolized due to their artificial nature. Simply put, they do up to 3 things: disrupt your hormones (mood swings, weight gain, sleeplessness, acne, etc.), cause cancer, and/or build up as toxic waste in your adipose tissue (I wrote about this in my detox article here!).
How to Avoid the Toxins
So, how do you practically avoid these toxins from getting into your home? Well, 2 ways:
- You can scan for them! We love to recommend the apps, Think Dirty and EWG Skin Deep to scan/lookup products from the store and decide if they stand up to your purity standards.
- You don’t have to worry about them altogether. Probably one of the most freeing parts of joining Young Living for us was the fact that we don’t have to worry about scanning/looking up product ingredients. This is because each and every ingredient that makes its way in a Young Living product is up to their rigorous Seed to Seal standards (read all about them!). It’s such a blessing that there is a company out there, like Young Living, who prize purity over profit in every product they produce.
Like I’ve said before, your wellness is in your control, and you are your best health advocate! Jessica and I can talk to you about this all we want. Ultimately, it’s up to you to make the switch. It doesn’t have to be hard or complicated. We made it when we purchase our Premium Starter Kit and have never looked back. You learn your own rhythm and groove and do it your own way.
Are you ready to make the switch?
xo, Charlotte B.
By the Way...
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