When you buy a commercial cleaning product, you expect it to do one thing: CLEAN!
We are all worried when we go outside to a smog filled sky. We are concerned with images of toxic waste being dumped into our waterways. However, we let hazardous, toxic, and carcinogenic chemicals into our homes daily in the disguise of common household cleaners. These chemicals are finding their way into our bodies.
This creates a toxic burden
on our bodies and that's why so many of us feel:
- brain fog
- run down
- muscle aches
- stubborn weight
-- and the list goes on and on.
The American Association of Poison Control Centers reports at more than 90% of poisonings happen at home
. Medicines, household cleaners, and pesticides top the list of offenders.
I've been making my own cleaners and household products for well over ten years now. In fact, it’s one of the reasons I was drawn to dōTERRA's products. I wanted to be sure I was only using the best in all my concoctions. I haven't found a more potent, cost effective way - that also smells amazing - than with dōTERRA.
Here's a bonus pro tip in lessening the toxins in your laundry! The best and safest ingredient you can add you to your laundry is distilled white vinegar. Another bonus when you also get a non-GMO vinegar. This is a fantastic rinse agent you can add, it will help prevent colors from fading.
Today, I'm going to share with you recipes for three simple switches you can make to make your laundry less toxic. (see below)
One more study on chemicals.... using household products in New Jersey and Massachusetts showed that 28 million pounds of chemicals that are known or suspected neurotoxins, carcinogens, or reproductive or developmental toxicants were used in soaps and other detergents, in those two states alone
. Additionally, 259 million pounds of these chemicals were accounted for in specialty cleaners and polishers. *
Convinced? The good news is that making your own is cost effective and easy. One easy way is to start making your own eco friendly cleaners. A few common household ingredients and that's it. Simple.
Comment below if you already have made one healthy switch to your laundry. What switch(es) have you made?
Watch the complete live video on how to make and use these recipes below. 👇🏼
For more DIY laundry recipes visit part 2 in this series.