I am doing an educational series on living ‘green’ and swapping chemicals out of your home. This will include using Essential Oils and Essential Oils Infused products that you can make or get from Young Living.

I am very passionate about living a chemical free life mainly because of my husband’s cancer history and my own autoimmune disorder which had made me highly sensitive to non natural stuff..

Did you know that 26 sec after exposure, chemicals are found in measurable amounts in the human body? The average woman applies 300 chemicals to her body in a day – 80 before breakfast  mostly from personal / skin care products like shampoo’s, lotion etc. The top 10 most dangerous chemicals on our home: air fresheners like plug in’s, candles, chemical cleaning supplies, drain and oven cleaners, dishwashing soaps, beauty supplies and personal care products like shampoos, deodorant. One of the tops pollutants in the family home is laundry soap and fabric softener. It sits on your skin and outgases in your closet all night long.

So, what happens when your body is chemically overloaded? You may see it in something as catastrophic as cancer. But most of us feel it on other ways : lethargy, inability to focus, tiredness, sleep trouble, chronic inflammation, pain, skin issues, stress, fear, hot flashes. If you feel any of these, it is time to kick the chemicals to the curb. It is time to take this seriously and clean out the pollutants.

The point of all of this is not to monger fear. It is education and taking baby steps. No one is watching your home but you. You are the gatekeeper.

All right, where do we start. Start slow, start small, start reading labels. Ditch candles, plug-ins, airfresheners, dryer sheets etc. Take it one month at a time and swap out the things in your home. Simple tip with food for instance- read labels and ingredients. If you can’t pronounce it, don’t eat it.

Join me and learn alongside so many of us committed to this way of living – the age old saying “Health is Wealth” and remember that “For every oil that you use, that is a chemical you are not using”


Let’s start with the basics that we use every single day to clean our homes – Cleaning Supplies. We are going to focus on oils and products that we can use to clean in this series

Did you know that we can use essential oils effectively to clean ANYTHING.

Take this simple Tile and Grout cleaning recipe. Lemon is  a versatile oil which has so many uses.
Lemon EO has highly cleansing properties.

Thieves Household Cleaner :

This one item has replaced all the cleaning supplies in my home. I really can’t live without it. This is the main reason I don’t worry about my kids picking things off the floor or making sure the cabinet under the sink is locked.Try these simple recipes. #theywork

In addition, you can also add 5 drops of Pine EO to the mixture.

Or these other simple recipes

The amazing thing is that it is super cost effective in comparison. You just need a capful of Thieves Household Cleaner for a 32 oz spray bottle, costing about $1.50 a bottle. Not even the cleaners at the organic section in your grocery store can beat that along with quality. No more separate cleaners for the window, the floors, the toilet, kitchen. Just ONE item. If you would like to try a sample, contact me.

Laundry Detergent

Like mentioned above, it is one of the tops pollutants. I would highly recommend getting the Thieves Laundry Soap. It is so highly concentrated that a little goes a long way. I only use 1/4 to 1/2 a capful per load thereby stretching the usage.

If you are using dryer sheets, it is time to throw them out. They tend to be hormone / endocrine disruptors and it is better to use dryer balls instead. Add a drop of Purification or Lavender to your dryer ball and see how wonderfully smelling your clothes come out.

Hand Soaps

Did you know that the FDA has now banned Triclosan, an ingredient often found in antibaterial soaps etc. We use soaps all the time and our skin absorbs all that is in the soap. This is why I highly recommend Thieves Hand Foaming Soap which is devoid of nasty chemicals.

Dish Soap

Dish soaps often leave residue on the dishes which we then put food on. Again, Thieves has come to the rescue. I love the Thieves Dishwashing soap. It is so concentrated that a tiny bit mixed with warm water goes a long way.

Hand Sprays

Want a versatile spray that you can use anywhere specially while traveling – from cleaning hands to spraying toilet covers, try this recipe


Get the Thieves Hand Spray or the Waterless Purifier for convenience. As a mama whose 3.5 year old is touching everything, I never leave home without this

Other oils that have cleansing properties are Purification, Pine, Orange, Tea Tree in addition to Thieves and Lemon EO.

I could not help share this funny graphic. I experienced it first hand when I found my preschooler with his head inside the toilet, doing what, I don’t know. I thought this graphic was funny when I first saw it, but experiencing it first hand = not so funny

How Do You Choose?

I used to buy my Lavender for $4 a bottle online or at bulk food stores. But they never had any significant impact on my body. In the US, there is no rating system for EO’s. The closest we get is an FDA requirement that ” In order for a bottle to be labeled as “pure or therapuetic grade”, it must contain at least 5% Essential Oil.

All oils fall into 4 categories
Grade A – Therapuetic, organically grown plants, distilled at low temperatures.
Grade B– Food grade, may contain pesticides, synthetic, fertilizers, carrier oils.
Grade C– Perfume oils often containing adulaterating chemicals like Hexane to gain higher yield per harvest.
Grade D – Floral Water, aromatic only and is ually a by product of Grade A distillation. After all the oil is pulled out, leftover trash water is sold to companies which will fill 5 % of the bottle with this, add carrier oil and label it pure.

Grade A is the only true pure oil, Grade D is like walking to your fridge, taking a cup of Orange juice, diluting it 95% and then drinking it.

That is why you only want Grade A – check to see if the company grows their own plants, owns their own fields, and controls their entire process from farm to sealed bottles. Pesticides, pollution, previously farmed land all affect the quality of the oil.

Young Living’s oils are Grade A. Why would you go an extra mile of using an oil to get away from a chemical – and then use an oil laden with chemicals? It makes no sense. Their Seed to Seal process makes Young Living stand out. It means each plant is hand weeded, no pesticides, no chemicals, plants are harvested at the peak, go through vigorous testing process and then go from the farm to your home. No other company I know does that.

I have done extensive research on different EO companies out there. Because I am using it on my precious children, I will not compromise on the quality. This is the main reason I chose Young Living to build my wellness arsenal.

Want to learn more? Come to one of my classes

If you are ready to get started and experience all that Young Living has to offer in terms of “wellness, purpose and abundance” in your life, then Congratulations and here is the link to get started with Young Living. Looking forward to you being a part of my team so you can access many resources including education and support.

As always, I am here in service. If there is anything I can do for any of you, please do let me know. 

With love, blessings and gratitude

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