Lets Talk Chemicals

In our modern day society we are exposed to hundreds of chemicals everyday. Chemicals that have been created by man to serve a life enriching purpose. Or so that is what we have been told……

The truth is these chemicals are actually killing us, they are slowly poisoning our bodies little bit by little bit. It only takes 26 seconds for chemicals you put on your skin to enter your blood stream. So when you dip your hand into bleach water you are absorbing all those chemicals directly into your bloodstream. Lets take a closer look at bleach so we can really understand why it is so bad to use.

The most obvious danger of Chlorine Bleach is printed clearly on the label. It is a heavily corrosive material capable of irritating the eyes, skin and respiratory tract often by simply inhaling the gases it releases. This inhalation has been noted to deteriorate the lungs and esophagus lining. These side effects may not occur to a noticeable extent with each exposure, but the impact is never good, especially over a long period of time.

It is important to note that there is no FDA-type organization that regulates the cleaning products you buy. Instead groups such as the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) make warnings of the use of these items publicly available. Under the assumption that consumers will continue to use Chlorine Bleach within their households, the following safety precautions are widely recommended:

  • Dilute the chlorine bleach with water. The lower concentration poses a potentially lesser risk of unwanted exposure.
  • Wear a safety mask and rubber gloves when working with bleach as a preventative measure.
  • Only use chlorine bleach in a well ventilated area to allow for sufficient air flow and to prevent the unwanted gasses from remaining stationary in the working space.
  • Never mix chlorine bleach with any other household cleaners.

The fourth and final recommendation is particularly worth noting because mixed with common ingredients -such as ammonia -found in many other household cleaners the fumes produced can become even more lethal and potentially fatal. Nose bleeds, neurological disorders, headaches, shortness of breath and chest pain, are just a small number of the potential side effects that can be experienced.

So after reading all that why in good heavens would you ever want to use bleach or have it in your home!! I have four young boys that I can not even imagine exposing them to all those horrible things. But now here is the truth, I have exposed them. I have been exposing them for many years but those days are GONE!! Bleach will no longer be in my home. Along with a plethora of other toxic cleaning products. They are all out!!! Out to the garbage never to be used again.

All I use now is Thieves Household Cleaner. This stuff is truly top notch and amazing. One 14.4oz bottle at wholesale price is $22.00 and makes 29, 30 oz. bottles at $1.32 each. You cannot buy any chemical ridden cleaner for that cheap!! The Thieves Household Cleaner comes as a concentrate and then you get to create the cleaning products that you use and love!

Suggested Ratios According to Usage

  • All-purpose cleaner: Combine 1 capful Thieves Household Cleaner and 2–3 cups water.
  • Degreaser: Combine 1 capful Thieves Household Cleaner and 2 cups water. For heavy cleaning, use half or quarter the amount of water. If necessary, use a cloth to apply Thieves Household Cleaner undiluted. After cleaning, wipe the area with a cloth dampened with water.
  • Glass and mirror cleaner: Combine 1 capful Thieves Household Cleaner, 5 drops Citrus Fresh™ essential oil blend, 1 teaspoon white vinegar, and 3 cups water.

Another thing that I love about Thieves Household Cleaner is that I can give a bottle of Thieves All-Purpose Cleaner to my four year old son and he can go to town helping me clean house! I do not have to worry about him being poised by toxic chemicals! It is so wonderful!

Thieves Household Cleaner has an amazing smell too. It is sweet-and-spicey scent, no more toxic fumes that you have to hold your breath around. Thieves Cleaner contains Clove Bud Oil, Lemon Peel Oil, Cinnamon Bark Oil, Eucalyptus Radiata Leaf Oil, and Rosemary Oil. Yum, yum, yum it has never smelled so good to clean my home!!

 

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.

So start your journey today of having a clean chemical free home!! Young Living offers a amazing Thieves Premium Starter Kit which includes:

  • 15-ml Thieves
  • Thieves AromaBright™ Toothpaste
  • Thieves Fresh Essence Plus Mouthwash
  • 2 Thieves Cleaner
  • 2 Thieves Foaming Hand Soap
  • 2 Thieves Spray
  • 2 Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier
  • 5-ml Stress Away™
  • AromaGlide™ Roller Fitment
  • 10 Sample Packets
  • 10 Love It? Share It! Sample Business Cards
  • 10 Love It? Share It! Sample Oil Bottles
  • 2 NingXia Red® 2-oz. samples
  • Product Guide and Product Price List
  • Essential Oil Magazine
  • Essential Edge
  • Member Resources

This packed full kit is only $160 when you become a Young Living Member. You can click on my photo on right hand side of page to go directly to my personal Young Living site! If you have questions, please feel free to contact me at any time!  If you are just checking out this blog and would love to learn more about Young Living Essential Oils, send me your email address and I will connect you with great resources!  I look forward to hearing from you!

Cheers!

In Grace,

HaLee

 

P.S. Here are some great Thieves Household Cleaner recipes!

Everyday All-Purpose Cleaner

In a 32 oz. high-quality and hard plastic bottle mix the following:

  1. 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner or 15-20 drops of Thieves essential oil
  2. 1 teaspoon of white vinegar
  3. Fill the rest with water

Window and Mirror Cleaner

For this cleaner, it is advised to use a 16 oz. glass spray bottle, because Lemon essential oil will be added and citrus oils can erode plastic.

Mix the following:

  1. 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner or 10 drops of Thieves essential oil
  2. 5 drops of Lemon essential oil
  3. 1 teaspoon of white vinegar
  4. Fill the rest with water

Deep Clean Scrubbing Solution

In a glass jar mix the following well to form a thick paste to clean sinks and tubs:

  1. 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner or 10 drops of Thieves essential oil
  2. 1 cup of baking soda

Wood Floor Cleaner 

In a 16 oz. glass spray bottle or bowl, mix the following:

  1. 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner or 10 drops of Thieves essential oil
  2. 5 drops of Lemon or Orange essential oil
  3. 1 teaspoon of white vinegar
  4. 1 tablespoon of Castile soap
  5. Fill the rest with water

Tile and Grout Cleaner

In a 16 oz. glass spray bottle or bowl, mix the following:

  1. 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner or 10 drops of Thieves essential oil
  2. 5 drops of Purification essential oil and/or Lemon essential oil
  3. 1/4 cup of white vinegar
  4. Fill the rest with water

Goo Cleaner

Add 1-2 drops of Lemon essential oil to any surface with stubborn “goo,” such as, gum, oil, grease spots, crayon, marker, stickers and more!


Refrigerator Refresher

After using the Everyday All-Purpose Cleaner seen above, freshen up your refrigerator by adding 3 drops of Lemon essential oil to a cotton ball and placing it inside.


Room Freshener

In a home diffuser add the following:

  1. 4 drops of Lemon essential oil
  2. 4 drops of Purification essential oil
  3. Fill to the line with distilled or purified water

 

Author: atoiloflove

I am a working mom with four young kiddos. My husband, family and God are number one in my book. I have a passion for essential oils, my small farm and teaching. I love to share my knowledge and enthusiasm to help people grow and become healthier individuals!

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