Non Toxic Laundry Detergent…Truly? Young Living Essential Oils To The Rescue!

Each morning, most people are exposed to over 200 toxins before they sit down to breakfast! Even getting dressed for the day can expose our skin to toxins, depending on what we have used to clean them. 

Switching to a non toxic laundry detergent is one simple step you can take to enhance your and your family’s health and wellness.

But sometimes #switchingtosafer can cause initial sticker shock! 

And that might be the case when you see the price of the new Thieves Laundry Soap, even at wholesale pricing. (Which in my mind is the only way to go, and I’m happy to hook you up! Let’s chat!)

And maybe you don’t think you need to buy the Thieves Laundry Soap because you are already using something that you feel good about….say like Seventh Generation’s Laundry Soap. 

Let’s have a heart-to-heart, my friend.

non toxic laundry detergentWhen we do a price comparison of the Thieves Laundry Soap to many of the other “natural” laundry detergents out there, it comes out to a mere ten cents a load.

Can we be honest for a moment? I don’t want to make assumptions, and there is no judgment here….but if you see a dime on the ground, do you bend down to pick it up? (Dimes are the new penny, without the luck attached!)

But, there is something much more important to compare here than ten cents.

If you are not familiar with the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep database, please do yourself and your family a favor and hop over to check it out. The EWG grades personal care products based on their level of toxicity. 

If we go there to do a search for Seventh Generation concentrated liquid laundry detergents, guess what grade it gets?

A big fat D! (F is as low as the scale goes!)

There is so much “greenwashing” going on these days, that many laundry detergents—even natural ones—are loaded with fillers and toxins that are quite harmful to us.

Essential Oils Rock Cocktail Convo Factoid: Many detergents add optical brighteners to make clothes appear brighter, which has nothing to do with cleaning clothes. Clothes only appear whiter and brighter because these chemical additives reflect blue light, giving the illusion that your clothes are less yellow. These optical brighteners remain in the clothes and are absorbed by your skin when you wear them.

Now, the Thieves Laundry Soap is too new to be included in the EWG database, but if you take each ingredient individually and punch it into the EWG database, each one gets a rating of 0-2, with 10 being the highest level of toxicity. Most are actually a 0 or 1! Check it out yourself: 

Water, Decyl glucoside, Sodium oleate, Glycerin, Caprylyl glucoside, Lauryl glucoside, Sodium chloride, Sodium gluconate, Carboxymenthyl cellulose, Alph-amaylase, Protease, Lipase, Citrus Limon† (Jade lemon) peel oil, Citrus aurantium bergamia† (Bergamot) peel oil (Furocoumarin-free), Syzygium aromaticum† (Clove) bud oil, Citrus limon† (Lemon) peel oil, Cinnamomum zeylanicum† (Cinnamon) bark oil, Eucalyptus radiata† oil, Rosmarinus officinalis† (Rosemary) leaf oil (†100% pure, therapeutic-grade essential oil)

So for me, this is a no brainer! 

The plant-based formula of Thieves Laundry Soap gently and naturally washes your clothes, leaving them truly clean without any chemical or synthetic residue. It is free from nasty SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate), dyes, petrochemicals, formaldehyde, phosphates, synthetic perfume, and optical brighteners. 

This laundry soap uses the power of Thieves (Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon + Rosemary), Jade Lemon™, and Bergamot essential oils, as well as natural enzymes to eave your clothes fresh and clean with a light citrus scent. It can be used in all washing machines, including high-efficiency ones.

Its highly concentrated formula (6X) will provide up to 64 loads with just 32-ounce jug!

Be a smart cookie and purchase this amazing non toxic laundry detergent at wholesale pricing, like I do. Let me show you how!

 

 

Cool Azul Sports Gel

best sports gelYou should have heard the squeals of delight from the crowd of 20,000 at the Young Living Essential Oils International Grand Convention when the Cool Azul™ Sports Gel was introduced as one of the new product releases for 2015!

And rightly so!

This product is the perfect sidekick for anyone who moves their body!  From those serious about their daily fitness regimen, to the weekend warrior, to the grandparent who just babysat an active toddler…ALL will benefit from Cool Azul™ Sports Gel!

With its invigorating yet relaxing aroma, no matter your training or fitness level, Cool Azul™ Sports Gel is a perfect choice to use before or after physical activity.

Cool Azul™ Sports Gel is formulated with an unprecedented 10 percent of pure essential oils in every tube!

The major ingredient, aloe vera, further adds to its uniqueness by making the formula’s base, itself, highly beneficial and hydrating for the skin.

The formula features 13 distinct essential oils that work together for a power-packed essential oil blend in Cool Azul™ Sports Gel: Young Living-exclusive Dorado Azul, Peppermint, Wintergreen, Sage, Copaiba, Plectranthus Oregano, Tea Tree, Lavender, Blue Cypress, Elemi, Caraway Seed, Vetiver, and German Chamomile.

The naturally derived ingredients give Cool Azul™ Sports Gel a unique consistency that makes application convenient and easy for anyone, including physical, sports, and massage therapists alike. 

Suggested Use 

Shake well before use. Rub and massage generously into skin. Wash hands after use. Cool Azul™ is also great when used in conjunction with massage. 

Complementary Young Living Essential Oil Products 

  • Ortho Sport® Massage Oil 
  • Ortho Ease® Massage Oil 
  • Deep Relief™ Roll-On 
  • PanAway® Essential Oil Blend 
  • Relieve It™ Essential Oil Blend

Want some of this good stuff for yourself….at wholesale pricing? Let me hook you up!

Reach out to me here

 

 

 

NingXia NITRO

Most people would love to have more energy. But we all know that chugging those Monster or 5 Hour energy drinks is not good for us. Some people have found a way to boost their energy naturally with NingXia Nitro!

how to have more energyThis product increases cognitive alertness, enhances mental fitness, and supports overall performance. Its benefits are derived from a wide range of powerful cognitive enhancers, including a proprietary blend of pure therapeutic-grade essential oils.

It contains Bioenergy Ribose® which improves physical performance, speeds up recovery, and increases overall energy reserves. Other supportive ingredients, such as B vitamins, green tea extract, choline, and Korean ginseng, are added to sharpen the mind and invigorate the senses.

NingXia Nitro is a simple and convenient way to become more focused, support mental acuity, and enhance physical performance.

What is ribose and why was it added? Ribose is a five-carbon sugar that is naturally produced in every cell and is the backbone of ATP (adenosine triphosphate), a fundamental energy compound that drives nearly all chemical reactions in human cells. Although it is a sugar, it is metabolized differently than sucrose or glucose and is absorbed instantly into the bloodstream.

Unlike other sugars, excess ribose isn’t converted into fat by the body; instead, it is saved for use in ATP energy production. This vital difference is key to the importance of supplementing; and doing so supports cellular energy levels, energy recovery, and energy reserves. It also supports healthy energy levels in the heart and muscles.

Bioenergy Ribose is currently part of the training regimens of many Olympic athletes. These athletes not only undergo extreme physical stress, but they are also limited to natural supplements and subjected to extensive testing. If ribose can help top athletes support their energy levels, just think of what it can do for your morning run, time at the gym, or yoga studio!

I down a tube before I head out for my daily hikes and if I need a boost late afternoon. 

Primary Benefits 

  • Increases mental fitness, cognitive alertness, and physical acuity 
  • Enhances athletic performance and endurance 
  • Boosts energy and serves as a daily pick-me-up 

Who Should Use This Product? 

  • Individuals looking to increase physical performance and endurance 
  • Individuals interested in improving focus 
  • Individuals looking for a convenient, on-the-go energy boost

Suggested Use 

Consume NingXia Nitro directly from the tube or mix with 2–4 oz. NingXia Red® or 4 oz. water to enhance physical performance, lift mental fog, or anytime you need a pick-me-up. Best served chilled. Shake well before use. 

Click HERE to grab some NITRO for yourself!

 

How To Use A Neti Pot (With Neti Pot Demo)

Spring is in the air, and for many of us, that means our respiratory systems go haywire: stuffy, running noses, and many a-choos! :)

how to use a neti pot

I was very blessed to have been introduced to this age-old ayurvedic practice in a very gentle way. During a yoga retreat over twenty years ago, the retreat leader (aptly named ‘Swan’), had us take our neti pots out into the garden on this gorgeous summer day. We were instructed to stand by a tree and use our netis. It was a beautiful experience.

I share this with you because I know a lot of people are freaked out by the neti pot! If this is YOU, I want to challenge you to step outside your comfort zone and give it a whirl….maybe even standing outside, by a beautiful tree. :)

Here is a quick neti pot demo to showing how to use one:

Ready to jump on the neti pot bandwagon? I recommend a ceramic neti pot, like this one. And you will want to have some salt specifically for neti pots.

Once you experience how clean your nasal passages feel, I promise you, you won’t look back! I do it every morning. 

I use a few drops of nasya oil in each nostril afterwards, which helps to soothe and protect the nasal passages. This video demonstrates how to do nasya. I prefer to do it the second way shown.

Do you use a neti pot? If so, I’d love to hear about your experience! Please share below in the COMMENTS. :)

NingXia Red

NingXia Red is a juice made from “super food” berries such as the Ningxia wolfberry (also know as the goji berry), blueberry, aronia, cherry, pomegranate, and plums.  It is flavored with pure vanilla extract–and like every product made by Young Living Essential Oils–it also contains essential oils (orange, yuzu, lemon, and tangerine).

benefits of ningxia red

And did I mention that it is DELISH?!!?!

All of the Young Living Starter Kits include two, 2-ounce travel packets of NingXia Red. My husband and I drink at least 2 ounces daily as part of our health and wellness regimen. Our favorite way to drink it is mixed with 2 ounces of spring water and a drop of Young Living lime essential oil. (You could always squeeze in some fresh lime juice until you order some of the yummy lime essential oil.)

In the warmer months we keep packets in the freezer. Simply cut off the top and enjoy a refreshing, health-promoting “push pop!” (Kids LOVE these. And parents love the’covert operations’ of giving their kiddos a healthy snack!)

This recipe book offers many more fun ways to use NingXia Red everyday! Check out the recipes for salad dressing, smoothies, and even homemade, healthy GUMMY BEARS!