I’m going to let you in on a little secret. I do not like to clean. I don’t mind a little dirt and I’ve never been freaked out about germs.
What does freak me out are the cleaning products that require me to put on a pair of protective gloves! It’s my fear of toxic chemicals that has kept me from cleaning my home. I’d much rather live with a bit of dirt than add toxins into my home and ultimately my body.
Here are some toxic ingredients in typical household cleaners:
- Sodium hydroxide
- Perchloroethylene (”Perc”)
Not aware of the health risks associated with these ingredients? Google any of the above ingredients and you’ll find loads of research studies documenting their dangerous ways. Let’s just say that these ingredients are polluting not only our environment, but also our bodies.
The good news is that Young Living has developed an all-natural, plant-based cleaner that contains NONE of the toxic chemicals listed above. That means that I can safely use it without putting on protective gloves! The ingredients in Thieves® Household Cleaner include vegetable-based surfactants (wetting agents) and the Thieves® oil blend (clove, cinnamon bark, rosemary, lemon and Eucalyptus radiata).
I use Thieves® Household Cleaner to clean and disinfect my bathroom countertop and sink. I use it to clean my mirrors. I use it to clean my toilet (I do wear gloves for this job). In fact, I keep a spray bottle in the bathroom to spray the inside of the toilet throughout the week. Not only does this keep the toilet cleaner in between cleanings, but it makes my bathroom smell better, too! I also use Thieves® Household Cleaner to clean my fruits and vegetables—I’m not a fan of pesticides. What other toilet bowl cleaner can also safely clean produce?
I still don’t like to clean, but I’ve surprised myself by how much more cleaning I am doing now that I have my Thieves® Household Cleaner!
Join us NEXT MONTH for a Non-Toxic Cleaning challenge — clean up your act!
Abby Bracke: I have always loved being an educator, both professionally as a school
counselor and now as a guide into the world of using pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils. I love hearing people say, “Thanks for introducing me to Young Living!”.