I believe there’s a misconception that if someone is leading healthy or toxin free life they have to avoid every circumstance where they could encounter those things. While this may be true for some based on preference, the reality is it’s not easily attainable in normal every day life’s circumstances. We are going to encounter things that we wouldn’t prefer to purposely expose ourselves to on a day-to-day basis. Yes, I’m certain that people exist who straight up avoid any less-ideal-element around them.
The real misunderstanding seems to be what living a toxin-free life means and how realistic it is to live.
I feel like I speak for a majority of those living a toxin free life that we’re well aware we could come in to contact with soaps that are less than ideal, air pollution that surrounds us, food that might not agree with us, and various other things. The idea is never to live a complete life of fear of what is going to harm us. For myself, and my family, we have very specific things that we will not use even when we are out and about and we plan ahead for those things. Generally speaking, this lifestyle is about support for the things we do encounter.
Here’s a great example – our family enjoys going to truck and tractor pulls. If you know anything about them you know that there is a higher density of air pollution at those locations. Is that ideal for a respiratory systems? No, of course not. I do love the peace of mind though that we can enjoy that activity as a family, as well as, have the respiratory support that we need to keep us healthy in that environment and afterwards.
I’m fully aware that we are going to come into contact with food that might not agree with our bodies for various reasons. I also know that I have what I need to support my family and their digestive systems in the situation that we encounter food that we have any disagreements with our bodies.
I very much enjoy having an arsenal of natural, plant-based products that fully support my family’s body without compromising their safety and their health. Having support for unforeseen circumstances is invaluable to me as a gatekeeper of our home. Knowing I have solutions that are completely natural and work with the cells of our body is powerful.
From the Inside Out
One of my community members and business builders, Jenna, recently had an arborist come to her home to look at the issue their property had with beetles in the trees. She was presented with two options:
A) Remove all of the trees because of the beetles.
B) Fertilize the trees so they could become stronger on the inside so they were strong enough to withstand the beetles.
I loved this so much because it reminded me of supporting our bodies. When we choose to fill our bodies with pure products that coincide with our cells and our bodies as a whole, our bodies are able to combat what comes our way. Our cells are prepared to take on impurities that it comes into contact with during every day life. They are able to work naturally to eradicate illnesses without the need for antibiotics or drastic measures that coat the cells instead of working to fix the cells.
When we support our bodies this way it has great impacts. Here’s an example in our own family: our children have never been on antibiotics when they’ve gotten sick. We work through the illnesses we have come across offering natural solutions and time. Our children get sick twice a year. I truly believe that it’s because we are giving their bodies time to build against their illnesses making their cells stronger while giving them natural support that works with their cells.
An Investment In Health Now Versus Healthcare Later
Its easy to feel like what we use in our product right now won’t effect our lives in 10, 30, or 50 years but the truth is – they absolutely do. The choices we make right now impact our life. We constantly see food based trends of eating healthier but we aren’t seeing a total eradication of toxins in our daily lives. Let me tell you something: if you are only worrying about what’s in your food but not what you are putting on your body (on your skin – your largest organ!!) you aren’t really working on total wellness.
Let’s put some things into perspective here for you with some scary statistics:
The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health studies 2.983 ingredients in our products at home – and found 884 toxic ingredients.
- 314 of them cause biological mutations.
- 218 cause reproductive problems.
- 778 were toxic to the human body.
- 146 they know cause cancer tumors
…..but all of them are allowed in the United States even though they are banned countries all around the world.
The American Cancer Society also states that only 5-10% of cancer is based on genetics. That means 90-95% is from what we put IN, ON, and AROUND our bodies. 26 seconds after exposure, chemicals are found in measurable amounts in the human body.
If those statistics don’t scare you, I’m not sure what will. This means there are products you use every day for yourself and your family that are creating a long term impact on health systems for your loved ones. What we do right now absolutely matters.
Toxin-free products are an investment and they are more expensive than chemical laden products at the store but I would like to invest in those things now to spare my family of even more cost later. I want to spare them from things I can help prevent now because I have the ability to. I’ve done the research and know the impact. Can I tell you by Living this lifestyle I’ll be sparing every person in my family from a heartbreaking health ailment later? Of course not but I’ll be able to say I did my darnedest to give them the best.
Why Our Journey Includes Essential Oils
Our bodies can do incredible things when we give it real support. Synthetic products can be sensed by the body and they are rejected because our bodies are intelligent. If you compare two types of things under a microscope – a chemical laden antibiotic and a 100% pure plant-based therapeutic essential oil (not what you buy at the store) – you’ll find that the antibiotic will coat the cell tricking the receptors into “feeling better”. The suggested dosing of 6-8 hours is how long it takes the body to identify the foreign object and reject it. That’s why you have to take it again after the allotted time.
If you look at the essential oils work, you’ll find that they are organic – meaning natural and pair perfectly with the body – and perfect shape and size to enter the receptors of the cells and work to fix the cell structure and repair the issue. It’s incredibly powerful stuff. I went a local presentation by a Chemist, PhD who broke this down in a scientific way and it further confirmed this journey for us.
Choosing to ditch our regular products, our candles and air fresheners, and other chemical laden products wasn’t an easy choice. It took a lot of careful consideration doing the research, especially about essential oil quality. It was a choice that I made after I knew all of the facts and we haven’t looked back. We choose supplements paired with essential oils because they are able to work with the body on a cellular level magnifying the ability to benefit our bodies. We choose daily products and home products paired with essential oils because I’ve seen their cleaning powers and I know they are working with our bodies at the same time – doubling the impact.
Creating a Life You Feel Good About
I want to be clear that essential oils aren’t the only thing we focus on in our life. We focus on the foods we eat and we use products we feel good about that don’t include essential oils. It’s not an all or nothing approach – it’s a way of living in the day to day doing the research, choosing options that aren’t chemical laden and filled with toxins, and making the switch.
You have to create a life that you feel good about. If your head is hitting the pillow feeling like there’s something just not right, it’s time for a change. Maybe you aren’t feeling your best and know there has to be a different solution. Whatever it is, I encourage you to look at your health and wellness as a whole.
You can choose support your wellness “one day” or you can choose for today to be “Day One.”
Do you live a toxin-free lifestyle? Is it something you are curious about? Tell me below or send me a message. I’d also like to invite you to check out our wellness website or join our toxin-free living FB group!