How to Clean Your Kitchen Without Harmful Chemicals

Because there are so many surfaces in the kitchen that get used every day, essential oils can be extremely helpful for keeping the kitchen clean. As a bonus, every time you clean the kitchen using essential oils, it will leave behind a lovely smell— making it feel twice as clean!  Here are a few Kitchen DIYs: With a wide variety of cleansing essential oils, it is easy to make your own natural cleaning agents at home. If you want to avoid the harsh chemicals that are often found in store-boug...

Does you laundry detergent need a cleaning?

Does you laundry detergent need a cleaning? After reading the ingredients, I found mine sure did! Two common ingredients in most detergents are Sodium Lauryl Sulfate & Sodium Laureth Sulfate/ Sodium Lauryl Ether Sulfate (SLS/ SLES). They are the main ingredients in detergents and you can also find it in dish liquid, hand wash, and shampoo.  Why are they used? Well, SLS and SLES are surfactants which are used   to remove soil and as a foaming agent.  Did you know that they were originally developed as garage floor degreaser? So they are pretty powerful. Unfortunately, they are toxic and can inflame skin, eyes, and lungs (1), and damage internal organs (2). SLS/ SLES is toxic in the environment as...

What are toxins and how do they affect my health?

Reducing harmful chemicals (toxins) and supporting your body’s detox processes is crucial in attaining good health. Even if you don’t have a major illness or disease, you may have a high level of toxins lingering in your body. Detoxing can support weight loss, increase energy, and improve digestion. It can clear your skin, balance hormones, benefit overall healing, and so much more.  We live in a world that is constan...

Reducing Your Toxic Load with Herbs & Spices

I love enhancing the taste of my food by adding herbs and spices. For many years I have been on a quest to reduce my toxic load as much as possible, so I can live a healthier and therefore happier life. You can imagine my delight when I discovered that many of those spices and herbs I was using help to do just that! Parsley is an easy to grow herb that just about everyone is familiar with. Did you know it is also a n...