We have been living with our heads down and bums up for the past 15 years where convenience is King.
But where has it actually gotten us? Well firstly the environment is fighting back & so are our bodies (well, kind of).
Auto-immune disease is so prevalent in our society and the generations coming up and through are going to be the sickest yet! They are set to have a life expectancy of A LOT lower than what we've seen in the last 200 years!
But how is this possible with our modern medicine and improving technologies?! Well beautiful, I'll let you in on a bit of a secret...
As indiviudal's humans rule! As a collective, we honestly suck.
Suck the nutrients from the Earth, suck the purified water right out from under us and we put so many nasties into our world, large scale & your immediate world. From single use-plastics, crap food & countless chemicals, its no wonder we are getting sick & so is our beautiful Earth!
We often forget that our skin is our BIGGEST organ and the amount of crap it has to filter out from everyday pollutants and the crap we put on our skin in the hope of looking younger or trying to get rid of a rash is INSANE!
STOP USING SYNTHETIC PRODUCTS MY LOVES!
So allow me to bring some much needed eye opening tricks and tips to help you eradicate chemicals and live a low-tox life!
#1 Start Bringing Essential Oils Into Your Life
I am of the belief that everything we need to serve our lives and bodies comes from the earth... cue doTERRA's AMAZING essential oils!
I've been using oils now to help me with everything from digestion, skin, stress/anxiety, colds & flus & replacing my medical cabinet in general!
Living this way has honestly paved a beautiful path to natural living which is cost effective and sustainable for the environment AND I give back to the community of which the oils come from.
You can read more about how doTERRA's co-impact sourcing & Healing Hands foundation to stop sex trafficking and re-build the areas in the world that don't have access to resources such as clean running water or hospitals here https://www.doterra.com/US/en/healing-hands-foundation-about
#2 Ditch Your Cleaning Products!
You know that feeling after you've bleached the entire bathroom? Your hands hurt (if you didn't wear gloves OR they have holes in them), if you get it on your clothes then you end up making it a tie-dye, but don't forget the smell of it is all intoxicating & leaves you with a headache! Imagine what it's doing to the environment on it's way out...
But, hey! Your bathroom is all sparkly & smells "fresh". Funny how we associate the smell of bleach with cleanliness.
What if I told you that you can have the exact same affect WITHOUT the bleach or your Jiff?
Well honey, prepare for you mind to be B L O W N.
White Vinegar, Baking Soda & doTERRA's On Guard Cleaner Concentrate is going to be your best friend.
A simple recipe for your Jiff alternative is:
3/4 bi-carb soda
1/4 On Guard Cleaner Concentrate
10 drops of your fav anti-bacterial/anti-fungal essential oil. I use either Tea-Tree or Lemon
Your bleach alternative recipe is as follows:
12 cups water
1/4 Cup Citric Acid
15 drops Lemon essential Oil (or I sometimes use lavender)
1 cup hydrogen peroxide OR if you don't want to use that, I use white vinegar and it does the job for me every time!
#3 Recycle & Re-use Your Plastic/Glass Jars & Spray Guns
I haven't purchased any cleaning products for quite some-time now and I've been re-using my old AJAX spray bottles, salsa tins, mason jars just anything that comes my way I put it to good use!
A simple and effective multi-purpose spray recipe that your home will thank you for
15 drops of On Guard Or 1/4 cup On Guard Cleaner Concentrate
15 drops of Lemon/Peppermint/Tea Tree/Wild Orange - it's up to you!
1/4 cup of White Vinegar
2 cups of water
Fill your used cleaning spray gun with these and give a small shake and start spraying!
#4 Filter Your Water
Ah, now this may divide the room.
"Tap water and filtered water ARE THE SAME THING!"
Allow me to come on in and burst that bubble... trust me, once you start filtering your water and someone gets you a glass of tap water, shit is going to hit the fan because you will know. It just tastes better!
But not only that, filtering your water will get rid of the nasties that are in our taps and from how the salinate our water! Getting rid of the chlorine and bacteria contaminants- which can lead to diseases such as rectal, colon and bladder cancers... this is just the beginning!
Did you know lead is in our water? By filtering the water it removes this heavy metal so it doesn't even enter our system. Cool, huh?
So next time you're at Big W or Kmart and a great water filter isn't in the budget, you can pick up a Brita Water Filter for around $30. It's a great investment that is going to do you a world of good!
#5 Re-connect With The Big Girl
So, before I dive in here, if you know me by now, I can be a bit "woo-woo" but this has nothing do with the woo.
The benefits or being amongst Mother Nature is incredible. Firstly, vitamin D should be high on your list (but obviously not too much time out in this Australian sun!) But even the oxygen is just so much damn better out in nature. The trees are our nature's very own filtering system to not only provide our oxygen but they damn well clean it as well! Isn't she a beauty?!
You go out and put your feet in the sand and let the ocean lap over your toes, or go to your local park and just sit under a tree and do some deep breathing & you tell me if you just felt better, even after 5 minutes!
It's cheap (ha!), effective and it's just going to help you realise why you should look to implement what I've been talking about to start saving your world today