“Don’t wait for illness to start valuing wellness.”

So often people come to me seeking essential oils when they are already experiencing illness or already experiencing health ailments. They are looking for a quick fix. I can totally relate to this because it is what we have been brought up to do. We get sick, we go to the doctors and get antibiotics or an over the counter solution to ‘fix’ the problem. But what this does is mask the problem and fix it for a short period of time. It doesn’t help to address the root cause of what is going on.

When you look at your health and wellness routine as a lifestyle you reduce the reliance on these quick fixes. Since using essential oils, I have overhauled many items in our home to reduce the toxins and nasty chemicals and have been on a journey to replace the items in our home that contribute to making us sick. 

I am on a mission to help support others navigate moving to a low tox environment as I too navigate this for our home. There is so much we can learn from each other. I am such an advocate for essential oils because you can use them to create your own products that smell amazing and are good for you and the environment.

This is something that is getting harder and harder to ignore. I see articles almost daily about the toxic chemicals that are in products we use daily on our bodies and in our homes.

For women especially, the amount of synthetic, hormone disrupting chemicals that we apply before we leave the house is shocking. Particularly fragrance – this is in so many of our products and there are so many articles out there to say that fragrance is the new second-hand smoke. When fragrance this is included in your ingredients listing it can actually represent thousands of toxic chemicals used to make the fragrance. Our skin is the largest organ in our body and everything we apply onto our skin is absorbed into our body. There are other options you can use to be clean and smell great – you should never have to absorb these manufactured, toxic substances. Artificial Fragrance may be advertised as sexy and desirable but once you know what’s actually inside...you’ll be less aroused.

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There are so many chemicals ‘fragrances’ that artificial fragrance chemicals are turning up in breast milk! Our children don’t stand a chance! We are passing toxins on to our babies from the products that we use. 

It’s no wonder that rates of autism, breast cancer, reproductive problems, diabetes, obesity to name a few are increasing.

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It’s time we wake up and say no to buying these products! 

I always say “once you know, do better” and there is so many articles, research and reports into these products causing havoc in our bodies.

I was so excited when I heard about Stink Movie and how it was bringing this information into homes and living rooms around the world. It’s so important that we share this message and educate ourselves and our loved ones about the products we use in our homes - they are actually killing us. The rise in endocrine disrupting health issues, cancers, autism, breast cancers, diabetes, obesity is in line with the increase in the use of products with chemicals in them! 

Many of which are not labelled on the products or they are covered under ‘trade secret’ laws. 

There have been so many articles this year about Johnson & Johnson having to pay a record $US4.69 billion ($A6.34 billion) to 22 women in the United States who alleged the company's talc-based products contained asbestos and caused them to develop ovarian cancer. Turns out that they knew their talc was contaminated with asbestos since at least the 1970s but failed to warn consumers about the risks.

Something in Stink Movie that I found incredibly alarming was this - “We tested umbilical cord blood from ten babies born in the US. We tested for more than 300 chemicals we found 287 chemicals altogether. Everything from consumer products ingredients like Teflon and Scotch-guard to flame retardant and fragrances to waste that comes from burning gasoline and garbage.”

Companies know what is in their products - they just don’t want you to know!

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This article isn’t to scare you, it’s to wake you up to what you are using on your skin and in your home. There is another way. It requires a change of mindset but as consumers we know more than ever before and we have choices!

It is time to take control – empower yourself and look for natural options or better, make your own – then you know exactly what it in them.

There are loads of resources to help you move towards a low tox life in 2019.

Make your 2019 New Year’s resolution to stop buying products that contain toxic chemicals.

It can be overwhelming, but start somewhere – either with your cleaning products, your skin care products or self-care products. It is a journey but it is so worth it.

I am not 100% there yet with everything in our home, but we are getting there, one product at a time and in the 3 years I have been using essential oils, I have hardly been sick, I don’t get headaches hardly at all (I used to get them all the time – it’s no coincidence that they have decreased since I stopped wearing perfumes and instead switched to essential oil pure-fumes), if I clean the house, I don’t have to worry about the kids inhaling toxic chemicals and in the process they are growing up not knowing any different.  

Let’s make this change for our kids – for future generations to live healthier lives.

 

If you have read this far, I have some recommendations for you:

  • Watch Stink Movie on Netflix. It will truly open your eyes and if that doesn’t compel you enough to make a change, I don’t know what will

  • Make a commitment to yourself in 2019 to make some changes to the products you use in your home – simple swaps in what makes the difference

  • Share this article with a friend – we are in this together and when we do this together it is a whole lot easier. Our essential oils community is a great place for this in sharing and learning together.

 

Not only does removing toxins in our home have a good impact on ourselves and our families but it also has a big impact on the world around us. Natural alternatives are better for the environment.

I never thought I would be someone who does DIY recipes but I actually enjoy it now. I don’t make them all the time due to time restraints but I turn to some great natural pre-made products when needed and I LOVE that with doTERRA I can get most of these delivered straight to my door and be rewarded for free points for doing so.

Switching our spend also sends a clear message to these companies because as more people move to live a low tox life, their sales will suffer and they will start to listen. 

If you want to start your journey to living a low tox life and improving your health, and want to incorporate essential oils (I highly recommend it - they smell amazing and won’t kill you! In fact, they will support your body physically, mentally and emotionally) then reach out or follow the instructions below to get started:

To purchase doTERRA essential oils go to: http://mydoterra.com/sarahpoppy 

How:

1. Select join and save

2. Choose wholesale customer (if you plan to be a customer only - you can upgrade later but we can chat about that) or wellness advocate if you want to build a business with doTERRA or refer your family and friends and earn some money back for doing so.

3. Fill in your details

4. Choose whichever starter kit you feel drawn to (my pick is the Home Essentials Kit + Fractionated Coconut oil as it has everything you need to get started + you get the bonus Frankincense oil, otherwise select the Introductory Enrolment Packet and add the individual oils you would like to start with)

For more info on how to purchase click here: http://bit.ly/1pnyOwc

I am here to help and would love to guide you in low tox living in 2019!