Step-by-Step Toxin-Free Living: Week 4

Toxin-Free Floor Cleaner

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When it comes to our flooring, it was tough to find a product on the market that had no warnings.

The floor is where our babies play, our animals relax, and they have a role in our whole-home toxicity.

The convenience of grabbing carpet or hard surface cleaner at the store is nice, but it’s not worth it if you’re choosing organ, reproductive, and respiratory- destroying products in the process.

Hard Surface Flooring

Option 1:

The one we use in our home (because we use it in place of TEN toxic cleaners) is Thieves Household Cleaner.

We simply fill this refillable mop with hot water, add one capful of Thieves Household Cleaner, and mop away with amazing results!

The best part about this cleaner is the wonderful smell!

It’s like Christmas and coziness all wrapped up into one. We always get compliments after mopping!

Option 2:

I have used Babyganics products in the past, so I chose them as the in-store buy, but please know that this company does have some products that rate an “F,” and therefore cannot be fully trusted.

Babyganics Floor Cleaner

I am choosing from EWG but have never actually used this cleaner. I wouldn’t personally waste my time only because I know Thieves Household Cleaner is so effective and I always have it on hand.

However, if you’re looking for a quick buy and are willing to try it out, Babyganics rates as an “A,” even if it does have a vision concern.

Carpet Cleaners

Unfortunately there were no carpet cleaners that scored an “A” without any concerns, but feel free to see what did make the “A” list here.

Option 1:

When it comes to carpets, Thieves still comes in handy! I add one capful of Thieves Household Cleaner to 1 C baking soda, sprinkle on the carpet and scrub in with a bristled brush in those extra stubborn spots.

Let sit for an hour, and vacuum.

Option 2:

Add 1C baking soda to a glass bowl.

Drop 5 or 6 drops of Young Living’s Purification essential oil blend or Citrus Fresh blend in and stir.

Sprinkle on carpet. Scrub stubborn spots. Let sit for an hour, and vacuum.

Final Thoughts

For our family, buying doesn’t make sense in the store. Why waste our money on something that might work, when I already have Thieves Household Cleaner and purifying oils in my cabinet?

It’s also super easy to make, works so well, and leaves our home smelling so fresh!

How to Get the Products Above

You have three options.

Option 1: The Premium Starter Kit (best value)

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Benefits

  • 24% discount for life on all products
  • No obligation to buy-ever
  • The leading essential oils available
  • You can visit the farms and watch the entire process seed-to-seal.
  • You can choose a monthly wellness box like me and receive up to $200 in free products each month
  • Tons of guidance and support
  • Free Welcome Kit and personalized help

Option 2: Basic Starter Kit

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Pros + Cons

PROS:

  • 24% discount for life on all products
  • No obligation to buy-ever
  • The leading essential oils available
  • You can visit the farms and watch the entire process seed-to-seal
  • You can choose a monthly wellness box like me and receive up to $200 in free products each month
  • Tons of guidance and support
  • Free Welcome Kit and personalized help

CONS:

  • Much slower start toward a toxin-free life than Premium Starter Kit
  • Doesn’t come with a diffuser

YL + Toxin-Free Living

I chose Young Living after spending a long time researching.

Young Living made sense for our family because it was a source I could trust when I kept running into different companies off the shelf that I couldn’t.

However you choose to live toxin-free, make sure you research using free resources like ewg.org to learn the truth about your products and keep your family as safe as possible for generations to come.

Step-by-Step Toxin-Free Living Week 3

Confession: I hate cleaning the oven and stove.

Alas, it must be done.

I would like, however, to propose that it no longer has to be done with poison. Continue reading “Step-by-Step Toxin-Free Living Week 3”

Step-by-Step Toxin-Free Living Week 2

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In the coming weeks, we will dive into cost-effective and toxin-free ways to clean your home.

Along the way, we will throw out some of the most harmful products in your cabinets.

This week we will tackle one that will cover lots of bases: Multi-Purpose Cleaner.

BEST OVERALL PICK

While I will provide other DIY options, Thieves Household Cleaner is my number one, overall pick because I have seen its power first-hand and know for a fact that it will never be altered in a way that makes it toxic.

The best part about Thieves Household Cleaner is that you will see it as an option for the next several weeks.

This means that you will be able to ditch tons of bottles by the end of this series to not only make your home safer, but to save you tons of money!

IN-STORE OPTIONS

I always try my best to give both in-store as well as DIY options.

Unfortunately, there wasn’t anything clean enough for me to add in this post when it comes to in-store multi-purpose cleaner.

Feel free to check out other ewg.org rated “A” multi-purpose cleaners that are already put together, but the washing soda is the only option without any possible harm.

POWERFUL + SIMPLE DIY OPTIONS

Below are three DIY options for you.

DIY 1

The first is the easiest, and my choice for our family.

Thieves (concentrated) Household Cleaner comes in two different sizes. 14.4 and 64 oz. In the small bottle, you can make 30+ spray bottles of multi-purpose spray! Just one more reason why this is my top pick!

Recipe

Fill a 16 oz. glass spray bottle, and add 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner.

That’s it! Enjoy!

DIY 2

The second DIY option is still easy and only takes a few ingredients.

When it comes to adding in essential oils, I chose Lemon and Purification because they are known for cutting grease and creating an overall seriously clean surface.

Recipe

In a 16 oz. glass spray bottle, add the following:

Warm water almost to the bottom of the neck. Leave room for the other ingredients.

1/2 tsp. washing soda

1 tsp. liquid Castile  soap

4 drops Young Living Lemon essential oil

4 drops Young Living Purification essential oil blend

DIY 3

The third and final recipe is one I like if I’m in a pinch because it calls for staples from my pantry that I always have on hand at a moment’s notice.

Again, I have chosen the essential oils because oils, and for multi-purpose cleaner use especially, make a typical recipe super powered!

Recipe

1C white vinegar

1TBS baking soda

1C warm water (from tap is fine)

Mix all three in a 16 oz. glass spray bottle to dissolve the baking soda. Once cooled, add 4 drops Young Living Lemon essential oil and 4 drops Young Living Purification essential oil blend.

Real Life Use

It does make it easy to always choose Thieves Household Cleaner with my 24% discount. Pouring one capful into a bottle full of water? It doesn’t get much easier than that for toxin-free living!

It’s just so practical and (as you’ll see in the coming weeks) useful throughout our home.

How to Get Thieves Household Cleaner

You have three options for how to get this cleaner in your home.

Option 1: Retail

Click the following link to be taken to a page to buy oils: Young Living Oils: Retail. You’ll choose the “Retail” or full price option, search Thieves Household Cleaner, choose which size bottle you want, and check out.

Option 2: Basic Starter Kit 24% Discount

The basic starter kit is $45.

It comes with an essential oil blend called Stress Away, a Thieves Household Cleaner sample, and two packets of a wellness drink called Ningxia Red.

You will get your own login and password to shop whenever you feel like it at a 24% discount.

No obligations to buy-ever.

Option 3: Premium Starter Kit 24% Discount

The Premium Starter Kit is $160.

It comes with the following:

  • Diffuser
  • Premium Essential Oils Collection;
    • Lavender 5-ml (sleep, cleaning, skin support)
    • Peppermint Vitality™ 5-ml (digestion, energy, tension support)
    • Lemon Vitality™ 5-ml (cleaning, purifying, immune support)
    • Copaiba Vitality™ 5-ml (overall wellness, intensifies other oils)
    • Frankincense 5-ml (grounding, wellness, immune support)
    • Thieves® Vitality™ 5-ml (immune support)
    • Citrus Fresh™ 5-ml (smells, immune support, digestion)
    • Raven™ 5-ml (respiratory support)
    • DiGize™ Vitality™ 5-ml (digestive support)
    • PanAway® 5-ml (muscle support)
  • Stress Away™ 5-ml (emotional support)
  • AromaGlide™ Roller Fitment
  • Thieves Household Cleaner 1-oz. sample
  • 2 NingXia Red® 2-oz. samples

You still have no obligation to buy. You still enjoy your discount.

However, I chose this route because it was the fastest way to toxin-free living. You’ll notice this week I’ve added oils as well as last week to my DIY recipes.

That’s because they kick the cleaning power up in a big way!

Please feel free to join me on Facebook at Grace Blossoms Non-Toxic Living for extra guidance and ideas as we head into week three. I’ll also be posting on Instagram @grace_blossoms_blog with tips in my feed as well with ways to use the weekly guide in my InstaStories!

I hope you are as blessed by this week’s switch as our family has been.

See you next week!

~Andrea 🙂

 

WEEK 3: Oven Cleaner>>>>>

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Every parent knows that once August and September roll around, we might as well stock up on our favorite tissues, hand sanitizer, and cough drops.

But what if there was a better way to support our wellness?

Before watching helplessly from the sidelines as the next virus runs through each kid and adult in your home, you may want to take a look at these natural supports first.

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