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Malady of the Week…Avoid Toxic Overload

Toxic overload is not something that everyone thinks about or is even aware of. You might not even know what it is. It’s when you body’s detoxification systems (especially your kidneys and liver) get overloaded with chemicals, pollutants and such  At this point your organs can no longer function properly and your body gets overloaded with toxins, making you feel poorly.  It could really be detrimentally affecting you or the ones you love within your home environment. So, this week’s malady of the week…how to avoid toxic overload.

If it smells good, it’s good for you, right?

Wrong! Many of those wonderful smells you find in candles, room sprays and air fresheners have a lot of toxic substances. These include things like petroleum distillates (used in making petroleum products and can smell like kerosene), formaldehyde, acetone, ethanol, acetate and phthalates. Not quite what you had in mind when you plugged it in or lit the wick? Bet you didn’t plan on the headaches, endocrine disruption, breathing difficulties and other less lovely side effects either.

Your choices matter!

Look, I’m with you when it comes to making our homes smell great. I’m even more on board for wanting it to be clean. But I want to do it in a way that won’t potentially create other health issues. That’s why your choices matter. You can avoid toxic overload with just a little information, planning and the right products. This is one area where using high quality, purity tested, Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade (CPTG) essential oils, matters. Here is where doTERRA leaves others behind.

We do the work, so you don’t have to!

doTERRA takes the time and spends the money to make sure every drop of doTERRA essential oil is the safest, purest, most potent essential oil on the market. Others try to say they do what we do, but look at what an independent study found here.  Notice that doTERRA was one of only a handful that came back as unadulterated. And you won’t find anyone doing the scientific research that doTERRA is. In fact if you want to know more about the testing, click HERE. You can even download a free E book to help you know more. doTERRA stands out as the best for a reason. Their commitment to purity is second to none.

Your skin…the largest detoxifying organ of the body.

If you think what you are putting in the air matters, have you thought about what you are putting on you skin? I love a pretty smelling lotion. But many of them include aluminum, DEA and parabens. Overtime these can really play havoc on your body’s systems. Some even cause cancer and cause hormone imbalances. So putting something healthy, clean and non-toxic on your skin would be a plus, don’t you think? As you can see, avoiding toxic overload can be a challenge. I do have some suggestions to help you at least decrease some of the toxins in your environment. Would you like to know where to begin?

Start here!

Let’s start by cleaning and purifying the air and surfaces  in our homes. We don’t just want our homes to smell clean, we want them to BE clean! To avoid toxic overload, doTERRA has some outstanding products that will be easy to incorporate into your home.

First, the new Abode surface cleaner has the most amazing oils for cleaning your surfaces and helping them stay clean. Germs and bacteria DO NOT like the essential oils in the Abode blend and will flee! Your surfaces will not only smell clean, they will be incredibly clean and resistant to new bacteria and germs for quite some time. And all without any toxins. Abode contains Lime, Lemon Eucalyptus, Litsea, Cassia, Tea Tree, Arborvitae, Kochii Eucalyptus, Cilantro, Lavandin, and Lemon Myrtle. Yummy! You can also use the OnGuard concentrate cleaner if you’d like a more autumn like smell.  Both are safe, non-toxic and very effective and keeping your household surfaces clean and germ free.

Next, you can still have a wonderful smelling house.  Simply use an essential oil diffuser and a few drops of your favorite smelling oils. The combinations are endless, and you’ll soon develop your favorites for every season of the year. Some of my favorites are lemon, the new madagascar vanilla with Citrus Bloom, OnGuard for the autumn smell, and more. And what’s more, the essential oils help to kill toxins in the air, keeping you safe and supporting your immune system. That’s better than a good smelling candle anyday in my book!  And plus, I can create the perfect smell to lighten my mood, and brighten my day. It’s fun, safe and easy to do.

One caution…if you have pets in the home, be aware that some scents are not good for animals. That’s a subject for another post, but I can help you with that if you have any questions. Just be aware that your pets noses are more sensitive than yours, so be sure they can get away from the smell if they want to.

The Abode Line


If creating your own DIY cleaning products has seemed daunting in the past, then you are going to love this! Now doTERRA has made natural cleaning so easy to use, environmentally friendly in its packaging, safe, and effective that you can start getting rid of those toxins today! All products are shipped as concentrates, or ready to use with recyclable packaging. Not only are these products great for cleaning and detoxifying your home, but are safe for the environment as well.  Now that’s great natural cleaning at its finest don’t you agree? Plus you can get these beautiful glass bottles that look sophisticated and beautiful on your counter. Choose from dishwashing detergent, dishwasher pods, laundry pods, surface cleaner, and hand soap and lotion scented with Citrus Bliss. Or better yet, get them all…I did!

So now you know how to change your home into a safe, all natural, more toxin free environment. If you have any questions, I’d be happy to help. Just click on My Calendar and pick a time that is good for you. We’ll get you set up with everything you need to start cleaning safely, naturally and effectively. I’ve got your back!

Would you like to see which essential oils are some of the best to start with?  Check out this post on Essential Oils for Beginners. Lots of fun stuff there just for you! Remember,Healthy can be Simple!


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