In an effort to up my health and wellness game in 2019 (read more on that here) I decided it was finally time I took a hard look at all of the cleaning products in our house.
I have been using the Thieves cleaner from Young Living and for the past year I have been using a combo of vinegar, distilled water and lemon essential oil as a multipurpose cleaner. I like both of them very much.
Unfortunately I have a little secret and it’s called lavender scented Pine-Sol and I enjoyed it. When Jack was a baby I only allowed us to mop the floor with water and vinegar, and I am not sure why I went back to allowing the purchasing of Pine-Sol to happen now that Jack is walking.
Anything with the word “fragrance” in the ingredient list is a no-go in our home. Fragrance is a term the FDA does not regulate so a company can use any synthetic chemical and hide it under the word fragrance.
So I pulled every “cleaner” out of the cabinets and threw them away. See below!
I am an advocate for toxin-free living but I am also human and I am trying to DO better for myself and my family.
Did you know a new study out today reveals that numerous popular cleaner brands, including Glade, Clorox, Pine Sol, and the ostensibly eco-friendly Simple Green, contain chemicals that are known to cause hormone disruption, pregnancy complications, birth defects, and cancer, and can aggravate allergies. (link here)
Needless to say I have converted our house to a toxin free, chemical free home.
I wanted to take this opportunity to challenge you to do the same and I will send you a gift! Yes, you read that right. I am so committed to people changing their health that if you round up all of your chemical and “fragrance” filled products and replace them with a DIY cleaner or a safe store bought brand, I will send you a product from my TMM Beauty line. All you have to do is share a video or a picture of you throwing away your old toxic cleaners and tag me also using the #tmmhealthandwellnesschallenge . My Instagram @themodernmamahood and I will send you something! This will go until the end of January!!! xox
Clean Brands I love:
-Young Living Thieves cleaner (it smells like Christmas) I put it in a glass bottle from amazon, linked here.- -OnGuard Cleaner
-Better Life all purpose cleaner Found at your local healthy grocery store or Amazon!
-16oz glass bottle fill ¾ of the way with white vinegar the rest with distilled water and add 15 drops of lemon essential oil (optional also add 10 drops melaleuca essential oil)
GLASS BOTTLES I USE FROM AMAZON
I hope this was helpful and relatable and you can find yourself making the switch!!