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Toxin free is all the hype now, but what does life toxin free actually look like? What changes in your life when you go toxin free? Making the change to toxin free living is a process, but the benefits are well worth it. Read to the end to find my personal experience.
First, let’s look at why you should switch to toxin free living. In the United States, the F D A has an assume safe until proven different approach to product safety. Europe on the other hand, has a prove safe before approve philosophy. In Europe, more than 1,300 chemicals are banned from use in lotions, soaps, toothpaste, cosmetics, and other personal care products. In the United States? Only 11 are banned. The average woman in the US will use 12 personal care products and/or cosmetics a day, containing 168 different chemicals, according to the Environmental Working Group (EWG). Shocking isn’t it.
What is the big deal? What harm are they really doing to my body anyway? Many of these chemicals are endocrine disruptors, meaning they mimic hormones in the body, but the body can’t get rid of them. This throws your natural hormone balance off. Why is this such an issue? Your entire body is regulated by different hormonal signals. So, your body is trying to detox the added chemicals, and rebalance itself. Basically, the extra chemicals, they overload the work on your body, and it breaks down faster, and recovers slower.
So where are these chemicals hiding? In your soap, lotion, shampoo, conditioner, make-up, face wash, laundry detergent, dryer sheets, softeners, air fresheners, candles, cleaners, and more.
Convinced yet? Let me tell you something a little more personal. I didn’t think they were affecting me either, until I started switching. It started because of a little baby, and I wanted to be using cleaners that were safe for her. Then I switched my soaps, when I read how bad those were. Then my lotion, ditched my candles and perfumes. The results? Those periods I had that would leave me doubled over, in bed, moody, feeling bloated, and gross. They were GONE. I began to have cycles that weren’t painful.
Now all products in our home are toxin free and natural. I don’t worry about the kids getting into the cleaning supplies (let’s be honest, there’s only one anyway), and they often clean up messes themselves. Would I go back to the store-bought stuff? NO WAY. The improvement in my cycle was enough to convince me to never go back. The improvement in my family health and recovery time is bonus. Products come to my door too!
Need some help figuring out where to start? Comment or email me! I’d love to help you get on the right track.
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