• 31 Days to Detoxify Your Life – Week 2 – Detoxify Your Home

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    31 Days to Detoxify Your Life - Week 2 - Detoxify Your Home

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    Welcome to Week 2 of the 31 Days to Detoxify Your Life Challenge!

    This week we are focusing on removing the toxins from our homes.

    The Average American Uses about 25 Gallons of toxic, hazardous chemical products per year in their home…A major portion of these can be found in household cleaning products.
    —”Prosperity Without Pollution,” by Joel S. Hirschorn and Kirsten V. Oldenburg, 1991

    The toxic chemicals in household cleaners are three times more likely to cause cancer than air pollution.
    – Environmental Protection Agency report in 1985

    Of chemicals commonly found in homes, 150 have been linked to allergies, birth defects, cancer, and psychological abnormalities.
    —Consumer Product Safety Commission

    In the past 50 years more than 75,000 chemicals have been introduced into the environment. Today 300 synthetic chemicals are found in the bodies of humans. Even newborn babies have synthetic chemicals passed on from their mothers.
    —REACH (Registration, Evaluation, and Authorization of Chemicals, a European Union program)
    The chemicals most people are using to clean their homes are insanely toxic and have a whole host of detrimental health effects associated with them ranging anywhere from skin sensitivity, endocrine disruption ( hormone issues), to cancer and even death. These are cleaners Americans use in their homes every single day! You can look up the cleaners you are using in the EWG database and see what grades they get.

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    31 Days to Detoxify Your Life - Week 2 - Detoxify Your Home - and a DIY Citrus Cleaner Recipe } Real Food Outlaws

    photo from Natural Living Mamma – Used with Permission

    Thankfully, there are many safe and effective natural cleaners that people can use without all of the nasty health effects.
    In Week 2 we discuss the health effects of “normal”cleaning products, and then we give you better, healthier, non toxic options to use instead. Most of these recipes have less than five ingredients, all which are natural and non-toxic. You can customize them to meet your needs and even add the fragrances you enjoy by using essential oils. These cleaners are sure to turn any skeptic into a believer.
    We include over 20 cleaning recipes, from carpets to hard wood floors, anti-biotic counter cleaner, powdered and liquid laundry soap and so much more! You will be glad to have this invaluable resource on your computer or e-reader as a quick and easy guide to natural non-toxic house cleaning.

    Here is an example of one of the great recipes you will find in the book:

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    DIY Orange Cleaner

    • 10 organic oranges
    • white vinegar
    • essential oils (optional)
    1. Peel oranges and add peels only to 1/2 gallon jar.
    2. Fill the jar with white vinegar and replace lid.
    3. Allow to sit for about 2 weeks, strain into a spray bottle and add essential oils if desired. (This is the brand I buy)
    4. Use as an all-purpose cleaner.

    Some of the other cleaning recipes you will find in the book are:

    • Homemade Floor Cleaner
    • Carpet Stain Remover
    • Natural Carpet and Air Freshener
    • DIY Disinfecting Counter Spray
    • Homemade Dish Soap
    • Natural Stain Remover
    • Natural Fabric Softener
    • Liquid and Powdered Laundry Detergent
    • Easy Bathtub Scrub
    • Glass Cleaner
    • Non-Toxic Glass Cleaner
    • … And so much more!

    Are you ready for this week?

    Come join us and make the commitment to detoxify your life safely, naturally, and without harmful side effects. Make a real change in your life and take this step to better health and wellness.

    Are you ready to change your health for the better?

    Take the 31 Days to Detoxify Your Life challenge today!

     

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    Would you like to win some great essential oils that can help you clean your home naturally?

    Enter to win one of two wonderful prizes sponsored by Sarah at My Merry Messy Life and Piping Rock Essential Oils!

    We are giving away two sets of Essential Oils from Piping Rock. Each set includes a spray bottle, dropper bottle, and peppermint, cinnamon bark, nutmeg, lemon, eucalyptus, and rosemary oil along with a sweet almond carrier oil! Total Retail Value of each is $51.54

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    Sarah is a crunchy, Eco-chic wife, homeschooling mama to four lively children, and real food blogger at Real Food Outlaws. She is also an herbalist and owns 90210 Organics, an Eco-boutique and Apothecary. She's a Certified Health Coach, Natural Living Consultant and Essential Oil Connoisseur. You can often find her barefoot in the garden (or kitchen), or rummaging through a refrigerator (not necessarily her own).

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    45 Responses to 31 Days to Detoxify Your Life – Week 2 – Detoxify Your Home

    1. Melanie
      January 12, 2014 at 7:59 am

      I use essential oils to improve my health!

    2. Ashley
      January 12, 2014 at 8:01 am

      love this series! Thank you!

    3. Catherine Griffice
      January 12, 2014 at 10:00 am

      Use them to detoxify my life…..

    4. Lorie N
      January 12, 2014 at 10:13 am

      I’ve just started using natural cleaners. It’s definitely a mental switch as well.

    5. January 12, 2014 at 10:17 am

      What don’t I use essential oil in around my home. Lol. Skincare, simple diffusing, and loads of other DIY projects.

    6. Jamie
      January 12, 2014 at 2:52 pm

      Would love to have these oils to help cleanse ghost home and family. USD oils for many years and got away from them. Trying to get back to natural resources now that we have a child in our home.

    7. Mickey Louth
      January 12, 2014 at 4:10 pm

      I haven’t used EO yet, but I download free ebooks about them to learn more. I do want to learn to use them medicinally. I’ve done the orange cleaner above, but it smelled too much of vinegar…the essential oil would have helped I’m sure.

    8. January 13, 2014 at 9:29 am

      I use essential oils in making skin care products but never tried making my own household cleaners. I love this project!

    9. Becky
      January 14, 2014 at 11:45 am

      I use essential oils medicinally,for skin care and for household use. Love them!

    10. alexandra
      January 15, 2014 at 11:04 pm

      I make my cleaning spray with infused vinegar just like you, now I only need the essential oil. Great giveaway!!

    11. christine b
      January 18, 2014 at 5:33 pm

      I love the healing benefits of using essential oils.

    12. Katrine
      January 18, 2014 at 5:40 pm

      I am just learning about essential oils, this would be a great item to win so I can try using them to clean and deoderize my home

    13. Amanda
      January 18, 2014 at 5:40 pm

      I have used EOs for health and beauty for a long time. I’m just starting to use them in cleaning products.

    14. January 18, 2014 at 5:43 pm

      Love making these non toxic recipes. Would love to win these oils!

    15. January 18, 2014 at 5:43 pm

      I am making more and more of my own cleaners and I love it. I love the essential oils to use in a variety of my cleaners and would love to win some.

    16. jessamyn
      January 18, 2014 at 5:48 pm

      My favorite is just putting them on my wrist so I can smell them throughout the day! I know there are many more things I could do, but it is instant happy!

    17. Talia B.
      January 18, 2014 at 5:48 pm

      I use them for cleaning, in ny own soaps, and health purposes.

    18. Cathy
      January 18, 2014 at 5:51 pm

      I love to add them to my vinegar/alcohol/water mix to mop my hard floors. Also, I use certain ones (or blends) for headaches.

    19. dawn stuedle
      January 18, 2014 at 5:53 pm

      I have been using eo lately to make bath gifts for friends and family! Love the all natural uses!

    20. Martha
      January 18, 2014 at 5:53 pm

      I could use these!

    21. Amelia Jarvis
      January 18, 2014 at 5:54 pm

      Clean, Make cleaners, Defuse, For health and healing!!

    22. Lynn f
      January 18, 2014 at 5:57 pm

      I use for health. Gets rid of stomach aches. Headaches and of course lavender for sleeping

    23. Zoe
      January 18, 2014 at 6:04 pm

      We can use them for our baby!

    24. January 18, 2014 at 6:07 pm

      In baths, in homemade laundry detergent, in jojoba oil for skin, in household deodorizing sprays, basically for everything…everyday….:P

    25. Christi
      January 18, 2014 at 6:10 pm

      Just started using essential oils and am amazed at what I have been missing all these years!

    26. Erin
      January 18, 2014 at 6:22 pm

      I love using essential oils in my homemade deodorant. Would love to win this.

    27. Elizabeth G.
      January 18, 2014 at 6:29 pm

      I love lavender essential oil. I like to put some in my homemade laundry detergent and in my hair spritz.

    28. Michele D Cook
      January 18, 2014 at 6:45 pm

      I am only starting on this healthy way of life. We are beginner at the Paleo eating. I am still working on some problem areas. So I haven’t even dived into making my own products yet. So this would be so fun to win. With asthma I cant tolerate all those harsh chemicals.

    29. Patty
      January 18, 2014 at 6:45 pm

      I use the oils to clean and clear energy.
      Thank you for offering this giveaway!!

    30. January 18, 2014 at 6:46 pm

      I use orange oil to clean my floors when I mop. I use peppermint and eucalyptus oil in my bath. I love essential oils.

    31. Briana
      January 18, 2014 at 6:47 pm

      I am just getting started with making my own things and I would be thrilled to have this kit.

    32. Rachel O.
      January 18, 2014 at 6:49 pm

      This would be wonderful with the flu season here!!

    33. Jennifer Dawn
      January 18, 2014 at 6:51 pm

      I like to use essential oils for skin care!

    34. MM Sheehan
      January 18, 2014 at 6:59 pm

      Love the crunchies.

    35. January 18, 2014 at 7:11 pm

      With massage oil

    36. Anita
      January 18, 2014 at 7:29 pm

      I have never tried essential oils due to the cost Hope I win

    37. January 18, 2014 at 7:36 pm

      I love using essential oils to repel bugs

    38. Amanda Hudson
      January 18, 2014 at 7:46 pm

      So far I have only used my essential oils for my face cleanser but I want to make some cleaners as well!

    39. Jennifer
      January 18, 2014 at 7:53 pm

      I would clean and use the oils for health purposes.

    40. dawn
      January 18, 2014 at 7:56 pm

      i use oils for skin care and headache relief

    41. Alexis
      January 18, 2014 at 8:42 pm

      I use the oils in bath salts, cleaners and for medicinal purposes. Love them!

    42. Wendy
      January 18, 2014 at 9:46 pm

      Love them for immune health and cleaning!

    43. Rebecca w
      January 18, 2014 at 10:34 pm

      I use essential oils added in my cleaning products

    44. Meagan
      January 18, 2014 at 10:39 pm

      Love adding essential oils to lotions, Shea butter, bath stuff, cleaners…you make it!

    45. Amy C Harter
      January 18, 2014 at 11:29 pm

      I use it in laundry, dishwasher detergent, deodorant, lotion, hair stuff, cleaners…… what do I NOT use it in?!?

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