Gain More Confidence When Choosing Natural Remedies

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Don’t you wish you had affordable short-cuts to make healthy living easier? Are you tired of trying to make a healthy lifestyle work?

I get it. You want the best for your family. You want to raise healthy kids, have strong immune systems, be more fit and energetic, and be intentional about creating a natural home, but sometimes it just feels so hard.

There’s a lot to learn and the internet can be more than a little overwhelming at times.

I know what it’s like to feel that healthy living shouldn’t be this difficult, and it shouldn’t have to cost so much, either! Don’t you ever wish someone would just tell you exactly what you need to know and how to make these changes for less?

When you have the right info and tools at your fingertips, it all comes together so much more easily. You know what to cook for your family. You’re more confident in choosing natural alternatives. You can easily replace store-bought products with DIY options that really work. You feel better (and even look better, too). Healthy living becomes less stressful and more enjoyable.

You can learn how to gain more confidence when choosing natural remedies.

That’s why Stephanie and her team have put together the Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle for the fourth year in a row. Each year, they’re amazed at how many families are saying “yes!” to their health and taking them up on this super short opportunity to get a complete collection of natural-living resources for a crazy low price.

You sort of need to see it to believe it, but the package includes over 90 digital products on topics like natural remedies, essential oils, real food recipes, paleo & allergy-friendly eating, fitness & weight loss and much more. All together, it’s worth over $1900!

Some of my favorite resources are:

  • Essential Oils for Families from Jessie at Vintage Remedies ($95.00)
  • How to Protect Your Family from Colds and Flu Using Essential Oils from Andrea at Aromahead Institute ($50.00)
  • Urban Farming for Kids from DaNelle at Weed’em & Reap ($24.95)
  • The Herbarium from Amber at Herbal Academy of New England ($45.00)

All of these are worth $214.95, and for the next 48 hours, you can have them (along with many other natural resources) at 97% off!

 


Plus, it comes with $175 worth of bonus products including:

  • GetKombucha – FREE 30 ml bottle of Kombucha Pro ($39.99 value)
  • ePantry – FREE hand soap + $8 credit on one shipment, FREE dish soap + $8 credit on the next shipment, AND 60-day VIP access with FREE shipping ($30 value)
  • Bloom Naturals – FREE SPOT treatment for acne & eczema OR a $15 gift certificate toward Bloom Naturals products ($15 value)
  • Perfect Supplements – $15 gift certificate toward any Perfect Brand product ($15 value)
  • Strawesome – $15 gift certificate toward the straws and accessories of your choice ($15 value)
  • TriLight Health – FREE 2-oz liquid herbal formula or $15 off larger bottles ($15 value)
  • Craftsy – 1 FREE online class ($44.99 value)

Besides being so incredibly helpful and inspiring, one of the things I like best about the bundle is the price. By offering the bundle for a short time only, they’re able to give you access to over $2000 worth of amazing products for a whopping 97% off!

Here’s how it works:

  1. Visit their website, take a quick look at all the goodness that comes in this package, then click “Get my copy now!” to go through their simple 3-step checkout process.
  2. You’ll receive an email with a login to their online access portal, where you’ll begin downloading your eBooks, signing up for your eCourses, and redeeming your free bonus products.
  3. Use their Getting Started Interactive Guides to pick the area you want to tackle first and start making healthy changes!

The most important detail, though, is that this bundle is back for just 2 days! After Tuesday night, December 29th, the sale ends for good and you’d have to buy all of these products individually.

I’d hate for you to miss out, so click HERE to learn more or buy the bundle.

It’s even backed by a full 30-day guarantee, so you can know for sure that it’s right for you.

No one should have to put off a healthier lifestyle because it costs too much or they can’t get the help they need. Our family has felt so much better by making changes to the way we eat, the products we use, and how we take care of ourselves. It’s made all the difference in the world and I want the same for you and your family.

3 Benefits of Cleaning With Essential Oils

 Today we have a guest post from Kathleen at Tidy Cleaning.

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Cleaning our homes might be an unpleasant and tedious task to all of us, but it is necessary, and we can not skip it.

Have you ever thought about how much money, time, and energy you spend cleaning?  Going to the store, looking at all the different kinds and brands of cleaners, buying the expensive cleaning products because you think they will work better, then going home to start cleaning, only to spend hours scrubbing and washing.  Then you realize that the cleaning products you bought do not work as good as you hoped they would.  Plus, they are full of unsafe chemicals!

Forget about all those struggles and throw away your many cleaning products that are completely unnecessary.  Instead, make yourself some natural cleaning products.  All you need is some simple ingredients that can be found in any kitchen.  

The three main cleaning ingredients are:

  • Vinegar
  • Baking soda
  • Water

Mixing these 3 ingredients can give you a great cleaning solution which will clean just as good or even better than the harsh chemical cleaners, and save you a lot of money.  They spare you that toxic smell as well!

If you don’t have any essential oils, now’s the time to get some!  Oh, the essential oils! They can do just about anything!  They are a must-have for any ‘green’ household. They are usually used for their aroma, but what you might not know is that they are also very beneficial when used in cleaning.

3 Benefits of Cleaning With Essential Oils

1. Great Aroma

Yes, a couple of drops from a lavender essential oil in your home-made cleaning solution will give it a nice fresh smell, but it will also help with repelling moths from your clothes-few drops in your drawer and you are set.  It is not accidental that all the store-bought cleaning products are scented with either lavender, pine, lemon or orange.  It is not because they just smell good, but also because they have positive effects when used in cleaning products. But the difference is that the store-bought cleaning products use artificial scents which will do nothing to help with your cleaning.  While the essential oils, on the other hand, can directly effect the surface you are cleaning.

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Orange essential oil can be mixed with your laundry detergent.  And no matter which kind of essential oil is your favorite aroma, you can use it as a natural air freshener.  Put water in a spray bottle, add a few drops of your favorite essential oil and shake every time before using it.  You will have a natural smell in your house that will linger longer than an artificial one.

2.  Natural Disinfectant

In addition to their great aroma, essential oils will also disinfect while you clean.  Tea tree and eucalyptus essential oils for example are both great disinfectants and can be used for any type of surface that needs to be cleaned and disinfected. Put a few drops of either of them in your cleaning product and clean your kitchen and bathroom. The tea tree essential oil has antimicrobial, bactericidal and anti-fungal properties that make it an excellent ingredient for your bathroom cleaning product.

Who does not want a perfectly cleaned and disinfected house with all-natural products? Not only are the essential oils great cleaners and have natural smell, but they will also do no harm to your home or your family’s health! What other benefits do you need from them?  They are the best – multi-functional, natural and with long lasting effects.

3. Save Money

Another very important benefit from using essential oils is saving money!  Yes, it is true.  They might not be the cheapest ingredient for your cleaning products, but all you need from them are a few drops.  A few drops will be more than enough to improve your cleaning and leave a nice scent for your home. One bottle of essential oil will last you for a long time and definitely saves money in the long run.

Do not waste more time – improve your cleaning and save yourself money while also protecting your health.  Get yourself some essential oils and enjoy their benefits.  {I (Jill) buy essential oils here}.

Do you use essential oils when you clean?  What are your favorite oils to use?

KathleenC  Kathleen is interested in topics related to home improvement, cleaning and green lifestyle. She often experiments with DIY natural recipes.  Visit her website at Tidy Cleaning.

 

How Air Fresheners May Be Making You Sick

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Candles have been used for years as a main source of light and as a comforting sight for many a weary traveler looking for the glow in the windowsill to welcome them home.

We may have other ways to light our home in our day besides candles, but candles still symbolize comfort and warmth despite modern technology.  In my part of the world, days get darker much earlier in fall and winter, and any extra source of a glowing light is much appreciated and welcome.  Once fall arrives, I automatically want to pull out the candles and enjoy their burning glow.

Just like many other things in our world, many candles are made with unsafe chemicals that can cause illness and health problems.  You may not even realize that your allergies or constant sinus problems come from the yummy smelling candle sitting on your counter.

I personally experience headaches, stuffiness, and dizziness when I’m around candles or other air fresheners for too long.  The scents begin to not even smell good to me after a little while.  My body interprets them as more of an invading nuisance that I need to get away from.

Keep in mind that some people are more sensitive to chemicals than others, but I believe it affects us all negatively in some way.

How Air Fresheners May Be Making You Sick

Paraffin Wax

Most candles that you purchase are made with paraffin wax.  When burned, paraffin creates benzene and toluene.  Benzene is toxic to the organs and has a very high score of being a carcinogen.  Toluene is toxic to the organs.  Both of these chemicals score a 10 in their level of toxicity, which is the highest hazard score at EWG.  They are cancer-causing and very unsafe.

Paraffin wax also produces soot.  When inhaled, the soot reaches the lowest area of the lungs and can trigger asthma and respiratory problems.  Black soot can get in the carpets, on appliances, and you may notice a black layer on vents and air conditioning units.  The soot is then circulated throughout the home on a daily basis through these avenues.

When you burn candles made with this paraffin wax, you are emitting very unsafe chemicals in the home and causing an indoor air pollution that is many times worse than outdoor pollution.

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Lead

Lead wicks were banned in the US in 2003, but is still in some candle wicks, especially those from China.  When lead wicks are burnt, they emit unsafe amounts of lead into the air.  Even if the wick isn’t completely lead, it may have a lead core.

Side effects of ongoing low-level exposure to lead: (Source)

  • Irritability
  • Lack of energy
  • Loss of appetite
  • Learning disabilities
  • Behavioural problems
  • Poor school performance
  • Poor coordination
  • Impaired growth

Artificial Fragrances

Artificial fragrances in products represent an undisclosed amount of chemicals that can cause allergies, dermatitis, respiratory distress, and can be harmful to the reproductive system.

Other Toxins

Other chemicals released when burning candles: (Source)

  • Acetone
  • Trichlorofluoromethane
  • Carbon Disulfide
  • 2-Butanone
  • Trichloroethane
  • Trichloroethene
  • Carbon Tetrachloride
  • Tetrachloroethene
  • Chlorobenzene
  • Ethylbenzene
  • Styrene
  • Xylene
  • Phenol
  • Cresol
  • Cyclopentene

Side effects include:

  • Asthma
  • Lung problems
  • Heart problems
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Allergies
  • Sinus Infections

What about plug-ins and similar type products?

Though plug-ins are not a burning flame, they are still full of chemicals and fake fragrances that can cause similar health problems as candles do.

There are safer options

If you love candles and other air fresheners, you can still enjoy them.  Thankfully, there are safer options.  Use naturally-scented (with essential oils) candles made with beeswax or soy with cotton or wax wicks.

Safe candle options:

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Do you love burning candles?  Have you ever noticed any negative affects after being around them?  Do you think any of your health problems stem from indoor air pollution?

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