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Ditch & Switch: Use THIS, not THAT!

Alright, let's keep talking about this Ditch & Switch idea and how we can toss the toxins from our lives. As I mentioned before when we got into how we can get ready to Ditch & Switch, removing the toxins from our homes and our lives doesn't have to be big, scary, and complicated. In fact, I'm about to make it even easier for you by giving you 5 examples of what you can be tossing today and replacing with something that is great for your health, your family's health, and the environment.

Let's get into it. Welcome to Round 1 of use THIS, not THAT!

Not THAT: Any beauty products that contain hidden chemicals and toxins

This is a big one. The FDA doesn't regulate cosmetics. We, as consumers, have the responsibility to research and vet the products that we are putting on our skin. The skin absorbs up to 60% of what we put on it, and I don't know about you, but I have no interest in dealing with chemicals that are carcinogenic, interfere with hormones, or even toxic to the nervous system.

The 10 most common chemicals that may be found in your beauty products are:

1. Parabens

2. Sodium Lauryl Sulfates (SLS)

3. Phthalates

4. Oxybenzone

5. Lead

6. Aluminum

7. Triclosan

8. PEG Compounds

9. Hydroquinone

10. Petroleum

The Veráge Skin Care line integrates CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils with cutting-edge technologies to provide scientifically proven ingredients and botanicals resulting in radiant, youthful-looking skin. If you've followed along, then you know that there are MANY essential oils that help bring out your best skin. The Veráge Skin Care Collection delivers results you can see and feel, naturally.

Not THAT: Soaps that are dangerous for the body AND the environment

I'm so thankful for the companies out there who are dedicated to making safer, more environmentally friendly hand soaps. We all know that washing our hands is important, but what we may not know is ingredients like parabens and sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) are both common chemicals found in household soaps that are harmful to us. And they are not only toxic to us, but to our environment. The products we purchase and their chemicals make their way through our household drains and pollute our environment.

If you want a safe, natural soap that is free of toxins, check out doTERRA's On Guard Foaming Hand Wash. It does not contain any harsh chemicals, toxins, or synthetic fragrance, but uses the powerful On Guard blend to cleanse hands naturally. The soothing ingredients that won't dry out or irritate the skin.

Not THAT: Antiperspirants

There are many differences between a product labeled as a "deodorant" and an "antiperspirant." While many people think that the two are interchangeable, the reality is that they are two completely different things. And you know what really stinks? Is that so many of us are still applying toxic chemicals to an extremely sensitive (and often freshly shaven) area.

Antiperspirants are designed to keep the body from sweating. It may sound like a great idea, but it's not. They use aluminum to prevent us from sweating, which is a neurotoxin. And what does sweating do? It is one of our body's main functions to release toxins from our system. If these toxins can't be released.... well, it can't be good.

Steer clear of the pitfalls of antiperspirants and reach for something that is free of parabens, propylene glycol, petrochemicals, aluminum compounds, and synthetic ingredients including artificial colours and fragrances.

Not THAT: Throat drops full of dyes, added sugars, and other questionable ingredients

I know I'll be reaching for this line of products as we head into fall and winter and I find myself getting those dry, scratchy throats. Its time to ditch the store-bought cough drops, which are full of dyes, added sugars, and other questionable ingredients. When we're sick and already feeling down and out, how good can it be to add more junk to our bodies? The Breathe respiratory drops soothe dry, irritated throats while opening airways and promoting easy breathing. The On Guard drops soothe and protect while providing that On Guard protective blend to support a healthy immune function.

Not THAT: Fragrant-filled laundry soap

Wave goodbye to those pods and allergy-triggering scent boosters. Say no to washing your clothes in petrochemicals. Stop breathing in toxins that may cause health issues. Put an end to polluting our planet with these carcinogenic acetaldehyde filled products.

Okay, end of rant. But really. This is SUCH an easy thing to ditch & switch. In this day and age where we have so much information at our fingertips, a few minutes to search your products on the EWG (Environmental Working Group)'s Database will help you determine how toxic the products you are purchasing are.

If your laundry soap is a concern, switch to the On Guard Laundry Detergent. It contains safe, natural ingredients and essential oils and the non-toxic solution lifts stains and cleans clothes without destroying our planet.. neat! A formula free of dyes, synthetic fragrances, and toxins, the doTERRA On Guard Laundry Detergent makes laundry day safer and more enjoyable. You can bet that you'll be saving some pennies too, as this super concentrated formula means you only need a tiny bit per load.

So there you have it. 5 ways that you can start Ditching & Switching today!

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