When my children were young I began looking into how the products I was using around the home could affect their health. Having two daughters with ADHD and a son and husband affected by asthma, it became apparent straight away the detrimental effect that artificial fragrances was having on their health.
For my daughters, synthetic fragrances would trigger their behaviour and have them feeling agitated and out of sorts, often disrupting their sleep. For my husband and son, a simple puff of a toilet spray would catch in their throat and could lead to distress when breathing.
Long before I started using essential oils to support our health, I had decided to eliminate all artificial and synthetic fragrances from our home. This meant toilet sprays and fresheners, cleaning products, and even perfumes for myself.
For many years I cleaned using no chemicals, however, I have to admit, I did miss that “Clean” smell!
Thank goodness for the discovery of essential oils!! Although I began using these powerful plant products to support my family in their physical and emotional health, I was so excited to discover that they also have powerful cleaning properties too! Who knew that a combination of lemon, on guard and eucalyptus could be such a powerful cleanser? And …….smell amazing and fresh too!
What I love about cleaning with my essential oils is that they have multiple benefits – they clean and can support our mental and physical wellbeing at the same time!
Take our trusted lemon essential oil….. added to a spray bottle it can cleanse the bench, and at the same time uplift the mood and support our immune system!
Or what about the simple eucalyptus essential oil? Not only will it cleanse and purify, but is can also support clear breathing and promote feelings of relaxation.
So needless to say, my house always smells amazing, and it is clean and fresh without using any chemicals. I love the flexibility of using the oils in my products and also being able to change the aroma with just a few drops of essential oil. Of course, it is super important to make sure the oils you are using are 100% pure, which is why I only use the Doterra essential oils.
This week I have loved adding essential oils to my laundry, both in the wash and on unscented dryer sheets/balls in my dryer.
Freshly laundered clothing can smell wonderful, but heavily fragranced detergents or dryer sheets also affect the health of my family. Your dryer vents may be spewing toxic chemicals into the air every time you use scented laundry detergent or dryer sheets.
According to a new study from the University of Washington, published in a recent issue of Air Quality, Atmosphere & Health
“Air vented from dryers that use scented products contains a mixture of some 25 harmful chemicals”
Below is what I have added to my laundry to create a natural, freshly laundered smell that is also free from toxins and healthy for the family.
To each dryer ball I have added:
2 Drops Siberian Fir
2 Drops Lemon
2 Drops Lavender
2 Drops Eucalyptus
I’m ready to create a healthy home for my family, where do I start?
When I first began using essential oils I started with the Home Essentials Kit, one of our most popular kits with our top ten essential oils + the gorgeous and practical Petal Diffuser.
Experience the power of doTERRA essential oils with the Home Essentials Enrolment Kit. Comprising of the top ten essential oils, the Home Essentials Kit is a beautiful way to begin your essential oil journey!
5 mL bottles: Ice Blue
15mL bottles: DigestZen, Tea Tree, Oregano, Frankincense, Easy Air, Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, On Guard
Kit also contains:
Petal Diffuser, Welcome Pack & 12 Months Wholesale Membership.
I actually bought this kit purely on what I had researched about the purity of the product, the company ethics and how I could use the oils to support my family…..I never smelt any of the oils before I purchased!!
It was one of the best investments I have ever made and began my journey of living a healthier, happier life and feeling empowered to support my family.
Purchase this kit today and receive a beautiful SWC Welcome Kit valued at over $40 including a Wooden Box to store your oils in.
The “I Want It All” Kit….
One step up from our Home Essentials Kit is the Natures Solution Kit…
Experience the power of doTERRA essential oils and products through the Nature’s Solutions Enrolment Kit. This kit is a perfect companion to assist with achieving your wellness goals and making the transition to a low tox lifestyle!
5 mL bottles: Ice Blue
10 mL bottles: Past Tense, Clary Calm
15mL bottles: DigestZen, Purify, Tea Tree, Oregano, AromaTouch, Frankincense, Lavender Peace, Easy Air, Citrus Bliss, Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, Smart & Sassy, Lemongrass, On Guard
Kit also contains:
Ice Blue Rub, Correct-X, Fractionated Coconut Oil, Easy Air Vapour Stick, Petal Diffuser, Wooden Box, On Guard Cleansing Toothpaste, On Guard Foaming Hand Wash with 2 dispensers, On Guard Beadlets, Welcome Pack & 12 Months Wholesale Membership.
Purchase this kit today and receive a beautiful SWC Welcome Kit valued at over $40 including a Wooden Box to store you’re oils in.