How to switch and ditch your chemicals

Young Living is such a versatile company for those that would like to live a chemical free life. That’s why I love it so much. I’ve been able to ditch almost every chemical in my home and successfully switch to healthy, plant based equivalents.

Most people, however, find the idea of going cold-turkey a little difficult. Well, in actuality, they find it too expensive. So I wanted to show you, how you can gradually switch and ditch your chemicals for healthier options over the course of a year’s time. Yes it is an investment, but it’s worth it. Trust me.

Young Living makes a Thieves line of household cleaning, hygiene, baby hygiene, and pet products that will help you and your loved ones, furry and all, go chemical free. 

What to buy in December:

Let’s begin by starting with a good base, this will get you well on your way to living a healthier lifestyle. Purchase a Thieves Premium Starter Kit, which includes:

Thieves 15-ml

Thieves AromaBright Toothpaste

Thieves Fresh Essence Plus Mouthwash

2 Thieves Household Cleaner

2 Thieves Foaming Hand Soap

2 Thieves Spray

3 Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier

Stress Away 5-ml

AromaGlide Roller Fitment

Thieves Mints

2 NingXia Red 2-oz. samples

Essential Oil Magazine

This starter kit gives you a Young Living membership and 24% off everything you buy. But don’t forget to sign up for Essential Rewards when you purchase the starter kit so you can also get 10-25% back on everything you purchase. 

Starter kit $160; PV 100; ER 10% back

What to buy in January:

Thieves laundry soap; Lemongrass and Citrus fresh essential oils for wool dryer balls

I can’t tell you how much I love this laundry soap. And it’s economical too if you dilute it like the directions below.

If you don’t have wool dryer balls, these are definitely worth buying. They’re awesome because they help dry your laundry quicker, saving you on your energy bill, they’re made of all natural material, work amazingly well for static, and if you put a couple of drops of essential oils on them, they also help to freshen up your laundry. Use whatever oil you like, but I am recommending my favorites.

Laundry soap $29.50; Lemongrass $11.50; Citrus Fresh $15.75; PV 56.75; ER 10% back

What to buy in February:

Thieves automatic dishwasher powder; Thieves dish soap; Thieve Hand Sanitizer (7.6 oz) 

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I can taste the dishwashing detergent on my dishes and in my glasses. Once I switched to the plant-based Thieves dishwasher powder, not only do I not taste it, but I also know that any residue left is not chemical and therefore, won’t endanger my body’s wellness.

Dishwasher Powder $25.50; Dish Soap $14; Hand Sanitizer $27.25; PV 66.75;  ER 10% back

What to buy in March:

Thieves Foaming Hand Soap refill; Thieves fruit and veggie soak 

The hand soap refill lasts forever. You may also want to order a couple of extra dispensers for whatever remaining sinks are left in the house.

The fruit and veggie soak in amazing. You never know what has been sprayed on your veggies, even if you buy organic. So this gives me a little extra, plant-based insurance.

Hand Soap Refill $39.50; Veggie Soak $19.50; PV 59.5; ER 20% back

What to buy in April:

Thieves household cleaner (64oz) 

The household cleaner generally lasts me a few months. But this larger bottle will last me the better part of a year. It’s worth the investment.

Household cleaner $87.75; PV 87.75; ER 20% back

What to buy in May:

Thieves AromaBright Toothpaste; Thieves floss; Thieve Fresh Essence Mouthwash

I love knowing that everything I use is chemical free, including my toothpaste and floss. At my age, I don’t need flouride, I need less chemicals and more healthy alternatives. Of course, you may need to get one for every bathroom in the house.

Toothpaste (2) $21; Floss (3) $9; Mouthwash (2) $22.50; PV 52.5; ER 20% back

What to buy in June

Thieves automatic dishwasher powder; Thieves dish soap; Thieves Spray; Lemon Essential oil 

Refill time. Although I dilute the dish soap, the larger your family, the more dishes you have. And the Thieves spray is great to sanitize things on the go. I keep one in my purse and in the car at all times. 

Try adding lemon essential oil to your household cleaner for extra cleaning action.

Dishwasher Powder $25.50; Dish Soap $14; Spray (3 pack) $9.25; Lemon $11.50; PV 60.25;  ER 20% back

What to buy in July:

Animal scents shampoo: Animal scents Infect Away essential oil blend; Animal scents Cat treats or dental pet chews

Don’t forget the furry members of your tribe. Young Living has made a line of products especially for them so they can be chemical free too. There are different essential oil blends for different needs. They also have ointment and a few other alternatives that may help man’s best friend to stay above the wellness line.

Shampoo  $16.25; Infect Away $25.75; Cat treats $8.75; Dental pet chew $20.25; PV 71; ER 20% back

What to buy in August:

Thieves cleansing soap; Dishwasher powder

Refill on the powder, but the cleansing soap is one of my latest discoveries. For those that like to use bar soap in the shower, this is a lot healthier than a typical grocery store alternative. However, I also love using this for my dishes! I put one by my kitchen sink and it lasts forever! I still use the dish soap, but using the cleansing bar allows me to stretch that bottle even further. And…it’s economical.

Soap bar (3) $31.50; Dishwasher Powder $25.50; PV 57; ER 20% back

What to buy in September:

Seedlings line for baby – wipes, baby wash and shampoo, baby oil, diaper rash cream

This month is by far the most common month for women to give birth, so this would be a great time to give Young Living’s Seedlings products a try. The wipes are ultra soft, mild and gentle, and vegan-friendly. The whole line uses the relaxing scent of lavender. I bought the gift bundle for a mom-to-be. She loved using these products on her newborn baby girl. It’s just nice to nice to know that your baby is not being introduced to toxic chemicals before their little immune systems can handle them.

Wipes (3 pk) $25.50; wash and shampoo $22.25; diaper rash cream $20.75; PV 68.5; ER 20% back

What to buy in October:

Thieves foaming hand soap refill; Thieves laundry soap; Purification essential oil

Refill time. And try a couple of different essential oil—Purification. I add four drops of it to my bottle of household cleaner when I mix it up. It adds just a little more umph to your non-toxic cleaner.

Thieves foaming hand soap refill $39.50; Thieves laundry soap $29.50; Purification  $27; lemon $11.50; PV 107.5; ER 20

What to buy in November: 

Thieves essential oil-infused cough drops; Thieves hard lozenges, Thieves vitality

These are must-haves at this time of year. The cough drops and lozenges are all natural, sugar-free, without dyes, artificial flavors or preservatives. They are minty, spicy, and sweet. Keep them with you so you always have something to soothe a sore throat.

Hopefully you still have a little Thieves leftover from your starter kit, but if not, this would be a good time to stock up. The Vitality line is great if you want to make yourself a cup of tea. Don’t forget about Black Friday, sometimes you can pick these oils up at 20% off.

Cough drops $20.50; Lozenges $19; Thieves Vitality $14; PV 56.5; ER 20% back

So another year of wellness down, and a whole year of chemical free living outlined for you. As you begin to switch to Young Living, don’t be afraid to ditch the chemicals you have been using permanently. The wellness benefits are real as well as the peace of mind knowing that you are giving your family the very best.

If you have any questions, or would like to discuss switching and ditching with me, please contact me below. I would love to help you live your best, chemical free life.

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