A LIST OF KNOWN TOXINS IN EVERYDAY PRODUCTS:
Dove Beauty Bar: Quaternium 15: Formaldehyde -Carcinogen. Causes cancer, dermatitis, neurotoxic, sensitizer-poisonious, irritant to the skin, eyes, and mucous membranes. Butylated Hydroxytoluene, (BHT) Carcinogen.
Safe Replacement: Young Living Bar Soaps
Johnson’s Baby Shampoo: Quaternium 15: FD&C RED 40: Carcinogen, and causes dermatitis.
Crest Tarter Control Toothpaste: Saccharin: Carcinogen, contains Phenol Fluoride: Carcinogen. If you accidentally swallow more than a pea-sized amount of this, you must contact the Poison Control Center immediately. This warning does not appear on the tube.
Safe Replacement: Young Living edible and effective Thieves Dentarome Toothpaste and KidScents Toothpaste
Tide & Cheer Detergent: Detergent: Can cause temporary respiratory tract irritation. Symptoms include stinging, swelling, or redness. Sodium Silicate: Can be corrosive. Can cause burns to the eyes and tissue damage to the skin, as well as cause burns to the mouth, throat, and stomach if swallowed. Sodium Sulfate: Corrosive, Severe eye, skin, and respiratory irritant. Can cause asthma attacks. Trisodium Nitrilotriacetate: Carcinogen
Safe Replacement: Thieves Household Cleaner [I know, it sounds funny, but it's true. Simply use 3-4 capfuls in place of all detergents/bleach/fabric softeners. It works amazingly well!!!] Buy Thieves Household Cleaner!
Clorox: Sodium Hypochlorite: Corrosive. Sensitizer: Can be fatal if swallowed. Eye, skin and respiratory irritant. Especially hazardous to people with heart conditions or asthma.
Cascade: Sodium Hypochlorite: Corrosive. Sodium Silicate: Can be corrosive. Can cause burns to the eyes and tissue damage to the skin, as well as cause burns to the mouth, throat, and stomach if swallowed.
Safe Replacement: again… Thieves Household Cleaner. I use two capfuls in my dish washer in place of dishwasher detergent and other dishwashing products – it doesn’t leave spots either! If you have not replaced ALL of your household cleaning products with Thieves Household Cleaner you have no idea what you’re missing, this Young Living Thieves product (one of many in the line) is the best!
Benzene and methyl ethyl ketome traverse cell walls unchecked by normal cell defense. Both are known carcinogens. Cousins toluene, xylene, 1,1,1-trichloroethane and trichloroethylene make up the lion’s share of the solvent market…
Phenols, which include biphenyl, phenolics and the preservative pentachloraphenol, are found in disinfectants, antiseptics, perfumes, mouthwashes, glues and air fresheners…
Air Fresheners: can coat your nasal passages with an oil film and/or reduce your ability to smell odors. These products often contain Formaldehyde – a highly toxic material that can irritate eyes, nose, throat, and skin. High exposure can cause nausea, headaches, nosebleeds, dizziness, memory loss and shortness of breath. Other chemicals include Phenol, a skin irritant that can cause swelling, burning, and peeling. High doses of Phenol can also cause cold sweats, convulsions, circulatory collapse, coma, and even death.
Safe Replacements: any Young Living essential oil. The Young Living essential oils are NOT cheap novelty aromatherapy products that make your allergies flare up (which occurs due to the synthetic chemicals in inferior products). Young Living essential oils are therapeutic-grade and super pure, all of the beneficial molecules are intact and are some of the best odor and micro-organism fighter’s known – NO CHEMICALS or synthetics! If you are not using these essential oils to diffuse daily, to name just “one” usage, you have no idea what you’re missing out on – seriously!
Ammonia: a volatile chemical that can damage your eyes, as well as respiratory tract and skin irritation.
Safe Replacement: with all of the safe replacements I’ve already mentioned, I don’t know why in the world anyone would use ammonia! That very poisonous chemical has no business being in our homes, lives or produced for consumer usage!
All-Purpose Cleaner: Other all-purpose cleaners may contain Sodium Hydroxide, also found in drain cleaners, stain removers, and bathroom cleaners. A highly reactive chemical, Sodium Hydroxide can react violently with water and other materials, sometimes generating enough heat to ignite nearby combustible materials. Other health hazards can include blindness, scarring, and even death when inhaled in large amounts. Aerosol sprays containing this chemical can also lead to lung injury.
Baby Shampoo and Shampoo: Many baby shampoos, baby washes and baby lotions contain FORMALDEHYDE. Look for “Quaternium-15″ on the label – that’s formaldehyde in disguise. Formaldehyde is very toxic. It also weakens the immune system, making you more vulnerable to other toxic chemicals. Ask your friends to check the label on the products they are using for QUATERNIUM 15. Johnson’s Baby Shampoo contains QUATERNIUM 15.
Safe Replacement: Young Living’s KidScents Shampoo
Bleach: a strong corrosive with fumes that can irritate or burn the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract. If ingested, bleach can cause pulmonary edema or vomiting. Extremely dangerous when mixed with ammonia, as the resulting fumes can be deadly. The EPA also tells to NOT use bleach to clean up mold!
Safe Replacement: Lemon essential oil (a few drops in your pre-soak water). Why use bleach when you can use something that is 100% nontoxic!?
Carpet and Upholstery Shampoo: designed to overpower stains, these products often use highly toxic materials to get the job done. Ingredients include Perchlorethylene, a carcinogen that can damage the liver, kidneys, and nervous system, and Ammonium Hydroxide, which is extremely irritable to eyes, skin and respiratory passages.
Safe Replacement: Thieves Household Cleaner. Dilute 100 to 1 for a completely nontoxic solution that smells great, is extremely effective at removing dirt/grease/stains!
Dishwasher Detergents and Dish Soap: often contain highly concentrated amounts of chlorine. Most Dish soaps contain formaldehyde, ammonia, and some contain lye. A leading cause of child poisonings.
Safe Replacement: I sound like a broken record… again, Thieves Household Cleaner.
Drain Cleaner: often contains lye, hydrochloric acid or trichloroethane. Lye can burn skin and eyes and can damage the esophagus and stomach if ingested. Hydrochloric acid is a corrosive element that can irritate skin, and damage kidneys, liver and digestive tracts. Trichloroethane is an eye and skin irritant, which can depress the nervous system and damage liver and kidneys.
Safe Replacement: I’m not sure, my drains do not get clogged – perhaps the essential oils and Thieves Household Cleaner prevent the grease from building up??? The only thing I’ve ever found slowing any drain in my home is hair – I use thin thongs to reach the hair and pull it out and I’m good to go!
Furniture Polish: many include Petroleum Distillates, a highly flammable skin irritant, and Phenol (see Air Fresheners). Some also include Nitrobenzene, a toxic material easily absorbed through the skin, or Methyl Chloroform, which can cause skin irritation, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, irregular heartbeat, headache, drowsiness, symptoms of drunkenness, kidney damage, liver damage, convulsions, and even coma. Other products contain Hydrocarbon Solvent, which can result in mucous membrane irritation. Higher concentrations of this chemical can cause headache, dizziness, and nausea.
Safe Replacement: here’s an easy furniture polish you can make using common ingredients and Lemon essential oil.
Mold and Mildew Cleaners: ingredients often include Sodium Hypochlorite, a corrosive material that can irritate or burn skin and eyes. In cases of high exposure, can cause fluid to collect in the lungs, which can lead to coma or death. Many such cleaners also contain Formaldehyde (see Air Fresheners).
Safe Replacement: Thieves essential oil diffused and Thieves Household Cleaner. Seriously, the Thieves essential oil kills toxic mold, learn what you’ll need and how to do it – it’s easy, it’s safe and effective!
Oven Cleaner: contains Sodium Hydroxide (Lye), a strong irritant to skin and eyes; can also inhibit reflexes. Ingestion can cause severe tissue damage.
Safe Replacement: yup, you guessed it… Thieves Household Cleaner! Use the heavy degreasing dilution suggested on the label, spray your oven and let it sit for 30 minutes, then wipe it up. This conserves electricity as you will never need to use “clean oven” cycle on the dial – plus, no toxic fumes!
Laundry Room Products: many contain Sodium or Calcium Hypocrite, highly corrosive materials that can irritate or burn skin, eyes or respiratory tract. Other chemicals include Linear Alkylate Sulfonate, which can be absorbed through the skin and may cause liver damage, and Sodium Tripolyphosphate, a skin and mucous membrane irritant that can cause vomiting. Liquid detergents may also contain Ethyl Alcohol, which can cause coughing, drowsiness, fatigue, and headaches. Stain Removers: Often contain Petroleum Naphtha, a petroleum distillate and an aspiration hazard that can damage lungs and cause lung inflammation.
Safe Replacement: Thieves Household Cleaner. Guess what, not only is the Thieves Household Cleaner cheaper in the long run, but I literally have tons more space in my cabinets because I do NOT need 20 different products to clean everything in my house. You’ll save a lot of money by switching over to Thieves Household Cleaner, especially if you’re buying the so-called all-natural cleaners (which I have found to be extremely expensive and very ineffective!)
If static-cling is a problem… simply turn the heat down on your dryer and shorten the drying time. Static-cling is the direct result of over drying! Save a ton of money and never buy those nasty smelling and very poisonous dryer sheets again!
Toilet Bowl Cleaners: may contain Hydrochloric Acid, a highly corrosive irritant to both skin and eyes that can also lead to kidney and liver damage. May also include Hypochlorite Bleach, another corrosive irritant that can burn eyes, skin and respiratory tract. Ingestion can lead to pulmonary edema, vomiting or coma. If combined with other chemicals may result in potentially fatal chlorine fumes. Other chemicals found in these products can include Phosphoric Acid, an extremely corrosive
material that can cause severe irritation and burns to skin.
Safe Replacement: you know the answer… use one capful of Thieves Household Cleaner – wow!
Get Started: Young Living Shopping List
Young Living Shampoo and Conditioner [these are extremely concentrated, one bottle of shampoo lasts me 1 1/2 months, the conditioner lasts me 4-5 months and I need to add water to it to get it to come out of the bottle!]
Notice how these 6 items on the shopping list replace at least two dozen products that the average household uses. I have a lot of space in my cabinets and save a lot of money every month by purchasing Young Living essential oils and products.
Curious to see just how toxic those ingredients are in products you have?
Visit: Skin Deep, search their database – type in ingredients on your current product labels and see how your favorite trusted brands are slowly killing you and your family. When you find them toxic, you should immediately replace them with safer alternatives, and Young Living is a great place to buy. Gary Young says, “if you can’t eat it, why would you want to use it on your body?”