Ditch and Switch: Toothpaste

Back at it again with another Ditch and Switch post. Here on this blog we prioritize what we put on our bodies and what products we use. I started this blog because it was so difficult to find all the answers I was looking for. I want this to be a place where you can come find answers. When you find out what is hiding in our home products, our skin care products, our cleaning products, our soaps…. the list goes on and on… once you find out what is really in these products, if you are anything like me, you won’t stop until you replace everything with sustainable, green, animal friendly, all natural, chemical free products. I am here to help you on that mission. Enter, Ditch and Switch.

This week we have, drum roll please….

Ditch: Traditional Toothpaste

Switch: Young Living Thieves All Natural Toothpaste

 

Why you should ditch-

Have you paid attention to what is in your toothpaste? You most likely know that there is Fluoride in your toothpaste. Your dentist has probably preached to you your entire life about the importance of Fluoride in your toothpaste. But you probably haven’t been told that Fluoride is a neurotoxin.

Poison control will even tell you that toothpaste is toxic and cause problems when ingested. But they follow up by telling you that it is safe to use as directed. What I don’t understand is why they aren’t concerned about this neurotoxin being absorbed through your skin.  Plus, side note, they don’t call it a neurotoxin on their website. Just saying.

Even though small amounts of fluoride in toothpaste, using as directed, won’t give you a fever, like it can if ingested, you are still absorbing small amounts of fluoride every day. This blog post by Ursa Major the explains this process extremely well and does so in a non-biased way. You not only are absorbing it through your skin, you are also swallowing small amounts everyday, even if you rinse well.

What is a neurotoxin? According to Encyclopedia Britannica the definition of a neurotoxin is… “Neurotoxin– substance that alters the structure or function of the nervous system.” “The substances include a wide range of natural and human-made chemical compounds, from snake venom and pesticides to ethyl alcoholheroin, and cocaine.”

“Neurotoxins are absorbed through inhalation, ingestion, skin contact, or injection and can have immediate or long-lasting impacts by causing neurons to malfunction or by disrupting interneuron communication. Slurred words or poor coordination due to toxic effects on neurons from alcohol consumption, for example, are temporary, whereas cognitive damage caused by lead exposure is irreversible. Certain neurotoxins are highly potent and have been developed into chemical weapons. The nerve agent sarin, for example, is an organophosphorous compound that is classified as a weapon of mass destruction; sarin gas can kill a person within 10 minutes of exposure.” – Encyclopedia Britannica

Essentially, a nuerotoxin affects your nervous system and could negatively affect you and your body in a number of ways….. No thanks.

Traditional toothpaste also has Triclosan in it. Triclosan has been reviewed by the FDA recently and they required the removal of Triclosan in soaps because “New data suggests that the systemic exposure to these active ingredients is higher than previously thought, and new information about the potential risks from systemic absorption and long-term exposure is now available” among other reasons. To read the new rule click here. However, they have not required that it be removed from toothpaste, read here. Three things jump out at me here: 1. Systemic Absorption, 2. Long-Term Exposure, and 3. They only required removal from soaps. These don’t add up for me. Why would it not be important to remove it from any body product? If you don’t think that systemic absorption and long term exporsure is a real risk with any product that has Triclosan in it, think again. This is just proof that we cannot rely on the FDA to keep consumers safe. Read more about Triclosan here.

There are many other reasons to switch from traditional toothpastes. One being that they train consumers with their commercials to think you need a lot of toothpaste. Consumers use more toothpaste and then consequently they make more money. I could go on but these are enough reason for me to ditch my traditional toothpaste.

switching to actual all natural toothpaste-

I have been using the Thieves Aromabright Toothpaste for over a year now and I love it! I am so grateful I found a company that I trust fully. I don’t need to second guess that they are sneaking some ingredient in, while still labeling it “Natural” or “Simple Ingredients”. One great resource for seeing false advertising is The Food Babe on Instagram. She mainly focuses on food false labeling and ingredients but many major body product companies do this as well.

Young Living’s Thieves Aromabright Toothpaste is actually made with ingredients that I trust including coconut oil and essential oils. Coconut oil is used by many people for oil pulling and is a great addition to the ingredient list. Plus, this toothpaste doesn’t have that weird after taste that many natural toothpastes have. Which by the way, read the ingredients on Tom’s toothpaste…  SLS is listed as an ingredient. And on some of their toothpastes sodium fluoride is listed as an ingredient. So much for their “natural” label. 

The essential oils in the Aromabright toothpaste are:

  • Peppermint EO
  • Spearmint EO
  • Clove EO
  • Ocotea EO
  • Cinnamon EO
  • Lemon EO
  • Rosemary EO

All of these essential oils will help support a healthy mouth. Plus, they make the toothpaste taste amazing. You don’t even have to worry about swallowing it. What a concept.

If you are ready to make the switch, click here to get started with actual all natural Thieves products.

Thank you for reading and I hope this helps clear some things up about something many, many people use every single day. You can go your whole life without knowing something but the moment you learn, it is what you do with that knowledge that will make the difference in your life.

On this blog we talk about all things essential oils and yoga, plus a little more. Sharing the oil love is my passion, not just my job. If you are interested in using Essential Oils you can contact me with questions or check out this post. Or both!

Namaste,

Paige

NamastayOiled

 

Thieves Premium Starter Kit

Hello again! If you have found this page it is because you are interested in the Thieves line. The Thieves Premium Starter Kit is out of this world and perfect if you are wanting to overhaul your home. Get rid of those nasty, cancer causing chemical filled cleaning and home products and replace them with Thieves!

Thieves is life changing and Young Living makes it so easy! Trying to find products that work that don’t have all the crap we want to avoid is hard! Until you meet the Thieves line. Stop searching. You have found the answer to all your needs. Clean your whole house and take care of yourself with the all natural Thieves line. If you’re ready to purchase your Thieves Premium Starter Kit click here!

What comes in the thieves premium starter kit?

Two Condensed Thieves Household Cleaners:

One bottle of this condensed formula of Thieves Cleaner can make 14 spray bottles(30 ounces) and each bottle would cost you less than a dollar. This is because of the discounted price of this Starter Kit. Read all about this cleaner on my blog post Ditch and Switch: Household Cleaners.

Two Thieves Foaming Hand Soaps:

The best hand soap I’ve ever used. Cleansing, moisturizing, and lasts forever. I don’t even have to use a full pump.

Two Thieves Waterless Hand Purifiers:

I never have liked hand sanitizers. They gave me migraines and dried out my hands. Not this one! I always keep this in my purse. Some of the hand soaps in public restrooms are the worst. Can you say “Tricolsan, Sodium laureth sulfate, Fragrance, Yellow number 5, and Red number 4”. What I say to that, “No thanks”.

Two Thieves Spray

Like having the Thieves Household cleaner on the go! Another item to keep in your purse. Handles for the grocery cart, cleaning your keyboard at work, and even spraying the handle when someone sick leaves your office.

Thieves Mouthwash and Thieves Aromabright Toothpaste

Tell the alcohol and flouride goodbye. Don’t worry, you won’t miss them. If you want to, google Flouride Neurotoxin to find out for yourself.

15mL Thieves Essential Oil

The amazing oil that started it all! Check out the history and the many uses for Thieves on this blog post: Featured Oil of the Week Thieves.

Stress Away Essential Oil with Roller Top

Stress away is a bonus oil that comes with this kit. It smells heavenly! First thing you should do when you open this kit is put that roller top on and start rolling! Roll it on your wrists and your jaw line.

Two NingXia Red Samples

Yummy, antioxidant super power juice! Well, almost. This amazing stuff is made from the wolfeberry or gofi berry, which has an amazing amount of antioxiandant power, amino acids, and fatty acids. Check out this article on the berry itself. I drink it every single day.

Sample EO Packets

So you can try out some of Young Living’s most popular Essential Oils!

Plus, Ten Mini Oil bottles for sharing

 

Thieves is an amazing thing. It has changed the way I live my life. It has completely overtaken my house and I couldn’t be happier about it. Chemicals in my bathrooms? Nope. Chemicals in my toothpaste. Not anymore. Chemicals in my cleaners? Heck no. Chemicals in soap? Nah.

Ditch the chemicals and switch to Thieves! Are you ready? It’s never been easier to switch to an all natural lifestyle.

If you are ready to make the switch, click here.

 

There is also an Oils Premium Starter Kit that has essential oils, including Thieves EO, and a diffuser. It is another way of starting your path to a healthier lifestyle. Click to check it out.

Please contact me if you have any questions! I am more than willing to help. Subscribe to this blog for more posts on how to use Essential Oils to live naturally. Thank you for tuning in.

Namaste,

Paige

NamastayOiled

Premium Starter Kit

What is the Premium Starter Kit?

A kit put together by Young Living to make it easy, and cheaper, to get started using Essential Oils. And not just dip your toes in. Really get your feet wet and start using Essential Oils. Click on any of the images to read more about that one item!

What does the Premium Starter Kit come with?

11 5mL bottles of Essential Oils-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A diffuser of your choice-

2 samples of Ning-Xia Red(size that comes with kit are the packets shown) –

One Roller Fitment (turns a bottle into a roller bottle!) –

Sample packets (you get two of each) –

Plus, you get 10 mini bottles for sharing or traveling.

Ready to jump in? Click here!
why you should jump in with both feet…

Young Living has the highest quality Essential Oils out there. There are plenty of people out there that will argue with me but I have done my research. AND I use them every single day and they work. They really work. It still to this day blows my mind how well the work. For more info on why Young Living click here.

The Premium Stater Kit is how I first got started using Essential Oils and I truly believe it is the best way to start. It gives you enough, but not too much, to really get your feet wet and start learning how to use Essential Oils to better your life. It not only gives you everything you need to get started on a healthier path, it packages it all up together to give you a cheaper price. Depending on the diffuser you pick, you will spend less than 180 bucks total. You get everything mentioned above and a membership with Young Living with no commitments.

The membership with Young Living gets you wholesale pricing without having to commit to purchasing anything further. You can order your kit, be a member, and never order again. Even though you have zero commitment to order again, you most definitely will  but it will be because you love your oils and how they are changing your life. When you do order again, you will pay the wholesale cost.

Zero commitment membership + wholesale pricing = newfound health and wellness.

The Premium Starter Kit is the way to go or I wouldn’t recommend it. All my peeps get started this way and not one has regretted it. I love my job because instead of selling a product just to make a living, I am spreading health and wellness to my NamastayOiled community. Are you ready to start using essential oils? Click here and join me on the oil train. A train where community means everything, you get a real life person to answer your questions, and we prioritize real health and wellness. You’re worth it and so are the oils.

A Note on the Vitality Line

The Vitality line with Young Living are Essential Oils labeled for dietary use. They are the bottles above with the white labels. Young Living came out with this line because the FDA regulated that essential oil companies cannot put Aromatic, Topical, and Internal uses on the same label. That is when the vitality line was born. All vitality oils through Young Living are labeled for internal use. You can put these oils in your water, Lemon EO yes please! You can use these oils in cooking or they can be taken in a capsule.

Please, please read your label if you do not use Young Living. Not all oils are created equal and many state on the label do not consume or for external use only. Others even state not for topical use! Yikes. For more on this topic check out this blog post here and scroll down to Essential Oil grades.

Get on the oil train with me here! 

 

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Namaste,

Paige

NamastayOiled

 

Much of the information within my essential oil posts I have learned in my course study with The School for Aromatic Studies and from personal usage.

Ditch and Switch: Household Cleaners

Another Ditch and Switch comin at ya! Where we DITCH the dangerous chemicals and SWITCH to all natural cleaning. Today’s edition is all about Household Cleaners and I am here to make your life easier.

Let me guess. You open up the cabinet under your kitchen sick and you see over ten different cleaners. One for the bathroom sinks, one for your kitchen counter tops, one for the floors, one for windows and glass…. The list goes on and on. Guess what that means? The chemical count for your house keeps on growing. Let’s say the average cleaner has ten ingredients. That makes room for the one that has 30 and the one that has 5. Now multiply that by however many bottles are under the sink, above the washer and dryer in your laundry room, in that hall closet, etc. If you have 20 bottles of different kinds of cleaners and they had ten ingredients each, that is 200 different chemicals in your home.

In Europe, they have banned hundreds of chemicals from being used that we come in contact with most likely every single day in the US. Don’t get me wrong, I am all American. We are just a little behind on this front. Which is why I take responsibility for my health by looking at ingredient labels on my beauty products, household cleaners, and other products. At least as much as I can. It is a process of learning and finding safer, affordable alternatives. The ThinkDirty App and EWG.org have been helpful when I first starting researching chemicals in our homes.

BUT if you don’t want to spend a crazy amount of time researching…that is where this blog comes in! My success story of changing out basically all of my cleaning products for ONE product. Seriously.

All Natural Cleaning
Young Living Thieves Household Cleaner

 

Young Living Thieves Household Cleaner is a saving grace when it comes to cleaning naturally without any harmful chemicals. The title of the infographic above should be 7 ways to start cleaning with Thieves because you can’t count on two hands how many ways I use Thieves Household Cleaner!

  • If someone in the house is sick or someone at work is sick I go around spraying all the doorknobs to make sure that crap isn’t spreading
  • I use it on my granite counter tops
  • I use it on my butcher block counter top!
  • I use it on and in the microwave, fridge, freezer, and oven
  • I spray soft surfaces like you would with Lysol disinfectant spray
  • Add some Pine EO or Citrus Fresh EO if you want Thieves to smell like your traditional floor cleaner!
  • I use it on all my bathroom surfaces including the toilet.  I create a paste with the Thieves Cleaner and Thieves Dishwasher Powder. I use it for the sinks, shower, and even the inside of the toilet! (The dishwasher detergent is a great addition to the Thieves line because it has enzymes like Amylase and Protease)
  • I use it on my window sills and baseboards
  • I use it on my stainless steal kitchen sink
  • It works on mirrors and windows with no streaks
  • Use it on Toys! With no chemical trace that will get on your child’s skin or in their mouth – Even safe enough to have your school aged children help with the cleaning! *Decide for yourself if you want to do this, per usual disclaimer.

I’ve named two Thieves products and over 20 uses. As far as home cleaning goes, these are the only two products I use. It not only cleans my entire home well and safely, it saves me money. The Thieves Household Cleaner comes in a condensed liquid that you then dilute. You hardly ever have to buy a new bottle of the cleaner since you only use a little at a time. It normally averages out to under a $1.00 per bottle! It depends on your dilution rate. I mostly use it diluted 1:30 and only use 1:15 sometimes (refer to infographic for dilution ratios). If you only used the 1:30 ratio that would mean one bottle of Thieves Cleaner would make 64 spray bottles(30 ounces) and each bottle would cost you 76 cents! Plus, it is environmentally friendly since you are reusing the same spray bottle.

Less Waste. Less money. Better Clean. all natural cleaning.

 

Want to learn more about how well Thieves cleans? I’m not the only one who knows it cleans better and safer than traditional, harmful cleaners. Check out these other sites:

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Namaste,

Paige

NamastayOiled

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Ditch and Switch! Your Makeup Bag

Hello there! Today we have a ‘Ditch and Switch’ blog post. This will be another regularly occurring series on this blog where we discuss some of the chemicals in our homes and what to replace them with! This week our topic will be ‘Your Makeup Bag!’

 

About a year ago I took a class with one of my Facebook oil groups. It was all about chemicals in our homes and I was shocked at the information. I knew some things like harsh cleaners probably weren’t good for you and that’s why my mom used to yell “put gloves on!!” when she saw me cleaning the tub…. But I had no idea at the extent of horrible chemicals filling our homes and how readily available, with no warnings, these products are. Aisles upon aisles of chemical filled home, cleaning, and beauty products at our local stores. And no one (okay some people have known forever, but most of us) has any clue. That is where this series comes in!

Check out some ingredients that are most likely in your makeup bag:

TALC, PARABENS, PHTHALATES, BISMUTH, LEAD, MURCURY, FORMALDEHYDE, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, TRICLOSAN

Some of the terms associated with these chemicals are carcinogen, short term toxicity, long term toxicity, linked to miscarriages, lung disease, liver and kidney cancer, and a whole mess of others depending on the chemical. And that is just a list of the most frequent chemicals that have gained some notice in the health world lately. There are literally thousands of chemicals in, not only your make up bag, but throughout your home. Many ingredients in makeup within the US are banned in European and other countries. I would encourage you to read the article below. The EWG(Environmental Working Group) is a great organization that helps keep us up to date on items like chemicals in our lives. This is not an ad peeps, I just like their info…. Hashtag not an ad.

http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/2004/06/15/exposures-add-up-survey-results/#.WZ3o0z6GO70

 

We are exposed to an astonishing number of chemicals everyday. (As for you scientists out there… I know everything is made up of chemicals. I am referring to harmful and/or man made chemicals when I write ‘chemical’ in this post.) Especially us women with our loads of bathroom products. Sorry I’m not sorry for taking over the bathroom honey…. 🙂 Depending on what article or study you go by we put between 100 to over 500 chemicals on our bodies everyday. We have shampoo, conditioner, shave cream, hair spray, face wash, toner, moisturizer, primer, eye cream, lotion, scrubs, and tons of different make up products all with their own unique slew of chemicals. That adds up fast. When I went to the Young Living Health and Wellness event here in Phoenix Haley, Jensen called this the chemical blender. We just throw all these different chemicals in our bodies, hit high speed, and hope for the best.

Okay, let me ask you this… Do you think your skin protects you from the world? If you said yes, you are right. That is what we grow up thinking. BUT our skin is also a sponge and much of what we put on it gets absorbed into our bodies. You wouldn’t think so but in some people’s opinion what you put on your skin is more important than what you put in your body. I think both are important.

When I found out about all these chemicals I had just started getting into beauty. Youtube opened up a whole new world of beauty products that I all of a sudden needed….me. the girl who never wears makeup… Anyways, I was super disappointed that all these beauty wonders were making my skin a toxic waste land. Then the clouds broke, the sun came out, and a rainbow appeared…. Young Living announced their Savvy Minerals line at the 2017 convention. Okay, that might have been a bit dramatic but that’s how it felt! Searching for non toxic beauty products that actually worked was ridiculous. I tried and failed. Nothing was 100% good for you and not one product worked for me.

Savvy Minerals is

  • formulated without talc, bismuth, parabens, phalates, petrochemiclas, or synthetic fragrances
  • ideal for sensitive skin
  • vegan friendly (the lip sticks and mascara have beeswax- everything else is vegan!)
  • not tested on animals (these last two are extremely important to me!)
  • made with mineral based ingredients
  • long lasting all day wear

When I tried the YL Savvy foundation I was in love. Not only is it 100% great for my body, it is easy to use and makes me feel fabulous. Confession- I am just not the get up an hour early to do my hair and makeup. I’m just not. That’s why I love the Savvy line, you can do a quick less than 5 minute routine that gets you ready to go or you can dress it up, take a little longer, and look Friday night ready.

Ready to purchase? Click here, send me a message saying “I want that Makeup please!” and I will help you color match to get your very own set of Savvy Minerals!

I am also stoked that YL is coming out with a Lavender EO infused mascara this fall! Then my makeup routine will be completely chemical free! If you have any questions for me or would like to purchase some YL Savvy Minerals products please feel free to contact me! I hope you start ‘Ditching and Switching’ some of the chemicals in your makeup bag for a safer alternative!

Namaste,

Paige

NamastayOiled