Most of us know that our world is increasingly infiltrated by toxins. Toxins truly are everywhere, including in our own homes.  In fact, over the last twenty years, more and more consumers have been concerned with health hazards in the home that have been introduced by manufacturers of everyday household products.  The average home today contains over 62 toxic chemicals – more than a chemistry lab at the turn of the century. More than 72,000 synthetic chemicals have been produced since WW II, and less than 2% of synthetic chemicals have been tested for toxicity, carcinogenic effects, or birth defects.

These toxic chemicals are attracted to, and stored in fatty tissue. The brain is a prime target for these destructive toxins because of its high fat content and very rich blood supply. The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health has found more than 2500 chemicals in cosmetics that cause tumors, reproductive complications, biological mutations and skin and eye irritations. Fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, circulatory disorders, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome, depression, and hormonal problems are diseases commonly related to chemical exposure.

If we are not mindful of these facts, we can easily create a bubble of toxins in our own home that can eventually lead to health problems. It is very important to know what to look out for in your home and beauty products. Here are just a few examples of what to look out for:

1. Triclosan – this ingredient is found in many antibacterial soaps and toothpaste. It has been shown to disrupt hormone functioning in several studies.

2.  Parabens – this is found in most skin-care products in the United States, but has been banned in Japan and Sweden. Parabens have been linked with breast cancer.

3. Phthalates – can be found in lotions, deodorants and plastic packaging and is already banned in Europe. Phtalates have been linked to birth defects and lung, liver and kidney cancer.

4. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) – is used to degrease engines and floors but is also found in shampoos, conditioners, toothpaste and cleansers.

If you would like to learn more about how to detox your home using essential oils, please join us for a free webinar on Thursday November 20 at 8:00pm Eastern Time. If you would like to attend, please send an email to, and you will receive the link to attend.

If you are unable to attend the live session, I will happily send you a link to the replay. You will learn how to examine labels, and which ingredients to definitely avoid.  After this webinar, you will have enough knowledge to feel safe about what you are using in your own home and start reaping the health benefits of avoiding dangerous toxic chemicals!