I'm not sure what back to school is going to look like in your area, but I do know one thing, it's going to be full of chemicals. Chemicals that can cause issues for our kids from headaches to difficulty concentrating and even asthma. The requirements for sanitizing and disinfecting are using products that are full of toxic ingredients. I know as I've been traveling this summer, there have been places that I got an instant headache, sneezing, and some places I had so much trouble breathing I had to leave. Here are some great options to help you make safer choices for you and your family.
1. Thieves Waterless Hand Sanitizer- comes in 2 different sizes giving kids a great option to carry in their backpack. The small sizes come individually or in a 3-pack. I purchase just one of these and then use the large size to refill those. I carry one in my purse, in my car and have and extra!
2. I found some schools were requiring wipes. Check out this great recipe to make your own. For taking to school, you can use a roll of paper towels and cut them in half. Now you have 2 batches. I like to use an empty gallon ice cream container to store these in. There are also great options on amazon for containers too!
One tool I love to use is a FREE application you can download on your phone called, Think Dirty. You either type in the item or scan it, and it gives you a safety rating. Not only does it give you the safety rating, but if you click on the ingredients, it will tell you why it uses that rating. Such a great application to learn about the ingredients in our products! My rule of thumb is to use only products with a 3 or less rating.
If you are not already a member of Young Living, you can order the Thieves kit, which I'm showing below by clicking directly on the picture:
Have you had a chance to listen to the podcast episodes this week? Monday, we featured Petia Kolibova. She is a women's transformation coach helping women who have been pushed down and are playing small! We discussed:
- toxic relationships
- unhealed childhood trauma
- limiting beliefs
- internal blocks
- developing a relationship with money
You can check out the full episode here:
Thursday's episode was the ever amazing Suzanne Johnson. We are keeping the money topic upfront and center! She is a Ramsey Preferred Coach helping individuals, couples and families develop good financial habits to provide a stable future and care-free life!
- Are you tired of living paycheck to paycheck?
- Wondering how are you going to retire?
- How are you ever going to get out of debt?
- Just tired of the money cloud weighing over your life, your marriage, and your family?
Check out the episode here:
This week's diffuser blend brings the aromatic qualities of each of these oils to truly create an environment for focus and concentration!
- Orange brings peace and happiness to the mind and body and joy to the heart.
- Rosemary stimulates memory and opens the conscious mind.
- Peppermint is purifying and stimulating to the conscious mind. In fact, a research study was done found that students increased mental accuracy by up to 28% by inhaling peppermint essential oil.
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I'm so excited to announce that the print version of my best-selling book is now available. This is your go-to resource for knowing what you want to avoid so you can restore your health. I feature 6 women sharing their incredible stories of overcoming multiple chronic diseases by removing toxins from their lives!
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The Toxin Terminator
How did your week go? We sure have been busy over here, two new episodes released. Did you get a chance to listen in? Here's a recap:
In this episode, I spoke with Tamar Medford. Tamar is a professional life coach, podcast host of The Road to Health, author of Hope Elevated: How to Accept Your Past, Gain Clarity & Develop a Healthy Mindset, and is passionate about empowering others to believe in their positive transformation!
In today's episode, you will learn:
- Why addiction is a toxin
- Addiction defined and how it develops
- The different types of addictions & much more!
I was very excited to have wellness entrepreneur Johanna Dahlman on the podcast today!
She has overhauled and upgraded what true health means and how to live it each day through her own health concerns.
Having worked for Fortune 500 and 100 companies, she's all too familiar with the stressful environments of the workplace.
She's developed a holistic process where she is getting results for her clients in less than 3 months!
Tune in and learn:
Exactly what is an autoimmune disease, its causes, and how you CAN reverse it!
What is Alopecia and all its types.
How you can create an environment that allows your body to heal.
FRIDAY FUN FEATURE:
Since this week was such a focus on emotional health, I wanted to introduce you all to one of my favorite collections with Young Living. Essential oils have such a powerful effect on our emotions because they go directly to the limbic portion of the brain where we store our feelings and memories. I have found this collection to help me release emotions as well as help me increase my frequency of other emotions. What do you find that helps you the most with your emotions?
I use Valor every day on my shoulders to balance my body's energy. If I find myself thinking too much of the future or the past, inhaling Present Time really helps me stay focused on what is important, right now. Tapping into my inner child reminds me that I still have a very playful side and she needs to come out and play!! I actually really love this one as a perfume, give it a try! Just a dab on the wrists will have you in the best of moods! Using Release over my liver has really helped me let go of old emotional traumas. And I find pairing Release over the liver with Forgiveness over the heart to allow those resentments to just melt away. I just love the word Harmony, don't you? It so much more pleasing to me than balance. This oil is placed over my belly button daily to help keep me in a place of peace and love!
I hope you have an awesome weekend! I'll be off on an adventure with our granddaughter next week! Watch for fun pictures and how I take my toxin-free lifestyle with me while I'm traveling in my FaceBook community
Let me know how I can best support you in your toxin-free lifestyle!
Did you get a chance to check out this week's episodes?
In my interview with Dr. Sandra Scheinbaum, I learned 2 ways to stop a panic attack-check it out!!
And then Janice McQueen shared her secrets to Anti-Aging!
Check out the full episodes here:
Friday Fun Facts:
It's hard to believe that we're already midway through July! But we still have lots of days in the sunshine to embrace so let's make sure we are keeping ourselves, our families and the environment safe. Check out what one of my favorite online resources, www.safecosmetics.org, says about the chemicals of concern in your typical sunscreen.
Benzophenone: In personal care products, benzophenone is used as a fragrance enhancer or to prevent products such as soaps from losing scents and colors in the presence of UV light. Derivatives of benzophenones such as BP2 and oxybenzone (BP3) are used in sunscreens. Oxybenzone is used as an ultraviolet light absorber and stabilizer especially in plastics and sunscreen agents. HEALTH CONCERNS: Cancer, endocrine disruption, developmental and reproductive toxicity, organ system toxicity, irritation, ecotoxicity
Homosalate: Homosalate is an organic compound that belongs to a class of chemicals called salicylates. Salicylates prevent direct skin exposure to the sun’s harmful rays by absorbing ultraviolet (UV) light. Homosalate specifically absorbs short-wave UVB rays, which are associated with DNA damage and increased risk of skin cancer.
HEALTH CONCERNS: Endocrine disruption, skin absorption
Octinoxate: Octinoxate filters UV‐B rays from the sun. It does not protect against UV-A rays. Octinoxate dissolves in oil, which makes it a fat-seeking substance in the body. It is formed by combining methoxycinnamic acid and 2-ethylhexanol- compounds which are not harmful on their own. When mixed together, they form a clear liquid that does not dissolve in water. It is found in hair color products and shampoos, sunscreen, lipstick, nail polish, and skin creams. In products other than sunscreens, it is used as a UV filter to protect the products from degrading when exposed to the sun.
HEALTH CONCERNS: Endocrine disruption, reproductive and developmental toxicity, organ system toxicity
PABA: PABA was introduced in the 1970s as a UVB filter. More recently, its use has declined due to allergic dermatitis, photosensitivity and a tendency to stain clothing. Some research links PABA with thyroid-disrupting activity, raising concerns about long-term health effects. Currently, PABA derivatives are used in place of PABA, but these derivatives may also cause health problems. HEALTH CONCERNS: Endocrine disruption, sensitization and bioaccumulation.
For me and my family, we use the EASY BUTTON when it comes to personal care products. I know I don't have to be a label reader or a chemist because I trust the company I make our purchases from. I go online and the box shows up at my doorstep! What could be easier than that? You can check them out here: www.aimeecarlson.com/start
Thank you for entrusting your journey in this Toxin-Free Lifestyle with me. Join us in our community on FaceBook where I share valuable resources daily, including our weekly Wednesday Live Q&A's! The Toxin Free Lifestyle
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I had some amazing guests on the podcast this week and I'm sharing more about these episodes today with you as well as some great hydrating, refreshing recipes and how to be part of my launch team! Yep! My heart and sould have been poured into this amaxing toxin free lifestyle. Researching, learning and implementing so many changes in my life. It's now in print and the book will go live next week! I can hardly sit still, I'm so excited! Be a part of the launch RIGHT HERE
Joining us this episode is Kristen Coffield. She is an author, speaker, educator, and culinary disruptor!
In this episode we will discuss:
• All about Kristen's story of resilience-from cancer, mental health issues, money problems, and a troubled marriage!
• Learning to make a change in what you can control.
• What is a sugar detox?
• Wine: How is it toxic?
Check out the episode by clicking the picture below!
Joining us this episode is Laura Powers, actress, model, and psychic. She is the President of Healing Powers and hosts the podcast Healing Powers. She has consulted as a medium, clairvoyant, and a paranormal communicator.
In this episode we discuss:
• What an empath is as well as the differences between a psychic, medium, and clairvoyant.
• How do toxins affect an empath?
• How can you support yourself against toxins and negative energy?
• Do we all have abilities?
Listen to the full episode by clicking the picture below!
Our summer products can be so full of toxic ingredients.
Check out my favorite safe summer products that we won't be
without. From sun protection to bug spray and just in case you
overdid it spray!
Our sunscreen is dermatologist reviewed and recommended
by the Skin Cancer Foundation as well as Reef Safe! That's
a win in my book!
Our insect repellent is 100% plant based, DEET free, clinically
proven to repel mosquitos and prevent bites as well as dermatologist
tested and hypoallergenic!
I just love the after sun spray that soothes & cools the skin, provides immediate relief, helps prevent peeling and is Vegan Friendly!
Pro Tip: Keep this one in the refrigerator for an even cooler effect!
Click on the link below the picture to grab yourself these favorites of mine! Your body will thank you.
I want to invite you all to celebrate with me! I am launching my book next week and would love you to be a part of my party as we launch!! If you want to be the very first to know when the book goes live on Amazon, click here:
Not only will you be the first to be notified, but I'll be celebrating the entire first day! When you purchase the book (it's only 99 cents!!) screen shot it, and make a social media post with the hashtag #toxinterminator!!! 4x throughout the day I'll be drawing from that hashtag winners for my summer survival kit!! Your support means the world to me and helps me reach bestseller in many categories. But most importantly it helps my book reach more of those who are frustrated and looking for optimal health! Please take a moment and join the launch team HERE!