Non-Toxic Home : Why? | LOVE

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Our environment, and much of our food is increasingly toxic. Certainly, some of these numbers have increased due to more awareness, and better diagnoses.

The spike cannot be explained by the aforementioned alone, however. I was born in the Carter/Reagan Era, and I never even heard of a peanut allergy until I was in high school. If you’re over the age of 40, had you?

I keep my home as non-toxic as possible through buying minimally processed foods and YL products (bath, oral, cleaning products and oils), not because I’m a hippie weirdo, not because I’m a snob, but because my friends and family have almost all been personally affected by one or more of the above issues. We were healthy kids. We took/take care of ourselves reasonably, and perhaps obsessively during our pregnancies.

We can’t control the environment outside of our home, but we can make the environment inside our walls so much healthier. Why do I share YL products? Because I’m concerned, not just for me and mine, but for you and yours. No child should have to suffer.

Floral Rejuvenation & Spring Cleaning| Love & Oils & Art. Ish.

A posted a fóto of these beauties several days ago, and they’re still going strong! My secret? Purification oil. 


Not only does it smell amazing, keep warm weather biting critters at bay, and purify the air and surfaces, yes, it helps sustain cut flowers, as well. 

I’m constantly amazed what these little bottles of plant juice have done and continue to do for my family. But Purification and Thieves? They rank right at the top, because they are the safest way to keep the our home–furniture, carpet, dishes, laundry, even teeth and flowers (!) so fresh and so clean-clean 😁. 

This graphic of ways to get the toxins out of Spring Cleaning this years? Totes amazeballs. And, there’s even more where that comes from… 

Cankerasaurus, Pt. Deux

Real life testimonial:

Oldest son had a dental appointment this week, for which he was numbed-up. Lo, and behold, by today, he was complaining of these “odd, foreign” craters in his mouth.

And, I laaaauughed… not because I was experiencing some weird form of schadenfreud, but because I am so familiar with this post-dental (post-hormonal, post-younameit) phenomenon, and he’s managed to go over 14 years without having said experience.

Also, while I can’t cure it, per se, I do know how to numb and disinfect it with a couple of items already in our cabinet: Clove and Frankincense (Vitality, in this case, because the drops were going in the mouth).

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Clove and clove oil are long-established discomfort-shifters in the dental community. When I got dry-rot after having my wisdom teeth out, what did the dentist pack my gums with? Clove.

As far as Frank, it has been show in studies to have anti-inflammatory properties. And, trust me, the cankerasaurus is indeed inflamed.

Going forward, he’ll be brushing with Thieves toothpaste (containing clove, peppermint, nothing artificial, and no flouride, and he gets to take Thieves Spray with him to school (nice to have on hand for yucky school surfaces, anyway, but also good to give a quick spray for fresh breath, and some “clove touch-up.”