I don't like to post stuff about while I'm on vacation because that's a security risk lol but I have been wanting to share this story for days....
We checked into a small privately owned hotel last week and I immediately had issues breathing and a headache. It was loaded with air fresheners and febreeze and fragrance-laden detergent that I haven't used in years. I found all the air fresheners and hid them in a cabinet lol. But I couldn't escape sleeping on it and wiping my body with the towels. 😷
By day 2 I started to get nosebleeds. My son was sneezing and itching. My respiratory channels were inflamed. 4 days later it is finally calming down.
It's been 10 years since I had a plug-in in my house or used febreeze. 20 since I used Tide or any scented laundry detergent. I used to be on asthma medication. I didn’t choose to become a hippy but my heath demanded I make some changes... I had to adopt a cleaner lifestyle to get myself in a better place from all of those symptoms, so many of which were caused by the chemicals in my environment. I remember having nosebleeds and allergies regularly since teenage years.
Now I can't even walk down the cleaning aisle in the store without getting a headache and having trouble breathing.
Are you sensitive to the air freshener stuff? Or maybe you are getting headaches but don't know the cause? Ever heard about the frog in the pot experiment? Basically they put a frog in a pot and slowly slowly increased the temperature exposing the frog to higher temps, but his body adjusted because it was incremental. Then, just at around boiling point he realized it was too hot and he was in danger, he tried to jump out but his strength had been depleted by adapting to the heat all that time and it was too late for him. The comparison here is to something called bioaccumulation, where we get exposed to toxins here and there and tolerate small increments of them but the buildup over time is having health consequences.
Since we started using essential oils and clean products I know our bodies are in a better state, able to fight off what comes our way, not slowed down by the junk. It’s a cruel reminder to be back among the things that had me feeling so terrible a decade ago. I’m never going back to that lifestyle.
We are the only ones who are going to care about what’s best for us. Are you advocating for yourself and your family by choosing safe products? If not, what are your barriers? I know it can be a bit overwhelming to make changes, been there for sure. Because of how bumpy my journey has been I want to help others and share what I’ve learned so it doesn’t have to be so hard for others. Let me know if you want me to share resources with you to find your own path to cleaner living. 💚💛
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I'm Lisa Yau, thanks for stopping by!