During June July & August we are swapping and sharing! In my Cups Overflowing Young Living Member’s community we are all learning and sharing with each other about chemical awareness and making choices to swap out for safer products in our home. In this series I will give ideas for products to buy or make to fit your budget and family’s needs. 💕
There is a contest with prizes for those of you playing along at home! Summer Swap details
This week's Swap - Oral Care
Your mouth is very absorbent so anything in your toothpaste has a direct line to your bloodstream.
Conventional toothpaste commonly contains the following ingredients which can be harmful to your health.
Fluoride: There have been 34 human and 100 animal studies linking fluoride to brain damage, lower IQ in children, health-related issues like thyroid disease, arthritis, dementia, immune system issues and even infertility. BUT I NEED FLOURIDE, DONT I? NO! Do your research! The added risks outweigh the perceived benefits. Also, EOs can be really effective at remineralization as well, if we get the junk out of the way.
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate or SLS: Makes your toothpaste foamy. Ditch the foam! we don't need it to be clean. SLS is registered as an insecticide and industrial degreaser.
Artificial Sweeteners: Avoid! Avoid!
Triclosan: This chemical is linked to antibiotic resistance and endocrine disruption and was BANNED from hand sanitizers but is still in toothpaste!
Young living has 4 different naturally derived toothpastes with NO fluoride, sulfates, dyes, synthetic colorants, or artificial colorants. My favorite is the Detarome Plus, it's a little more minty and smooth. Others love Aromabright.
DIY Oral Care
DIY Remineralizing Toothpaste
+ 3 T solid coconut oil
+ 3 T boiling water (may need more for thinning)
+ 3/4 t real salt
+ 1 t baking soda
+ 2 T bentonite clay
+ 1/4 t thieves oil
+ 1/4 t peppermint oil
+ high quality plastic squeeze tubes, 3 oz
In glass container like a mason jar, add the following:
1/3 bottle Thieves mouthwash
2/3 good filtered water
2 drops peppermint
Last week’s Swap- Hand Soap
Hand soap can be loaded with things that are harmful to our bodies - SLS and Fragrances can be endocrine disrupters. I thought I was choosing safe “green” products but after I researched them I learned that common “clean” brands still have so many harmful things in them! Watch out for greenwashing, friends!
Buy: Thieves Foaming Hand Soap or Lavender Foaming Hand Soap
Make: DIY Foaming soap! Very cost effective!!
What you’ll need:
Dr. Bronner's Castile Soap - Unscented Baby https://amzn.to/2XFLUGg
Foaming Pumps https://amzn.to/2Gyl4ZK
Vitamin E Oil https://amzn.to/2GHaeSu
10-15 drops Essential oils of your choice! I like lavender lemon peppermint or Thieves!
How-to video: (its’s public)
These make really nice gifts and it’s so easy to keep refilling, less waste!
I'm Lisa Yau