I Was Literally Dying...
Up until about three years ago, I had an addiction.

I was addicted to candles, fragrance plug-ins, lotions, perfumes, anything that smelled good.

Hundreds of dollars every month would be spent on these products. My entire hall closet was filled with them; it almost looked like the store's storage room!

I began seeing reports on the news about how those fragrance plug-ins were linked to cancer.

I knew I wanted to do better for my family, so I began researching other options. In the process, I learned that it wasn't only those plug-ins; anything with the word "fragrance" listed as an ingredient was dangerous.

"Fragrance", even "natural" fragrance, could be any one or combination of hundreds of chemicals known to cause cancer, respiratory problems, hormonal imbalance, and a whole host of other scary health issues. Headaches, inability to lose weight, moodiness, trouble sleeping...these are all things that can be caused by the chemicals in our homes.

Things like traditional household cleaners, laundry detergent and dryer sheets, lotions, shampoos and conditioners, even baby products.

Why is this possible? Aren't the products in stores cleared for safety?

Not really - not when it comes to these types of chemicals. "Fragrance" is considered a trade secret, which means companies aren't required to disclose what they're actually using to create their scents.

When I started switching out my store-bought products for natural, plant-based products from the only company I trust, I felt so much more confident about what I was allowing into my home and around my family. I knew I was protecting their health as best I could.

I began to notice other positive changes:
more energy; better sleep; clean smells; and improved moods, just to name a few.

Do you know how amazing it feels to KNOW that you're doing such good things for your family, and for your own health? Do you know how empowering it is to take control of your health and wellness, and to feel incredible every single day?

Fun Tip: This week, check out the documentary on Netflix called Stink! It isn't affiliated with any company; it was written and directed by a widowed father who was trying to research the products his young daughters were exposed to every day. It's eye-opening and pretty entertaining.

Your turn: tell me what one home product you're addicted to that you stock up on regularly! Have you considered finding any toxin-free, plant-based options?

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