DAY 1: PURIFY YOUR WATER
Purchase a high quality water filter that can remove harmful bacteria, chemicals and other contaminants from water.
DAY 2: AVOID NON-STICK COOKWARE
Non-stick pans contain a class of chemicals linked to a long list of health problems. Check out Young Living's line of titanium cookware!
DAY 3: BUY ORGANIC FOR THE DIRTY DOZEN
The Dirty Dozen is a list of foods you should always buy organic because they have the highest risk of being contaminated by toxins
DAY 4: CHOOSE GOOD MEATS
Always choose grass-fed, antibiotic-free and hormone-free meats. By choosing your meat wisely, you avoid ingesting unwanted toxins.
DAY 5: AVOID PROCESSED FOODS
Aim to eat healthy, whole foods which don’t come in a package. By avoiding the processed options, you choose the most nutrition packed options for your body and avoid eating bad chemicals.
DAY 6: AVOID THE SCARY SEVEN
The Scary Seven is a list of the worst ingredients that can be found in our food. By avoiding these toxic chemicals, you can prevent your family from being exposed to unhealthy, harmful ingredients in your meals.
DAY 7: KEEP BUGS AWAY NATURALLY
Bug spray usually contains a ‘toxic soup’ of nasty chemicals. Young Living's Insect Repellent and DIY options using essential oils are a great alternative
DAY 8: SWAP OUT ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS
Use Stevia or Agave instead of artificial sweeteners, as an awesome, sweet alternative to sugar. Artificial sweeteners contain loads of chemical which are harmful to your health.
DAY 9: SKIP FAKE FRAGRANCES
Harsh perfumed candles and fragrance sprays contain lots of chemicals that are harmful to breathe in. Diffuse Young Living Essential Oils as a simple, and healthy alternative.
DAY 10: LEAVE YOUR SHOES AT THE DOOR
When you’re out and about, your shoes pick up chemicals, pesticides, and unknown chemicals. This is why it’s important to leave them at the door. If possible, it’s best to take them off in a garage or outside.
DAY 11: CLEAN YOUR AIR
Indoor air can sometimes contain more toxins and chemicals than outdoor air. Besides diffusers, some great natural ways to clean your air are salt lamps and bamboo charcoal.
DAY 12: WASH YOUR CLOTHES
It can seem difficult to find a truly non-toxic laundry detergent, especially when many so called ‘eco-friendly’ products contain hidden toxic ingredients. Young Living's Thieves® Laudry Soap is the perfect non-toxic option and can last a long time!
DAY 13: READ THE LABELS
Understanding what’s in your food is crucial to eliminating toxins from your life. By reading the labels on all the products you buy, you can start to understand what you’re putting in and on your body.
DAY 14: CLEAN THE NATURAL WAY
Household cleaning products are known for being toxic and making people sick. This is a simple swap because of Young Living's Thieves® Household Cleaner! One product to replace virtually all of your old cleaners
DAY 15: DITCH TOXIC SOAPS
Many soaps contain harmful chemicals that can dry out your skin or worse. Anti-bacterial soaps are usually the worst offenders, with about 75% of liquid soaps containing triclosan, a chemical you definitely want to avoid. Ditch this soaps and try a Young Living or DIY alternative
DAY 16: MINIMIZE GRILLING
When you can, minimize using a grill or char-broiling your food. Both methods cause heterocyclic amines (HAs) to form, which are well-documented carcinogens.
DAY 17: KEEP TOXIC BEAUTY PRODUCTS OUT
There are very few regulations on body care products, which leads to a lot of toxic junk ending up in our makeup and skincare products. Throw it out, and make the switch to Savvy Minerals by Young Living
DAY 18: SWAP IN GLASS
Switching to glass drinking and food storage containers in the home can help prevent chemicals from reaching you and your family. Glass is a safe, more environmentally friendly, and doesn't contain the toxic chemicals that plastics do.
DAY 19: STAY AWAY FROM AIR FRESHENERS
Aerosol and spray room fresheners are very dangerous! By eliminating air fresheners in your home, you’re promoting cleaner, non-toxic breathing air for you and your family.
DAY 20: READ UP
If you start educating yourself about living a toxin-free life, you will be more likely to take action. There are a number of authors and bloggers who have written great material on living an all-natural, clean lifestyle. By taking ownership, you empower yourself to live a better, healthier life.
DAY 21: PROTECT YOUR SKIN WITH NATURAL SUNSCREEN
Most sunscreens contain some pretty scary chemicals – like the hormone disruptor oxybenzone. It's important to protect your skin from the sun, so switching to a safe sunscreen, such as Young Living's, is an important swap!
DAY 22: CLEAN YOUR CARPETS NATURALLY
Carpet cleaners are some of the worst offenders when it comes to toxic chemicals! Flex your DIY muscles and make some home made carpet cleaner using Thieves Household Cleaner and common ingredients like vinegar and baking soda
DAY 23: DITCH YOUR TOXIC FACE WASH
Many face wash products contain toxins that definitely aren’t healthy to rub into your face. Try one of Young Living's facial cleansing products that are made with safe ingredients and infused with skin supporting essental oils
DAY 24: ORGANIC BEDDING
We spend a lot of time sleeping which gives plenty of time for toxins in your mattress and sheets to be absorbed through your skin. Purchase organic sheets and mattresses to prevent the inhalation and absorption of toxins while you sleep.
DAY 25: SIGN A PETITION TO KEEP COMPANIES HONEST
Once you start living a more toxin-free lifestyle, you will feel empowered to help promote the same opportunities for others. By paying attention to petitions to promote toxin-free living, you can promote clean living in the future by joining in on the movement.
DAY 26: YOUR DEODORANT STINKS!
Conventional store bought deodorants contain aluminum and synthetic fragrances which can have a detrimental impact on our health. Switch to a homemade pit-paste, or try one of the Young Living options! Also, do some research on detoxing those pits!
DAY 27: BEWARE OF MOLD
Mold can produce toxins which can have a significant impact on your health and is often hard to detect. It is recommended to clean mold with simple soap and water and let it dry completely (after you’ve dealt with the cause of the problem of course).By eliminating any mold in your home, you can limit your exposure to toxins in the air.
DAY 28: SWAP YOUR TOOTHPASTE
You brush your teeth two or three times a day, but did you know toothpaste has some pretty toxic chemicals in it, some of them carcinogenic? Young Living has several toothpaste options to make this switch an easy one.
DAY 29: GREEN YOUR DÉCOR WITH NO VOC PAINTS AND SAFE FLOORS
Use no-VOC paint, especially in bedrooms where you spend hours each day breathing in the air. The VOC's in wall paint can off gas for years. Also, try to avoid carpeting where you can, and if you must use it, air out rooms for as long as possible before use & ensure good ventilation at all times.
DAY 30: AVOID CHLORINATED POOLS
Swimming in a chlorinated pool exposes your body to loads of toxins. Instead of diving in the pool, venture out to the nearest natural body of water, whether that’s a lake, sea, or ocean. Swimming in all-natural water is much better for your body.
Credit to Caitlin Sammons for the inspiration behind this list. https://www.timetocleanse.com/toxin-free-in-30-days-take-the-challenge/