Now... I'm walking proof what a natural wellness lifestyle can accomplish.
As part of my promise to God and the Universe, I'm here to share my story and inspire hope for other people suffering autoimmune and neurological disorders, shining the light towards healing and embracing a higher quality of life.
On this page, you'll see several topics:
Taking on healthy lifestyle choices, most of which didn't impact my overall lifestyle at all, is what caused my dramatically fast healing journey.
It didn't take long for me to want to rid everything in my home that contained any potentially harmful ingredient. To my surprise... ALL my "high end Green" cleaners were trashed. As was my shampoos, conditioners, body washes, soaps, cosmetics, skin care items, laundry supplies, lotions, candles, air fresheners... everything. It all went straight in the trash. I wanted nothing to do with those chemicals being in my home, on my body, or contaminating the air I breathed.
I cringed at first, noticing we filled up 2 entire 13-gallon kitchen trash bags. I was throwing away a cleaner for everything. Window cleaner... kitchen cleaner... bathroom cleaner... floor cleaner... stove cleaner... oven cleaner... toilet cleaner... soft scrub... tub and shower cleaner... heavy duty cleaner... carpet cleaner... laundry detergent... laundry fabric softener... stain remover... dryer sheets... I threw out several shampoos and conditioners... deep conditioners... hair masks... hair spray... body wash... soap bars... liquid hand soaps (bye bye triclosan!)... lotions... face creams... deodorant... and a drawer full of makeup.
I felt anxious, like I was throwing away money. I'm sure that was several $hundred that sat there in the trash can outside. I only made $974 for my Veterans Disability. Over $100 sitting outside literally being thrown away. Talk about some serious financial anxiety!
However, I also knew replacing those items could potentially do so much for my health that was finally starting to regain after 8 years of pure misery.
Then... I watched the can be lifted into the truck, and set back down empty. And all I felt... relief. Turns out it was the best thing I could have ever done!
There are many products out there being sold under the impression that they are safe, nontoxic, and "green." Unfortunately this simply isn't always true. In fact, more often than not, the "Safe," "Nontoxic," and "Green" options are just marketing ploys that are legally lying to you.
They get away with this style of deceptive marketing because by definition, there is no such thing as "natural" and "nontoxic" as long as it doesn't contain one of 32 banned chemicals if you're in the US (if you're in Canada or Europe there are 1500 banned chemicals). There are over 2500 chemicals known to cause harm to human health that are still being used... in "natural" and "green" products.
Thankfully, there are a few companies out there that provide healthy alternatives to common harmful products. There are also many DIY recipes that are just as effective as store bought options.
My team is ready to help youon your journey to transitioning your home and/or office to embracing healthier options that will honor and uplift your health and wellness.
If you aren't looking for personalized help, I have a full Healthy Home Happy Life Online Course about how to do this with a curated list of all my favorite DIY and non-DIY options that you are welcome to check out. ** This course is available at no cost to all my members and clients as a benefit of working with me, in addition to receiving a customized plan based on your needs and lifestyle.
Essential oils can enhance your life in unique ways that you truly must experience for yourself
An essential oil is the aromatic, volatile liquid that comes from distilling flowers, shrubs, trees, roots, bushes, and seeds. Many people refer to essential oils as the lifeblood of plants because they carry oxygen and nutrients within the plant, are considered the plant's immune system, and are part of the regenerative process of the plant.
Because our bodies instinctively recognize the constituents in essential oils, we are able to use them for boosting our immunity, relaxation and better sleep, stamina and boosting energy, and for uplifting our spirit.
Other than smelling amazing, essential oils have many properties that help you feel better without any nasty or toxic chemical additives that potentially could produce annoying or dangerous side effects. (As long as you're using real essential oils, and not cheap fakes or ones diluted with harmful or questionable solvents)
Enhancing Your Overall Wellness
Natural Energy with Better Sleep
Replace Common Harmful Products
Feed Your Brain Power
Disturbing fact: Since WWII, there have been over 80,000 new synthetic chemicals created. 10,500 of those are regularly used in the cosmetic and skincare industry. 10% of those have safety data available, not all have fully sufficient safety data. 1,500 have safety data that indicate they are toxic to humans. It only takes 22 seconds for your skin to absorb what you put on it. From there, it is absorbed into your bloodstream. From the time you slather a lotion or cream on your skin, it takes less than a minute for the components to reach your brain.
After purging everything in our home that had questionable or harmful ingredients, I replaced everything with essential oils and essential oil-infused products.
Not only did my seizures and migraines completely stop a month later, but my husband and I were able to conceive a child, after being told for years that I was unable to and if by chance I was miraculously able to, my health condition would kill us both. That boy is now 2 years old and the healthiest and happiest being I've ever met.
So much changed so quickly. I went from laying on the couch all day for years on end, wishing to take a nap and not wake up... to THRIVING, and all in a relatively short amount of time. All because of seeking a nontoxic lifestyle that I once thought was a hoax, along with my doctors and family.
I can honestly say, we've been healthier and happier since making the switch. This is absolutely the best decision my husband and I have ever made. It enabled us to have our son; it allowed me to regain my health; it gave me a reason to live. Without family and health, there wasn't much for me to live for.
This alone changed everything.
Now, I'm a believer. I believe the body is miraculously designed to heal, when given the proper nutrients, and starved of constant toxin bombardment.
This is a controversial topic in the Essential Oil world. Mainly because most people want to believe that all essential oils are the same.
Unfortunately because of a lack of legal definition and regulation in both manufacturing and education, there can be major differences between brands. I have a blog post you're welcome to check out that outlines exactly how to find a quality essential oil brand.
Basically, you want to choose a company that is openly transparent on their farming practices, quality standards, distillation practices, and bottling techniques. Quality is everything when it comes to essential oils, and ultimately your health.
MSDS sheets are nice, but few people know how to read them, and they often compel companies to use synthetic chemicals to alter the final product to match what they think they should.
Many companies even dilute their oils with solvents (often only leaving 5% of the solution true essential oil) or completely create them synthetically to save money and appeal to buyers looking for cheap options.
The problems with these common tactics is that the solvents and synthetics aren't always safe or healthy to expose your family to.
Instead of using products containing toxins, you can actually SAVE MONEY by switching to a safer lifestyle that also offers many therapeutic benefits! If you were to add up all the money spent on household and personal care products each month, how much do you think you spend?
If you're looking for quality essential oils and oil-infused household products... and finding out how you can save money or make an income through using them, my team can help you with that.