Hey friends! Happy Monday. As you knwo I’ve been making the switch to clean living for a few months now, 6 to be exact. I got overwhelmed with information at first and didn’t know where to start. Now looking back I wish I had this post to help me along. When you make the decision to use all clean products for yourself and your family you want to just snap your fingers and make it happen. What I found is that making the switch gradually was so less stressful and easy on my bank account as well. I made a little change each month and we are now almost all “clean”.
How To Switch To Clean Living | Gradually in 6 Months
What does clean mean?
It has been more than 80 years since Congress last updated the federal law designed to ensure that personal care products are safe, in fact, there are only 11 chemicals that are banned in the US. There are 1328 banned in the European Union.
Here are the main concerns:
- endocrine disruption
- birth defects
- reproductive issues
Quick note about the ingredient listed as “fragrance” on almost everything you’re probably using: Fragrance is an umbrella term known to hide thousands of toxic and harmful ingredients.
Other ingreients to say no to are sulfates, phthalates, parabens.
How to switch
Make a list of all of your products. Make the decision to swap out one thing per month until your list is completely checked off. Guess what the best part is? Young Living has everything you need to make the switch and all of their products are clean.
Here’s my list:
- kids bath stuff (shampoo, bubble bath, body wash)
- dish soap + dishwasher powder
- cleaning supplies + hand soaps
- laundry soap + dryer balls
- shampoo + conditioner + body wash
- mouthwash + toothpaste + floss
- vitamins + minerals + probiotics
Making the switch and replacing just one of those things a month was super easy.
What about the price difference?
Young Living’s products are almost all concentrated meaning you can dillute them to last even longer. I share all of these tips on my Instagram stories. So the price might be more upfront but it will last way longer. For example one of the first things I bought was dishwasher powder. It was $25 and it lasts me 5 months, that is only $5 per month for sparkling clean dishes without the chemicals or toxins. (NOTE: I doubled the package by adding baking soda to it and I run my dishwasher about once a day.) Another example is Thieves household cleaner is $22 but makes about $20 bottles of multipurpose cleaner because it’s a concentrate.
The best part about switching like I did was Young Living’s rewards program called Essential Rewards. ER is a montly subscription where you can order all of your new clean products. (I had most of my stuff on my Amazon Subscribe & Save so I just moved over one thing a month from Amazon to ER). With ER you get 10% back during your first 3 months, after that, months 4-24 you get 20% back, then 25 months+ you get 25% back. You also get loyalty gifts at months 3, 6, 9, and 12. There are also montly promotions which are free products every month. You can start and stop easily at any time, and each month you customize your order.
When was the last time Amazon gave you back free money for products or gave you FREE products? Never! I am obsessed with ER if you can’t tell.
How to Join
All you have to do to become a member is get a starter kit. There are no monthly fees or minimums to become a member. You get 24% off products for life once you’re a member.
If you want to join ER you can do that as well when you order your kit, but you don’t have to.
You do not have to “sell” oils if you become a member, but you can if you want and there’s nothing else you have to buy to start building your team.
The way I got started was with the Premium Starter Kit with the dessert mist diffuser, then added one thing on my list to my ER order each month.
If you have any questions email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks so much for reading!