Ditch and Switch

Did you know that most women put on over 200 toxins before they even leave the house in the morning? That's a lot of toxins the body has to process before the day has even started!

Toxins can be found in everyday products such as hand soap, candles, perfumes, laundry soap, muscle rubs, air fresheners, energy support products, dryer sheets, skincare, sunscreen, toothpaste, toilet cleaners, bug spray, and food.

These products can cause skin irritation, depression, hormone and endocrine disruption, damage to DNA, neurotoxicity, headaches, acne, rashes, liver damage, blurred vision, muscle twitching, anxiety, asthma, fatigue, joint pain, sinus congestion, bloating, and mental fog.

Sound familiar?

These toxins can be avoided by ditching your conventional products and switching to natural plant-based ones. The more you can control what you expose your body to, the better your body will perform. Here at Essential Juniper Co, we like to "ditch and switch" in all areas of our life: Structural, Emotional, Environmental, and Nutritional. By ditching our conventional toxin-filled products and using natural plant-based ones, we give our bodies a jump-start towards its potential health. 

When you make your DIY's be sure you use glass, stainless steel or BPA free plastic. Essential oils are powerful and will eat through regular plastic. Yes, they are that powerful! Here are some of my favorite ways to ditch and switch in your home!

Bathroom Spray: in a 4oz glass spray bottle. Take 20 drops of your favorite oil, a splash of witch hazel, then topped off with water. Essential Oil Ideas: Citrus Fresh, Purification and Lavender

Dryer Sheets: Using 2 wool dryer balls. Put 4-5 drops of your favorite oil on each ball, throw-in when the load is done for an additional 10 min tumble. You can also cut the Seedlings Baby Wipes in half and use them! Essential Oil Ideas: Lime, Cedarwood and Stress Away

Tub/Shower/Tile Scrub: 1 cup baking soda, 1 cap Thieves Household Cleaner, 1/4 cup white vinegar, 10 drops Lemon oil and 1/2 cup coarse salt. Mix it all together and scrub in circles. Let sit for 5-10 minutes then rinse.

Room/Linen Spray: In a 16oz glass spray bottle. Take 30-50 drops of your favorite oil(s), a splash of witch hazel, topped off with water. Essential Oil Ideas: White Angelica, Lemon and Valor

Hand Soaps: Jump on amazon and grab mason jar foaming pumps and then you can use mason jars for diluted soap. Then grab Thieves Foaming Hand Soap Refill and dilute with water. Add 10-15 drops of your favorite oil! Essential Oil Ideas: Christmas Spirit, Tea Tree and Orange

Body Lotions/Butters: Grab some unrefined organic coconut oil and add your favorite oils for a custom natural moisturizer. Essential Oil Ideas: Davana, Geranium and Frankincense

Body Wash/Soaps: We have TONS of options that you can dilute in a mason jar and foaming pump. In a 4oz container take 2oz of castile soap, 2 oz aloe vera and 20-30 drops of your favorite oil! Essential Oil Ideas: Idaho Blue Spruce, Roman Chamomile and Orange

Laundry Detergent: Thieves Laundry Detergent is SUPER concentrated! You can dilute it in half and add 20-30 of your favorite oil to customize your scents! I would recommend a similar scent to your dryer balls! Essential Oil Ideas: Thieves, Joy and Rosemary

Carpet Refresher: Take one cup of baking soda and 20-30 drops of your favorite oil. Mix together and sprinkle. Let this sit for about 20 mins then vacuum up. Essential Oil Ideas: Pine, Lemongrass and Peppermint

Floor Cleaner: One bottle of Thieves Household Cleaner can last you 6 months. One capsule with 6 cups of distilled water is all you need. You can even throw this into your Swiffer wet jet as a refill!

Perfume/Cologne: In a 2 oz spray bottle. Put 30-40 drops of your favorite oils, a splash of vodka or alcohol and top off with water. Essential Oil Ideas: Valor, Bergamot and Jasmine

Surface Cleaner: In a 16oz glass spray bottle. Put 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner and 15-25 drops of your favorite oil. You can use this every single surface in every room. Essential Oil Ideas: Eucalyptus Radiata, Jade Lemon and Spearmint

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