Rub a dub dub, no toxins in the tub please! Today we will cover non toxic personal care, non toxic support for health and wellness support of our children, and of course we can’t forget the teachers so we have some ideas to share as thank you gifts for them as well!
It is no secret that chemicals have invaded every area of our life, some even deemed “safe” at one time for use antibacterial soaps such as triclosan. Most recently the FDA ruled that soaps containing 19 different active ingredients can no longer be marketed in the US.
These dangers lurk in many personal hygiene products and we encourage you to do your research and seek out safe, effective, and more natural DIY or other products such as we will cover next to protect you and your family from the potential harm that could occur with their use.
- 1/8 cup Lavender Mint conditioner
- 1/2 cup distilled water
- 8 oz spray bottle
- 5 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
- 5 drops Lavender Essential Oil
Bring the distilled water to a simmer without boiling. Combine the warm water and conditioner into the bottle, shaking to combine. Add essential oils to the detangling base, shaking to distribute. Spray/apply to hair as needed.
It is amazing that many of us (when it comes to personal care products) think that if it is on the shelf at the local supermarket or department store that it must be safe. I mean if it is labeled for use on kids it must be safe, right?
We cover the hidden toxins in many cleaning and personal care products in our Toxin Free Family series, but I was simply aghast when I began to read labels and research ingredients that the things we use on our biggest organ (our skin) that get absorbed into our bodies or the bodies of our children that can have potentially devastating, harmful effects and could impact our health and the health of our children for years.
It is no secret by now that we are fans and avid users of Young Living Essential Oils and oil infused products for their pure, effective, and all natural ingredients that we can trust and rely on to support and safeguard our body’s systems. When it comes to preparing our children for the school day it is only right that we highlight some specific children’s products that are all-natural alternatives to the chemical infused product lines we see.
KidScents® Bath Gel is a safe, gentle soap that cleanses and protects sensitive skin. Formulated with
MSM, aloe vera, antioxidants, and pure Lemon, Cedarwood, and other essential oils, this liquid soap is pH balanced for children’s skin.
KidScents® Shampoo contains no synthetic perfumes, colors, or toxic ingredients. The natural components in this shampoo—aloe, MSM, Chamomile, and Tangerine and Lemon essential oils—effectively and gently cleanse without causing irritation.
KidScents® Lotion contains safe, gentle ingredients to moisturize and soften sensitive skin. The premium blend of MSM, shea butter, aloe vera, and pure Cedarwood, Geranium, and other essential oils supports healthy-looking skin for children of all ages.
KidScents® Tender Tush™ is a safe, gentle ointment that moisturizes and nourishes dry, chapped skin. Formulated with natural vegetable oils and pure Young Living Sandalwood, Blue Tansy, and other essential oils, Tender Tush is soothing and protective for delicate skin.
KidScents® Slique™ Toothpaste uses Thieves and Slique Essence essential oil blends to gently clean and protect teeth. This safe and effective blend promotes healthy teeth without the use of fluoride, dyes, synthetic colors, artificial flavors, or preservatives.
All of these products contain natural ingredients, therapeutic-grade essential oils, no mineral oils, no toxic ingredients, no artificial colorings, and no synthetic perfumes. How do these match up against the ingredients in the products you are using for your children today?
From here we turn to the next set of tools in our survival arsenal for back to school. Supporting our kids with brain support, digestive support, sleep support, immune/respiratory support, and even support for minor bites or injuries. All of these things are critical while our kids are in school and there has never been a better support for these areas than the KidScents® Collection.
This kit has a collection of 6 Essential Oil blends that by their name you know exactly what they are used for. You will find your kids even start to ask for them and you can teach them how to apply themselves when needed.
Conveniently packaged in an easy-to-carry case, each collection comes with 2 roll-on fitments for easy application, especially for Owie™ and TummyGize™.
This arsenal of proprietary blends has been formulated in the appropriate strength to meet the needs of children, and they are safe, natural alternatives to comparable products found on many store shelves. With KidScents Oil Collection, parents and caregivers can safely and effectively navigate and survive the school year with ease!
The Surgeon General has stated that, “Good emotional and behavioral health is an integral part of healthy development and enhances a child’s sense of well-being, supports rewarding social relationships with family and peers, and facilitates achievement of full academic potential. Early childhood experiences have lasting, measurable consequences later in life; therefore, fostering emotional well-being from the earliest stages of life helps build a foundation for overall health and well-being.”
Last but not least we want to provide a shout out to those who influence and guide our children while at school that are often forgotten heroes, our children’s teachers! Being a teacher is more than just a profession or career, it is a calling.
A quote from an article in The Huffington Post I read recently stated, “The job is unsung, stressful, time-consuming, draining and exhausting, yet it is indeed one of the most fulfilling, rewarding and empowering careers out there where you can empower individuals and literally improve lives — all by educating kids.”
So how can we give back or appreciate teachers in a tangible way? One way would be to take them a goodie basket full of useful things they can use in the classroom like Thieves Spray, Thieves Cleaner, Thieves Hand Soap, and Thieves Hand Purifier.
Each of these items will enable your kid’s teacher to have peace of mind and promote a natural alternative to the chemical soaps and cleaners typically used in the classroom. They will also love the fresh scent and the added immune support due to the infusion of Thieves Essential Oil!
All good things have to come to an end and this post is the final in our series, Back To School: Survival Secrets Using Essential Oils. We hope you have enjoyed it and will share with your friends and family!