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Detox Your Home & Body 101

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Compassionate Concepts

on 28 February 2017

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Transcript of Detox Your Home & Body 101

Containers matter!
cast iron
parchment paper
Let's learn a few things about household cleaning
& personal care
What about our
Phosphate fueled algae bloom
from China washes up in
Cape Rodney, New Zealand!
What about our bath & body products?
Detox Your
Home & Body


Bjørn Nicolaisen
Ever feel like t-h-i-s
in the household
cleaning or
beauty-care aisle?
We're going to help
you feel like
t-h-i-s, instead!
How do we know
if a product
contains an endocrine disruptor?
This is kind of amazingl!
Wait a minute,
I thought that
'nutrients' were
a good thing?
What the heck
is a paraben?
Add shelf-life with...
This is what they actually look like!
Manufacturers know that we often ignore "use-by" dates...
Parabens prevent the
growth of bacteria
in personal care products
What are synthetic ingredients,
like parabens, doing to my cells?
EWG reporting on the
Personal Care Products Safety Act Bill
, April 2015
Let's look at a few of the most
chemicals used pervasively today...
We can check the MSDS:
We can also make a reasonable assumption...
If a product is packaged in
- it is likely
to contain or be exposed to a phthalate.
Here's a quick
tip sheet
When you can, try to
plastics, all together.
But is it good for my home & body?
MSDS Info...
pronounced "THAL ates"
Some consumer-advocate agencies are offering certifications to help us choose safer products:
So, all that stuff
I use to fragrance
my home is
Organic compounds are chemicals that contain carbon and are found in all living things. Volatile organic compounds, sometimes referred to as VOCs, are organic compounds that easily become vapors or gases. Along with carbon, they contain elements such as hydrogen, oxygen, fluorine, chlorine, bromine, sulfur or nitrogen.
Volatile organic compounds are released from burning fuel, such as gasoline, wood, coal, or natural gas. They are also emitted from oil and gas fields and diesel exhaust. They are also released from solvents, paints, glues, and other products that are used and stored at home and at work.
Many volatile organic compounds are also hazardous air pollutants. Volatile organic compounds, when combined with nitrogen oxides, react to form ground-level ozone, or smog, which contributes to climate change.
Examples of volatile organic compounds are gasoline, benzene, formaldehyde, solvents such as toluene and xylene, styrene, and perchloroethylene (or tetrachloroethylene), the main solvent used in dry cleaning.
Many volatile organic compounds are commonly used in paint thinners, lacquer thinners, moth repellents, air fresheners, hobby supplies, wood preservatives, aerosol sprays, de-greasers, automotive products, and dry cleaning fluids.
According to the National Institute of Health:
Environmental Health Perspective, Jan 2011
Not even
on the
Potera, C. "Indoor Air Quality: Scented Products Emit a Bouquet of VOCs".
Environmental Health Perspective
, Jan 2011
Search for products that are FREE of these chemicals!
The EWG reported in 2013:
YES! This junk is ALSO in our food!
Let's Talk
To recap, we had 5 problem ingredients:
Check the label!
Take control of your ingredients!
Making our own home care
& personal care products
is fun AND easy!
We fully incorporated essential oils into our household and have created a toxin-free step at a time.
Boost Immunity...
Balance Emotions...
& Treat Minor Illness!
When applying essential oils to the body, please DILUTE.
When diffusing:
select a water aromatherapy diffuser
do not heat or burn essential oils
limit diffusing time to 20-60 minutes
limit variety of oil combinations
consider room size & ventilation
consider pet safety
consider child safety
consult an essential oil guide book
Essential oils have
the healing power
of plants!
...let's talk after class ;)
Let's DIY!
It was a pleasure meeting you!
~ Gayle

for life!
We also simplified our cleaning routine with microfiber cloths, instead of loading up each month with bulky and expensive household cleaning products.
Reach Gayle at 585-330-8460
and Christine at 585-766-2990
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