When was the last time you read the back of a label on the products you own and use every day? You might be shocked to find a long list of chemicals or ingredients that you don’t even know how to pronounce! A few years ago, I made the switch from using chemical-filled cleaners and products to incorporating more essential oil-based products in our home. If you want to know how we use essential oils in our home, check out this post. Here are five easy ways to transition out chemicals in your home and how to use essential oils instead.
Replace as you go
If you are short on money, then you might not be able to just throw out anything in your home that has chemicals. If you want to ease into things without feeling too overwhelmed, then you may want to consider slowly transitioning things out. As you run out of a cleaner or use up a candle, replace the ones you were using with a chemical-free option. This way you have plenty of time to find a good fit, and you have time to make your own if you need to.
Make your own products
You can use essential oils to make your own candles, cleaning products, skin care products, and so much more! If you want to transition out chemical filled products, making your own is going to probably be easier than looking for a chemical-free alternative in the store. Start by doing some research online or on Pinterest and see what kind of DIY products you can make.
Start with the basics
If you go out and buy a whole 72 piece kit of essential oils you are probably going to be a little bit overwhelmed. Instead, start with the basics and ease your way into using essential oils. Start by diffusing them, then create rollerball recipes, and slowly work your way up to the more difficult recipes.
Buy premade kits
There are a ton of premade kits that have all the supplies you need to get started! Young Living has oil blend kits, collections, and other products that you can buy to help you make the transition from chemical-filled products to something natural. If you are unsure about what to buy, consider contacting an Essential Oil seller for more details. They can help you find the products you’re looking for, and even give you discounts.
Look for natural alternatives during your transition
When you are making your transition, it may be easier to find a natural product before your current cleaner runs out. This way you have time to find the right choice for you and your family! Start looking up essential oils and their different uses so you can start preparing for what you need to get now, so you won’t be overwhelmed later.
You don’t need to spend a lot of money or time in order to have a chemical free house. I hope this post has given you the first steps toward making that dream a reality!
Do you have a chemical free home?