Cancer in Your Cabinets–Household Cleansers Linked to Breast Cancer

by Cynthia on July 20, 2012

A recent study published in the journal Environmental Health suggests a possible link between the use of household cleansers and air fresheners to breast cancer.  The connection was drawn mostly between mold and mildew cleaners and air fresheners.  Chemicals of concern include synthetic musks, phthalates, 1,4-dichlorobenzene, terpenes, benzene and styrene and some antimicrobial agents, said Julia Brody, the lead researcher and executive director of the Silent Spring Institute.

So the way I see it, Ladies, is that we have two choices:

Either we need to stop cleaning or we need to change what products we are using in our household.

As a single, work-at-home mom, I can whole-heartedly get behind the ‘stop cleaning’ routine.  I mean, come on, a clean house is over-rated anyway.  However, there does come a time when the globs of jelly need to be scraped up off of the floor and the bathtub needs to be returned to its original white color.  What’s a woman to do?

Here’s what I use:  Thieves Household Cleaner, Thieves essential oil and baking soda.  I also use a solution of lavender essential oil, vinegar and water, but that is for another post.

Thieves Household Cleaner is a multipurpose cleaner in the truest sense of the word.  I use it for laundry, to clean my toilet and to wash my floors.  I once even used it to soak a roasting chicken that I was worried had been in the refrigerator just a little too long.*

Therapeutic grade essential oils are naturally anti-microbial.  This makes them perfect for cleaning and disinfecting.  They are pure and natural and can even be used medicinally as natural anti-biotics.  Got mold and mildew? Thieves has been proven to be nearly 100% effective against Toxic-Mold.  Take that, Tilex!  But again, that is for another post.

To eliminate mold and mildew from your bathroom tile, dilute a little Thieves in baking soda, add a few drops of water to make a paste and get out your scrub brush and have a go at it.  No more toxic cleansers for you!

Thieves Household Cleaner contains ingredients from renewable plant and mineral sources, vegetable-based surfactants compliant with the Green Seal and EPA Design for Environment (DfE) standards, and Thieves (clove, lemon, cinnamon bark, eucalyptus and rosemary) and lemon essential oils for extra cleaning power. In addition, the bottle is 100% recyclable.  Talk about amping up the Green-Living theme!  All of this means one thing–this is one non-toxic, planet-friendly yet highly effective cleanser!  Plus, it is highly concentrated, so a little goes a looooooooong way.

Here are the dilution ratios:

  • glass 320:1
  • pots and pans 100:1
  • floors and carpet 100:1
  • light degreasing 60:1
  • upholstery, fabrics, carpet spotting 40:1
  • walls 30:1
  • medium degreasing 30:1
  • heavy degreasing 15:1
  • hand cleaner 1:1

You can order your Young Living Thieves products now!

So we addressed the nasty mold and mildew cleaners, what about air fresheners?  Diffuse essential oils, of course!  Diffusing Thieves not only freshens and scents the air, it is also highly anti-microbial!  Don’t feel like smelling cinnamon and cloves all of the time?  Rotate essential oils in your diffuser.  Citrus Fresh, Believe, Transformation are just three of my favorite Young Living blends that I diffuse regularly.  Because they are therapeutic grade, not only do they freshen the air, they also disinfect it.  Safely.  As a matter of fact, because of the quality of Young Living Essential Oils, you can take them internally.

You can order your Young Living Diffuser now!

There you have it!  We can now, in good conscience, have clean homes without jeopardizing our health or the health of our family.  In fact, by using Thieves Household Cleaner we are actually supporting our health.   So grab your bandanas and buckets and get busy!

*I am a bit of a risk-taker.  Don’t try this at home.  Please.

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