My family has been trying to adopt healthier options into our lifestyle.   We got on this path when we started using essential oils.  It  completely opened our eyes to all the toxins and chemicals we were packing in our body on a daily basis.  Everything we touch, smell, and ingest has an impact on our “temple”. (1 Corinthians 6:19-20  19 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? 20For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body.)  My husband and I started thinking, “Do we really want our kids to adopt the same practices that we have when they are adults?  Is what we are putting into our bodies having a positive impact on our witness?  Are we honoring the temple of the Holy Spirit with the way we are living?”  The answer to all that is a big fat NO!  We can’t be the BEST US if we aren’t blessing our bodies with good things.  The answer to all this change. It’s a change that isn’t going to take place over night.  It’s probably not going to completely take place in a years time.  It’s going to be a process.  We want to take you on this journey with us and hopefully many of you can offer some words of wisdom and some encouraging prayers and thoughts as we go through a process to make our lives healthier by putting away the old and bringing on the new.  This process will involve several different topics: household products, food,  beauty products, and more.

We are on a pretty decent start.  We have been using essential oils for 1 1/2 years now.  We use these for basically EVERYTHING.  So a lot of the products we were using have been replaced with these all natural plant extracts. You can read more about these oils on my other blogs.    Cleaner.. I was the worlds worst at thinking I needed the most harsh chemicals in order to kill the germs…and it needs to have an amazing fragrance.. Well, I have absolutely fallen in love with Thieves cleaner… well actually all of the thieves line of products.  Thieves cleaner is infused with the power of thieves essential oil and is made 100% of plant based minerals and ingredients.  And guess what?  It smells amazing naturally.  Quick story.  I’ve been using thieves cleaner since I  was introduced in November 2014.  I love it and have had many success stories using it.  Well, 2 weeks ago I let myself run out… BIG NO!  I obviously couldn’t let my house go with NO cleaner so I ran to the dollar store to pick some up.  There were really no healthy choices to choose from in all purpose cleaners.  So, I picked up my old trusty that I used to grab every time and went home.  I used it in my bathroom and I quickly remembered the all too familiar aroma that took my breath away when I inhaled it.  After cleaning for 10 minutes I had to walk out and get my lungs clear before finishing the job.  When cleaning the high chair I had to remember to rinse the chemicals off so that my toddler wouldn’t be eating hazardous toxins with his breakfast.  This is NOT how it’s meant to be people!! Needless to say, I have thieves cleaner on a quick order (free with reward points) hopefully to be arriving in the next day or so.   Young Living has a complete line of thieves products that I LOVE!  The toothpaste, hand purifier (does NOT burn my dry cracked hands), hand soap, dish cleaner, etc etc.  These products are great and guess what?  They are actually good for us!!!

We are getting closer to where we want to be but still have far to go.  We will keep you posted with our story as we write it.  Until then, grab you a thieves kit and get started cleaning healthy!