Living a natural organic lifestyle isn’t a difficult challenge. Here’s how to live organic:
We are inundated with so much information on living more organic, and it can make us feel inadequate which causes us to feel too overwhelmed to start living a healthier life.
BUT, organic living made simple is possible. << This post linked is a great starting point for beginning your organic life in FOUR EASY STEPS!
Living organic is the best thing that I’ve been doing for my family. We aren’t perfect, but we choose progress over perfection. We can’t control everything, so we just have to try our best.
A HUGE component to living organic is by gate-keeping what comes into your home and what you use the most.
According to the American Cancer Society, the majority (like over 90%) of cancers are NOT caused by genetic mutations. This means that our environment is the culprit. What we come into contact with and what we ingest cause all of our unique bodies to react in varying ways.
There’s no such thing as being too careful. We aren’t going to be able to keep ALL.THE.THINGS. at bay (remember, progress over perfection), but we can increase our knowledge and make informed decisions. Government agencies are not the gate-keepers, WE ARE. There are THOUSANDS of products and ingredients that are allowed in the U.S. that aren’t allowed in other countries due to their consequences on our health and the environment. So, we can do better!
There are TONS of resources to help you learn what products and ingredients to steer clear of.
Here are two of my favorites:
These are super user-friendly tools to help you learn what’s not good in your products. They even have QR readers that make amazing shopping companions when you’re making those purchases to bring home.
Make a FIRST move!
Little by little you can make drastic improvements for your health. One small change at a time as things get empty and need replacing is an easy way to go about it. You can decide to only buy organic veggies and fruit starting NOW. All that takes is reading the label at your grocer and choosing the organic one during your next grocery run.
Another step is taking out all the empty, close to empty, or never used cleaners/personal care products and replace the needed items with clean ones. There are TONS of plant-based cleaners that are good for you, your home, and keeping you from appearing like a slob, haha. At my house, we use Thieves Household Cleaner from Young Living. It’s multi-surface, can be used for EVERYTHING, and even helps support our immune systems, uuuhhhhh DUH! That was easy for me, and no it doesn’t cost a bazillion dollars, in fact, it’s just over ONE DOLLAR a bottle! SAY WHAT!?
Use your apps to scan a product and make sure it’s in the all clear, some “all natural” cleaners can have sneaky ingredients like fragrance , which is basically a word that hides all the chemicals and toxins it takes to get that product to smell the way that it does >> NO BUENO!
Just decide on one thing to do, and just like a snowball, it will continue to grow and grow and grow!
Decide you deserve BETTER!
There are so many ways to improve our health and support our bodies. An easy way to think about it is this “What is MOST natural?”. This is an easy rule of thumb. Our bodies were created with NATURAL processes and capabilities that when not hindered can function to their best capacity. NOW, let me address the elephant >> I am NOT suggesting medicine or things outside our control are not to be managed through the miracles of science. Science has an absolute place in this world and I’m thankful for it!
This question is a rule for thinking about the plethora of products we can use. Chemicals in food are NOT normal, it isn’t natural. Natural ingredients can’t sit in a box wrapped in plastic for months. Fuel your body with what’s most natural. Use in your home, what’s most natural.
We can give ourselves the gift of making better choices by simply deciding we are worth it! Our bodies ARE worth the extra effort of learning for ourselves versus relying on someone/something to decide what’s safe for us or not.
The biggest shift in our health at La Maison de Vermillion (practicing my French) was the incorporation of essential oils. My family no longer has to rely on the support of OTC medicines to support us when we need it (only if we chose to) and our bodies are more capable of fighting the yucky we come into contact with. Do your research on them because the company you purchase from and the quality of the oils are paramount for oils to truly be effective. In fact, most oils sold at your local spots have added constituents that literally just trades out one chemical for another and will literally do NOTHING for you Yes, even if its says “therapeutic grade” because, per the FDA, companies can claim an oil is 100% pure and/or therapeutic grade if only 5% percent is actually an essential oil, meaning the rest is whatever they add to it >>> no, thanks!
Essential oils have changed the way we live on a daily basis and we are better for them! We’ll never go back, we live a bold oily life around here #bOiLdlyliving !
Once I realized thru research that cleaners (meant to get rid of bad stuff) were filled with bad stuff, I knew there had to be something better. Most cleaners contain phthalates, which are proven to be endocrine disrupters (changes your hormones) and carcinogens (cancer causing elements)! Other chemicals like BPA and BPS wreak havoc on our bodies and cause free radicals that damage our cells, which (you guessed it) leads to issues in our bodies’ natural functions and in high quantity > cancer.
YOU CAN DO IT!
Listen, we are living in a time that has so much opportunity! We have access to virtually anything within reason and the accessibility to knowledge is never ending. We can pretty much learn whatever we chose to. Learning something new, i.e. how to live organic, is a challenge that is completely winnable. You can do it! And, the best part >>> there is NOTHING to lose and only to GAIN!
Take charge and watch how your mind, body, and home benefit!
Go live with BOLD Intention! We only get one body and one life!
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