I had the ultimate scare just this year, what no woman ever wants to happen. 

I found a lump in my breast.  Weeks of fear and frustration, mammograms, ultrasounds, biopsies and other procedures I won’t gross you out with to finally get the answer I had prayed for - BENIGN. 

For weeks afterwards, I was still paralyzed in fear.  Nothing was the same anymore.  I was on pins and needles just waiting for it to come back.

Finally something clicked.  I had never been the girl who ran scared, never the girl who gave up.  I had always fought for what I wanted. 

Where was my fight?  Where was my drive?  I was determined to be that girl again.

I read and I researched everything I could find about cancer and what causes it.  Did you know that the American Cancer Institute says that only 5-10% of cancer is gene related?  90-95% of cancer cases are from poor diets and environmental toxins. 

90-95% of cancer case are preventable!

Toxins?  What exactly did that mean?  More research.  My diet was pretty clean already.  I had already cut sugar and processed foods for the most part.  I ate mostly organic, lean proteins and veggies.  But what about the other stuff in my life?  Makeup, skin care products, shampoo, deodorant, cleaning products, supplements. 

I started turning over bottles and reading labels.  I had been doing this for years with things I put IN my body. 

Why hadn’t I thought to research what I was putting ON my body? 

 What I found was scary, sickening, disgusting and eye opening. 

And the chemicals we inhale from candles, air fresheners, plug-ins, dryer sheets, cleaning products are found in the bloodstream within seconds as well.

Known carcinogens are allowed to be in our everyday products we buy off the supermarket shelf.  Formaldehyde is in almost every candle, plug-in, dishwasher detergent, you name it.  I had burned candles for years!

I want to challenge you to do one thing. 

Open up the cabinet under your kitchen sink, under your bathroom sink, in your laundry room and google some of the ingredients from products you use every day.  Do your own research.  I promise you won’t regret the small amount of time you invest in this little project.

There is a better way. 

There is a natural, pure way.  I finally found it, and I couldn’t be any happier to be headed down this new journey to wellness.    We’ve ditched all of our regular household cleaners, makeup, supplements, personal care products and switched to pure, therapeutic grade essential oils and essential oil based products through Young Living. 

We didn’t change our budget.  We just shifted who we were spending with. 

Life looks so different and simpler now.  And I feel so much better know I’m doing what’s best for my family.  I can’t control everything we come into contact with.  But I can control what comes through our doors.  I am the gatekeeper of my home and my kiddos are dependent on me to take care of them to the best of my ability.  I love that I get to do that for them.  I may not have always, but I am learning more and more everyday. 

Know better.  Do better.

I am always happy to share more of my story and teach you anything I’ve learned along the way. Send me a quick note. I’d love to chat. If you are ready to jump on this wellness journey with me I will hold your hand along the way.