Low Tox Living with Rebecca Maister

Low Tox Living with Rebecca Maister

Explain low tox living and how this can help our overall wellbeing?

To me low tox living is a holistic lifestyle choice that focuses on the body, mind, and environment. It is when someone makes a conscious and informed decision to eliminate as many harmful toxins as possible from their daily life.

In todays society we are surrounded by toxic chemicals. These chemicals are not just found in the cleaning products we use around our homes, but also in less obvious places such as our skin care products, make up, perfume, hygiene products, baby care products, candles, and even in the food we eat! Consistent use of these items on a daily basis, and exposure to small amounts of toxins over time, can cause toxic overload within our bodies. Toxic overload is known to cause a range of health concerns such as digestive issues, fatigue, anxiety, depression, skin concerns, headaches, insomnia, brain fog, muscle and joint pain, the list goes on! Eliminating as many toxins as possible from our lives will help to combat toxic overload, improving overall wellbeing. Low tox living is not only about improving ones health, making more natural lifestyle choices also has a positive impact on our environment.

Tell us  about essential oils. How important is it to integrate these?

One of the best places to start when making the switch to a low tox lifestyle is by eliminating synthetic fragrance. Synthetic fragrance found in things such as perfumes, candles, air fresheners and room sprays contain phthalates. Phthalates are classified as endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) which are known to impair the endocrine system causing a number of health concerns, including fertility issues, respiratory disease, obesity, inflammation, allergies, and asthma. Essential oils are a natural way to replace synthetic fragrance in your daily life. Switch out your candles with a diffuser for a beautiful smelling home, make DIY air fresheners, linen and room sprays, and replace your perfume with a signature essential oil blend. These are all quick and easy changes you can make today to eliminate phthalates from your home. However, it is important to note that not all essential oils are of the same quality. When choosing essential oils, ensure you are using a trusted brand that is 100% pure and free from any synthetic ingredients. I choose to use Young Living essential oils in my home and with my family because of their seed to seal promise. The seed to seal promise is a set of quality control standards that ensure that every essential oil they produce is completely pure and ethically sourced.  

"Essential oils are a natural way to replace synthetic fragrance in your daily life."

Essential oils are also a great alternative to regular cleaning products. Studies have shown that the level of pollution inside our homes can be up to 5 times higher than the outside air! This clearly demonstrates the importance of switching out toxic cleaning products for low tox options. When it comes to cleaning my home, I use the all natural plant based Thieves cleaning range by Young Living. These products are infused with the powerful Thieves essential oil blend that boosts cleaning power and has a warm, spicy scent leaving your home smelling amazing..

 

Is low tox living just for adults or kids and families too?

Low tox living is a lifestyle choice that benefits the entire family! In fact, becoming a mother is what prompted me to delve into this way of living in the first place. I wanted to provide a safer home for my children to grow up in, help prevent health concerns known to be caused by toxins for my family and our community, as well as do my part to take care of and preserve the planet for our children and the generations to come.

 

Many people think low tox living is hard and too time consuming, what are some easy ways we can integrate this into our lives?

Making the switch to a low lox lifestyle does not need to be overwhelming. My advice is to focus on one area at a time, such as switching out your cleaning products or your personal care products first, and then moving on to the next focus area. As a brand partner with Young Living, it is my role to guide families wishing to make the switch to low tox. Together we come up with a custom easy to follow plan to eliminate toxins from your home, and create a safer, healthier environment. Young living make the swtich to low tox easy as they are a one stop shop for all of your products. When you join with me I will be your personal low tox guide, and you will be given access to all of our exclusive resources and education to help make the change to low tox as easy and smooth as possible.

It’s important to remember that these changes don’t happen over night, and that every small switch you make is a step in the right direction. You may think you’re only making one small change, but that change can have a ripple effect, and inspire another person to do the same, leading to a much healthier community, and a better future for all.

Thanks Rebecca!
You can learn more about Rebecca's work on her instagram @essentially.rm