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Beyond Green
Obligatory Disclaimer
• The information shared today is intended for
education purposes only. It has not been
evaluated by the FDA and is not provided in order
to diagnose, prescribe, or treat any disease,
illness, or injured condition of the body. Anyone
suffering from any disease, illness or injury should
consult with a physician or medical professional.
• We also highly encourage, as we have done, to
become educated consumers and research all
products used in, on or around your body.
• Information on the oils mentioned in this
presentation was obtained from the Essential Oils
Desk Reference 5th Edition published by Life
Science Publishing.
The Toxic Facts
• Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) - a
division of the American Chemical
– 1965 - 211,936 registered chemicals
– 2008 - 37 million registered chemicals with
4,000 new entries per day
The Toxic Facts
Building Materials
Personal Care Products
Household Cleaners
Household Chemicals
• EPA states that there are 80,000
Household Chemicals.
• Less than 2% have been tested.
• Toxins in homes account for 90% of all
poisonings each year.
• There is a call to a US poison control
center every 14 seconds.
• 1993 - American Public Health Association
urged manufacturers to phase out the use of
chlorine in consumer goods.
• Chlorine ranks first in industrial injuries and
deaths in the U.S.
• 2000 - U.S. poinson control centers reported
that chlorine bleach was implicated in injuries
to 18,863 children under the age of 6.
Indoor Air Pollution
• Every year, causes 1.6
million deaths.
• 1 death every 20 seconds.
• EPA says that pollutants
may be 2-5 times and
occasionally more than 100
times higher than outdoor
Personal Care Products
Of the 884 toxins used in personal care
778 can cause acute toxicity
146 can cause tumors
218 can cause reproductive complications
314 can cause biological mutation
376 can cause skin and eye irritations
Propylene Glycol
Implicated in contact dermatitis, kidney damage and
liver abnormalities; can inhibit skin cell growth in
human tests and can damage cell membranes
causing rashes, dry skin and surface damage.
ACUTE EFFECTS: May be harmful by inhalation,
ingestion or skin absorbtion. May cause eye irritation,
skin irritation. Exposure can cause gastro-intestinal
disturbances, nausea, headache and vomiting,
central nervous system depression.
- Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) or
Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES)
• SLS can be a mutagen. In sufficient amounts it is capable
of changing the information in genetic material found in
• SLS has been used in studies to induce mutations in
• SLS enters and maintains residual levels in the heart,
liver, lings and brain from skin contact.
• SLS denatures protein, impairs proper structural formation
of young eyes - damage permanent.
- Journal of the American College of Toxicology;
Vol. 2, No. 7, 1983
Common Household Chemicals Illness and Disease
“Of chemicals commonly found in homes,
150 have been linked to allergies, birth
defects, cancer, and psychological
- The Consumer Product Safety Commission
“The deadly chemical cocktail building up
in our bodies is causing us great harm,
manifesting itself in everything from
asthma to cancer.”
- Deirdre Imus, author of Green This! Greening
Your Cleaning
“Body Burden:
The Pollution in Newborns”
• Of the 413 chemicals tested, 287 chemicals
present in umbilical cords
• 217 were toxic to the brain
• 208 caused birth defects
• 134 known or suspected to cause cancer
• Traced back to mothers diet
Going Green?
Environmentally friendly
Renewable Supply
Go Beyond Green!
“Not everything that is safe for the
environment is safe for our family. And
not everything that is safe for our
environment AND family will actually kill
germs, mold and dust mites!”
- Sera Johnson
Essential Oils
Volatile, aromatic liquids from plants
Part of the plant’s immune system
Germs can’t form a resistance
Can be used on/in the body and in the
The Story of the Thieves
- Based on research about four
thieves in France who covered
themselves with cloves,
rosemary, and other aromatics
while robbing plague victims.
-This proprietary essential oil
blend was university tested for
its cleansing abilities.
It is highly effective in
supporting the immune system
and good health.
Diffusing Thieves
Why can’t I just use bleach?
Bleach is 3-6% sodium hypochlorite and 94-97%
When the sodium hypochlorite evaporates, it
leaves water in its place and allows mold
colonies to begin forming again in 24 hours or
Bleach can be highly toxic, and is believed by
some authorities to migrate to the thyroid
where it may replace iodine and may damage or
diminish thyroid function.
Bleach does not kill mold spores in the air or on
porous surfaces.
The Patio Test
10 months after
15 months after
Laundry Recipes
• Pre-treatment - collars and underarm
– Combine 1/4 white vinegar, 4 drops lemon
oil, 1 teaspoon baking soda
– Use a toothbrush to scrub the area
– Then launder as usual
Laundry Recipes
• Spot Remover
– Combine 2 Tbs. cream of tartar, 2 drops of
eucalyptus or lemon oil and some water to
make a paste
– Spread the paste over the stain and let
completely dry before washing.
Laundry Recipes
• Fabric Softener
– 1 gallon white vinegar, 30 drops essential
oil of your choice for smell and disinfectant
• Lavender, rosewood, cedarwood, Thieves
– Use 1/2 cup of mixture in the rinse cycle
More Recipes
• “Comet” style cleaner
– 1 cup each - table salt (the cheap kind will do),
borax and baking soda. Stir in 20 drops of
essential oil
• Purification, lemon, Melrose, Thieves
• Carpet freshener
– Combine 1/2 cup baking soda with 10 drops
essential oil
– Place in pizza cheese shaker and sprinkle on
– Let sit a few minutes and then vacuum
– Or place 5 drops of your favorite essential oil on a
tissue and place in the vacuum bag