Could the environmental toxins exposed to pregnant mothers affect their unborn children? YES!
In fact, we all have 30,000 to 50,000 chemicals in our bodies that our grandparents didn’t have. Think about how that affects an infant or an unborn child. And worst of all, many of these chemicals (which are are commonly found in baby care products) are linked to chronic childhood diseases – including leukemia, asthma, autism and autistic spectrum disorders, learning disabilities, obesity, juvenile diabetes and premature puberty.
Watch this compelling video by filmmaker Penelope Jagessar Chaffer and scientist Tyrone Hayes shed light on this issue.
The Toxic Baby: How Environmental Toxins Affect Children
What Can You Do
Ditch the toxins for good by making your own household and personal care products. This will help to reduce environmental toxins in your home.
Here are some ideas:
- Make your own homemade baby products like DIY baby wipes and homemade diaper balm.
- Make your own household cleaning products, including DIY Thieves hand soap, homemade air freshener, DIY soft scrub cleaner, and DIY laundry detergent.
- Stop using toxic ingredients for first aid. Make your own DIY natural first aid kit.
- Opt for real food ingredients over processed foods. Learn how to make gluten-free recipes the kids will love.
- Try essential oils. I use them for pretty much everything in my household – from first aid to cleaning to wellness. Subscribe to my free 14-day email course to learn the basics of essential oils or download this free e-book on 100+ ways to use essential oils in your home. Learn more about how to buy Young Living essential oils HERE.
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