Chlorine Overload??

Chlorine Overload??

Hello!

Chlorine (otherwise known as “bleach”) has become a go-to for cleaning and sanitizing, especially in pools where it’s a quick way to rid the water of nasty pathogens.  However, there is a flip-side to the exposure of using and swimming in a chlorinated pool.


     See the top 10 dangers of swimming in chlorinated pools here.


I want to share a few ideas for avoiding chlorine overload with your family while having fun in the sun (and water) this summer.  


Of course, you can avoid swimming altogether, but if you want those family bond building experiences this summer (or something the kiddos can be entertained with while giving you some chill time) read on.  


Look for non-chlorinated options nearby.  We have public swimming access to the creek nearby which is a fun option.  But since it’s a small area, two or three families or groups make a crowd.  If you have your own backyard pool you could consider switching it up to a non-chlorine system such as a saltwater option (uses much less chlorine). There are several options.  


A trip to the ocean and an occasional day (or week) at the beach may provide all the swimming you or your family desires.  But you may want to avoid the pool at the condo/hotel or the hot tub if they are heavily chlorinated.  If you don’t live near the ocean or have a beach trip coming up - - a shorter trip may land you on a fun day at the lake depending on where you live.  And many communities such as ours now have a public area “splash pad” that is a lot of fun for the littles.  Though it may be chlorinated water, it is less water and less overall.  


If the daily or almost daily swim is your version of a perfect summer and there’s no way to avoid a chlorinated pool, you may want to take measures to assure that the chlorine is not excessive and make sure to have everyone in your family rinse off afterward.  Yes, tap water is likely somewhat chlorinated as well, but not as much as pool water. A water filter to your home, or even just your shower can help, too.  Make sure it works to dechlorinate the water. 

Since Vitamin C helps dechlorinate, you might try adding Vitamin C powder to your sunscreen!  And use it for a partial barrier to the chlorine in the water.  I haven't tried it so let me know if you use this tip and how it works for you.  (Ask me about our family friendly Mineral Sunscreen Lotion made without nano-particles!)


In short, it is worth it to take some time to think through ways to avoid chlorine overload this summer and who knows, some more planning and thoughtful water play may make even better memories for you all.

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Happy Oiling!
~Dawn


Disclaimer: Please remember that anything discussed herein does not constitute professional licensed legal or medical advice and is not a substitute for appropriate legal or medical advice suited to your individual situation or for your own due diligence.

Mom-ability

Mom-ability

Hello!

Question:  When Mom wants what’s best for her family and the family doesn’t get it, what’s a mom to do?  

You are ready to infuse your home and family with the goodness of pure essential oils and have got a vision for how much healthier you would all be if they would embrace your new passion with you.  

But they don’t.  At least not yet. 


Rather than going head to head with your family, what are some less combative ways to get them on the oily train with you?  


Here are a few suggestions:


  • Diffuse.  When you diffuse essential oils the whole household benefits.  I recommend using something uplifting and not too “strange”, like lemon or orange essential oil, and when they warm up to it a bit try getting their input to choose what they would like.  

  • Trade out soap and shampoo.  Using essential oils infused soaps and shampoos is an easy way to help your family derive the benefits of essential oils and to hook them on it.  Just give it a try.  Try our Valor bar soap for the bath and Thieves Foaming Hand Soap for the sink.  KidScents shampoo is great for the younger set (I use it, too!) Or choose a more adult one for you & Dad or the teens.

  • Vitality oils in your recipes here and there. Just add them last so they are not heated at high heat, and remember just a drop will do! (The essential oils with the white "Vitality" labels are approved for internal/dietary use!)

  • Trade out your vitamins.  Essential oil infused vitamins and supplements are absorbed better by the body!  Try chewable MightyVites for the kiddos.  

  • Have remedy’s ready for when someone has sore muscles or boo-boos - - a quick way to get them to become a believer is when they experience the relief for themselves!  

  • One more - - Thieves Household Cleaner - - make up spray bottles of this concentrate for whenever spills and splatters happen as well as for regular cleaning.  Not only will you be avoiding the toxic chemicals in other cleaning products but you and your family will benefit from the essential oils as well.  And they will be getting used to the natural plant scents rather than the synthetic fragrances of other products.


If these tips are helpful to you, ask me how to get more tips like these so you can infuse your home and family with the goodness of essential oils.  And feel free to browse the O. f. O. online store here.

Happy Oiling!
~Dawn


Disclaimer: Please remember that anything discussed herein does not constitute professional licensed legal or medical advice and is not a substitute for appropriate legal or medical advice suited to your individual situation or for your own due diligence.