20 Things to Kick Out of Your Life in 2020!

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20 Things to Kick Out of Your Life in 2020!


It’s a new year and the perfect time to get healthy! These are some common things found in most homes that we should kick out of our home and life this year.


#1 Isopropyl Alcohol

Consumer Guide of Cosmetic Ingredients says inhalation or ingestion may cause headaches, flushed skin, dizziness, depression, nausea, vomiting, and narcosis.


#2 Mineral Oil

Baby oil is mineral oil with fragrance and is like plastic wrap for your skin. Toxins can’t get out and that is never good.


#3 Propylene Glycol (PG, PEG, Propanediol and more)

This is a wetting agent and active ingredient in antifreeze, so so bad.


#4 Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) & Sodium Laureth Sulphate (SLES)

Used in everything: toothpaste, conditioner, & 90% shampoos because it is a foaming agent. It is also found engine degreasers, floor cleaners, and car wash soaps. According to the American College of Toxicology, both of these can cause malformation in children’s eyes and damage the immune system, especially within the skin. Time to say goodbye!

#5 DEA (diethanolamine), MEA (monoethanolamine), and TEA (triethanolamine)

These are typically used in conjunction with another compound being neutralized. These are hormone disruptors and typically found in shampoos, bubble baths, soaps, and facial cleansers.


#6 Artificial Colors and Dyes (Blue 1, Green 3, D&C Red 33, FD&C Yellow 5, FDC Yellow 6, etc)

These colors and dyes are found EVERYWHERE! They are known carcinogens! Some are made from coal tar and contain heavy metal impurities including arsenic and lead! These are found in everything from our food to hair dyes and makeup.


#7 Fragrance

One of the sneakiest guys out there. Check out the documentary Stink! This word alone can hide over 4000 chemicals so don’t be deceived by the word fragrance because it is NOT natural.


#8 Imidazolidinyl Urea and DMDM Hydantoin

These release formaldehyde into your body! Exposure to them has a list of side effects from heart palpitations to joint pain and even depression. They are also known carcinogens.


#9 Bronopol (2-bromo-2nitropropane-1, 3-diol)

This tricky one is found in “natural” makeup both expensive and inexpensive as well as baby care products. It breaks down in products into formaldehyde- hard pass!


#10 Dioxane

This fun chemical is found in a list of personal care products such as lotions, cream, cleaners and more. Plus it has been found to cause cancer in lab animals, wonderful!


#11 Talcum Powder (Talc)

Talc is found in our makeup, baby powder, and personal care powders. Using it has shown an increased risk of ovarian and lung cancer.


#12 Parabens…all of them!

These are big hormone disruptors. This has an estrogenic effect on the body which is the last thing anybody needs.


#13 Air fresheners

Most air fresheners work by coating your nasal passage with an oily substance that releases a nerve deadening agent. It does not actually eliminate the odor but instead can cause hives and breathing issues.


#14 Dishwasher Detergents

These contain highly concentrated chlorine and is the number one cause of child poisonings.


#15 Drain Cleaner

Drain cleaners contain lye, hydrochloric acid, and other caustic ingredients. These are known eye and skin irritants and can cause liver and kidney damage.


#16 Furniture Polish

For starters, furniture polish is highly flammable, no thank you! It is highly toxic and can cause skin and lung cancer.


#17 Mold & Mildew Cleaners

These are the cleaners that make you hold your breath and run from the bathroom. They are known to cause asthma attacks and highly toxic because they contain things like formaldehyde and sodium hypochlorite. One is a known carcinogen and the other is corrosive and causes irritation and burning to the eyes, skin, and lungs.


#18 Oven Cleaners

One of the most common ingredients in oven cleaners is sodium hydroxide. It is caustic, inhibits our reflexes and causes severe tissue damage if swallowed. Do you have kids? I do and that is scary.


#19 Carpet & Upholstery Cleaners

A combo of highly toxic ingredients both perchloroethylene and ammonium hydroxide. These cause damage to the liver, kidneys and nervous system as well as being irritating to the eyes, skin and respiratory system.


#20 Toilet Bowl Cleaners

Toilet bowl cleaners contain the hydrochloric acid and hypochlorite bleach. Our liver, kidneys, skin and respiratory system are most likely to take the biggest hit and no one needs that.


20 thing in 2020 to kick to the curb, are you ready? Which toxic ingredients have you already kick out of your home? Are you willing to get rid of them all?

Let’s do this together!


As always be grateful & have faith!
God bless!

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