Can laundry detergent trigger migraines and chronic illness?

Can laundry detergent trigger migraines and chronic illness?
Laundry detergent, bleach, and fabric softener are common household products that many of us use on a regular basis to keep our clothes clean and fresh. However, what most people don't realize is that these products contain harmful chemicals that can have negative effects on our health. In fact, research has shown that some of the ingredients in these products may trigger migraines and contribute to the development of chronic diseases.

The long-term health effects of exposure to the harmful chemicals in laundry products can be quite detrimental. These ingredients, including synthetic fragrances and bleaching agents, can accumulate in the body over time, potentially leading to endocrine disruption. This can cause a host of health problems, such as hormonal imbalances and reproductive issues. Additionally, some chemicals found in these products have been linked to the development of certain types of cancer. Prolonged exposure may also lead to respiratory problems, including asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Furthermore, the skin, our largest organ, can absorb these chemicals, leading to skin disorders and allergies. These potential risks highlight the importance of being cautious about the products we use in our homes.

Switching to plant-based laundry products is a crucial step towards reducing the negative health impacts mentioned above. These products are free from harsh chemicals, reducing the risk of skin disorders, allergies, and more serious health complications. In addition, they pose a lower risk to the environment, minimizing the pollution of our waterways and the depletion of natural resources. By making this switch, we are improving our personal health and the health of our families along with protecting the environment. 

On a personal note, I have devoted myself to adopting a plant-based laundry routine. I've transitioned to using certified organic laundry detergents that contain no synthetic fragrances, dyes, or harmful chemical compounds. These products not only ensure the cleanliness of my clothes, but also safeguard the health of my family and contribute to the conservation of the environment. To replace traditional fabric softeners, I use wool dryer balls infused with a few drops of essential oils, offering a naturally fresh scent while reducing static and wrinkles. This shift in my laundry habits is a reflection of my commitment to fostering a healthier home.

In conclusion, the switch to natural, eco-friendly laundry products is more than just a trend—it's a significant move towards healthier living and environmental stewardship. By making mindful choices about the products we use in our everyday routines, we can reduce harmful exposures, protect our health, and contribute to a sustainable future. It's a small change that carries far-reaching impacts. Let's embrace this shift and advocate for a safer, greener world.

By the way, here is what I use for laundry detergent:
1/3 Bottle of Thieves Laundry Detergent
2 Capfuls of Thieves Household Cleaner 
15 drops of Thieves, Lemon, Purification or Lavender Essential Oil (use only the highest quality oils, I recommend Young Living- you don't want to get rid of chemicals just to use another chemical).
Add to a Quart jar and fill with water and use 1/4 of laundry detergent cap for HE or 1/3 capful.  

CLICK HERE to find above ingredients.  
If you do not like DIY's, you can also use the Thieves Laundry Detergent as is!  

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