Non-Toxic Back-To-School Online Supply List (Preschool – High School)

Non-Toxic Back-To-School Online Supply List (Preschool – High School)

 

Set your kids up for success this year with the Non-Toxic Back-To-School Online Supply List. Lowering their “toxin burden” will help with their cognitive ability, handle difficult school situations and prevent sickness.

Can you believe it? School is almost ready to start! As a responsible adult, I feel I should have my ducks in a row but juggling 3 kids, work and duties at home is tough. Setting your kids up for success is probably on the top of your priority list like helping them have fun, learn a lot and make great friends. But most importantly, how can you help them thrive in this new school year?

Focusing on their health is always my #1 priority. Our bodies are burdened on a daily basis, overloaded with toxins from the things around us (environment), things we put on us (personal care products), thing we put in us (food) and things in our home (cleaning supplies). Toxin overload makes it tough to think, handle stressful situation, stay healthy, and so much more (read this to learn more). These are things that my kids fight on a daily basis when entering a new school year.

This Non-Toxic Back-to-School supply list will help reduce your child’s exposure to harmful toxins and increase their ability to be successful this coming school year. Don’t get suck with the junk, kick it to the curb with this non-toxic school list. Even better, this online list will save you one (or more) less trip(s) to the store and gets you free shipping. Whoot whoot…Amazon Prime for the win!

Non-Toxic Back-To-School Supply List

The Basics

Supply Box
Non-Toxic Crayons – I this 3-pack because I can keep 1 for our home supply and another for traveling (in cars/airplanes)
Non Toxic Colored Pencils – another 3 pack
Non Toxic Markers
Non Toxic Construction Paper
Pencils
Eco-Friendly Pencil Sharpener
Watercolor Paints
Erasers
Non Toxic Glue Sticks
Non Toxic Ruler
Eco-Friendly Folders
Eco-Friendly Kleenex
Non Toxic Wipes

Preschool Specific Items

100% Cotton, Eco-Friendly Back-Pack (boygirl) – cute designs
Non Toxic Water Bottle – has a glow-in-the-dark option
BPA Friendly Lunch bag – bpa and meal-prep friendly
Eco-Friendly Blunt Scissors

Elementary Specific Items

100% Cotton, Eco-Friendly Back-Pack (boygirl or option 1 option 2 option 3) – fun designs
Non Toxic Water Bottle – has a glow-in-the-dark option
BPA Friendly Lunch bag – meal-prep friendly
Eco-Friendly Scissors
Non Toxic Highlighter
Eco-Friendly Wide Lined Paper
Eco-Friendly Spiral Notebook

Middle and High School Specific Items

Eco-Friendly Back-Pack (option 1 option 2 option 3 option 4) – great designs
Non Toxic Water Bottle – many color options
BPA Friendly Lunch bag – bpa and meal-prep friendly
Eco-Friendly Scissors
Non Toxic Highlighter
Eco-Friendly Wide Lined Paper
Eco-Friendly Spiral Notebook
Eco-Friendly Graph Paper
Composition Notebook
Non Toxic 3 Ring Binder or Eco-Friendly Binder
Hole Punch
Non Toxic Dry Eraser Markers
Eco-Friendly Index Cards
Eco-Friendly Red Pens
Calculator
Non Toxic Disinfecting Wipes

Other Non-Toxic Favorites for School

Snacks

Trail Mix Snack Packs
Popcorn Variety Pack
Granola Variety Pack
Squeezable Applesauce
Healthy Potato Chips
Organic Full Fat String Cheese
Full Fat Greek Yogurt
Sliced Meats


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Thieves Hand Sanitizer
Thieves Wipes
Thieves Cough Drops
Thieves Essential Oil – I diffuse this in my kids room’s every night to help kill off any germs that might be lingering
Thieves Spray
Multi-Vitamin

You can receive 24% OFF, money back for every purchase and FREE products while purchasing these items for your Family. Learn more here:

12 Ways to Live Chemical Free & Get Rewarded
6 Reasons to Join Young Living’s Essential Rewards
3 Reasons Why You Should Start Using Essential Oils

 

Helpful Tip – Make It Like Christmas

When I was younger, I did enjoy going back-to-school shopping with my mom. We would visit our local Target and pick out all the items on the school supply list. Sheer joy would overcome me, as I saw the brightly colored “Back-to-School” shopping section. I was filled with excited anticipation to see the fun, new designs and latest gadgets I would fiddle with while bored in class. Remember Giga-pets?

I don’t want to take that same joy away from my kids by purchasing all the items online. My tip is to make one purchase per child. This way, when the packages come, the items are separated out by child. It is similar to Christmas where we all gather around the living room, wait for everyone to get settled and open the “gifts” simultaneously. For big items like backpacks, I usually let my kids pick their own and I stick to their favorite colors for scissors and supply boxes.

Was this list helpful? Did I miss any important items?

 

12 Ways to Live Chemical Free & Get REWARDED

12 Ways to Live Chemical Free & Get REWARDED

Follow this easy guide of 12 Ways to Live Chemical Free. I will show you simple, easy ways to remove chemicals from your home and replace them with healthier options. Additionally, by following my steps you can get rewarded with money back and FREE products.

I’ve heard it time and time again…”$50!…there is no way I spend that much a month on cleaning products“. Have you actually added it up? If you haven’t, calculate how much you spend on dish soaps, hand soaps, laundry detergent, dishwashing detergent, shampoos/conditioners, lotions, all-purpose cleaner, window cleaner, stuff to clean your floors, toothpaste, body wash, etc. I bet it is pretty close to $50 a month.

A report in the Huffington Post says the average American spends $42 every month on cleaning supplies. What the report doesn’t tell you is that most American’s cleaning supplies is loaded with disease causing chemicals.

I am going to show 12 easy, simple ways to spend $50 a month on chemical free cleaning products AND how to earn money with every purchase AND get FREE products along the way.

Chemical Free Living

Young Living is a company that has created 100’s of chemical free products. These products range from cleaning supplies, anit-aging, hair care, make-up plus products specially formulated for your kids (& pets). Along with these chemical free products, Young Living offers a rewards programs – Essential Rewards (ER). The more you spend, the more you get back. Read more about it here and here.

The rewards are simple. Spend $50 a month, on chemical free products, and receive these special offers:

  • 24% OFF future purchases
  • Money back on every purchase (10% month 1-3, 20% month 4-20, 25% month 25+)
  • FREE products (at months 3, 6, 9, & 12 of consecutive ER orders)
  • Discounted shipping
  • Front-door delivery service
  • 1 stop shopping for every day household items
  • Easy, convenient and customizable ordering

Their rewards program is like a loyalty program. The more you spend with them the more you are going to get back. Young Living has so many products to choose from (all chemical free), I constantly find myself spending between $100 to $200 every month purging my home of toxins and chemicals.

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12 WAYS TO LIVE CHEMICAL FREE

12 Ways to Live Chemical Free

If you prefer to stick to $50 a month (Essential Rewards requirements to receive the special offers), below is a 12 month guide providing easy practical ways to “kick chemicals to the curb”. Getting rid of chemicals and toxins throughout your home is going to be an investment but take your time. Why is in an investment? Because chemicals are everywhere. But do not be overwhelmed by this thought. Rather, use my guide below to make simple changes every month.

Thieves Cleaning Supplies - Chemical Free

Month #1 – $53.50
Thieves Laundry Detergent – $28.75
Thieves Dishwasher Powder – $24.75

Money back – $5.35

Month #2 – $57.50
Thieves Household Cleaner – $22.00
Thieves Hand Soap (3 pack) – $35.50

Money back – $5.72

Month #3 – $58.25
Thieves Dishwasher Powder – $24.75
Thieves Dishsoap – $13.75
Lavender Volume Shampoo – $19.75

Money back – $5.82
Free 5-ML Peppermint Oil (supply willing)

Month #4 – $54.25
Thieves Hand Soap Refill – $38.50
KidScents – Lotion – $21.75

Money back – $10.85

Month #5 – $53.50
Thieves Laundry Detergent – $28.75
Thieves Dishwasher Powder – $24.75

Money back – $10.70

Month #6 – $51.50
Thieves Household Cleaner – $22.00
Thieves Dishsoap
– $13.75
KidScents – Bath Gel – $15.75

Money back – $10.30
Free 5ML of Thieves Essential Oil

Month #7 – $52.75
Thieves Dishwasher Powder – $24.75
Thieves Aromabright Toothpaste (5 pack) – $28.00

Money back – $10.55

Month #8 – $54.25
Thieves Hand Soap Refill – $38.50
KidScents – Lotion – $21.75

Money back – $11.45

Month #9 – $54.06
Thieves Dishwasher Powder – $24.75
Lavender Volume Conditioner – $19.75
Lemon Essential Oil – $9.56

Money back – $11.45
Free 5ML of Melaleuca Essential Oil

Month #10 – $50.75
Thieves Laundry Detergent – $28.75
Thieves Household Cleaner – $22.00

Money back – $10.10

Month #11 – $59.50
Thieves Dishwasher Powder – $24.75
Peace & Calming Essential Oil – $34.75

Money back – $11.90

Month #12 – $54.25
Thieves Hand Soap Refill – $38.50
KidScents – Lotion – $21.75

Money back – $10.85
Free 5ML of a Loyalty Blend

Some of you might be saying “I added it up and I  don’t spend $50 a month on cleaning supplies“, which is definitely a reality, or “I am not going to spend $50 a month to switch to Essential Rewards. I can buy chemical free products at the grocery store“. STOP, WAIT, DON’T DO ANYTHING UNTIL YOU READ MORE.

Why the Grocery Store Isn’t Enough

#1 Greater Value Than you Think

Signing up with Essential Rewards offers a greater value than what you think. According to the 12 month spend above, your out-of-pocket expense would be $655 a year. But if you calculate the money you get back each month (which you don’t get buying chemical free products else-where) it totals $114. Additionally, the value of the FREE products is worth $107 total.

This means the overall dollar value is $433 over the course of a year.

With the addition of the FREE products you can replace other household items (i.e. one drop of Peppermint Vitality Essential Oil is the same as using 28 bags of Peppermint tea or Thieves Essential Oil can be used to support your immunity during cold and flu season), removing chemicals from your home, PLUS potentially protecting yourself from contracting other diseases costing thousands of dollars to repair your body the overall value is EXPONENTIAL.

#2 Dangers of “Greenwashing”

I used to get sucked in all the time. Thinking I was buying safe and eco-friendly products for my family when in reality they weren’t any better than the neighboring chemical ladened products. “Greewashing” is making a claim that is factually true but irrelevant or has hidden trade-off. Trade-offs? Right, trade-offs that means for thinking you are going “green” you may not actually be going “green”.  Read about the 7 Sins of Greenwashing. Don’t get brain washed by being “greenwashed”.

To avoid these two items, sign-up for Essential Rewards and learn 12 Ways to Live Chemical Free

Getting Started

Interested in getting started? YEAH! I am so excited. If you sign-up using my member number purchasing a Premium Starter Kit and Essential Rewards you will receive:

  • $25 in Young Living Reward Points
    • As a Thank You for your first order
    • For ER consecutive orders at 6, 12, 18 and 24 months
  • Product Guides
  • Personalized Tips and Tricks

Follow the steps below to start your journey of living chemical free with rewards.

#1 Visit www.YoungLiving.com
#2 Click on “Become a Member” in the top right corner
#3 Scroll to the bottom
#4 Select “I was referred by a member” under “Who introduced you to Young Living?”
#5 Enter my sponsor & enroller number to get 8 FREE products in the first two years (12007002)
#6 Choose your Starter Kit
Premium Starter Kit – found under “Popular Premium Kits” @ $160 (member savings of ~$400)
Thieves Household Cleaning Kit – found under “Other Premium Kits” @ $160 (member savings of ~$140)
Basic Kit – found under “Basic Kit” @ $45 (member savings of ~$95)
#7 Scroll Down and Select “Customize Your Kit” for Essential Rewards – you will enter Young Living’s website where you can choose products of your choice. Remember, you must spend a minimum of $50/month to receive the rewards.
#8 Enter your Shipping and Payment information
#9 Submit to receive your package in 5-7 business days!

Start living a LIFE LESS TOXIC AND DON’T FORGET TO DOWNLOAD MY FREEBIE:

6 Reasons To Join Young Living’s Essential Rewards

6 Reasons To Join Young Living’s Essential Rewards

 

New to Essential Rewards? No problem, this is a great place to start. Essential Rewards is the best loyalty program hands down.

The Basics

Essential Rewards is a loyalty program and membership. Like Amazon Prime, you get special benefits, discounts and offers for being a member. But what’s great about Young Living is they offer extra rewards and bonuses along the way.  (more…)

PODCAST “Tox Free To Me” Episode 01: Brenda Shue

PODCAST “Tox Free To Me” Episode 01: Brenda Shue

“Tox Free To Me” is a podcast focused on people’s journey of chemical and toxin free living. Hear how, what and why my family, friends, co-workers, neighbors made the change. My hope is through hearing other’s stories your life might be impacted in a positive way. Don’t wait to make a change. Listen now to learn how you can live a “life less toxic”.

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My mother-in-law has struggled for the past 13 years of her life. Seeing many doctors for her celiac, auto-immune and mold diseases, she soon learned to be her own health advocate. Join me as I dig deeper into her life to see what happened, launching her journey in chemical and “tox” free living.

 Chemical Free Living

Want to start using Essential Oils? Follow this link to begin and select Essential Rewards to receive:

  • Up to 24% OFF future purchases
  • Money back on every purchase
  • FREE products
  • Discounted shipping
  • Front-door delivery service
  • 1 stop shopping for every day household items
  • Easy, convenient and customizable ordering

Sign-up ,using my member number, with a Premium Starter Kit and Essential Rewards to receive:

  • $25 in Young Living Reward Points
    • As a Thank You for your first order
    • For ER consecutive orders at 6, 12, 18 and 24 months
  • Product Guides
  • Personalized Tips and Tricks

Follow the steps below to start your journey of living chemical free with rewards.

#1 Visit www.YoungLiving.com
#2 Click on “Become a Member” in the top right corner
#3 Scroll to the bottom
#4 Select “I was referred by a member” under “Who introduced you to Young Living?”
#5 Enter my sponsor & enroller number to get 8 FREE products in the first two years (12007002)
#6 Choose your Starter Kit
Premium Starter Kit – found under “Popular Premium Kits” @ $160 (member savings of ~$400)
Thieves Household Cleaning Kit – found under “Other Premium Kits” @ $160 (member savings of ~$140)
Basic Kit – found under “Basic Kit” @ $45 (member savings of ~$95)
#7 Scroll Down and Select “Customize Your Kit” for Essential Rewards – you will enter Young Living’s website where you can choose products of your choice. Remember, they must be a minimum of $50/month to receive the rewards.
#8 Enter your Shipping and Payment information
#9 Submit to receive your package in 5-7 business days!

Join me on my chemical free journey!

 

13 Young Living’s Mineral Sunscreen Lotion Answered Questions

13 Young Living’s Mineral Sunscreen Lotion Answered Questions

 

I know lots of people are excited about Young Living’s newest product, their Mineral Sunscreen Lotion, but also have tons of questions. So I am here to help answer them and prove why this is the best sunscreen on the market today for kids and adults!

#1 What ingredients does it include?

Buriti Fruit Oil

– comes from a palm tree found in Brazil
– found in many skin care products, self-tannin products and sensitive skin care products

Raspberry Seed Oil

2000 study found that Raspberry Seed Oil is a natural sun protector

Ucuuba Nut Butter

– know to help nourish dry, irritated skin
– maintain youthful appearance

Essential Oils

– Helichrysum
– Carrot Seed
– Frankincense
– Lavender
– + More

#2 What ingredients does it not include?

Parabens
Phthalates
Petrochemicals
Synthetic Preservatives
Synthetic Fragrances
Synthetic Dyes

If you want to learn more about the negative effects of these ingredients, google “dangers of xxx” to learn more.

#3 Why is this only SPF 10?

When tested, the product came back as an SPF 10. But let’s look at the science behind SPF. Below is a chart that shows SPF coverage and protection against the UVB rays. SPF 10 = 90% protection against the UVB rays, SPF 15 = 93.3%, SPF 30 = 96.7%, so the differences are negligible.

#4 What does SPF stand for?

Sun Protection Factor that calculates or measures how well the product protects your skin from the sun or the UVB rays. It does not measure UVA protection.

#5 What is the difference between UVA and UVB?

UVA rays have more long term damage to the skin like premature aging. UVB rays are what cause sunburns. So make sure that you have a sunscreen that protects again both.

#6 Does Young Living’s Mineral Sunscreen Lotion protect against both UVA and UVB?

Yes.

$7 Is it water-resistant and sweat-proof?

Yes, it is both water-resistant and sweat-proof up to 80 minutes.

#8 How often should you reapply it?

There is no exact answer because everyone’s skin is very different. My son was born a towhead with extremely light hair and a fair complexion. My dad on the other hand has a nice olive skin tone because his family comes from the Mediterranean area. He rarely has to apply sunscreen through-out the day because of his complexion.

A great way to calculate your application throughout the day is by calculating how many minutes it typically takes your skin to burn (with out any protection) and multiply by the SPF that you are applying. For example, I usually burn in 15-20 minutes. I am blessed because I have a mixture of my mother’s fair skin and my dad’s olive complexion. My calculation would look like this:

20 minutes to burn X 10 (SPF for Young Living Mineral Sunscreen Lotion) = 200 minutes

That means I would need to reapply every 200 minutes, or every 3 hours and 20 minutes. Now, this is a general rule of thumb and I actually apply about every 2 hours because we live in the Mile-High City which means we are closer to the sun than most people are. The good news is, the application won’t be too overbearing.

young living mineral sunscreen lotion

#9 Can you use this product on children?

Yes, you can use on children 6 months an older. They do not recommend applying to younger babies because it actually has not been tested on children under 6 months of age. This is an industry standard and found on other common sunscreen brands. Two of my other top recommendations, since Young Living’s Mineral Sunscreen lotion is out-of-stock, are Think Baby and BabyGanics Sunscreen Stick. Both have good ratings on the Environmental Working Group’s website.

#10 I know it does not include nano-particles but why should I care?

Nano-particles literally means a nano sized particles or an incredible small sized particle. 100,000 nano-particles can be found in the width of one strand of hair. VERY TINY particles. Nano-particles are used in sunscreens because they “smallness” helps the sunscreen absorb into your skin that you don’t get a white, pasty look. They are so small that they can easily be found in your bloodstream and in our cells. Even if you are using a “natural” product that contains zinc oxide it might still contain nano-particles. Since there have been no studies on nano-particles we do not know the long term health effects they have on our body.

#11 If Young Living’s Mineral Sunscreen Lotion does not contain nano-particles, how does it apply to the skin?

It is a lightweight formal that applies in a sheer application. Young Living coats the zinc oxide with Jojoba esters to help with skin absorption. Jojoba esters are used in many cosmetics such as lipsticks, shampoos and moisturizing lotions.

#12 Is the product gluten, vegan and vegetarian certified?

It contains no wheat derived ingredients but has not been tested or certified to be gluten free. It is vegetarian but not considered vegan because it contains beeswax.

#13 How do I know what sunscreens and good and bad?

I use the Environmental Working Group’s website to help me rate products. Click this link for more resources on sunscreens available today.

Benefits and Features:

  • Broad-spectrum SPF 10 sunscreen protection
  • Blocs UVA and UVB rays
  • Water resistant and sweat proof for 80 minutes
  • Helps prevent sunburns
  • Smooths easily onto skin and won’t leave a white residue
  • Made with naturally derived plant- and mineral-based ingredients
  • Formulated for those with sensitive skin
  • Dermatologist tested and hypoallergenic
  • Formulated with out UV chemical absorbers, parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals, animal-derived ingredients, synthetic preservatives, synthetics fragrances, or synthetic dyes

Interested in buying this toxin and chemical free sunscreen. Email me at audra@toxfreeme.com for more details and receive 24% OFF future order and 8 FREE products. No gimmicks, it’s real!


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