Against The Grain


Chemical Free Oven Cleaner

When is the last time you cleaned your oven? I am not an oven cleaner for one reason…the smell! I cannot stand the smell that comes from the cleaner or from he oven when it is in clean mode. It gives me serious anxiety. In the first 7 years I lived in my current home I cleaned the oven a total of 2 times! I have to leave the house because of that smell…that probably isn’t the best idea either….Then I learned that my fears were totally justified! Oven cleaners contain substantial amounts of


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Thieves® essential oil is a powerful combination of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Rosemary essential oils for an aromatic blend that fills any space with a rich, spicy aroma. Inspired by the legend of four 15th-century French thieves who formulated a special aromatic combination composed of clove,


Essential Oil Diffuser Necklace Giveaway

This month I am giving away an Essential Oil Diffuser Necklace!
Enter for a chance to win a FREE essential oil diffuser Necklace! The essential oil diffuser necklaces allow you to have the benefits of essential oils around your neck all day. Just put a few drops of your favorite essential oil on the leather inside your diffuser necklace and enjoy it all day! Lavender Blue makes high quality jewelry that everyone can enjoy!

Essential Oils E-Courses

essential oils e-coursesLiving Wright is proud to announce the launch of e-courses! We will be starting with an Essential Oils 101 course on 4/08/2016. In the future you can expect courses to help you dive deeper into your essential oils, learn how to make your own chemical free cleaning products, learn how to make your own chemical free personal hygiene products, essential oils for pets, essential oils for kids and much more!


Chemical Free Toilet Bowl Cleaner

Toxic Dangers of Toilet Bowl Cleaners:

The most acutely dangerous cleaning products are corrosive, acidic toilet bowl cleaners, according to Philip Dickey of the Washington Toxics Coalition. Corrosive chemicals can cause severe burns on eyes, skin and, if ingested, on the throat and esophagus. Ingredients with high acute toxicity like bleach and ammonia, produce fumes that are highly irritating to eyes, nose, throat and lungs, and should not be used by people with asthma or lung or heart problems. Combining products that contain chlorine and ammonia or ammonia and lye pose an


Black and Yellow Batman Party Ideas

My son has had 7 Batman parties! This year I decided to do all black and yellow, simple style decorations to make a cleaner, Batman Party look. So, what did I make for our Batman party? 1. Batman Cups: I bought plain yellow solo cups and drew the Batman symbol on the cups with permanent marker. Al though we ended up


 Homemade Bathroom Cleaner


 Lets talk about comet and how you can make a homemade bathroom cleaner that puts comet into the hall of shame!

Comet has 146 chemical ingredients!!!! 146!!!! That’s insane right!? Some, probably most, of the chemical ingredients in Comet are thought to cause cancer, asthma and reproductive disorders. Gross!

Homemade Bathroom Cleaner – Homemade Comet

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All Natural Household Cleaner

Moving onto the all purpose cleaners in our homes. Let talk about some of the dangers we have sitting in our cabinets, then I will give you an alternative way to clean your home using all natural household cleaners!

3 Common Toxic Dangers in household cleaners:

  1. 2-Butoxyethanol (window & multipurpose cleaner) Risk: sore throat, narcosis, pulmonary edema, severe liver damage, sever kidney damage
  2. Ammonia (bathroom, window & jewelry cleaners) Risk: can trigger asthma and chronic bronchitis
  3. Beach & Chlorine (scouring powders, toilet bowl cleaners, mildew removers, laundry whiteners Risk: respiratory & skin irritant,

Toxic Dangers of Household Cleaners

How toxic dangers enter your systemLets talk for a minute about cleaning house! When I am cleaning my home, the goal is the make everything a safe, decontaminated area for my children. But, have we been doing it all wrong? When I decontaminate my house, am I using products that are going to aid in the growth of cancer cells in my family? Scary thought right! I’m going to start this series of blog post about the toxic dangers of household cleaners in


Homemade Cleaning Wipes – Chemical Free


Chemical Free Cleaning Wipes – Thieves Household Cleaner

Another post about our chemical free adventure! The only cleaning product we have in our home is an all natural cleaner called Thieves Household Cleaner. It is made by Young Living and it is amazing! Just so you understand what I mean by chemical free…a very quick story! My sister’s husband was about to clean their sink with a store bough cleaner. She said, “Stop!!! Don’t contaminate