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Give Natural, Start the Switch This Holiday Season

As the holidays are approaching and you are making your shopping list, it’s very important to keep in mind what you are gifting to people. Resisting the scent-soaked soap store’s Black Friday sale might be difficult, but these products are not-- in any way-- good for your body.

Before you continue reading this, I want you to stop for a moment and download the Think Dirty app onto your phone. Go ahead, it’ll just take a second (Oh, and it’s free, and I promise it’s rated G).

This app shows you on a scale of 1-10 how “dirty” or harmful products are for your body. This includes a wide variety of items anywhere from shampoo to laundry detergent to toothpaste. If you search “Bath and Body, Vanilla Bean Noel,” you will quickly see the very high number that is associated with the lotion. It was given an 8… out of 10.

On average, every fragrance (such as Vanilla Bean Noel) is made up of 200-1,000 different chemicals. Chemicals found in “fragrance” have been identified as neurotoxins and hormone disruptors. The skin is the largest organ in the body and absorbs up to 60% of what is put on it. This means it is absorbing every single chemical you are lathering on yourself.

While it might seem like you need to shop mall stores because they offer big sales around Christmas time, shouldn’t your health be more important than a bargain? Plus, many clean alternatives are priced at very comparable prices to what you will find in the mall during the holidays.

The Essential Homemaker is offering limited edition holiday items you can purchase for gifts this season (or for yourself!). There are also bundled items you can purchase at discounted prices that can be given as a single gift or split up amongst a few different people.

Don’t feel compelled to shop dirty during the holidays. Begin making the switch for yourself and all your loved ones by giving natural this year! All products sold by The Essential Homemaker are truly transparent with the purest of ingredients used. To shop, visit

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